Leadership

Board of Directors

Michael Ortoll

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Robin Piper

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Jorge Valiente

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Laureen Jacobe

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Michael Ortoll

Mike is a seasoned insurance professional with 37 plus years’ experience.  He began his insurance career with Liberty Mutual as a claims adjuster and ended as their leading national sales executive including the first Helmsman. 

After leaving Liberty Mutual in 1992, Michael became a principal at Davis Baldwin Insurance based in Tampa, Florida, a regional insurance boutique which sold to Wachovia Insurance Services in 2000.  

In Dec 2005 Michael started iLeader Solutions, which specialized in providing risk management and co-employment solutions to various industries. Michael sold iLeader to Wells Fargo Insurance Services in 2009 and retired for three years after 2012.

In 2015, Michael reunited with prior principals and joined BKS Partners as a JV partner. Their holding company, BRP Group went public in 2019 and he oversees large casualty clients. 

He also is the CEO of iPEO Solutions, a provider of co-employment solutions for fast growing firms.

Michael is a Florida State University graduate and one of the investors of the Bowden Dynasty Film, a documentary created by him and three other Sigma Chi’s, which is now providing support to help fund FSU’s LIFT College Recovery Program. 

He is also shooting another documentary called ‘One Second At A Time’ with a recovery theme to bring greater awareness to addiction in honor of his daughter, Christine Ortoll, who passed from a fentanyl overdose in late 2020. 

He is Miami native with strong ties to the Cuban/Hispanic community as well as an active speaker in the insurance industry. 

Robin Piper

Robin Piper Lutz has been the Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director of Turning Point of Tampa for the past 25 years and prior to that was responsible for developing and implementing two nationally known programs for addiction and eating disorders.  

She received her Bachelor’s from The Ohio State University, a Master Degree in Administration from Springfield College and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.  

Robin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Master Certified Addiction Professional in Florida is also a National Certified Counselor, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.  

She has served on an Addiction Advisory Board for The Joint Commission, has been featured in the Tampa Bay Medical News and is a contributing author for the first textbook on Food Addiction, Processed Food Addiction.  

Robin currently serves on the Board of Director for the National Association of Addiction Treatment providers and is Chairperson of the Public Policy Committee

Jorge Valiente

Jorge Valiente CPA/PFS CFP is the President and Managing Director of Bella Hermida Valiente, a general practice of accounting, management, and consulting, providing a full range of professional services since 1994. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Jorge has over forty-three years of experience in the profession. He was a senior management consultant with the international accounting firm of Deloitte (formerly, Deloitte Haskins + Sells) in the Emerging Business Service Group, providing accounting, auditing, tax and management consulting services to entrepreneurs and emerging companies. Jorge was the chief financial officer and Director of Finance for a very successful group of privately held companies here in the United States and overseas.

He currently serves in various non-profit organization boards in the Tampa Bay Area Communities and the State of Florida. He is a member in good standing with The American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).

Laureen Jacobe

Laureen Jacobe has been a nurse for 25 years and for the last seven years an ICU nurse at Baycare’s St Josephs South location.

Previously she worked ten years at Brandon hospital as an ICU open heart nurse . Laureen was born and raised in Ohio and received her nursing undergrad at University of Akron in 1996.

Laureen is also an adjunct professor of nursing at University of Tampa and in the process of completing her Masters of Science & Nursing.

She is also the proud mother of two daughters, one a senior at University of Oklahoma ( majoring in nursing) and the other, a sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University ( majoring in social work ).

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