"As an architect you design for the present with an awareness of the past
for a future which is essentially unknown." -Sir Norman Foster

Insurance Architects. Planning for now through when.

About Us

At Alper Services, we take pride in the company we keep and the successful businesses we help build. We are Insurance Architects who design programs that minimize risk, protect assets and reduce liabilities by using a proactive and intuitive approach to each Client’s complex business needs and exposures.

Founded in 1966 by Howard Alper, our Team has many years of experience providing innovative and dynamic insurance services. Our structured process starts by understanding your business; identifying your expectations, future plans and projected goals; evaluating past insurance claims and gaps in your policy coverages; and determining industry changes that might affect your business. Then, we design and implement a customized risk management plan to ensure you are prepared for the future.

We don’t stop there. Our Team of Experts monitors your business to support you when you need us.

We take a fresh and strategic approach to implementing programs that balance the realities of now with the eventualities of when. Let us design a program for you.

Executive Officers

Richard Levitz
Managing Partner

Phone: 847-457-3004

Rick joined GCG Financial, LLC in 1992 and is the Managing Partner of GCG Financial and Alper Services and President of GCG’s Wealth Management Group. In his role as Managing Partner, Rick is responsible for overseeing the firm’s entire operations. As President of the Wealth Management Group, Rick is responsible for the services provided to GCG’s individual insurance, investment and financial planning clients.

Rick’s areas of focus include life insurance, estate planning, business succession and executive compensation strategies. In addition, Rick continues to work directly with clients focusing on complex planning needs for high net worth individuals.

Property & Casualty Division

Christopher Breck, CIC, CRM
Senior Vice President

Phone: 312-867-7359

Chris Breck began working at Alper Services in 1989 and is now a Senior Vice President managing the day-to-day insurance and business needs of many of Alper Services’ oldest Clients. He specializes in delivering alternative risk solutions, including captive insurance programs. Chris maintains a broad industry focus which includes manufacturing, service, retail, healthcare and not-for-profit companies.

Gregg Elstien, ARM, CIC
Senior Vice President

Phone: 312-867-7316

Gregg Elstien has been serving the needs of manufacturing and social service organizations at Alper since 1995. He feels that in order to develop a long-term relationship, it is critical to determine if what we do can make a significant impact on current and future goals that align with the firm’s vision. To be a complete partner, Gregg further provides his Clients access to the vast network of professionals he has developed over the last 20 years who are recognized as best in class. He puts all of his energy in striving to make a positive difference on the lives of others.

Property & Casualty Team Members

Jim Breck
Director of Property & Casualty Division

Patrick Wellman
Senior Account Manager

Maggie Palbicke
Account Manager

Anthony Pronoitis
Account Manager

Dawn Hathaway
Senior Client Services Representative

Jack Koch
Client Service Representative

Property & Casualty Select

Adam Pronoitis
Account Manager

Property & Casualty Client Services

Dan Trolley
Director of Commercial Lines Client Services

Alper Global Trade Risk Management Division

Gary Kirshenbaum
Vice President, Director of
Alper Global Trade Risk Management

Phone: 312-867-7306

Gary is a Vice President of Alper Services and the Director of the Alper Global Trade Risk Management Division (AGT). Under his guidance, AGT provides protection for companies who need to manage their commercial trade risk, both domestic and export, as well as to mitigate political risk involving international business investments.

Carey Urbancich
Account Manager

Employee Benefits Division

Brandon Greenberg
Account Executive

Cindy O’Toole
Account Manager

Personal Insurance Division

Jordan Levitz
Director of Personal Risk Management

Cece McCormick-Dunn
Account Manager

Shana Spector
Account Manager

AuditRate, Inc.

John Przybylski
AuditRate Consultant

Claims Management Services

Adam McFarland
Senior Claims Advocate

Sheila McCraw
Claims Advocate

Diane Pidgeon
Workers' Compensation Risk Strategist

Administrative Personnel


Ryan Leverentz,
HR Business Partner

Allison Clark
Receptionist & Administrative Support

Beth Rooke
Director of Creative Services

Accounting Division

Jennifer Seat
Accounting Associate

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