UniVista Expands Executive Leadership Team
Appoints Jorge Salvat as Chief Operations and Development Officer; Xavier Alarcón as Chief Financial Officer
Adds Two Highly Experienced Independent Board Directors
Team Additions Support UniVista’s National Expansion and Long-Term Growth Plans
MIAMI, June 16th, 2022. UniVista Insurance, a fast-growing sales and marketing agency for insurance products and services, today announced the additions of Jorge Salvat as Chief Operations and Development Officer and Xavier Alarcón as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Salvat and Mr. Alarcón will report to Luis Castro, President and Co-Founder of UniVista, and will support the Company’s long-term growth and expansion objectives.
Mr. Salvat brings more than 20 years of franchising, operations, and development experience for leading brands. Most recently, he served as Regional Vice President, Operations and Development at Dunkin’. Previously, he spent eight years at McDonald’s as Vice President, Franchising and Operations. As Chief Operations and Development Officer at UniVista, Mr. Salvat will focus on expanding into new markets and growing the UniVista family of franchises while enhancing the agent and franchisee experience.
Mr. Alarcón brings significant experience working with companies to scale and grow their businesses. Most recently, he served as CFO of Clinical Care Medical Centers, a value-based, multispecialty medical center with multiple locations across Florida. Previously, he worked in investment banking at Oppenheimer & Co, where he advised numerous companies on financial and corporate development, including transaction activity. As CFO at UniVista, Mr. Alarcón will oversee financial strategy to help drive continued profitable growth.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jorge and Xavier to the UniVista family,” said Mr. Castro. “They are proven leaders with expertise effectively scaling strong organizations, and we look forward to their valued insights and leadership as we continue to expand our team and grow our platform nationwide.”
The Company also announced the addition of two new independent members to the UniVista Board of Directors with the appointments of Valeria Rico and Angel Morales. Ms. Rico is an experienced insurance leader with a demonstrated track record of driving results at Hispanic insurance agencies, bringing highly complementary industry experience. Mr. Morales is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of private equity experience, bringing strategic planning and operating support to UniVista.
“Valeria and Angel both bring valued perspectives and have an intimate understanding of our business and industry,” continued Mr. Castro. “We will benefit immeasurably from their expertise and are excited to welcome them to the UniVista Board of Directors.”
UniVista Insurance is an independent insurance agency that has been protecting Florida for over 10 years. UniVista Insurance has become a trusted leader among Florida insurance companies and agencies by providing quality protection, superior customer service, and the lowest insurance rates in the state in auto, home, commercial, life, health, and annuity products. In 2020, Insurance Journal ranked UniVista Insurance nationally as one of the top 26 providers of property and casualty insurance. UniVista Insurance has been ranked among the top companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the country.