Executive Management Team

Matthew Goldberg
President & CEO

Mr. Goldberg started his career as a sales agent at Metropolitan Life and New York Life. After an award-winning career as a producer, he transitioned to sales management and built successful agencies in Arizona, California and New Jersey.

From there, Mr. Goldberg assisted in building a successful National Marketing Organization that was based in California before starting out on his own as the founder of Affiliated Mortgage Protection (AMP) in 1997. AMP re-invented the sale of Mortgage Protection life insurance, and doubled in size its first five years until it became one of the largest Insurance Marketing Organizations in the United States. Mr. Goldberg led Affiliated Mortgage Protection to over 100 million in annual sales and set the standard for sales and training standards.

Mr. Goldberg is recognized throughout the industry as the innovator of the Return of Premium Insurance, and developed a duplicatible model for selling Mortgage Protection Insurance that has often been imitated, though never replicated.

Matt has been married to his wife, Bonnie, for over thirty years and has two daughters, Melyssa and Lyndsay.

Jerry Bunis
VP of Brokerage Operations
Russell Ippoliti
VP of Operations

Jerry brings almost 30 years of financial service experience which includes 15 years on Wall Street. He worked in the commodity industry for E.F. Hutton, Thomson McKinnon, American Express and Lehman Brothers. Being in management, he was responsible for worldwide commodity transactions, research and system development. He worked directly with many high profile clients. In 1999 he left Wall Street to start the brokerage operation at Affiliated Mortgage Protection (AMP). As Brokerage VP at Affiliated, he grew the division into a multi million dollar organization and a leader in agent recruiting.

Jerry founded First Strike Brokerage in 2003 and served as its President and C.E.O, and it became one of the leading national marketing organizations in the insurance industry with millions in annual sales. Much of Jerry’s success is directly related to the personal service and knowledge he offers to every agent. As a member of the Securus management team, he brings his wealth of experience and passion to the entire organization.

Jerry has been married to his loving wife, Mary, for over 25 years. They have two children, Michelle and Michael. Besides being active in his children’s many activities, he is an avid sports fan and a member of the Professional Bowlers Association.

Russell Ippoliti has worked with Securus America for over 10 years.  He is a graduate of Pace University located in New York, NY, with a degree in Communications. 


He started his career with the company as one of our call center supervisors; however, he quickly rose through the ranks as a call center manager and then to one of our Business Development Manager’s and Training Directors. 


The positions Russell has held over the years have provided him with both the procedural and fiscal wherewithal to seamlessly assume the daily operations role with Securus America as its Vice President of Operations.