Executive Trustee Council Bio

Chad Gracy, Guarantee Insurance Partners

As the president and founder, Chad oversees the vision and direction that is responsible for acquiring, expanding and retaining the employee benefits portfolio of customers.
From enhancing sales growth and client value across all segments of employee benefit markets to advancing the company forward through the insurance landscape of constant change and progress.

Chad excels at identifying opportunities in maximizing employee benefit programs for employers and bridging the gap between driving operational efficiencies and cultural growth.

By garnering his relationships within the community, he can continually enhance Guarantee Insurance Partners brand, expertise and capabilities they deliver to customers.

Chad also plays an active role within the local chambers of commerce, human resource management associations and economic business development boards.

Prior to Guarantee Insurance Partners, Chad served as the A.V.P. of Lincoln Financial Group overseeing all financial, operational and strategic activities for the State of Florida. Under his leadership, his region was consistently a flagship office in assisting employers with direction for maximizing employee benefit programs and specializing in communication campaigns and overall positive cultural growth. In addition to overseeing Florida, he also recruited, mentored, and trained the state's most successful marketing representatives. That spirit of development and partnership continued when he founded Guarantee Insurance Partners as an extension of his commitment to customer service excellence and positive work-place culture.

He joined Lincoln Financial Group in 2006 where he earned several accolades throughout his tenure, including Rookie of the Year & Office of the Year.

With his industry knowledge and owner-level focus, he and his team are now dedicated to advocating for employers and their employees and helping them provide creative and wholistic solutions for Employee Benefit Plans, Employee Engagement and Communication, H.R. Solutions and Wellness Initiatives.

Chad was born and raised in Miami, FL where he attended and graduated from Dade Christian High in 1995. He then went on to the University of Central Florida (Go Knights) and earned his master's degree in public administration in 2002.

When Chad is not consulting with his clients, he enjoys mountain biking, golfing, and spending time with his family and friends as part of the local community that has encouraged him and led him to want to foster similar profession relationships.