Meet the Team

Carla Busick

Co-Founder

With nearly 30 years of diverse experience in the insurance industry, Ms. Busick co-founded GIGA Solutions, Inc., and leads the strategic direction and daily operations of the agency. As a skilled and proven leader across various insurance disciplines – including workers’ compensation, property & casualty, liability, commercial, and employee benefits – Ms. Busick possesses a broad range of expertise. In addition to operational and personnel leadership, she is skilled in strategic planning, underwriting, new business development, marketing, sales management, human resources, and customer service.

She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Trigen Insurance Solutions, Inc. and served as a senior-level PEO specialist with Patriot National Insurance Group. Prior to working for Patriot, Ms. Busick served as Chief Marketing Officer for Risk Transfer Holdings; as an accomplished independent insurance agent focusing on large accounts in the PEO industry; and as manager of statistical reporting for National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). Ms. Busick earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Economics degree from State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland. She is a member of various professional boards and organizations, including the Business Development Board of Palm Beach, the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), and the Florida Association of Professional Employer Organizations and is involved in fundraisers for Kids in Distress.

Chris Rhoden

Co-Founder

Chris Rhoden is a co-founder of GIGA Solutions, Inc. GIGA was formed out of a collective team of professionals to serve the insurance void for various target markets.

Prior to GIGA Solutions, Chris had been the President at TriGen Insurance Solutions, Inc since 2012. Trigen grew to a large volume and was ultimately sold off to a public firm that still holds that name brand today.

Prior, Chris had provided sales, leadership and support for the Alternative Market team at Patriot National. Before joining Patriot, Mr. Rhoden served as President of Risk Transfer, a specialist in insurance solutions to the PEO, staffing and health care industries. Previously, he held sales leadership positions with ManagedComp, a leading managed care organization and was an owner of CompCare Networks, a PPO for workers’ compensation.

Mr. Rhoden received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University with an emphasis in Finance and Risk Management.

Jessica Werckman

Executive Vice President

Ms. Werckman is the Executive Vice President for GIGA Solutions, Inc. and has been involved in the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and Staffing industries for nearly 20 years. She oversees marketing, service, and operations for the agency. Prior to joining GIGA, Ms. Werckman served as the Executive Vice President of Trigen Insurance Solutions.

As a consultant, Ms. Werckman owned a social media marketing firm where she created and managed web-based inbound marketing strategies to include social media analysis, monitoring, training, and support for businesses. Ms. Werckman served as the President of Six Points Media Group where she handled the public relations, communications, event planning, web development, and media production services for Patriot National Insurance Group, including its subsidiaries, charities and foundations. Ms. Werckman also served as the Client Services Manager and PEO Senior Account Executive for Patriot National and prior to joining Patriot, was the Director of Corporate Communications and Business Development Manager for Risk Transfer Holdings, focusing on PEO and staffing firms. She held various leadership positions at Sunwest PEO, Suncoast Staffing, and Robert Half International. Jessica also served the healthcare industry as a Client Services Manager for a medical manufacturer specializing in wound-care therapy.

Ms. Werckman attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, is a Coast Guard veteran, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She is Chairman of the Board for Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County, serves on the Board of Heritage Arts Center Association, and performs with Artists for Humanity.

Alexandra Sanchez

Bookkeeper & Office Manager

Alexandra Sanchez has more than 13 years of experience in the bookkeeping and office administration arena. Prior to joining GIGA Solutions, Alexandra was named the Bookkeeper & Office Manager at Trigen Insurance Solutions in April of 2013. Before her work at Trigen, Alexandra help positions as an assistant underwriter for a personal auto insurance provider and real estate assistant. In 2014, she achieved her 4-40 Customer Service Representative License from the state of Florida.

Anne Strickland

Accounting

Anne Strickland handles finance, audits, and reporting for GIGA Solutions. Prior to joining GIGA, she worked for TriGen Insurance Solutions as a financial and accounting analyst. Anne moved to Orlando in 2000 and has more than 10 years of experience providing a variety of quality insurance services. Previously, she worked as the Insurance Accounting Supervisor for an agency focused on workers’ compensation for PEO and staffing companies.

Anne attended Auburn University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Lisa Economou

Certificate Specialist

Lisa Economou is GIGA Solution’s Certificate Specialist with more than 35 years experience in the administrative field. Her diverse career includes many years with IBM where she worked as a Cost Accountant. Her other experience includes running a print center and serving as an administrative assistant. After her retirement from IBM she started a new career in Payroll which lead to her current role as Certificate Specialist.

Lisa is a married to her high school sweetheart for over 35 years and a mother of two and grandmother of two. She enjoys interior design and her family.

Tamika Lynch

Customer Service Representative

Prior to joining GIGA Solutions, Tamika Lynch was a Customer Service Representative for TriGen Insurance Solutions, Inc. She excels at the day to day management of policies, certificates, and additional client services. Tamika has over 10 years’ experience in various aspects of the insurance industry. Designations include Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and Associate in Insurance Account Management (AIAM).

Jessica Hurd

Marketing Assistant

With more than 10 years of diverse professional experiences, Mrs. Hurd assists the marketing team at GIGA Solutions, Inc. She started her professional career in community banking in 2007. She progressed in the banking industry from teller to Assistant Branch Manager. In 2015 she changed careers and joined Trigen Insurance Solutions, Inc. as a Certificate Specialist. After one year she transitioned to the marketing team as a Marketing Assistant. Mrs. Hurd’s education consists of a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix (2010) and a Master’s of Business Administration from American Public University (2013). Mrs. Hurd recently got her P&C General Lines agent license in the state of Texas (2018). She hopes to continue to grow professionally with GIGA Solutions, Inc. Mrs. Hurd resides in Texas with her Husband and daughter.

Michael Sears

Client Concierge

Michael Sears adds valuable experience to the GIGA Solutions team with more than nine years in the insurance industry. He began his career working with an agency as a workers’ compensation program underwriter managing PEO and Temp Staffing accounts. Prior to his employment at GIGA Solutions, Michael excelled as a client concierge for his PEO and Temp Staffing clients at Trigen Insurance Solutions, Inc. He represents GIGA Solutions, Inc. as a client concierge handling underwriting and the day to day needs of his clients.

Lisa Bradley

Client Concierge

Prior to joining GIGA, Solutions, Lisa Bradley was a PEO Underwriter for an Insurance Company. With more than 25 years in various aspects in the insurance industry. She represents GIGA, Solutions, Inc. as a client concierge handling underwriting and the day to day needs of her clients.

William Rhoden

Licensed Agent

William Rhoden has been working with GIGA Solutions for the past 4 years. He currently acts as an Account Executive to current and prospective clients of GIGA Solutions Inc. Will is a 220 Florida licensed all lines insurance agent. He is a recent graduate from the University of Alabama with a major in Marketing and Sales and a Minor in Computer Science. He represents GIGA solutions as a licensed agent who works with the sales and service department.

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