The Florida Peninsula Insurance family of companies announces the retirement of their Chief Financial Officer, Francis L. Lattanzio. Lattanzio is a co-founder of Florida Peninsula Insurance Company and has served as CFO since its inception in 2005.
Effective immediately, Lattanzio will transition from his role as CFO but he will remain with the company as a consultant. Gary Cantor will replace him as the new CFO. Cantor is also a co-founder of the company and has served as Executive Vice President since 2005.
“It has been my pleasure to work alongside Fran for the past 15 years,” said Cantor. “He has been a fantastic partner and is a big reason Florida Peninsula has always been one of the most financially stable homeowners companies in the state.”
Prior to co-founding the company, Lattanzio served as Chief Financial Officer at Aetna Personal Lines and as a partner at Price Waterhouse and Tillinghast – Towers Perrin. He received his master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina, and he is a licensed actuary.
Cantor was previously co-founder and President of Seven Seas Communications which provided satellite telephone service to ships at sea and oil and mining companies around the world. Prior to Seven Seas, he was the General Manager of Boatphone, the first cellular carrier in the Eastern Caribbean. He has held various financial positions at companies such as Digital Equipment and Dole Foods. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Boston University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Since 2005, Florida Peninsula has grown from a wind-only home insurer to a multiperil and flood company insuring more than 140,000 homes throughout Florida. Today, the Boca Raton-based company is one of the top 10 Homeowner’s insurance carriers in the state.
ABOUT FLORIDA PENINSULA INSURANCE COMPANY
Founded by a team of veteran insurance professionals, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company is one of Florida’s top 10 largest companies offering multi-peril homeowners and flood insurance. The company has maintained a Financial Stability Rating® of A-Exceptional from Demotech. The company insures approximately 140,000 homes, condo and apartment units located throughout the state. Florida Peninsula markets through a network of 2,500 independent insurance agents. Our aim is to combine the latest technology with old-fashioned courtesy and customer service, providing efficient, cost-effective, peace-of-mind protection for our policyholders. Florida Peninsula was first issued a Certificate of Authority to do business in April 2005 by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. For more information or to get a comparison quote, please call (877) 229-2244 or visit our website at www.floridapeninsula.com