Thomas Salvati, CIC
Thomas (Tommy) Salvati is the President and founder of The Salvati Insurance Group. Tommy founded TSIG in 2006 and has grown consistently due to his proactive, needs-based approach.
Since founding TSIG in 2006, the growth and longevity of The Salvati Insurance Group have been successful primarily due to a proactive, needs-based approach. Tommy and his producers work with clients to create tailored plans that provide priceless peace of mind and comprehensive coverage.
Tommy is a graduate of both Oakland Community College and Oakland University. After graduation, Tommy refined his skillset to connect with clients and manage a dynamic team of professionals in the hospitality and gaming industry.
Tommy’s journey to becoming a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) began with developing specific expertise in Medicare, voluntary benefits, and life insurance. Today, his practice is mainly focused on serving the needs of contractors, manufacturers, transportation firms, non-profits, and the hospitality industry with their property and casualty insurance, group benefits, surety bonding, and worker’s compensation.
TSIG also has significant capabilities outside our core focus and can provide suitable coverage options for nearly any asset or organization, from golf courses to group homes for children and even skyscrapers.
With active professional memberships in the Michigan Association of Independent Agents, The Michigan chapter of the Professional Insurance Agents, and The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, Tommy is dedicated to being an industry leader and serving his community.
Tommy and Lisa Salvati live, work and play in the Metro Detroit area with his two children, Anthony and Alina. Tommy is a proud first-generation Italian American and fluent in Italian. He’s also a board member of the Italian American Cultural Society in Macomb County and the FADM.
Rick Fornasiero is the founder of Millennium Insurance and Investment Group, which became part of The Salvati Insurance Group in 2022. Now a producer at The Salvati Insurance Group, Rick is also a Certified Financial Planner with a Bachelor of Arts. He works with existing and prospective clients to uncover the best companies and products to protect themselves.
Rick has been in the industry for over 40 years and has worked in several areas of insurance. His experience includes personal and commercial property and casualty, health, life, investments, and planning. Rick takes a consultative approach with his clients, listening to their needs and goals to develop tailored solutions.
He lives in Macomb Township with his wife and son and is active in a local golf league. When Rick isn’t working with clients or on the course, he also enjoys tennis, biking, music, and traveling.
Amit Jain is the Chief Administrative Officer at The Salvati Insurance Group and joined the team in the summer of 2022. Amit has over 20 years of automotive engineering experience and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Amit is thrilled to use his experience in engineering to bring a fresh perspective to the team. As the CAO, Amit oversees and manages all of the day-to-day operations. He ensures everyone has what they need for success and loves making everyone he works with feel like they are family.
Amit’s favorite thing about working at The Salvati Group is being in a position to serve not just his coworkers and clients but the community as well. Amit lives in the Metro Detroit area with his wife and two children. When he’s not busy taking care of business at TSiG, he is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Vincenzo Fontana is Vice President of The Salvati Insurance Group and now heads up our hospitality and entertainment practice at TSIG. Vinny is also a proud first-generation Italian American who is fluent in Italian. Vinny is a graduate of both Macomb Community College and Ferris State University.
Vinny’s path to insurance started with over 15 years working in the construction industry and his firsthand experiences help better understand the nuances of operating a firm and to connect with clients at a peer level. Vinny has extensive experience in the hospitality industry gained from over 26 years as an owner, people leader, and employee at all levels of bar and restaurant operation. Vince also brings unique experience in multimedia to TSIG from his decade as an advertising director and regional sales director with two large media conglomerates.
Vinny and his family are based out of Macomb County and you can generally find him and his wife at one of his daughter’s soccer games around southeast Michigan or even as far away as Disney’s Wide World of Sports for national tournaments. Vinny is a member of the Italian American Cultural Society, the Michigan Professional Insurance Agents association, and the Michigan Association of Independent Agents.
Damien Sczepaniak is The Salvati Insurance Groups Health Benefits Specialist and has nearly two decades of experience in the insurance industry. Damien holds Life and Health certifications, is a licensed Medicare agent and specializes in voluntary benefit options. Damien is honored to offer top-notch service to his clients and loves the lifelong relationships he forms. He uses his own personal experience with an unexpected accident to raise awareness and educate his clients on the importance of being adequately insured.
Damien loves knowing that he can ease the financial burdens medical situations can create. He’s proud to be a coach for the Anchor Bay Buccaneers Football organization. He’s been a Macomb County resident for over 20 years and lives with his wife and two children. As an avid boating enthusiast, he spends most of his summers at Lake St. Clair on his boat.