Team MJ

Curious about the masterminds shaping our 60-year legacy of success in risk management and benefits consulting? Our associates are the heart of our organization, bringing passion, expertise, and commitment to the forefront of everything we do.

Take a moment to get acquainted with the bright minds that make up MJ’s dedicated team.

Executive Team

Michael M. Bill

Founder

Michael M. Bill co-founded MJ Insurance, now known as The MJ Companies, in 1964. His journey with MJ has been nothing short of transformative, driven by a shared vision to establish an independent insurance agency based on sound financial principles and strong client service. Over the years, his vision has blossomed, propelling MJ into the ranks of the top 100 independent insurance agencies in the nation, as well as a “Best Place to Work” in both Indiana and Arizona.

Michael’s leadership and determination have enabled MJ to stand out among its peers, becoming the largest locally owned, privately held, independent agency in Indiana. With nearly 60 years in business, his strategic positioning and strong financial management skills have enabled MJ to grow to become a valued market leader. In addition to his many achievements, Michael remains deeply committed to the success and growth of MJ and the community, actively mentoring many of MJ’s employees.

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Michael H. Bill

Chief Executive Officer

Michael H. Bill joined the MJ team in 1992 as a consultant in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department, following his tenure at a nationwide insurance carrier, where he acquired extensive industry knowledge. In 2001, he assumed the role of president, and in 2006, he was appointed as chief executive officer, a role he continues to occupy today.

As MJ’s visionary CEO, Michael provides effective leadership and decision-making, fostering a positive company culture and ensuring the overall success and sustainability of the firm. He leads and is an active member of MJ’s Executive Leadership Team, a team responsible for developing the strategic direction of the organization in alignment with our purpose.

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Jon E. Loftin

President + Chief Operating Officer

Jon Loftin joined the MJ team in 2004 as vice president of operations and assumed the role of president and chief operating officer in 2006. With a career spanning multiple decades in the insurance industry, Jon brings his extensive experience and wealth of knowledge to the forefront as a recognized thought leader.

As MJ’s President + COO, Jon serves as the architect of our operational framework, ensuring seamless execution of daily operations, driving data and technological advancements, and sustaining profitable growth across the firm. He plays a pivotal role on MJ’s Executive Leadership Team, a team responsible for defining and executing the company’s strategic initiatives in alignment with our purpose.

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Brian P. Friend

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Friend brings more than 25 years of financial experience to the MJ team. As MJ’s chief financial officer, Brian provides the invaluable insight of an industry veteran, which helped our company grow to become one of today’s leading insurance agencies.

With a focus on the financial health and success of MJ, Brian is responsible for enterprise strategic planning as well as budget formulation, acquisition structuring, and shareholder planning.

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Britni Shrout

Chief Marketing Officer

MJ’s Chief Marketing Officer, Britni Shrout, is a seasoned marketing professional with an impressive 15-year journey at MJ where she has consistently demonstrated commitment, innovation, and passion for driving growth and excellence. As MJ’s CMO, Britni plays a pivotal role in shaping the firm’s success and has earned her place as a respected leader on the Executive Leadership team.

Britni embarked on her journey with The MJ Companies in 2008 as a commercial account coordinator in MJ’s Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Swifty climbing the ranks through her exceptional performance and visionary leadership, with each passion year, she assumed increasing responsibilities. Her strategic acumen, combined with her deep understanding of the insurance and financial services industry, has been instrumental in driving MJ’s marketing initiatives to new heights.

In addition to her corporate achievements, Britni is deeply committed to social responsibility and philanthropy. Her role as the Executive Director of the MJ Foundation reflects her dedication to making a positive difference in the community. Under her guidance, the Foundation has successfully supported various charitable causes, reinforcing the agency’s mission of being an active force for good in the communities our employees call home.

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Andy Vetor

President – Benefits Consulting, Chief Growth Officer

Andrew “Andy” Vetor began his insurance career in 2002 as an employee benefits consultant at MJ and quickly grew to become one of the agency’s top performers. His track record for growth and leadership has continued to develop throughout his career, as he became one of the youngest partners in company history. In 2022, Andy advanced to the role of president – benefits consulting, chief growth officer, solidifying his status as a key figure within MJ’s leadership as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

At the helm of MJ’s Benefits Consulting department, Andy oversees the strategic evolution of MJ’s Employee Benefits, Retirement and Total Rewards practice groups. He also leads the efforts behind growth and sales across the enterprise, playing an integral role in MJ’s expanding national footprint. In a landscape that’s ever-changing, Andy’s passion for innovation and client excellence and deep understanding of market dynamics have helped propel MJ forward, fortifying its position as a leading player in the employee benefits and risk management space.

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Brian Stoll

Chief Financial Officer – Transitioning

Brian Stoll brings more than 25 years of financial experience to the MJ team. As MJ’s Chief Financial Officer, Brian provides the invaluable insight of an industry veteran, which drives our company’s growth and maintains our position as one of today’s leading insurance agencies and financial services firms. With a focus on MJ’s financial health and success, Brian is responsible for enterprise strategic planning as well as budget formulation, acquisition structuring, and shareholder planning.


Brian is an active member of MJ’s Executive Leadership Team, which is responsible for providing the strategic direction for MJ in alignment with our Purpose. Prior to joining the team, Brian worked as CFO for a large Phoenix-based restaurant group. In this role, he helped a restaurant start-up strategize and execute its growth into to a multi-brand large restaurant group with locations across the United States. This growth mindset, understanding of finance, and expertise in what it takes for a business to succeed, all make him an invaluable member of the MJ team.

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