The Serra Benefits Group – Our Team
Pete Serra – President
Peter started his career in the Automotive Business in 1990 after attending Hillsdale College. In 1997 Peter partnered with his father, Al Serra and opened Saturn of Flint. In just a few short years Saturn of Flint became the 10th largest Saturn Store in the country selling over 1,200 units annually. In 2000 Peter acquired an interest in Saturn of Saginaw and began managing the daily operations of both locations. In 2007 Peter purchased the remaining interest in both. In 2010, with the elimination of the Saturn brand by General Motors, looking for a new challenge he joined Fenton Insurance Group as the National Sales Director. Peter’s personal knowledge of how employee benefits affect the bottom line of a business and employee morale, are an asset when designing unique plans for client’s specific needs. In 2012 Peter purchased Fenton Insurance Groups client base and started Serra Benefits Group. Peter’s business background is an invaluable asset to Serra Benefits Group and its client’s.
Chris Serra – Vice President
Growing up, Christopher started working at his father’s Saturn dealership from the age of eleven. During that time, Christopher gained experience in service, parts, sales, and the business office. Christopher went on to both Hillsdale College and Oakland University, where he studied philosophy and psychology. After attending college, Christopher helped his father co-found Serra Benefits Group in 2012. He quickly gained experience as an agent and learned very early that customer service is everything. From 2014 to 2016 Christopher took on administrative responsibilities for Serra Benefits Group, further cementing the importance of customer service. The experience and knowledge Christopher has accrued over the years has made him an exemplary agent, and one that puts the client’s needs above all else.
Michael Van Camp – Agent
Michael graduated from the University Of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 1993 with a degree in marketing and business. Following college, Michael began working for the Straka Insurance Agency in Colorado as a licensed agent, focusing on major medical, Medicare supplements, long-term-care, and life insurance. In 2001, Michael moved back to his home state (Michigan), and founded a digital marketing firm. Michael’s focus was to provide high-end digital marketing solutions for attorneys, physicians and insurance companies. Furthermore, Michael has been a trusted business consultant and coach to many new start-up companies in Michigan. Michael has been serving the insurance and medical industry since 1993, and in 2017 joined the team at Serra Benefits. Michael brings to our team a diverse knowledge of the Michigan marketplace, human resource challenges, payroll and tax compliance, and a deep understanding of what it takes to manage and be successful as a small business owner in Michigan.
Rob Joslin – Aflac
Rob Joslin Graduated from Baker College in 1997 where he got his degree in business management. From college, he went on to a career in sales and promotion advertisement until 2005. In 2005 Rob went to work for Aflac, where he excelled in delivering the best service possible to his clients. In 2013 Rob partnered with Serra Benefits group to help deliver a streamlined benefits experience to his clients. Rob has since become a strong member of the Serra Benefits Group team, and ensures his clients the best Aflac experience possible.
Ben Houck – Agent
While studying at school, Ben worked with troubled youths at Wayley Children’s Center. He went on to work for Genesee Health System Autism Center before Graduating Oakland university with a degree in social work. Upon Graduation Ben got a job at Easter Seals Autism Clinic, as a specialist working with autistic children. As a social worker, Ben saw the tremendous importance of proper service when it comes to health care benefits. Ben joined Serra benefits group in 2016 to pursue a career in offering his clients the best benefits experience possible. With his knowledge and experience gained from working in the social work field, Ben has quickly become an important asset to the Serra Benefits Group team.