Simplicity Illinois is comprised of the best and brightest in our industry.

Every member of the team is educated, invested in their role, and excited about our business.


Simplicity Illinois enabled our young enterprise the opportunity to work with family offices, multi-family offices, executives, family-owned businesses, and wealthy individuals while providing the "white glove" service they deserve and demand.
Simplicity Illinois partner, Deerfield IL


" Simplicity Illinois consistently acts as our advocate in carrier negotiations and provides innovative plan designs. Their case management support is the BEST in the industry."
Simplicity Illinois Partner, Winnetka, IL


"Simplicity Illinois is continually developing new ways to partner, incentivize, and help independent producers take their business to new levels. Their back-office expertise and exceptional service has me covered, so I can focus on growing my current relationships and establishing new ones."
Simplicity Illinois Partner, Geneva, IL

Meet the Team


Michael Kasula


Mike is the President of Simplicity Illinois. He comes from an extensive background at the carrier level and works with independent life insurance advisors to help them build their businesses.


Jaime Padilla

Vice President,
Underwriting & New Business

Jaime is the Vice President of Underwriting, Case Management and New Business. His main goal is to provide superior service and case support to our partner firms to help grow their business.

Diedre Skiba

Diedre Skiba

Operations Manager
Contracting and Commissions

Partners and clients can expect executive level concierge service with a commitment to excellence and professional integrity for their insurance needs processes.


John Austwick

Senior Vice President,
Internal Sales & Recruiting

John Austwick has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years, specializing in sales and marketing.

Lori Walsh (1)

Lori Walsh

Case Manager

Lori has been involved in the life insurance industry for 40 years with 20 years as a dedicated case manager. Her experience and knowledge of this industry provides excellence to our partners and their clients for the best possible underwriting decisions.


Alex Bassetto

Internal Sales and Marketing

Alex specializes in advanced case design and marketing.
He takes great joy in helping our partner firms and clients receive any designs or marketing tools in a timely manner.


Lauren FInk

Case Manager

Lauren has been working in the insurance industry for 15 years specializing in case management. She takes great pride in helping our partner firms and clients with their insurance needs and making sure they get superior service.