Mark Churella, Sr.
President and CEO
Mark Churella, is president and chief executive officer of ManageAbility IME and The FDI Group Family of Companies. Mark oversees the strategic direction of the Novi-based insurance industry support services company. As president, he oversees the development and implementation of the enterprise investment strategy and provides direction to leadership functions and business organizations to meet the enduring needs of our customers in the United States and around the world.
Prior to this positon, Mark was appointed President and CEO of Financial Designs, Inc. in 1988. Under his leadership the FDI Group was established in 1990 to serve as the controlling entity of the growing number of companies. Today, there are nine affiliates thriving under the FDI Group umbrella which exemplifies his commitment of creative business development to bring the best solutions, the best people and the best service to the marketplace.
Mark entered into the industry in 1984 as an insurance agent in the family owned agency of Financial Designs, Inc. which was founded by his father, Robert G. Churella, Sr. in 1970.
A native of Farmington Hills, MI, Mark earned a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1979. As a student at the University of Michigan he competed in wrestling and became the Universities only 3-time NCAA Champion. He is married and has three children.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Bruce Stubbs is executive vice president and chief operating officer of The FDI Group claims management companies; ManageAbility, CompOne Administrators, and Startech Software. Bruce is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate people, processes and tools are in place to enable delivery of services and for building a culture of continuous improvement within the companies. As executive vice president, he integrates work across the core operations and quality assurance operations, and coordinates with other functions including Information Technology, and Risk Management, to support business success and provide value to customers.
Bruce began his career with The FDI Group of companies as vice president of sales in February 2005. He led efforts in sales and business development and was an integral member in the financial planning and reporting, pricing, estimating and cost management activities within the claims management companies. In 2006, Bruce was appointed to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Bruce joined ASU Group-Recovery Unlimited as an account executive in 1991. During his fourteen years, he held a number of posts finishing his tenure as vice president of sales in 2005. His experience included Managed Care Products, Independent Adjusting Services and Claims Administration in the P & C Insurance markets.
Bruce entered into the industry in 1988 as an account executive for work recovery, a rehabilitation and vocational provider.
Bruce is a member of the Knights of Columbus and spends his free time volunteering to help disabled children. He is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Services having served as a Military Police Officer. Bruce is a father of three children and is a native of the Chelsea, Michigan area.
Vice President of Operations
As a member of the leadership team, Ryan manages a number of organization-wide processes and activities, driving seamless “FDI Group” strategies and execution across the enterprise. As Vice President of Operations, he shares in the day-to-day oversight and support of the ManageAbility IME, CompOne, ManageAbility, and Startech business affiliates and focuses on specific growth enablers, including provision performance, important national and global relationships, and leadership initiatives.
Prior to being appointed to his current position, Ryan served as Account Executive for CompOne Administrators. As an Account Executive he worked closely with self-insured employers helping them reduce risk and overall exposure by implementing industry best practices, medical cost containment processes, and RTW programs.
During the past five years, Ryan played a leadership role in the expansion of technology engagement and presence and was instrumental in the successful implementation of numerous corporate initiatives to ensure stability and continuity in service to the client.
Ryan is passionate about providing solutions to his clients and building upon the company started by his Grandfather and Father almost 45 years ago. Ryan earned a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan he was a 3-time NCAA All-American in wrestling and 3-time NCAA Academic All-American.
Laura DeLuca is the Vice President of Manageability IME. Within Manageability IME, Laura leads a team focused on listening to and serving customers’ needs. Her team advocates customer views, helps develop and resource customer solutions, leads business capture efforts, and drives strategic planning.
Prior to joining the FDI Group of Companies, Laura was the Manager of Operations for MES Solutions, serving the Midwest Region. Laura has 17 years of combined industry experience between MES Solutions and the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the workers’ compensation and personal injury arena. Her extensive background in management, sales, and claims management brings an understanding of the Michigan marketplace which has proven to be an integral asset for our customers.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science and Psychology from Michigan State University. She is an active member of the Central Michigan Adjusters Association (CMAA) and has also been involved with Michigan Self-Insurers’ Association (MSIA) and Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA).