About
Branch Benefits Consultants

At Branch Benefits Consultants, our goal is to provide you with fair policies, reliable advice, and a sense of security that will help your family live well and thrive!

Meet the Team

Administrative

Quincy L. Branch

President/CEO

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 204
Email: 
Qbranch@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

Quincy was born in Long Beach, CA but grew up in New Orleans, LA. He has his BS in Business Administration from UNLV.

He also participated in the Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses Entrepreneurship program at Babson College.

Quincy has been in the insurance industry since 2002 when he started working as a file clerk in his father’s agency. Since then he has served on various boards and has been recognized numerous times as a leader in the insurance industry. Quincy loves meeting with businesses and teaching them how insurance is more than just a line item expense but more so a business resource and assets protection.

Outside of work, Quincy loves spending time with his family. He loves basketball and cooking (mainly BBQ). Quincy is also very passionate about helping the youth. Any organization or cause that helps empower the next generation he willingly participates in.

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O’Shea Utley

Chief Operations and Technology Officer

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 218

Email: Outley@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I am a Midwest native, born and raised in Indiana. I migrated to the Vegas Valley back in 2005 to pursue a career in hospitality management.

I am passionate about utilizing technology to allow businesses to become more proficient and effective. In addition, establishing a proper connection between technology and operations to enhance the customer experience and provide a better two-way relationship.

I enjoy traveling to new destinations and spending my spare time with friends and family! In my free time I like to go off-roading and blaze new trails! I also like to spend time volunteering at my local religious organization

 

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Brian Harge

Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 214

Email: Bharge@tbc-ins.com

I grew up in Buffalo, NY! I love to learn and be in an environment with others who will challenge the status quo. The organization culture is most exciting and I contribute by listening and supporting growth. I have experience as it relates to mergers & acquisitions. I also have an understanding of the financial and accounting needs of the insurance industry.

If I’m not working, I’m usually taking the family to brunch or BBQ on the weekends! I also love to cook and run. In addition to that; I am passionate about helping those communities where resources are needed. I enjoy doing community service work in underserved communities.

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Tamika Branch

Agency Operations Officer

Phone: (702) 646-2082

Email: Tbranch@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I am a Las Vegas native that loves the warmth nine months out of the year! I’ve been on the clerical side of the insurance industry for the last four years. I’m dedicated and passionate about providing each and every one of my customers with the highest level of service and protection and I strive to exceed their expectations.

Aside from work, I enjoy genuine connections, fun experiences and making great memories with my family and friends. In my free time, I love crafting and planning fun events. Most weekends are spent hanging out with my husband, kids and extended family!

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Stephanie Bass

Office Administrator

Phone: (702) 646-2082

Email: Sbass@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up in Las Vegas, NV. I am grateful to be providing service to my own community because; I enjoy helping others. When an opportunity of help presents itself, I’m always willing to help, and assist with someone else obtaining their goal. My experience comes from the clerical side of things. I’ve worked in an administrative role for the past 11 years.

Outside of work, any spare time spent with family is always the best! I love to shop, for shoes in particular. Retail therapy is just that, therapy! If the weather is nice, you can find me at an outdoor mall and if not, I’m home watching movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

When possible, I like to support non-profit organizations by participating in 1-3 mile walks.

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Sarah Burton

Senior Accountant

Phone: (702) 646-2082

Email: Sburton@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up in the small town of Borongan (now a City), in the province of Eastern Samar, in the country Philippines!

I have always loved numbers since I was a kid and I probably got it from my father’s side! I pursued a college degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and graduated from the 4-year course in March of 1998!

This is my first bookkeeping experience in the insurance industry. In my almost 2 years here at The Branch Company, I realized that insurance accounting is extremely interesting. I learned a lot and still am. It always excites me that while I am doing the accounting side of my job, I know that I am also helping the clients indirectly by assisting our Account Executives as far as premium payments are concerned.

In my spare time, you can find me anywhere where a hike or trail is accessible or you can find me relaxing at home. I love to watch and cheer for Vegas Golden Knights hockey games and I can talk for hours about them!

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Yana Daigs

Executive Assistant

Phone: (702) 646-2082

Email: ydaigs@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I am born and raised in Louisiana. I grew up in the countryside of it in a little town named Reserve. I have a degree in Medical Coding and Insurance Billing. Regarding my experience in the insurance industry, I have several years of insurance billing and helping clients understand their health insurance benefits. What most excites me about my job is that I love being able to help people and get them the answers that they’re looking for. Personally, I enjoy spending time with my son. And I can’t stop talking about fashion and makeup. My guilty pleasure is Little Debbie Snacks. When I’m not at work, I’m relaxing reading a good book or shopping.

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Commercial Lines

Rachael Rizzi

VP of Risk Management

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 222

Email:  Rrizzi@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I am a true Las Vegas native. I have a BA in Criminal Justice and a BA in Psychology from UNLV. I also have an MBA with an emphasis in Servant Leadership from Grand Canyon University. While enrolled in the MBA program, I got to study under Ken Blanchard directly – I’ve even been to his house several times!

I am second generation. I have literally done every job there is to do. I started as a certificate tech, then became an assistant, progressed to an Account Executive, from there I was a producer. I even owned my own agency for several years before selling to BBC. I have been very involved in a lot of trade associations and written quite a few nationally published articles. I also sit on the NV DOI Agent Advisory Council. I am a natural born problem solver. I love finding solutions to challenges and creating win-win scenarios. I also am a bit of an early adopter so I am always looking for new products, approaches and technology to test out.

I hate being cold and am convinced that I am secretly a lizard on the inside. You can find me most weekends romping through the desert or cooling off in a swimming pool with my family and friends. I am sort of a human jukebox – I know a ridiculous amount of lyrics to songs in just about every genre. I am also great at pop culture trivia and love to scrapbook all of my adventures. From hiking to exploring ghost towns to pedal biking on a railroad. My most absolute favorite thing in the world to do though is go to Vegas Golden Knights games. Go Knights GO!

I have volunteered and served on many boards throughout the years, but my favorite cause to support is women empowerment. We still have a very long way to go in terms of gender equality and equity. For that reason the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Justin Vitatoe

Senior Account Executive

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 213

Email: Jvitatoe@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up in a small town called Albany, Kentucky. I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Major in Business Administration and a Minor in Risk Management Insurance. I have seven years of insurance experience with background knowledge with an excess & surplus lines insurance carrier and multiple large insurance agencies. I have insurance designations in general insurance knowledge, servicing, construction risk, and I am currently in the process of completing the CPCU designation. I enjoy learning and interacting with clients on a daily basis to build stronger relationships and trust.

I may be 6’4 225lbs, but I am the biggest geek as I enjoy watching Star Wars, Marvel, and learning about History! I enjoy playing golf, exercising, and personal growth. My favorite way to spend a weekend is taking a road trip to California and laying on the beach!

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Loyce Baxter

Account Executive

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 210

Email: Lbaxter@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up all over the world! I was born in Reno, NV, and lived in Japan, Northern California, Germany, and Las Vegas, NV. I started my commercial insurance career in 1991. I started as a receptionist for a national agency in San Diego, CA, and continued to learn and grow throughout my career. I enjoy learning about the different types of businesses and coverages for my clients!

In my spare time; you can find me enjoying a meal out at a nice restaurant or visiting my parents. Aside from that, I love to bargain shop and play with my fur baby Classy!

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Jasmine Traylor- Bell

New Business Account Executive

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 221

Email: Jtraylorbell@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

Monroe, Louisiana is the city I call home; commonly known by few, but beloved by most locals! Spending my youthful years in Monroe taught me to appreciate close knit communities and value relationships.

I like to believe I didn’t choose insurance, it chose me. On career day in 2nd grade, I didn’t come dressed as an insurance agent, but as life ran its course, I found myself drawn to law and policy; specific to insurance. Evolution is inevitable and the world of insurance is a perfect example, which is why I love this industry.

Amongst many other things, I am very passionate about self-care. After a grueling week of parenting and working, getting a facial or spa day is right where I want to be. Most, actually no one, knows about my amazing singing abilities, because they don’t exist! I definitely wasn’t born to be a professional singer, but trips in the car or shower time wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t vocalize some tunes!

Staying in and relaxing is so overrated. If the sun is shining and the weekend is upon me, that means scenic drives, frozen yogurt runs and playground fun is on the horizon.

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Sonja K. Smith

Account Coordinator

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 214

Email: Ssmith@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up in Las Vegas, NV and graduated from Bishop Gorman High School. Then, I attended New England Tech in West Palm Beach, FL, remained on the Dean’s List and successfully challenged my Computer Programming Teacher with flowchart designs.

I bring over 10 years of experience to Branch Benefits Consultants with a background in Property, Casualty, Life & Health. I specialize in exceptional service to clients with an emphasis on building long-term relationships. I enjoy the negotiation aspect of my work because it allows me the opportunity to offer and see the satisfaction of security for our clients.

I like to spend my weekends with my daughter, family & friends. I also enjoy volunteering at church as a Catechist Teacher! I also support Project 150 which provides back to school giveaways, clothes, shoes and meals for the less fortunate in Clark County.

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Employee Benefits

Tara Jacquet

V.P. of Employee Benefits

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 212

Email: Tjacquet@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up in Southern California and graduated with my Associate of Arts Degree in 1992. I have worked in the insurance industry since 1997. I was the President of the Clark County Association of Health Underwriters in 2018 – 2019. I am currently the Secretary of the Nevada State Association of Health Underwriters.

I love educating clients. Helping them understand the importance of insurance and making a true difference in the lives of our clients and their family is rewarding. In my own time, you can find me reading, volunteering, and doing what I can to help shape children’s future for success. I love to spend quiet time at home reading or just taking a drive with my husband.

I currently sit on the Las Vegas Chapter Board of Les Gemmes, Inc. An organization dedicated to assisting young ladies ages 11 – 20 to prepare for higher education and future success!

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Elena Diaz

Senior Account Executive

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 207

Email: Ediaz@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up in beautiful Southern California, Laguna Beach. My education background is in Business Management and Psychology. I began my Insurance career in Las Vegas, Nevada and acquired my Health and Life license in 2003. What excites me most about my career is meeting so many people and helping them to find the best solutions for their insurance needs.

My favorite way to spend my weekends is surrounded by my family and friends enjoying one another’s company. I enjoy meeting new people, retaining long lasting friendships and making memories, while sharing laughs!

I volunteer and support several non-profits. I am very passionate about helping and empowering others to reach their maximum potential.

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Laura Schneiderman

Sales Executive Employee Benefits

Phone: (702) 538-6619

Email: lschneiderman@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up in Salem, Oregon.  I attended Japanese kindergarten while my father was a college professor overseeing students on a semester in Japan. I have six years of experience consulting with companies about employee benefits. My specialty is assisting clients to build a competitive benefits package for their team members that also fits into the budget of their company business plan. I am passionate about supporting clients that prioritize employee retention and recruitment. A strong benefits package encourages an engaged company culture. I love to learn about people when they share their experiences and insights.

Here are some fun facts about me: I frequently attend live music and sporting events when possible. Being with family and friends, and attending my teenage son’s sporting events, sharing a favorite meal, or having a game night at home makes me happy. I am also passionate about non-profit organizations and volunteer opportunities that support children.

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Jesse Renteria

Sales Executive

I grew up in the Central Valley in a small town Visalia, California. My passion was baseball and after receiving First Team All-WYL and East-West All-Star MVP I decided to play ball at the College of Sequoias. I began my insurance career in Reno, Nevada and received my Health and Life license in 1998. I was able to transfer my competitive background to build $40 million insurance agency. I’m passionate about insurance and enjoy meeting businesses with a technology based solution, cost management approach.

I enjoy spending time with my family and our weekends are filled with competitive soccer. I love entertaining our friends with gourmet cooking and creating memories together. I also love watching movies and I currently own a library in Apple TV with over 100+ movies. On the weekends, I enjoy spending time with my wife over dinner and a movie. I love trying new restaurants in Las Vegas and new movie release is my guilty pleasure. I volunteer once a month preparing food to feed the homeless in downtown Las Vegas. I don’t ever want to lose site where I came from and maybe I can make a difference in someone’s day giving them a hand-up!

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Brandelle Hall

Account Coordinator - Employee Benefits

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 209

Email: bhalls@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I was born and raised in the city of Hartford, Connecticut, also known as the “Insurance Capital of the World”! I entered into the insurance industry in 2011 as a Retirement Plans Specialist, and since then have had the pleasure of learning and growing within the industry. I became licensed in both Life and Health and Property and Casualty in 2017. I find so much excitement in being able to contribute to the success of others. Ending each day knowing that I have truly helped another person is incredibly rewarding. I also enjoy meeting so many wonderful individuals and making a positive impact within my community!

Fun facts about me: I absolutely adore my family. I am one of 11 children! Quality time with my siblings is easily one of my favorite ways to spend my free time and I always am rewarded with great memories to carry. I am a lover of the arts! I am a poet, singer, and makeup artist. During my free time, you can find me listening to music, dancing, traveling, writing, swimming or trying new restaurants around my city. My favorite way to spend a weekend is finding new, exciting experiences and sharing them with loved ones. I am also passionate about the importance of mental health and applaud those that offer free services to those in need of support.

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Personal Lines

Mirozlava Reyes

Senior Account Executive

Phone: (702) 635-9858 x 225

Email: mreyes@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up between Mexico (Chihuahua) and United States (Las Vegas). At the age of 3, I left the US to be cared for by my maternal grandmother, and at the age of 14, I came back to finish my secondary and high school. I go back home every year when possible. I started my career in the Insurance industry in 1992 as a file clerk and moved up quickly to Sales and Underwriting. I love to help find all those extra savings and discounts but mostly the importance of how insurance is needed and having the proper coverage.

Personally, I really enjoy the outdoors and every so often I drive out to CA to enjoy the beach. My guilty pleasure is in my kitchen. I love to cook and try new recipes to enjoy. I’m definitely not a picky eater. I spend my weekend in my garden, riding my bike or possibly on my paddleboard depending on the weather.  I’m very active and can’t stay still.

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Taylor Holmes

Account Executive

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 203

Email: Tholmes@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I was born and raised right here in Las Vegas. I started out in the Life and Health field, and then I moved over to the Commercial field. Now, I have been in Personal Lines for almost 6 years now and I absolutely love it!

What excites me most about my work is being able to help families make sure they are insured correctly, so in case of a loss we know they are fully covered! I also enjoy getting to know our clients.

I really enjoy spending time with my family. We love going out and having fun adventures on the weekends. However, when we get the chance, we enjoy binge watching some Netflix! I grew up playing soccer and still enjoy it to this day. I would like to get back into playing again and even coaching!

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Gabriela Duran

Account Coordinator

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 220

Email: Gduran@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I grew up in Guadalajara Jalisco, MX. I have had customer service experience since Freshman year. I have worked for different organizations such as Hermandad Mexicana, Mi Familia Vota, Sunrise Library and calls centers before joining the Insurance Industry.

I am able to provide quotes for clients, payments, DMV issues, Carrier issues, SR-22 questions etc. What excites me the most about insurance is that I am able to help clients with issues regarding payments, carrier increase and DMV fines. Having a professional agent go over the coverages and make some relationships with the clients makes it easier to provide the help they need.

I personally enjoy my work overall from teammates, to clients, work and all. Insurance is part of my life now. Everywhere I go, I can’t stop thinking if supermarkets are well insured, vehicles, motorcycles, even patrons walking in the street. Insurance is Life!!!

During the weekends, I spend time at my parents house or do outdoor activities with my husband! I am a fast learner. In my free time, I enjoy watching YouTube cooking videos and learning new recipes and also I love music 100%!

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Ryan Skurow

Sales Executive

Phone: (702) 646-2082 x 208

Email: Rskurow@branchbenefitsconsultants.com

I was born in New Orleans and have been raised in Las Vegas since I was a child. I have always had a love of sports and staying active along with indulging in the Las Vegas eatery!

The insurance industry has been a journey for me and I’ve learned things I never thought about before. My job is to communicate with people & help them, that’s what life is about and what I enjoy most about my work.

On weekends, you can find me at my family’s house or playing some sports. I’ve always made fun of golf until 2020 when I got hooked and now I’ll play forever!

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