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Meet The Team

Ted Branch - Managing Partner

Ted Branch joined Iroquois Group in 1985 as a marketing representative for New York and Pennsylvania. At the time, Iroquois was actively buying agencies and Ted negotiated all aspects of agency acquisitions. Ted helped spin off Databranch, a company specializing in agency automation and eventually general business automation. He sold his interest in Databranch in 2003 and rejoined Iroquois as Managing Partner for Ohio and New York. Ted represents the fourth generation of the Branch family's insurance business. Ted and his wife Darcy have two daughters, Riley and Kelsey. They enjoy skiing, kayaking, hiking and other outdoor activities. Ted is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Mailing Address

35 W. Main St.

Allegany, NY 14706

Mike Thomin - Regional Manager

Mike Thomin joined the Iroquois family as the Regional Manager for Iroquois on February 15, 2001. Prior to joining Iroquois, Mike worked for three insurance companies performing various underwriting duties. Mike’s primary responsibility as the Iroquois Regional Manager has been to help the organization grow (both volume-wise and agency-wise) and train key agency personnel on member company websites. Mike is closely networked with many solid agencies throughout Ohio and over the past several years he has developed numerous additional company relationships. Mike has been married to his wife Patti for 35 years and has two grown daughters. The family currently resides in Elyria, a Northern Ohio community about 25 miles west of Cleveland. Mike is a graduate of Muskingum College with a B. A. degree in Business/Accounting and he has an AIU designation. Mike’s interests outside of insurance are college athletics and Major League Baseball.

Mailing Address

1195 East River St.

Elyria, OH 44035


The Iroquois Group is a service provider for independent property and casualty insurance agencies. We are currently supporting over 2,200 agencies in 41 states. We don’t fit into any easily defined categories. The label most often applied is "Insurance Network," but we are very different from our competitors.
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