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Meet The Team

Bob Stallings - Managing Partner

Robert Stallings is president and managing partner of Iroquois Southwest, Inc. (ISW). Bob grew up in Northern New Mexico, and after studying two years at New Mexico Tech, graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. After graduating, Bob joined Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance (where he enjoyed working the next 20 years) in various managing positions including Underwriting, Product Management and Marketing.

Bob joined the Iroquois Group in 2001 and started Iroquois Southwest, Inc. (ISW) in Arizona as a start-up operation. The ISW operation has since grown to include membership in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Idaho with plans for future expansion into other western states. Under Bob’s direction, ISW has grown to approximately 340 members in the western region at the start of 2018.

Mailing Address

3430 N. Mountain Ridge #50

Mesa, AZ, 85207

John Maurer - Regional Manager

John brings over 38 years of involvement in the insurance industry. He operated his own agency for 23 years, 10 years as a captive and 13 as an independent. The last 15 years has been devoted to being a consultant to independent agencies John’s extensive experience as a business owner and a business consultant has provided great insight to assist agency principals to enhance their business. His degree in marketing and economics enhances his ability to offer help in strategic planning, cash flow management and successful marketing campaigns.

As a Regional Manager for the Iroquois Group Southwest, John is responsible for increasing agency membership and enhancing relationships with member agencies and carrier-partners in Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

Mailing Address

737 E. Runaway Bay Place

Chandler, AZ, 85249

Patrick Zerarka - Regional Manager - Southwest Region

Patrick brings 15 years of experience in the insurance industry with extensive background in agency operation, marketing, and sales. Prior to joining The Iroquois Group, he worked as a marketing rep for Travelers, MetLife, and Nationwide Insurance. He also owned and operated a successful Allstate agency.
His primary responsibility is to support and grow Iroquois Member base in Arizona with market optimization, marketing initiatives, lead generation, acquisitions, and agency development.
Patrick holds a MBA in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, he is married with two daughters, and resides in Anthem, Ariz.

Mailing Address

44047 N 43rd Ave #74555
Phoenix, AZ 85087

Gary Peterson - Administrative Manager

Gary has more than 35 years of experience in the insurance industry having held various  staff and management positions with a large regional insurer. He holds a BBA degree from the University of Wisconsin and the CPCU designation. Having previously worked in claims he looks forward to working in a new direction with  Iroquois' members and carrier representatives.

Mailing Address

3430 N. Mountain Ridge #50
Mesa, AZ 85207

A value proposition (1:32)

Cruger Ragland says joining the Iroquois Group insurance network was a good decision because his Virginia agency has experienced enhanced growth, profit sharing and market alliances while maintaining its independence.