About Us

Joel Clousing CPA  AIF®

Partner

630-949-2347

630-597-0906

Joel@j2ins.com

Joel Gray Clousing believes most Americans overpay for their insurance.

J2 was created to make insurance companies compete for your business. Joel began his career as a CPA with KPMG in 1985. In 1987 Joel transitioned into the financial industry. He has earned both respect and loyalty from the clients he continues to serve today. His goal is to protect client’s assets, at the best possible price. Joel advises our corporate client division, working with CEO’s on a number of risk management solutions.

Joel received his Bachelor of Science from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, and subsequently was registered by the University of Illinois as a Certified Public Accountant and is a current member of the Illinois CPA Society.

Joel and his wife Patti reside in Wheaton, Illinois, and are the proud parents of six children. He has been a board member of LifeSong for Orphans since 2006 and has also been involved with the Chicago West Side Christian School. Along with spending time with his family, Joel enjoys playing tennis, exercise, and reading. However, his favorite weekend activity is playing with his grandson Jay.

Jackson Vandiver  AAMS®  AIF®

Partner

630-949-2347

630-597-0906

jackson@j2ins.com

“It’s not a secret. Large financial firms focus more on their bottom line than their clients. Joel and I started J2 Insurance Agency to make insurance companies compete. Making sure our clients never overpay for insurance is our top priority.”-Jackson Vandiver

Jackson Vandiver started his financial services career in 2004. His background uniquely qualifies him to advise in every aspect of his clients’ financial needs. Hundreds of families have trusted his honest approach to setting goals and implementing strategies to address them. Jackson runs our individual insurance department.

Jackson attended Concordia University in River Forest, IL and Asbury College in Wilmore, KY. He holds accreditations as an Accredited Asset Management Specialist and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary.

Jackson and his wife Sarah reside in Winfield, Illinois, and are the proud parents of three beautiful kids. Along with spending time with his family, he enjoys playing racquetball, skiing, and watching documentaries.

David Fortosis CFP®

Partner

630-949-2347

630-597-0906

David.Fortosis@j2ins.com

Since beginning his financial services career in 2013, David has focused on developing meaningful, long-term relationships with individuals, families, & businesses – serving as their trusted financial guide. With a focus on simplifying the complexities surrounding insurance planning, David & his team take pride in delivering clear, actionable guidance. 

 

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Chartered Life Underwriter®, David tailors insurance solutions to fit the unique goals and objectives of each client

 

David received his BA in Business Administration from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI where he was a 4-year letter winner on the Men’s soccer team.

 

He and his wife Trista live in Wheaton, IL with their daughter, Jane. David loves spending time with his family, coaching, Duke basketball, and cooking. 

David Mann

Vice President

630-949-2347

630-597-0906

David@j2ins.com

John V Grimes

Vice President

708-205-9177

630 949-2347 ext. 3700

John@J2ins.com

John V Grimes began his career in Finance on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1985. John worked his way up to pit broker by 1991. John built his business by being someone who believes in being honest, giving maximum effort and using his abilities would equal loyal customers. In 2000 John became an independent trader trading the “ yield curve “ spread. By using his abilities in risk management, John was able to trade entirely independent using only his own capital.

John has now turned his focus to another form of “ risk management “ by becoming a licensed insurance provider in all four lines of insurance.

John’s hobbies include golf, weight training, traveling, the occasional home improvement project and Blockchain technology. John and his wife, Lisa raised their 3 children in River Forest and now reside in Forest Park.

Scott Kurkjian MBA

Consultant

630-949-2347

630-597-0906