Bachelor of Science, University of Shippensburg, PA, 1979
FLMI designation – LOMA, 1986
CLU designation – American College, 2003
ChFC designation – American College, 2008
Society of Financial Service Professionals
Ira Gottshall is President & CEO of FFP Insurance Services and has over 35 years experience in the insurance and financial services industries.
In 2006 he launched Foresters Financial Partners (FFP) targeting a niche market of agents with Foresters financial products. Prior to joining Foresters Financial Partners, Ira was Vice President of Sales for Foresters.
In 2012, under Ira's lead, FFP undertook a rebranding exercise to reflect and promote the positive growth and activity that the company has experienced since it started 2006. That evolution is reflected in the FFP Insurance Services brand.
Ira’s experience also includes ten years at First Delaware Life Insurance Company, where he served in various positions including President and CEO. He also served as Senior Vice President of Insurance Operations for First Lincoln Holdings, a holding company that operated several insurance companies. Ira has an extensive background in various disciplines within the insurance industry, including operations and distributions. He worked in the brokerage PPGA and captive distribution systems and has a demonstrated ability to operate at both long-term strategic and short-term tactical levels.