Meet the Team

Raymond C. Richard

President & Chief Executive Officer

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RRichard@PinnacleBenefits.com

Raymond is one of the co-founders and managing partners of Pinnacle. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana – Lafayette with an accounting degree and has been in the business of marketing and developing insurance products for over 30 years. His interests outside the office include golf, cooking and wine.

Lindsay Leonard

Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer

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LLeonard@PinnacleBenefits.com

Lindsay is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Temple University and is a co-founder and managing partner of Pinnacle. He has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry and employee benefit administration. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and enjoys golf, running, film and theater.

Richard Matheson

Agent Sales Advisor

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RMatheson@PinnacleBenefits.com

Richard leads the Agent Advisor team after previously serving in that role for 6 years. He works with the Agent Advisors and Pinnacle’s Carrier Partners to deliver top notch training, information and sales resources to agents in order to help them maximize their sales efforts. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Richard was an independent agent focusing on the Senior Market. He is a licensed agent and likes to relax by playing the guitar and piano, biking and golfing.

Andy Cook

Andy Cook

Agent Sales Advisor

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ACook@PinnacleBenefits.com

Andy has over 23 years experience in the insurance business, focusing on life and annuities, actively working with individuals, small business owners and retirees. A Clemson graduate, he enjoys college football, camping, hunting and fishing. He actively volunteers as a board member of his children’s high school band boosters.

Mike Agee

Marketing Director

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MAgee@PinnacleBenefits.com

Mike has over 25 years of experience in sales and management experience. He is a former Marine Corps officer and holds an MBA degree from UNC Greensboro. He is a licensed agent and oversees Marketing Communications and Compliance. Mike enjoys reading, music, history, politics and watching the Carolina Panthers.

Nancy Benton

Manager Agent Administration

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NBenton@PinnacleBenefits.com

Nancy has been working in the insurance industry for over 25 years. She manages PBG’s agent contracts and commissions. She has Med Supp, LTC and Health license.  Nancy enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, Little League baseball, the Dallas Cowboys and volunteering in her community.

Sheila Hawks

Marketing Administration

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SHawks@PinnacleBenefits.com

Sheila has 20+ years of experience. A graduate of King’s College, she has Life, Health, Property & Casualty licenses. Sheila is a liaison between agents and carriers. She is a volunteer in her community and enjoys crafts, swimming, tennis, photography and training her 3 rescue dogs.

Greg Sigmon

IT Operations Manager

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GSigmon@PinnacleBenefits.com

Greg provides IT support and maintenance for Pinnacle’s computer networks and phone systems. As a graduate of Appalachian State University with 10+ years experience in systems administration, he enjoys staying up-to-date with technology, video games and movies.