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Welcome to Peoples Premium Finance


Peoples Premium Finance is dedicated to delivering the latest technology to better serve you. Click here to learn more about the benefits of eForms, in addition to a variety of other e-services we offer, including eSignature and online payments.

Peoples Premium Finance Capabilities

Peoples Premium Finance understands the need as an independent insurance agent to offer your clients every option available for the acquisition of property and casualty insurance coverage. Through premium financing, we partner with independent insurance agents and their insureds to make insurance coverage attainable.

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Meet Our Team

Jeff Puffinburger

Jeff Puffinburger, VP, Premium Finance Sales Manager

For over 32 years Jeff has enjoyed working with independent insurance agents increase their efficiencies and maximize revenue as a valuable consultant and partner. Jeff enjoys getting to understand insurance agents’ businesses and welcomes the opportunity to discuss on how he might be an asset and valued partner.

In his spare time, you might find Jeff around Central Oregon looking for his golf ball, biking, hiking some trails, cheering on his Oregon Ducks or just enjoying the company and conversation of family and friends. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.347.4380

Lynell Bennett

Lynell Bennett, VP, Sales Executive

Lynell has been in the Insurance Industry in some form for over 37 years and can't imagine a day without it.  She loves every aspect - from the Agency, General Agent, Carrier and Premium Finance sides of this great business.  Lynell desires to create the right answer for every partner or client to save them time, money, and provide real value.  

It's not a secret to anyone that knows Lynell that she loves to be on the road making calls and visiting friends/agents. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends, and attending the occasional Cattle Show with her kids and grandchildren.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.841.7475

Paul DeVenzio

Paul DeVenzio, VP, Sales Executive

Paul has been fortunate to develop a strong network within the financial services industry over the last 35 years, which has enabled him to excel in the area of premium financing. This passion has aided national retail insurance agencies and wholesalers to determine appropriate lending programs that complement their business model and strategies.

Meeting new partners and seeking new challenges keeps Paul enthusiastically coming back for more relationship building year after year. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.741.7477

Dave Feller

Dave Feller, VP, Sales Executive

After an invited stay in the United States Army, Dave went to work in the premium financing industry and opened a new office for AFCO. Dave went into business with a gentleman named Tom Charbonneau and helped found what is today Imperial Premium Financing Specialists (IPFS), before making his way to Peoples Premium Finance.

Dave is a member of the VFW, NRA, Natonal Street Rod Association, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and several other organizations. After more than 40 years in the premium financing industry, Dave still enjoys helping folks with their financing needs.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.841.9999

Michele Hillbrant

Michele Hillbrant, VP, Client Account Executive

Michele has been in the insurance industry for over 36 years, and began her career shortly after graduating from high school. Given her wealth of experience, Michele has had the opportunity to meet some incredible agents and customers, many of whom are like family now.

In her spare time, Michele enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She often takes road trips with her family and delights in traveling to new places.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.841.7471

Renee Magness

Renee Magness, VP, Client Account Executive

For 40 years, Renee has been able to improve cash flow for both clients and agents in their businesses to facilitate Premium Financing options for their annual Insurance Premiums. Building strong connections and business relationships over the years has been very rewarding. Renee understands the variety of needs that her clients have, and has what it takes to provide mutually beneficial solutions for all parties involved.

When not at work, Renee enjoys anything outdoors including hiking, gardening, hiking trails, skeet shooting, fishing in her pond, quilting, and traveling. Renee also loves visiting with family and friends any opportunity she gets.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.841.7472

Paul Mezzina

Paul Mezzina, VP, Sales Executive

For more than 30 years, Paul has worked with agents and brokers, and has built many mutually beneficial business relationships with agency principles and their employees.  These relationships are formed through trust, respect, and by doing what you say you will do.  

Outside of work, Paul enjoys vacationing with his wife and visiting friends/family in different regions of the US.  Paul also enjoys watching baseball (Go Yankees)! In additional spare time, Paul enjoys playing classical and acoustic guitar with friends and is a member of a contemporary worship team at his church.  Paul also volunteers as Treasurer and Board Member for Tidewater Classical Guitar, which promotes guitar education for students in low to middle income areas of Virginia.

Email: [email protected]    
Phone number: 803.707.4964

Greg Way

Greg Way, VP, Sales Executive

Greg comes to Peoples Premium Finance with over 30 years of Insurance Experience. Greg enjoys working with principles and owners to develop new ways of increasing agency revenue streams.

Outside of work, Greg enjoys spending time vacationing with his wife, children, and grandchildren, in addition to playing golf, watching sporting events (especially the Kentucky Wildcats and Cincinnati Bengals), and working in the yard. Contact Greg to discuss your Premium Finance needs to help better serve your agency and your customers.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.207.2981

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