Our Team

Our Team

Aegis General Agency is run by entrepreneurs from the insurance and financial planning fields with the goal of providing our customers with the innovative solutions expected from a large institutional type company but with the individual attention and service found only at a boutique style firm. Those goals guide each and every decision we make at Aegis General Agency.

Joseph LaScala, MBA – Sr. Managing Director, Head of Insurance Operations
Sr. Managing Director, Aegis Capital Corp.

As Head of Insurance Operations, Joe has the responsibilities of running the day to day operations of Aegis General Agency, overseeing the implementation of its growth initiatives and assisting is agents in arranging for the proper coverage’s for their clients. Joe’s deep understanding of the nuances of the insurance industry, as well as his attention to detail help our clients devise sound and comprehensive risk management strategies. Additionally, Joe is Sr. Managing Director of Aegis Capital Corp. where he caters to retail and institutional customers. Prior to joining Aegis, Joe was the Co-Founder and CEO of Acumen Investment Services and Acumen Insurance Services, leading independent firms in the financial and insurance industries. Joe attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, where he played Division I baseball and golf, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He received a Masters in Business Administration in 2007 from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY and is currently a candidate for CFP certification. He has been quoted by several well respected financial publications including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Joe currently maintains the following licenses: FINRA Series 7, 63, 65, 24 & 4 and Life/Accident/Health Insurance.

Joseph Giordano, Director – Sr. Compliance Officer
Sr. Executive Director, Aegis Capital Corp.

As Senior Compliance Officer for Aegis General Agency, Joe oversees the overall compliance program of the firm. Whether working with the agents on training and licensing, or working with the firm’s management team in keeping them abreast of the ever changing compliance landscape, Joe’s role is essential to the firm’s success and of carrying out our goal of always keeping the client first. Joe has a deep and extensive background in the compliance field as he has served as regional supervisor for some of the nation’s largest independent broker/dealers. At one time, Joe had over 500 registered representatives and regional mangers reporting to him. Joe has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has been a guest speaker at national compliance conferences during that time. Joe currently maintains the following licenses: FINRA Series 7, 63, 62, 24 & 4 and Life/Accident/Health Insurance.