Insurance Producers

Matt Peace

Matt Peace

President mpeace@apins.com Linkedin Profile

Matt Peace has lived in South Florida for the past 43 years. He grew up in the Delray-Boynton Beach area. He graduated from Atlantic High School and Florida State University with a degree in Economics. He has been with API for the last 30 years and specializes in Agriculture, Healthcare-Assisted Living, Home Healthcare, Country Clubs, Construction, Lawn and Landscape Maintenance. He is an avid supporter of First Care, First Priority, The Gathering. In his free time he enjoys traveling, golf, and biking.

Jeff Hooker

Jeff Hooker

Vice President jhooker@apins.com (561) 261-0374 Linkedin Profile

Jeff Hooker is a native of South Florida. He attended Belle Glade High School and furthered his education at Palm Beach Community College then graduated from Florida State University where he studied Risk Management in Insurance. In 1976 he started his insurance career with Florida Farm Bureau in Belle Glade, FL. Then in 1981 he formed Atlantic Pacific Insurance with partners Doug Peace & Greg Behl. In 1982 he opened up the Belle Glade branch which specializes in Agri-Business, along with all other lines of insurance. He has been a member of the Belle Glade Lions Club, Belle Glade Rotary Club, Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, and Florida Farm Bureau. He enjoys fishing ,traveling, and spending time with his family.

Greg Behl

Greg Behl

Partner gbehl@apins.com

Greg Behl was one of the founding partners of Atlantic Pacific Insurance in 1981. Prior to that he was a State Farm Agent. With many years in the industry, Greg has been able to establish many relationships with clients within commercial and personal lines. He is also involved in First Care. In his free time, Greg enjoys surfing and spending time with his family.

Tom Tardonia

Tom Tardonia

Partner ttardonia@apins.com Linkedin Profile

Tom Tardonia is a native of South Florida and attended Atlantic High School and Palm Beach Community College, where he studied business. He started his career with Prudential Insurance Company and joined Atlantic Pacific Insurance in 1994. Tom became a partner with API in 1997. Tom specializes in several industries and has become the “Go To” workers’ compensation expert. He has his Professional Work Comp Advisor designation. Tom is a member of the Stuart Chamber of Commerce, Jupiter Light Lodge #340, International Concrete Repair Institute, and Christ Fellowship Church.When Tom is not working, he enjoys archery hunting, snook fishing, sporting clays, golf and spending time with his wife Sherri and daughters Savannah and Lily.

Jim King

Jim King

Risk Management Specialist jking@apins.com Linkedin Profile

I’ve been helping Florida residents with their insurance needs for almost 20 years here in Palm Beach County! I began my insurance career on the finance and life insurance side of the business but quickly found my niche in personal lines. A son of a general contractor, my expertise in home building has enabled me to work with our customers in protecting one of their greatest assets, the place they call home. A native to the area, I love giving back to my community and impacting the neighborhood that had so much in developing who I am. Whether it’s donating my time to organizations like Place of Hope or working with wounded veterans and their families, I enjoy every day here in South Florida.

Paul R. Finley, CIC

Paul R. Finley, CIC

Producer pfinley@apins.com (561) 452-3976 Linkedin Profile

Paul Finley is a Florida native. He was born in West Palm Beach and grew up in Lake Worth, Florida where he attended John I Leonard High School. From there he went on to attend both Palm Beach Junior College and Florida State University where he studied Marketing and graduated in 1987. Since graduating, Paul has been a part of the insurance industry and has been with Atlantic Pacific Insurance since 2006. He specializes in Construction, Auto Sales and Service, and Hospitality industries. Paul is active in the community serving as a member of both the Wellington and Lantana Chambers of Commerce and at his church. He is a rabid Miami Dolphins fan and also loves spending time with his wife, Sylvia, and daughter, Samantha. In his free time, Paul loves to play golf.

Jimmy Newman

Jimmy Newman

Producer jnewman@apins.com Linkedin Profile

Jim was raised Palm Beach Gardens resident, but currently resides in Tequesta, Florida. After graduating from Jupiter High School, he went on to attend the University of Central Florida where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Men's Fraternity. After graduation, Jim returned to the Palm Beach Garden and Tequesta area. He is very involved in the community- he attends 1st Baptist Church of Tequesta and is a member of The Jupiter Light Lodge #340, and is a member of The Gathering of Men in North Palm Beach. Jim also believes in volunteering and works with Friends of Jupiter Beach, where they are dedicated to keeping Jupiter beach clean and dog friendly! When he isn't working diligently on insurance, or volunteering, he enjoys reading and is a member of hte ESG book study group and spending time with his three boys. Call Jim to see how he can help you with all of your insurance needs!