Our Ethos is to "Connect and Serve"


CIC's team has over 100 years of combined experience. Each team member has brought their own prospective of expertise and commitment to help our clients succeed. Managing the 3 C's (Cost - Coverage - Certificates) is always the game plan.

At CIC our client focus is very simple

  1. Growing our member base by identifying the "best in class"
  2. Helping clients protect their company and manage their risk
  3. Helping clients by keeping as much of the underwriting profits and driving down their insurance costs

Our Broker alliance focus is very simple

  1. Helping brokers introduce captives to their clients
  2. Helping brokers double the income
  3. Helping brokers navigate the captive space

We welcome the opportunity for our team to display our commitment and professionalism. 


Meet John Hislop
President / Founder | 25 Years Insurance Experience

John Hislop is founder and President of Captive Insurance Consulting. He began his career in 1996 where he specialized in insuring and bonding contractors. John and his family moved to Florida in 2003 where he was introduced to group captives. Realizing captives would be his focus, CIC was formed in 2009 and a full agency in 2015. Since picking up his first captive member in 2005 – CIC has steadily grown to become the largest captive broker in SW Florida delivering results for clients all over the country.

Mary Lou Scolaro

Support Team Member

48 years of insurance experience. Has been with the CIC team since 2016. Her focus is on day-to-day service support. Bringing a strong work ethic and vast amounts of experience has made her invaluable to CIC’s team.

Laura Bair

Captive Compliance Officer

Day to day accounting and Captive Board meeting social director.

Susie Lones

Lead Account Manager

32 years of Insurance Experience
Experienced Account Manager skilled in high-level commercial insurance experience. Excellent problem solver and is well respected by her peers throughout the state of FL. Since Susie has come on board full time, she significantly improved CIC’s processes and procedures.

Associate of Arts (A.A.) focused in Commercial and Advertising Art from Tampa Technical Institute – Associate in Commercial Art.

Manny Padilla

Risk Control

Manny spent 4 years in the Navy as a “Training Petty Officer” specializing as a machinist and overall safety director.
 Following his military career, he became an environmental and safety compliance officer for US Sugar.   Manny is fluent in Spanish and certified to teach OSHA 10 & 30 for general and construction, first aid/cpr, fire safety, to name a few of his distinctions.


At Captive Insurance Consulting, we have been providing quality service and expert guidance to successful companies since 2006. Our staff guides clients through the process of incorporating risk management techniques, allowing them to take on more calculated risk and become self-insured. This lowers their bottom line costs by turning their insurance premiums into an investment.


A captive insurance company is an insurance provider that is owned and operated by the companies that it insures. Because these carriers like AIG/Zurich/CNA are insuring only a limited amount of risk, premium costs are far more predictable. We have also found that companies having trouble getting insurance at any price due to the high-risk services they provide, such as roofing or tree trimming, are able to insure themselves through a captive. A company like this with the safety controls in place might find a much better program through a captive.


Our office has more than 80 years of combined experience handling the needs of “best in class” businesses. The CIC staff guides clients through the captive approval process one client at a time. By allowing clients to take on more calculated risk and become an insurance owner these captive members can lower their bottom line costs by turning their insurance premiums into an investment.


We trust our partners to help your company build its own powerful alliances. CIC places tremendous value our own partnerships with some of the top firms in the United States. Their commitment to service and excellence matches our own, allowing us to offer our clients truly comprehensive insurance solutions.