About Us

Management and Consulting Team

The merged career paths of the YouDecide management and consulting team underpin the company with an extensive knowledge of employee benefits, employee communications, Human Resources, insurance, marketing, payroll and technology related markets. Meet:

Peter E. Marcia

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Marcia assumed an active role in the management of YouDecide in mid-2006 after two years as an investment partner. Prior to his involvement with YouDecide he was Vice President and National Director of Employee Benefits for Hilb, Rogal and Hobbs, the world's 10th ranking broker, where he led the company's strategic business unit. Previously, he led the employee benefits practices of Hobbs Group, LLC, in Atlanta and O'Neill, Finnegan & Jordan of Boston.

Active in numerous professional organizations, Mr. Marcia is a past member of the National Business Group on Health, New England Employee Benefits Council, the CIAB Board of Directors of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Wellness Councils of America and the Society of Human Resource Management.

Mr. Marcia earned a Bachelor's degree from Babson College with a major in Entrepreneurial Studies and a minor in Economics.

John Mark Young

Vice President, Technology

Mr. Young called on his extensive background in the insurance and financial services industry when he was tapped to play an instrumental role in establishing the YouDecide IT department in 1997.

Prior to joining YouDecide, Mr. Young was associated for more than nine years with Equifax Insurance Services where he developed many insurance and finance-related products and services, including "Life 2000," the first rules-based requirement-ordering engine for the life and health marketplace. In addition, he spent several years with Policy Management Systems writing property and casualty comparative rating systems.

Mr. Young holds a B.S. in Computer Science from West Virginia Institute of Technology.

Walter Smith

Vice President, Counsel

Mr. Smith joined YouDecide in 2009 after over 20 years at Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Company, which he joined in 1988 as General Counsel. Prior to joining Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, Mr. Smith was an associate attorney at Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. Smith's duties at Hilb Rogal & Hobbs included acquisitions, compliance, licensing, corporate secretary and corporate governance, litigation management, securities law for public companies (proxy, reporting, stock plan administration and reporting), and strategic planning.

Mr. Smith earned his BA, JD and MBA degrees from the University of Virginia.