About Us & Our Team

Our team is committed to Fair Pricing and Fast Service for you and your clients.
We are based in Boston, MA, and have over 50 years of experience with life settlements.
We are affiliated with Spearhead Capital LLC, an advisory team with over $2B in assets.
We know how this process works best, and we want to work with you!

James Hickey serves as the Managing Director of Alternative Strategies for Spearhead. 

Mr. Hickey served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager for FDO Partners (“FDO”), a $3B quant investment firm founded by Harvard Business School, Professor Ken Froot. In this role, Mr. Hickey launched FDO’s life settlement business, including raising two dedicated funds.

Before FDO, as Managing Director of The RiverRock Group, Mr. Hickey oversaw RiverRock’s life settlement business development, including raising five dedicated life settlement funds.

Previously, Mr. Hickey served as Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for Aveta, the largest privately held Medicare Advantage health insurance company in the United States.  

Mr. Hickey received his MBA with honors from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his bachelor’s degree with high honors from Harvard University.

Mr. Hickey holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, 66, and 79 registrations.

Corey McLaren is the Director of Alternative Strategies within Spearhead’s Life Settlements division.

Prior to joining Spearhead, Mr. McLaren served as Director for Hilliard Management, LLC and the Fayerweather Street Life Settlement fund series. Hilliard Management is a boutique investment manager that applies quantitative analysis to life settlements and other longevity-focused assets. During his tenure at Hilliard, Mr. McLaren was primarily responsible for sourcing assets for the firm’s three life settlement funds, while managing the day-to-day operations at the firm.

Including his prior industry experience at Coventry First, Mr. McLaren is responsible for sourcing in excess of $1B of total life insurance benefits.

Mr. McLaren earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business.

Steve Smith is a Contract Analyst within Spearhead’s Life Settlements division.

Prior to joining Spearhead, Mr. Smith was a Contract Analyst at Hilliard Management, LLC, a boutique alternative investment firm specializing in life settlements, where he managed all closing aspects of the life settlement transactions and assisted with day-to-day administration of the funds.

Prior to Hilliard Management, Mr. Smith worked for a boutique lien resolution firm specializing in reducing and eliminating various plaintiff-based healthcare liens.

Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University at Buffalo and earned his Juris Doctor from New England Law Boston.

Mr. Smith is a licensed attorney in New York and Massachusetts.

Jake Glovin is a Pricing Analyst with Spearhead’s Life Settlements division.

Prior to joining Spearhead, Mr. Glovin worked at Hilliard Management, where he focused on pricing policies, portfolio analytics, and financial reporting within the Life Settlement Industry.

Mr. Glovin earned his Bachelor of Science in Management concentrated in Finance and Economics from Boston College.