With over 25 years of combined secondary market experience, Asset Life Settlements, LLC has the knowledge and industry relationships to help your clients achieve the highest possible life settlement offers. Our staff will help guide you through every step of the life settlement process. Start now by utilizing our Policy Pre-Price Form to see what your client’s policy is potentially worth!
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
As managing partner of Asset Life Settlements, LLC, Jeff Hallman brings to the company an unsurpassed level of passion and excellence. With more than 13 years of progressively responsible experience as a life settlement broker, Jeff has earned a reputation among his peers as one of the foremost professionals in the industry.
Jeff began his career in senior life settlements in January 2001 when he accepted a position with Advanced Settlements. Having found himself as an “early adopter” in an emerging industry that had not yet reached market maturity, Jeff recognized the need to roll up his sleeves and learn every facet of life settlements from the ground up. His tenacity, commitment, and determination to succeed paid off one year later when he closed his very first life settlement transaction.
Throughout the next 13 years, Jeff mastered all aspects of the life settlement business including case submission, underwriting, the institutional bidding process and pricing, life expectancy analyses, contract negotiation, etc. As a result of his success, he quickly rose to become the top sales executive and ultimately was appointed Vice President of Sales at Advanced Settlements. His role as the senior sales executive afforded him the opportunity to personally acquire and service national accounts, including one of the larger national accounts in the history of Advanced Settlements. During that time, he closed more than 600 senior life settlement transactions valued at more than $1.6 billion.
In addition to his remarkable track record of closed transactions and his unparalleled expertise, Jeff brings to Asset Life Settlements the unique ability to leverage his close working relationships with the industry’s top institutional funding sources in pursuit of the highest offer for each case.
Prior to his career with senior life settlements, Jeff worked as a viatical settlement broker assisting terminally ill policyholders seeking to optimize the value of their life insurance. Previous to that, he served for 14 years in the property and casualty insurance industry as a safety engineer for The Hartford Insurance Company and Wausau Insurance Company.
Jeff holds a B.S. degree in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA), and a frequent participant at the industry’s leading conferences, including the Million Dollar Round Table, Top of the Table, Forum 400, NAILBA, and NAIFA. Jeff is married to his lovely wife Barbara of 15 years and is actively engaged with his three children’s athletic activities involving baseball and volleyball. In his free time, Jeff grabs his fishing rod and enjoys his favorite passion – bass fishing.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
As a co-founder of Asset Life Settlements, LLC, Scott Thomas brings to the company more than 20 years of professional accomplishments involving executive leadership, client acquisition, and broker services. As managing partner and one of the industry’s most experienced life settlement professionals, Scott takes a hands-on approach in serving as a principal conduit between the secondary market for life insurance and professional advisors seeking to maximize the cash potential of their clients’ unwanted life insurance policies.
Prior to Asset Life Settlements, Scott served for more than 12 years as Vice President of National Sales at Advanced Settlements. During that time he was responsible for achieving corporate revenue goals that required new client acquisition and the servicing of both new and existing accounts. In his leadership role as the company’s top sales executive, Scott and his team fostered relationships with C-level executives at major wealth management firms, high-end insurance producers, and estate planning attorneys and financial advisors. Over the years he personally closed nearly 400 cases valued at approximately $1.4 billion in face value.
Before joining Advanced Settlements, Scott worked as a top sales executive with a national vacation ownership resort company. He successfully built his team from five sales professionals and one manager to more than 30 sales executives and three managers – closing nearly $100 million in sales during his seven years of experience in the industry.
Scott attended the University of Central Florida and is a member the Life Settlement Association (LISA). He has been a frequent participant and/or speaker at the industry’s leading conferences, including Million Dollar Round Table, Forum 400, Top of the Table, NAIFA, NAILBA.
In his free time, Scott is actively involved with his son’s athletic pursuits and in helping him achieve success on the baseball field, as well as in life. Scott is a huge sports fan and also enjoys listening to the sounds of his favorite music artist, Steely Dan.
Vice President, Business Development
Graham Crouch comes to Asset Life Settlements, LLC with more than 20 years of comprehensive insurance industry and financial services experience, including advanced expertise in the secondary market for life insurance, insurance brokerage, and multi-line sales management. He has held leadership positions as a Director, Regional Sales Manager, Field Trainer, and Wholesale Manager with some of the nation’s most well-respected carriers. Graham will be responsible for leading the company’s sales division with a specific focus on expanding strategic relationships with national accounts.
Most recently, Graham served as a regional sales executive for one of the nation’s leading providers of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs. Prior to that, Graham was employed with Maple Life Financial, one of the life settlement industry’s most respected providers in the secondary market for life insurance. For eight years, Graham led Maple Life’s sales where he played a key role in helping to fund life settlement transactions worth more than four billion dollars in face amount. While at Maple Life, Graham fostered relationships with key decision makers across the industry while managing a national account base of insurance advisors/agents, financial advisors, and wealth management firms. He was the leading producer, closing more than 35% of the firm’s business, and consistently increased the overall value of National accounts.
In his early years as an agent and manager, Graham focused on management training and mentoring-based programs that spawned creativity, decreased turnover, and motivated new agents to quickly succeed and work independently. He and the teams he managed consistently received top awards for performance and excelled in the industry.
Graham has consistently participated in numerous industry events such as NAILBA, AALU, Top of the Table, Heckerling, and MDRT.
Graham is an avid sports enthusiast and in his spare time, enjoys golf, tennis, and attending Washington Redskins games.