Dave Zappacosta, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, studied at Virginia Tech where he played baseball and earned a degree in Marketing. Upon his graduation in 2009, Dave was quickly recruited into a comprehensive 10 month long training program. In that training program, he built the foundation for what would soon become his insurance career. In this first year, Dave accumulated extensive knowledge of commercial insurance and the skill set that it would take to succeed as an insurance agent. After working for three years with larger insurance companies, including Liberty Mutual, and living in two different cities, Dave decided to broaden his expertise and relocate to Arlington, VA where he began a new career concentrated on personal lines insurance and become a personal insurance agent. In 2013, he and co-founder Jack Cordes joined forces to establish Bridge First Insurance. Through Bridge First Insurance, Dave and Jack can utilize their knowledge and unique expertise to offer their clients the best care in insurance.
Dave is a continuous learner, and regularly takes courses and undergoes the training to be completely up-to-date on the insurance industry, making sure to stay on the cutting-edge so you can rest assured that he has the newest information to help you with your insurance policy. He is dedicated to keeping up with all of his certifications and staying at the top of his game as an insurance agent. On the weekends, you can find Dave either cheering on the Orioles and the Ravens or pitching for his team in a men’s baseball league.
Jack Cordes graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Management Information Systems and started his career at Liberty Mutual Insurance in 2010. At Liberty Mutual he quickly excelled to become one of the top producing insurance agents in Virginia, DC, and Maryland. He achieved success through a consultative and honest approach to clients. He designed this approach around educating clients on important coverage and allowing them to decide what policy would best fit their insurance needs. Jack left Liberty Mutual in 2013 and co-founded Bridge First Insurance with Dave Zappacosta as an independent insurance agency operating in Virginia, DC, and Maryland. This allowed him access to more insurance companies and product offerings to better suit the needs of his clients.
Jack was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, which gives him a unique perspective for a profound understanding of people’s insurance needs in the local market. When he isn’t assisting clients with their insurance needs, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and traveling. He is a Cleveland sports fan through and through. GO BROWNS! He also loves to network, so be sure to add him on Facebook and LinkedIn. He is sure to always keep a copy of his contacts on his person, many of whom offer exclusive discounts to Bridge First Insurance clients. If you are a business owner, sales person or simply love to network yourself, be sure to let him know!