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Michael J. Cavalier, Sr.



Michael Cavalier began his career as an agent in 1970 and has been in Agency Management since 1976. From 1978-1992 he was an Agency Manager with The Great-West Life Assurance Company where he was a consistent Award of Excellence recipient and sat for the majority of his tenure with Great-West Life on the Managers' Advisory Council. He orchestrated the purchase of Great-West Life's Life Insurance Agency Distribution System and formed Advantage Insurance Network, Inc. in 1993. August of 1999, Allmerica Financial purchased Advantage Insurance Network, Inc. As of 2004 AIN is independently owned again and continues to operate as an Independent Marketing Organization.


His industry awards include 18 years as a National Management Award recipient of which 14 years he was a Master Agency Award recipient during his tenure with Great-West Life.

He is a Life and Qualifying Member of MDRT as well as the Court of the Table and has been for the last 12 years.

  • He is a 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 member of the Top of the Table.
  • He has also qualified the last 11 years as a member of The International Forum and is a member of AALU and NAILBA.
  • Michael serves and has served on the Advisory Boards of many of the AIN core life insurance carriers including MetLife, Lincoln Financial, Jefferson-Pilot, West Coast Life, and American General/AIG.

Michael has been president of Advantage Insurance Network, Inc. since May 1,1994 and Cavalier Associates, LLC since its inception.

Tel: 800-350-2019 805-371-4888 ext: 120