About Us

As a Managing General Agency, Urban Advantage Insurance Services focus is to deliver personal and business insurance products to the urban communities.  We offer comprehensive coverages and competitive pricing to the urban market and create insurance programs designed to protect consumers who have been historically underserved by mainstream insurance carriers.

Our experienced team has well-established relationships with several hundred independent agents and brokers who live and write business in the communities they serve.

The urban insurance market continues to grow and holds significant purchasing power with approximately 60% of the California population who currently identify as Hispanic, African American, or Asian American.

The commitment of the Urban Advantage team to the urban community is evident through their personal involvement and financial support of several community-based organizations.

Faye W. Mcclure, President and Chief Executive Officer

Faye W. Mcclure, President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. McClure is a native Angelino, and a respected business leader in the greater Los Angeles community. She is a recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award of Excellence for her work in insuring Hispanic, Asian, and African Americans, and was also recognized by the United States Congress, California State Senate, and the California State Legislature for her years of service in the community. Prior to founding Urban Advantage Insurance Services, Ms. McClure was a Senior Financial Executive with prominent carriers in the insurance industry. She was also featured in a Fox National News “Americans in Focus” segment, named one of Southern California’s Freedom Sisters, and recognized by Savoy magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. Ms. McClure is a graduate of Pepperdine University, Malibu and a current member of Pepperdine’s Board of Regents. She also serves on the March of Dimes California Board of Directors, Los Angeles Urban League Board of Directors, The Wiley Center Board of Directors, and as a member of the Los Angeles Advisory Board for the United Negro College Fund.

Len Sabatini, senior vice president
operations and claims

Len Sabatini, senior vice president
operations and claims

Mr. Sabatini has over 30 years of multi-lines experience in the insurance industry. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President of Claim Operations, he has held a variety of strategic claim and operational leadership roles during his career which include Vice President & Head of Claims, Executive Director, and Director of Claims for nationally recognized companies. Len has also lead several catastrophe events, he was responsible for the creation and development of a national catastrophe claims plan which encompassed a tactical response team with more than 200 claim representatives. As the leader of Urban Advantage Insurance Claims, he is responsible for all claims operations. Len grew up in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area and attended Pennsylvania State University. Len has spent the majority of his life in Southern California and enjoys vacationing with his family in their motor home whenever he has the opportunity.

Fernando Alives, senior vice president
sales and marketing

Fernando Alives, senior vice president
sales and marketing

Mr. Alives brings over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry with prior positions involving multi state Marketing Leadership and working with the Independent Agency distribution system. He participated in international projects collaborating with Insurance Professionals in Latin America and Europe. Mr. Alives has received various national sales awards in his career for his work in Personal and Commercial Lines and led the implementation of several ground-breaking Agency technology projects. Mr. Alives holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society. He was born in Argentina and migrated to Southern California with his family at the age of twelve and enjoys spending his personal time with his wife and three children.

Mason harris, Assistant vice president
Marketing

Mason harris, Assistant vice president
Marketing

Mr. Harris has over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry with an emphasis on strategic sales, relationship management and market growth with the Independent Agent distribution. He has an outstanding record of achievement in personal lines and commercial lines premium growth in his assigned territories over the years. Mr. Harris is a competitor by nature which led him to be awarded a partial tennis scholarship to the prestigious Howard University in Washington D.C. He played number one singles for the tennis team and won the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference tennis title his sophomore year. He received his B.A. in English and became a member of the nationally well-known Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He enjoys playing basketball, tennis and family time with his wife and nineteen-year-old son.

Laura fouty, marketing director

Laura fouty, marketing director

Ms. Fouty brings over 12 years experience in the insurance industry. Her career began as a personal lines producer in the Independent Agency Channel before transitioning to the carrier side where she’s excelled as a Territory Manager. Her passion for helping others achieve their goals and competitive spirit has lead her to excellence in relationship management and strategic growth. Laura grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business with a major in Finance. She followed her career to California in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and soaking up that California sunshine while cheering them on in whatever they set out to accomplish.

Karen Schultz, Director of Operations

Karen Schultz, Director of Operations

Karen L Schultz, CIC, CISR, Director of Operations, joined Urban Advantage in 2018. Her expertise in underwriting earned her a promotion to underwriting manager and then to her current role in 2020. She brings 25 years of professional leadership experience to her role, 18 of which have been within the insurance industry. Karen’s can-do spirit and strong emphasis on collaboration inspires her team to provide world-class service and solutions for each and every customer. Ms. Schultz is committed to serving the local community. In a previous role she served 4 years as President of an Employee Activities Committee, during which time she supported March of Dimes, United Way, Orange County Food Bank, Mercy House, Service to Armed Forces through the American Red Cross and several other charitable organizations.

Urban Advantage

Urban Advantage