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Leadership

The ALS Group Leadership Team has over 60 years of combined experience to meet your risk management needs.

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Albert Sica

Founder | Managing Principal

The ALS Group founder, Albert Sica, leads the Firm’s efforts to provide C-level leaders with the desperately-needed and unbiased third-party expertise they require to bring their most urgent risk-management and insurance issues under control.

Founder | Managing Principal
[email protected]
732.395.4251

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Albert Sica, the founder of The ALS Group, spearheads the firm’s mission to equip our clients’ executive leadership with impartial third-party risk management and insurance insights, fostering heightened “risk awareness” to enact effective risk management strategies aligned with our client’s company’s strategic objectives. With over three decades of expertise, Al seamlessly integrates the strategic foresight of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) with extensive hands-on experience in tactical strategy implementation. He collaborates closely with executive leaders and frontline operational managers, catalyzing transformative change in organizations entrenched in outdated risk paradigms.
In his role as Managing Principal, Al cultivates enduring client relationships at The ALS Group, nurturing collaborative partnerships that prioritize personalized attention and adaptable solutions, yielding optimal returns on client investments. His professional journey spans diverse industries and global landscapes, encompassing real estate, construction, retail, manufacturing, distribution, private equity/venture capital, M&A due diligence, and Public/Private Partnerships (P3). Al routinely guides clients through comprehensive risk and coverage analyses, including evaluations of OCIP versus CCIP, broker RFPs, and enterprise-wide risk assessments.
Recognized as both an active author and captivating speaker, Al is frequently sought after to share his distinctive “three-dimensional” perspective on risk management with professional organizations eager to glean insights from his wealth of experience.
A member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society, Al holds a coveted Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation. When he’s not immersed in his work (given The ALS Group’s round-the-clock client commitment), Al indulges his passion for golf and hockey, relishing moments spent with his wife of over four decades, his son and daughter, and his two lively grandchildren.

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Nicholas Sica

Managing Director

Since joining the Firm in 2009, Nick has been providing risk management advice to the Firm’s largest real estate and construction clients. 

Managing Director
[email protected]
732.395.4263

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Since joining the Firm in 2009, Nick has been providing risk management advice to the Firm’s largest real estate and construction clients. He is part of The Firm’s Senior Leadership Team and plays a pivotal role in ensuring our clients are afforded innovative, sound and commercially reasonable solutions to their risk related issues.

During his tenure at The ALS Group, Nick has worked with clients in various industries including real estate, construction, retail, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution and Public/Private Partnerships (P3).

Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist designation and currently resides in Atlanta, GA where he enjoys playing Golf every chance he can get.

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Jonathan Edwards

Managing Director

An IT and cyber-risk specialist, Jonathan Edwards spearheads The ALS Group’s efforts to help its clients manage and mitigate the diversity of technology-based risks which are proliferating across the business landscape.

Partner | Managing Director
[email protected]
732.395.4281

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An IT and cyber-risk specialist, Jonathan Edwards spearheads The ALS Group’s efforts to help its clients manage and mitigate the diversity of technology-based risks which are proliferating across the business landscape. Jon has been with The ALS Group for 20 years, having begun his tenure maturing and maintaining the firm’s technology infrastructure and has now grown into the Managing Director.

Jon, also, leads the Vendor Insurance and Compliance Management Team alongside two (2) team leads who help to manage the day to day activity of this division. The Compliance area works with our clients’ design professionals, vendors, subcontractors, and tenants to ensure they carry insurance that meets their contractual requirements. He continues working on maturing the technology platform that The ALS Group utilizes to ensure vendor compliance and has even helped customize software to meet the needs of our clients and vendors alike!

One of the Jon’s many contributions to the success of ALS has been seamlessly migrating the firm to a secure cloud workspace, simultaneously enhancing resiliency and security while affording ALS Group associates the ability to respond to client needs from any location, at any time, with just an internet connection, bolstering the firm’s 24/7 responsiveness.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and a Cybersecurity certificate from Rutgers University. When Jon is not working hard in the business and on the business, he enjoys watching and playing hockey and spending time with his wife and daughter! Jon plays guitar, is a huge Star Wars fan, and often trains at his family’s martial arts academy.

Certificate awarded to Jon Edwards for successfully completing a Cybersecurity course
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Irina Lendensky

Partner

Irina brings more than 30 years of management and administrative experience to her role as the head of strategic planning and administration at The ALS Group, where she has worked since 2010. Irina has been instrumental in the firm’s growth and provides critical input in all aspects of client engagement and firm strategy.

Partner | Strategic Planning and Administration
[email protected]
732.395.4260

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Irina brings more than 30 years of management and administrative experience to her role as the head of strategic planning and administration at The ALS Group, where she has worked since 2010. Irina has been instrumental in the firm’s growth and provides critical input in all aspects of client engagement and firm strategy.

A natural at numbers (she’s the daughter of a mathematics professor and studied calculus in fifth grade), her prior experience includes serving with the head of the Information Systems Division of Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York; she has also assisted senior executives at companies such as UBS and Lazard. Irina has played an integral role in several prominent financial transactions, including one of the largest deals ever consummated in the orthopedic industry.

Raised and educated in Europe, Irina is fluent in several languages (including Russian and Ukrainian), which helps The ALS Group to serve its diverse international clientele.

Irina lives in New Jersey with her husband of more than 40 years and her rescue dog Molly. She has one son with a beautify family. When Irina isn’t working hard in the business or on the business, she cherishes the moments she gets to spend with her grandson, Ryan and granddaughter, Charlie.

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Jessica Aviles

SVP, Talent Management

Jessica’s extensive management experience comes from her 10 year tenure in the Retail sector where, she has helped, both, large and small teams achieve their best performance potential.

SVP, Talent Management
[email protected]
732.395.4254

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Jessica’s extensive management experience comes from her 10 year tenure in the Retail sector where, she has helped, both, large and small teams achieve their best performance potential.

In her current role Jessica is pivotal in driving the performance of the ALS team. In addition to that, she organizes fun events for the staff and is the driving force behind finding the right initiatives for The ALS Group to give back to the community as a firm. Mrs. Aviles spearheaded and now oversees ALS’ internship program to support a “grow your own” staffing model for entry level candidates looking to start their career in Risk Management. Jessica is the in-house HR and Talent Management representative for the growing Risk Management, Compliance and BOH team.

Jessica went to college in New York and has a degree in Fashion Business. She was raised in Staten Island, where she continues to reside with her husband and daughters, Mia and Stella.

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Maria Randazzo

VP, Administration

Maria Randazzo joined the ALS as an Assistant Vice President of Administration  in December 2022 and was promoted to the Vice President of Administration in January of 2024.

VP, Administration
[email protected]
732.395.4253

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Maria Randazzo joined the ALS as an Assistant Vice President of Administration  in December 2022 and was promoted to the Vice President of Administration in January of 2024.

Maria is responsible for the support staff, training and management of the Firm’s Best Practices. She has an extensive background in the Legal and Telecommunication fields which has helped her manage, organize, and complete multiple projects within set time frames.  Maria has been mentoring her team members to better deliver well thought out analysis and solutions to problems.  She has made a significant contribution to our client service team’s ability to provide effective risk management advice to our clients by supporting the team with comprehensive administrative support. 

Maria resides in Gladstone, NJ with her husband and daughter.

A smiling man in a light pink embodying the confidence and professionalism of a risk management consultant.

Albert Sica

Founder | Managing Principal

The ALS Group founder, Albert Sica, leads the Firm’s efforts to provide C-level leaders with the desperately-needed and unbiased third-party expertise they require to bring their most urgent risk-management and insurance issues under control.

Founder | Managing Principal
[email protected]
732.395.4251

View LinkedIn Profile 

The ALS Group founder, Albert Sica, leads the Firm’s efforts to provide C-level leaders with the desperately-needed and unbiased third-party expertise they require to bring their most urgent risk-management and insurance issues under control. Al brings more than 30 years of experience to his role, combining the strategic vision of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) with decades of hands-on experience implementing strategies at the tactical level, working with executive leaders and front-line operational managers alike, bringing needed change management to risk-exposed organizations trapped in old-game paradigms.

As Managing Principal, Al manages The ALS Group’s client relationships, fostering long-term, collaborative partnerships that allow us to provide flexible, personal attention—while crafting solutions that deliver the greatest return on our clients’ investment.

Al’s professional experience spans numerous verticals and geographies across the globe, including real estate, construction, retail, manufacturing, distribution, private equity/venture capital, M&A due diligence, and Public/Private Partnerships (P3). He routinely supports clients with risk and coverage analysis, including OCIP vs. CCIP evaluations, broker RFPs, and enterprise-wide risk assessments.

A respected author and dynamic speaker, Al is routinely sought as a presenter before professional organizations desiring to learn from his unique “three-dimensional” perspective of risk management.

Al is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society and holds a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation.

In the rare moments when he’s not working (The ALS Group responds to client needs on a 24/7 basis), Al is an avid golfer and hockey fan. He enjoys spending time with his wife of more than 30 years, his son and daughter and two young grandchildren!

A certified risk management consultant wearing a black suit and tie stands on a bustling city street

Nicholas Sica

Managing Director

Since joining the Firm in 2009, Nick has been providing risk management advice to the Firm’s largest real estate and construction clients. 

Managing Director
[email protected]
732.395.4263

View LinkedIn Profile

Since joining the Firm in 2009, Nick has been providing risk management advice to the Firm’s largest real estate and construction clients. He is part of The Firm’s Senior Leadership Team and plays a pivotal role in ensuring our clients are afforded innovative, sound and commercially reasonable solutions to their risk related issues.

During his tenure at The ALS Group, Nick has worked with clients in various industries including real estate, construction, retail, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution and Public/Private Partnerships (P3).

Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist designation and currently resides in Atlanta, GA where he enjoys playing Golf every chance he can get.

Man with beard and mustache, wearing a blue shirt, appears to be a risk management consultant confidently assessing his surroundings.

Jonathan Edwards

Managing Director

An IT and cyber-risk specialist, Jonathan Edwards spearheads The ALS Group’s efforts to help its clients manage and mitigate the diversity of technology-based risks which are proliferating across the business landscape.

Partner | Managing Director
[email protected]
732.395.4281

View LinkedIn Profile

An IT and cyber-risk specialist, Jonathan Edwards spearheads The ALS Group’s efforts to help its clients manage and mitigate the diversity of technology-based risks which are proliferating across the business landscape. Jon has been with The ALS Group for 20 years, having begun his tenure maturing and maintaining the firm’s technology infrastructure and has now grown into the Managing Director.

Jon, also, leads the Vendor Insurance and Compliance Management Team alongside two (2) team leads who help to manage the day to day activity of this division. The Compliance area works with our clients’ design professionals, vendors, subcontractors, and tenants to ensure they carry insurance that meets their contractual requirements. He continues working on maturing the technology platform that The ALS Group utilizes to ensure vendor compliance and has even helped customize software to meet the needs of our clients and vendors alike!

One of the Jon’s many contributions to the success of ALS has been seamlessly migrating the firm to a secure cloud workspace, simultaneously enhancing resiliency and security while affording ALS Group associates the ability to respond to client needs from any location, at any time, with just an internet connection, bolstering the firm’s 24/7 responsiveness.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and a Cybersecurity certificate from Rutgers University. When Jon is not working hard in the business and on the business, he enjoys watching and playing hockey and spending time with his wife and daughter! Jon plays guitar, is a huge Star Wars fan, and often trains at his family’s martial arts academy.

Certificate awarded to Jon Edwards for successfully completing a Cybersecurity course
A woman with short blonde hair and a white blouse, identified as a renowned risk management consultant

Irina Lendensky

Partner

Irina brings more than 30 years of management and administrative experience to her role as the head of strategic planning and administration at The ALS Group, where she has worked since 2010. Irina has been instrumental in the firm’s growth and provides critical input in all aspects of client engagement and firm strategy.

Partner | Strategic Planning and Administration
[email protected]
732.395.4260

View LinkedIn Profile

Irina brings more than 30 years of management and administrative experience to her role as the head of strategic planning and administration at The ALS Group, where she has worked since 2010. Irina has been instrumental in the firm’s growth and provides critical input in all aspects of client engagement and firm strategy.

A natural at numbers (she’s the daughter of a mathematics professor and studied calculus in fifth grade), her prior experience includes serving with the head of the Information Systems Division of Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York; she has also assisted senior executives at companies such as UBS and Lazard. Irina has played an integral role in several prominent financial transactions, including one of the largest deals ever consummated in the orthopedic industry.

Raised and educated in Europe, Irina is fluent in several languages (including Russian and Ukrainian), which helps The ALS Group to serve its diverse international clientele.

Irina lives in New Jersey with her husband of more than 40 years and her rescue dog Molly. She has one son with a beautify family. When Irina isn’t working hard in the business or on the business, she cherishes the moments she gets to spend with her grandson, Ryan and granddaughter, Charlie.

A person with shoulder-length brown hair, confident expression suggests they might be a risk management consultant.

Jessica Aviles

SVP, Talent Management

Jessica’s extensive management experience comes from her 10 year tenure in the Retail sector where, she has helped, both, large and small teams achieve their best performance potential.

SVP, Talent Management
[email protected]
732.395.4254

View LinkedIn Profile

Jessica’s extensive management experience comes from her 10 year tenure in the Retail sector where, she has helped, both, large and small teams achieve their best performance potential.

In her current role Jessica is pivotal in driving the performance of the ALS team. In addition to that, she organizes fun events for the staff and is the driving force behind finding the right initiatives for The ALS Group to give back to the community as a firm. Mrs. Aviles spearheaded and now oversees ALS’ internship program to support a “grow your own” staffing model for entry level candidates looking to start their career in Risk Management. Jessica is the in-house HR and Talent Management representative for the growing Risk Management, Compliance and BOH team.

Jessica went to college in New York and has a degree in Fashion Business. She was raised in Staten Island, where she continues to reside with her husband and daughters, Mia and Stella.

A woman with long dark hair and a green sweater exudes leadership as she smiles while standing indoors.

Maria Randazzo

VP, Administration

Maria Randazzo joined the ALS as an Assistant Vice President of Administration  in December 2022 and was promoted to the Vice President of Administration in January of 2024.

VP, Administration
[email protected]
732.395.4253

View LinkedIn Profile

Maria Randazzo joined the ALS as an Assistant Vice President of Administration  in December 2022 and was promoted to the Vice President of Administration in January of 2024.

Maria is responsible for the support staff, training and management of the Firm’s Best Practices. She has an extensive background in the Legal and Telecommunication fields which has helped her manage, organize, and complete multiple projects within set time frames.  Maria has been mentoring her team members to better deliver well thought out analysis and solutions to problems.  She has made a significant contribution to our client service team’s ability to provide effective risk management advice to our clients by supporting the team with comprehensive administrative support. 

Maria resides in Gladstone, NJ with her husband and daughter.

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