About Us

Joel Clousing

CPA AIF® Partner

Joel Gray Clousing

Joel Gray Clousing believes most Americans overpay for their insurance.

J2 was created to make insurance companies compete for your business. Joel began his career as a CPA with KPMG in 1985. In 1987 Joel transitioned into the financial industry. He has earned both respect and loyalty from the clients he continues to serve today. His goal is to protect client’s assets, at the best possible price. Joel advises our corporate client division, working with CEO’s on a number of risk management solutions.

Joel received his Bachelor of Science from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, and subsequently was registered by the University of Illinois as a Certified Public Accountant and is a current member of the Illinois CPA Society.

Joel and his wife Patti reside in Wheaton, Illinois, and are the proud parents of six children. He has been a board member of LifeSong for Orphans since 2006 and has also been involved with the Chicago West Side Christian School. Along with spending time with his family, Joel enjoys playing tennis, exercise, and reading. However, his favorite weekend activity is playing with his grandson Jay.

“It’s not a secret. Large financial firms focus more on their bottom line than their clients. Joel and I started J2 Insurance Agency to make insurance companies compete. Making sure our clients never overpay for insurance is our top priority.”-Jackson Vandiver

Jackson Vandiver started his financial services career in 2004. His background uniquely qualifies him to advise in every aspect of his clients’ financial needs. Hundreds of families have trusted his honest approach to setting goals and implementing strategies to address them. Jackson runs our individual insurance department.

Jackson attended Concordia University in River Forest, IL and Asbury College in Wilmore, KY. He holds accreditations as an Accredited Asset Management Specialist and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary.

Jackson and his wife Sarah reside in Winfield, Illinois, and are the proud parents of three beautiful kids. Along with spending time with his family, he enjoys playing racquetball, skiing, and watching documentaries.

Jackson Vandiver

AAMS® AIF® Partner


Jackson Vandiver