Episode 60: Special Guest Andy Priesman

 

Andy Priesman joins me on this episode of the Unstoppable Profit Podcast.   Andy is a veteran in the insurance industry and has led it with utilizing innovative technology and processes.   Join us as Andy and I discuss:

  • Growing the business using direct mail to bring in new clients
  • Utilizing a Producer style program for sales
  • Cover Desk: Hiring assistants to allow the account managers and producers to focus on acquisition and retention

 

About My Guest:

Cover Desk founder, Andy Priesman, is an insurance industry veteran with significant and extensive operational experience. He knows what it takes to make an independent insurance agency run well because he’s done it in his own business. Andy has blazed a trail of innovation in an industry not known for being on the cutting edge of technology or new processes.

With Cover Desk, he’s bringing his experience and innovation to agencies like his who need help competing against the big insurance brands.

Before Cover Desk, Andy established Greenway Insurance in 2007 and still owns the company today. Andy started his career with the New York Life Insurance Company and later started a Farmers Agency in 2005. In 2008 after Hurricane IKE, Andy saw the writing on the wall with Farmers. He decided to turn his agency into an independent insurance agency, specializing in personal and commercial lines insurance. Andy expanded carrier markets and opened up locations offices in Dallas, Austin, Texas, and Oxnard, CA, and Manila, Philippines. Andy added insurance agents, new carriers, and ultimately serves the client and not only one insurance company.

Today Greenway Insurance is a tech-focused mid-sized independent firm serving consumers and businesses in Texas, Florida, and California.

Greenway Insurance has received numerous awards, including the INC 5000.

Andy Priesman is a native Houstonian and grew up in Sugar Land, Texas, and later earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. Today Andy lives in Austin, Texas, with his beautiful wife Elana and his daughters Mia and Evie.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-priesman-6286834/

http://www.greenway-ins.com/

https://coverdesk.com/

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

Gratefully,

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]

Episode 60: Social Proof REVEALED

Today I am going to be talking to you about “WHY?”  Why should people do business with you and your agency instead of one of the many other options available to them?  I am going to share with you:

  • the importance of having a social proof arsenal
  • how to get started with collecting testimonials and what to do with them
  • the use of ‘risk reversal’ as a guarantee of your qualified services
  • the benefit of having live references ready to go based on the each of your niches

This is one of my favorite topics and I am excited to share my knowledge with you.

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

Gratefully,

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]

Episode 58: Special Guest Chris Raders

Chris Raders, President of Ted Hamm Insurance, joins me on this episode of the Unstoppable Profit Podcast.    We hope you enjoy our conversation as we discuss:

  1. The importance of plans even if they don’t always work out.
  2. Taking his agency from an agricultural focus to include more commercial insurance.
  3. Using promotions to interact with current and potential clients.

 

About Our Guest:

Chris Raders is an evangelist for the independent insurance agency and the insurance market place. He works with multiple insurance companies to find the right package that benefits my clients. He helps people every day protect what is important to them and create insurance plans that provide the necessary coverage at a price that is fair and reasonable. It is not just about selling a policy, in fact, that is only a small portion of his job. As a trusted advisor, Chris provides service to clients as their advocate. He truly is there to make certain that his clients are well protected and in the event of a loss are responded to quickly and treated fairly.

Specialties: While Chris is capable of placing any personal and commercial insurance, he specializes in commercial niche markets where he has knowledge, training, and insight to create specific insurance packages. Some of his specialties include commercial child care centers, small and medium-sized contractors, vacation rental homes, and small to medium-sized wineries and vineyards.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-raders-955b9b19/

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

Gratefully,

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]