The Insurance Chatter with Reghan Brandt

The Insurance Chatter with Reghan Brandt

This is the Insurance Chatter! What is the insurance industry talking about? What problems are insurtechs solving? What trends are agents, brokers, underwriters and executives thinking about? Every week, I sit down with a different person from across the insurance industry to discuss what's happening in their niche markets. I want to give you a behind the scenes look at risk, technology, data and culture within one of the most exciting business sectors. Follow along to get pumped and see where they insurance industry is headed!

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July 20, 2022 29 min

🙋Today, I'm sitting down with Kevin, the president of Cover Whale. I've been following their company for a while and have been impressed; They've already written 💰$100 million in premiums so far this year, and they're aiming to double that in the second half of the year.

Listen 🎧 in as he tells us how they're insurtech 2.0—driving growth while maintaining market-leading loss ratios, focusi...

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🌞We're back with another Chatter episode!

Today I'm sitting down with Troy Korsgaden—a highly sought-after insurance and financial services consultant. 🥇 Troy is a man who never stops innovating and learning. 🎙️ He's got a lot of energy, a ton of charisma, and a real gift for connecting with his audience and moving the insurance industry forward—🌟and now he's sharing his best tips with...

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 Today I'm sitting down with Adam Keifer, CEO & Co-Founder of Talage.

You may have seen him ripping it up on the University of 🏈Nevada football team—he was shooting for the NFL, but he ended up landing in the second-best career: 💲Insurance!

He got his start at a local independent agency in Reno that was eventually acquired by Wells Fargo. He credits his agency roots and mentor, Dave Strickler, with helping him...

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Dan Keough is a man of many talents 🙌 . But that's not the only thing that sets him apart —it's his WHY. Dan strives to contribute something bigger than himself, and he owes much of his success to this principle.

Growing up in Chicago, IL, 👨Dan's baseball career brought him to the University of Iowa and kept him there until he decided to take a shot at the insurance industry.

His father's cousin was wo...

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💭Caleb Whitehouse is the Master of Solutions at Scottish American, a Managing General Agent (MGA) in the insurance industry. Caleb's journey from the basement to the ground floor to the top floor is an inspiring one that has taught him how to truly master his craft, empower and mentor others, and believe in himself. 🙏 He has always been guided by a higher power and now he is paying it forward in creating an entr...

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Today's guest is Jeremy Gluck, president of AEGIS General Insurance Agency 🏡 where he manages nearly $200 Million of annual affordable housing premium. Jeremy Gluck 🎓 graduated from Western Colorado University and at the last minute pivoted from ski bum ⛷ to the reinsurance industry.

He was fortunate enough to start his career 💼 under Rod Fox (founder of TigerRisk Partners🦊) and credits Rod with ...

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🔥Today I am sitting down with Scott Carpinteri; a true maverick in the insurance industry, driven to change its perception and bring it into the future.

Scott Carpinteri was ahead of his time, pursuing a degree in the insurance field (Actuarial Science) when it was a relatively new thing to do so. 📚He jokingly laughs that he is tired of insurance being the redheaded stepchild of the financial industry and actively wo...

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May 16, 2022 32 min

👍 Bell graduated from the University of Montana in 1996 and began his career with Chubb. Shortly after 9-11 Bell was recruited by Chubb to help found Allied World Assurance Company, a publicly-traded global (re)insurance company that Chubb capitalized in conjunction with AIG and Gold Sachs Capital Partners. 📈  He launched Allied Worlds Professional Lines, ultimately becoming the Chief Operating Officer.

After 10 year...

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to succeed in the insurance industry?
I sat down with the perpetually driven Rod Fox to talk about his success story—and trust me, you don't want to miss this one! It involves a cabin in the woods, horses, and fire!

Rod Fox is the real deal and he lives with a healthy dose of risk, an unrelenting drive, and a passion to lead a great life capitalizing on hard fought victories.

He's one of th...

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Today's guest is 🕴Robert Kimmel, CEO and Co-Founder of K2 Insurance Services, the sleeper general insurance agency in the country, has been on a roll since he launched this business in 2011. K2 Insurance Services has grown from $0 to $1.4 billion🚀🚀 of annual premium written and he's done it by being different and creating a culture that attracts top talent to K2 Insurance Services.

Robert Kimmel had a...

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May 16, 2022 32 min

🙋Today I am honored to sit down with a truly exceptional man.

Garrett Droege is not your typical insurance guru🌐 . He rose to fame as an actor, making an appearance in shows like Dawson Creek and One Tree Hill but Garrett quickly learned that stand-in cameos wouldn't pay the bills 🎬 for his new family. So he temporarily took a position at his father-in-law's insurance agency. After scratching his head...

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Today I'm really excited to sit down with 🌟 Grace Meek, the CEO of Homesite Underwriting Managers LLC; a wholly owned subsidiary of Homesite Insurance. Grace is a powerhouse who has risen through the ranks at some of the world's top insurance companies, from actuary to managing large books of business to forming entire specialty insurance programs 🙌 . I can say without a doubt that she is a woman who knows w...

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Peter MacDonald has been a part of the insurance industry since birth.🤓

His father started his own agency in the early 80s, and Peter worked there throughout high school and college. He quickly became fascinated with all things insurance, and after graduating from Wheaton College in 2010 and traveling around the world 📍, he officially joined forces with his father to help grow their family business.

It was at this poi...

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March 22, 2022 25 min

Today I am sitting down with Peter Hearn, the Chief Executive Officer of Guy Carpenter and a member of the Marsh McLennan Companies Executive Committee.👔

After his Sophomore year of college, Peter opted out of playing hockey🏑 and pounding nails🦺 to study abroad and work as an intern at Willis Faber Dumas in London.

He has spent the next 44 years working with other high-profile insurance companies such as To...

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January 31, 2022 2 min

I'm Reghan Brandt, and this is the Insurance Chatter - an insurance industry podcast that identifies market trends, insurtech tools, and ways to recruit new talent to the industry.  I take a love for the insurance industry, mix it with excitement and enthusiasm and stir in a bunch of sarcasm and "crass humor." We all know the insuran is one of the oldest industries on the planet. We also know it's not cool right? I ...

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