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Talent is Our Currency: The Benefits of a Career in Insurance

Our managing partner, Warren Dunnegan, shares his expertise and insights about the tremendous career opportunities in insurance. In our latest blog, he shares why this industry should be your professional destination of choice while also recognizing several team members who received promotions at the start of the new year.

Our industry is incredibly dynamic. While historically innovation was slow and change was stagnant, we’re now seeing the convergence of technology and data to ignite a new era: experience-driven insurance. The new darlings of our industry are jumping on this opportunity, and it takes the human element to bring it all to life. This is why I believe talent IS the currency of our industry.

Today’s leading firms are hiring professionals for skillset and function versus industry expertise alone. From business analysts and enterprise architects to marketing professionals, we’re seeing a massive uptick in hiring talent that span multiple industries and backgrounds. The result is a dynamic and diverse team who are wired to collaborate across departments, fostering innovation, creating new business value, and achieving success together.

We’re starting to see this formula breed amazing results at Virtus. Our team is comprised of problem solvers, analysts, creatives, technologists, change makers, and industry renegades. Everyone at our organization brings a fresh perspective and entrepreneurial spirit to a tired industry, helping us achieve 70 percent revenue growth since our inception.

How else are we different? Our diverse team has made us technology fueled, experience driven, and we are habitually wired to simply do the right thing, 24/7, for our clients and each other. We fail fast, pivot quickly, take calculated risks, and say “yes” to bold opportunities. We bring a consultative approach to our clients, providing insurance due diligence to maximize the value of their programs. This means at Virtus, we are making insurance the fourth pillar to business success instead of an after-thought, a pain, and a numbers game.

As the experts say, “The three most important relationships to launch and scale a business are with a CPA, a banker and a lawyer.” Virtus is making insurance and risk consultancy the fourth.

There’s more to insurance than policies and claims. Rather, it’s about helping our clients and our team members achieve their dreams by managing their appetite for risk.

This is why our industry, and Virtus, should be your preferred home for career growth and personal and professional success. We understand that a dysfunctional culture can drive away talent, which is why we are dedicated to building an exciting, supportive and empowering one. It’s our people who give life to our organization.

In fact, we wouldn’t be where we are without our greatest asset: our people. We mean it when we say #OneVirtus, and one of the things that brings our leadership team the greatest pride is to see our family grow. 

We ended 2022with 43 new team members and we started 2023 with several promotions to help us accelerate our growth this year and beyond. Please join me in congratulating the following team members on their new year promotions:

- Eric Collison, Vice President, Small Business
- Karlie Cropp, Account Manager
- Brad Deghand, Senior Risk Consultant
- Andrew Dix, Director of Risk Control
- Abby Dunn, Senior Account Manager
- Tiffany Durham, Senior Account Manager
- Brenna Finnegan, Senior Account Manager
- Cory Fischbach, Senior Account Manager
- Carolyn Hazelton, Account Manager
- Emily Helmstetter, Senior Account Manager
- Scott Kloiber, Claims Consultant
- Anthony Liolios, Senior Director, Risk Solutions
- Leigh Meador, Vice President, Hospitality
- Krystal Meyer, Senior Account Manager
- Colton Rohr, Vice President
- Tanner Rohr, Vice President
- Elaine Rossy, Vice President, Middle Market
- Sarah Daniels, Account Manager

Together, we are technology fueled, experience driven and the best place to land for personal and professional success. It’s our time; join now to get in on the fun. We welcome all applicants with diverse perspectives who are willing to challenge the status quo while building a culture of excellence.