In six months, it revealed 631 independent insurance agents joined the Smart Choice agents network. These new partnership agencies represent a wide array of businesses, from start-ups to well established agency groups with multiple offices.
Meanwhile, executives joining Smart Choice this month include Mike Golonka, the former national accounts sales director at MetLife Auto and Home, and Thomas Andrews, CPA, formerly a senior auditor at Dixon Hughes Goodman.
Golonka has been named the VP of Strategic Partners, with responsibilities of working with Smart Choice on key company relationships and Smart Choice Partners on the integration of business into Smart Choice partner companies.
Andrews has been named VP finance and will lead the finance team.
Andrew Caldwell, president of Smart Choice, said: “We set very aggressive goals for expansion as part of our 5-year plan. This unprecedented response from agents helps us maintain our growth trajectory and it also validates the unique business value that we offer independent agents.”