AgencyEvolved was founded by two insurance industry veterans. We haven’t just worked hand-in-hand with independent insurance agencies and brokerages, we’ve been on your side. With over twenty years of experience, we understand your industry and the challenges you face.
As an independent insurance professional, every day is spent maintaining your business. You don’t have the time to build it. We’re here to help you do that. With our service and expertise, we make it easy for you to grow your business by doing all the marketing work for you so that you can stay focused on what you do best – sales and service.
Our services and websites are not cookie-cutter. Everything we do is custom tailored to your unique business so that you don’t look like everyone else, giving you the power to compete in today’s digital insurance landscape.
OUR SERVICES ARE FOR THE FOLLOWING INSURANCE ORGANIZATIONS:
- Insurance Agencies
- Insurance Wholesalers
- Insurance Associations
- Insurance Companies
- Insurance Network or Aggregators
James (he prefers Jim) has more than twenty eight years of experience in the insurance industry and helping businesses grow. Jim started his insurance career while still in high school, working in the family agency. Over the years, he has held various positions within the insurance industry including marketing, management, underwriting and IT for insurance companies, agencies and wholesalers.
Jim started his own insurance agency from scratch in 1996 and grew the agency to $2.4 million in written premium in less than 4 years. He sold the agency to his family in 2000 to work for several insurance-related internet software companies on the East Coast. In 2006 he returned back to Ohio where he became President and General Manager of MarketSource, a Columbus-based startup wholesale insurance agency. Jim grew the company to $50 million in written premium before he left in 2013 to partner with Nicole Ramirez and later co-found AgencyEvolved.
Jim is passionate about building businesses and is revolutionizing the way insurance agencies market themselves through AgencyEvolved.
Nicole brings a broad range of industry experience; having worked with both energetic small independent insurance agencies and experienced industry leaders. She began her career in insurance in 2006 at Merchants Insurance Group, a Property & Casualty insurance company based in Buffalo, NY where she took on a variety of responsibilities that encompassed branch marketing, administration and office management. In 2011, Nicole became Director of Marketing at MarketSource Agency Network, a Columbus-based wholesale insurance agency where she generated a 20% increase in customer base and over 30% increase in sales.
In an ever-changing landscape, Nicole provides a creative and strategic approach to developing and executing marketing strategies that drive growth and profitability. Armed with a critical eye and extreme talent, she brings a fresh perspective to the industry that helps insurance agencies evolve.