For 30 years the market stayed stagnant. On March 23rd 2010, we witnessed a shift. Our Mission began with the agents who were lost in that phase. Now, we look towards contributing to all agents wishing to adapt.
“We are the balance in an industry full of change” – President Scott Eckley
Kansas City has been home for my family and I for almost 30 years. Most of that time has been spent developing and growing businesses. In 2010 a series of events led me to the insurance industry where my mindset was forever altered in how to view insurance. Prior to 2010 my experience with insurance was not so great. As a business owner making health insurance decisions each year fell on my shoulders, and each year this process would turn me into a three-year-old emotionally and intellectually…… I just never understood health insurance! How ironic it was for me a few short years later to be firmly entrenched in the industry. Born and raised on a farm in Iowa I was taught early in my life to work tirelessly for your family and those who counted on you. I have never strayed far from this vital characteristic instilled in me as a young man. My success in sports through college allowed me to hone my highly competitive nature into worthwhile endeavors. Health insurance has become an ever-changing commodity requiring experts to understand the nuances, network access, in and out of network benefits, available RX benefits, etc.
Growing up in the Midwest influenced my upbringing to assist those in need when times of trial arise. Born in the small town of Pella, IA and investing in time with family, friends and neighbors has led to a sales consultative approach to help the customer. Following graduation from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Communication and Marketing I ventured off to my first of many sales roles. I’ve spent nearly 20 years in corporate America. They have trusted me in positions from Sales to Executive Leadership and corporate relocations to acquisitions. My time with the various large privately held, family owned, and fortune 1000 companies was spent developing, nurturing, and managing national accounts while building teams to support. The time has come to do what I do best in helping people and staying close to home. I can now enjoy spending time at night here in Kansas City with my wife, daughter, and two sons, while still diligently focusing on the customer. This chapter allows me to assist in finding suitable products to help agents grow in the ever changing insurance industry.
I operate from the basis of turning life wisdom into business success. I come from the school of Hard Work U and understand that greatness lies within all of us. I have a multifaceted approach to all situations after having been blessed to work for a subsidiary of Fortune 10 Berkshire Hathaway and several other Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola and Core logic along with having been a solo-preneur for over 25 years now. My background is in real property appraisal, sales, real estate management, feasibility studies, investments, and insurance of all kinds. I have served on the boards for Chamber of Commerce and many other community organizations. I have been blessed to work alongside many charitable organizations and continues to support them through fund raising efforts. If you don’t catch me in the office it is very likely I’m literally running somewhere around the globe. I am well on my way to completing the Abbot World Major Marathons and have a love for trail running.
Born and raised in Lee’s Summit, I’m very familiar with Kansas City. I grew up playing sports, but none were more important to me than America’s Pastime. This led me to the eventual path of playing college baseball at Graceland University, where I studied psychology. Right out of college, I ran my first business. After a 3 year run, our office had eventually grown to $350k+ in yearly sales in houseware items such as knives, pots & pans, etc.After that, I found myself in the health insurance industry as an agent. My first year, I did over $1M in revenue and over $450,000 in high commission sales. A few years later, I went to the FMO side with Aspire. My passion & knowledge for the industry, along with the ability to work with, serve, and lead others is why I love what Aspire is all about. Not only that, but my desire is to keep the main thing the main thing. Which includes God and family. I still live in Lee’s Summit with my wife and soon to be baby boy!
Our Path, Your Pinnacle
We educate agents on the essential tools necessary to track daily behaviors. Our agents attain a sharpened sense of potential client etiquette.
We routinely stay ahead of the pack with the newest developments of insurance products. The lessons we provide help them utilize technology to their advantage.
Our combination of services, carriers, technology and systems put agents in the driver's seat. Our objective is for their autonomy to be sustainable.
Where can you find us?
Agents in 43 different states across the US have joined the Aspire family.