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USA, April 9,2024

Navigating New Ground: New Acquisition, Safe Guard Insurance Pros.  

NavSav Insurance Welcomes Safeguard Insurance Pros to Its Expanding Family of Agencies Across North America

In a strategic move towards its continued expansion, NavSav Insurance, announces the addition of Safeguard Insurance Pros to its growing list of agencies adding to its presence across North America.

Safeguard Insurance Pros is located in New Port Richey, FL serving its clients for the past 19 years.  They specialize in Personal & Commercial lines bolstering NavSav’s reach in the Florida area.  NavSav Insurance has carved a niche for itself in the competitive insurance landscape, recently achieving an extraordinary milestone of a half-billion in premium. This achievement not only underscores the company’s robust growth strategy but also highlights the bright future that awaits.

 “The addition of Safeguard Insurance Pros into the NavSav family represents our continued growth. We are thrilled to welcome their exceptional team into our fold, as we believe their expertise will significantly contribute to our collective success,” remarked Brent Walters, CEO of NavSav Insurance.

Under the leadership of CEO Brent Walters, NavSav’s trajectory has been nothing short of impressive. The company has soared to new heights, recently advancing 10 places to rank #54 in the Insurance Journal’s top 100 Insurance Agencies in North America – a remarkable ascent from its debut position at #99 in 2020. Such a leap is a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation at NavSav Insurance. 

The company has consistently been acknowledged for its commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive work environment. For the second consecutive year, NavSav Insurance has been recognized by Great Place to Work and has also been celebrated as the best place for working parents. These accolades reflect the company’s dedication to creating a nurturing and supportive workplace, emphasizing the well-being and growth of its employees.

As NavSav Insurance embarks on this new chapter with Safeguard Insurance Pros, CEO Brent Walters expresses unwavering optimism, stating, “This is just the beginning for NavSav. The future is promising, and we are ready to soar even higher with Safeguard Insurance Pros.”  Additions of agency’s like Safeguard Insurance Pros reinforces NavSav’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and community.

USA, March 12, 2024

NavSav Insurance Names  New CFO Trevor Bland: "A Vision for the Future."

Beaumont, Texas March 12, 2024 – In a strategic move towards its continued expansion, NavSav Insurance, announces the promotion of Trevor Bland to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Bland’s appointment is a testament to his impactful leadership within the finance landscape for NavSav. His vision for the future was showcased in his previous role as Vice President of Finance with NavSav, leading CEO, Brent Walters to promote Bland to this pivotal role.

Trevor brings a comprehensive portfolio of core skills and experience that aligns perfectly with NavSav’s ambitious growth objectives. His career has been distinguished by his ability to effectively communicate complex financial strategies in planning, forecasting, and strategic meetings, ensuring all stakeholders are aligned with the company’s vision. Early in his career, Bland was instrumental in financial planning and analysis for Allstate, serving as the primary financial liaison to high-level executives such as the Chief Information Security Officer and the Claims Chief Information Officer. Most recently at NavSav, Trevor has focused on continuous improvement of Mergers and Acquisitions strategies and the execution of monthly financial processes, emphasizing actionable analytics, root-cause, and cost-benefit analysis to support decision-making.

Bland’s leadership skills have flourished through his involvement with multiple implementation projects and cross-departmental teams, aimed at developing actionable results-driven processes. His adept use of analytics and advanced financial modeling has enabled him to create strategies based on rigorous analysis, playing a key role in all Mergers and Acquisitions.

Since joining NavSav, Bland has played a critical role in the company’s exponential growth.  From identifying acquisition opportunities to managing financial outcomes,  Bland has managed a nearly 260% increase in agency count and 276% increase in revenue growth by acquisition in just two short years.  Trevor’s early influence contributing to NavSav’s achievement of half a billion in premium. His innovative approach to mergers and acquisitions has been key to NavSav’s ability to become one of the fastest-growing insurance entities in North America.

In his role as CFO, Bland is set to oversee NavSav’s entire financial landscape, driving the company through a period of unprecedented growth. “Trevor’s deep expertise in financial management and strategic planning makes him an invaluable asset to our team. His leadership comes at a pivotal time for NavSav as we continue to build on our momentum and explore new opportunities for expansion,” said CEO, Brent Walters. The company’s recent ascent in the Insurance Journal’s top 100 Insurance agencies in North America, alongside accolades for its workplace culture, highlights its robust growth trajectory and commitment to excellence.

Top 50
USA, January 9, 2024

NavSav Recognized #27 of Top 50 PL Leaders​

NavSav Insurance is thrilled to announce that it has been recognized as one of the 2023 Top 50 Personal Lines Leaders in the United States by Insurance Journal Magazine. This prestigious accolade is a testament to NavSav’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to providing top-notch personal lines insurance services to clients across the nation.

The Insurance Journal Magazine’s special feature, which highlights leaders from their Top 100 Property/Casualty Independent Agencies list, showcases the industry’s foremost agencies and brokerages. These elite organizations are selected based on their personal lines property/casualty revenue numbers from the year 2022.

NavSav Insurance is honored to have made this esteemed Top 50 list for the second consecutive year, climbing one spot to rank at an impressive #27. This recognition reflects NavSav’s continued growth and unwavering commitment to providing exceptional insurance solutions to its clients.

Brent Walters, CEO of NavSav Insurance, expressed his gratitude and excitement about this achievement, saying, “We are immensely proud to be named among the 2023 Personal Lines Leaders in the US by Insurance Journal Magazine. This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our team and the trust our clients place in us to navigate their savings. NavSav Insurance is committed to delivering top-tier personal lines insurance services, and we are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts.”

Founded with a vision to redefine the insurance industry, NavSav Insurance has experienced exponential growth, solidifying its position as one of the fastest-growing insurance agencies in North America, continuing to “shake up insurance”. This recognition is a reflection of the company’s hard work, innovation, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

NavSav Insurance remains steadfast in its mission to provide superior personal lines insurance solutions, tailored to the unique needs of its clients. As the company continues to grow and innovate, it looks forward to serving its clients with the same dedication and integrity that has brought it to the forefront of the industry.

Kyle Harrison
USA, December 18, 2023

Kyle Harrison Becomes Territory Sales Leader​

We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in the career of one of our dedicated team members. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Kyle Harrison on his well-deserved promotion to the role of Territory Sales Leadership at NavSav!

Over the years, Kyle has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication, outstanding leadership qualities, and an unwavering commitment to our company’s success. His passion for our products, relentless drive, and ability to foster strong relationships with both clients and colleagues have been invaluable assets to our team.

In his new role as Territory Sales Leader, Kyle will play a pivotal part in driving growth and expanding our market presence within his designated territory. He will be responsible for leading and mentoring a team of sales professionals, developing strategic sales plans, and ensuring the delivery of exceptional customer experiences.

Kyle’s leadership journey at Navsav is a testament to hard work, dedication, and the pursuit of excellence. We are excited about the contributions he will make in his new role and the continued success he will bring to our company.

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USA, December 18, 2023

Carrie Babij of NavSav Private Client Secures Prestigious 2023 JoAnn Heltibridle Award  ​

Exemplary Service and Dedication Recognized by Industry Leaders  

Carrie Babij of NavSav Private Client is honored to receive the distinguished 2023 JoAnn Heltibridle Award at The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) Summit. This accolade is a testament to the exceptional customer service and client-centric approach delivered by Carrie.   

 

The JoAnn Heltibridle Award is a highly esteemed recognition, bearing the name of JoAnn Heltibridle, a renowned personal insurance professional who tragically lost her life during the 9/11 attacks. JoAnn was widely recognized for her steadfast integrity and unparalleled commitment to clients. The PRMA takes pride in commemorating JoAnn by recognizing individuals who mirror the same virtues and attributes she displayed throughout her career. This prestigious award is dedicated to insurance professionals who are champions of client service excellence with an unwavering passion for the insurance industry.  

 

Carrie Babij’s unwavering commitment and dedication to her clientele is unmatched, making her an obvious choice for such a prestigious award.  Focusing on High Value clientele for the past 20 years, Babij created a service style of integrity, attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to understanding the unique needs of her exceptional clientele.  In 2022 Carrie sought a partnership by acquisition of her agency, Desert Insurance Solutions (DIS).   

 

NavSav Insurance was fortunate to acquire DIS and add Babij’s expertise in the High Value market to their National portfolio.  Carrie’s knowledge made her the natural choice to lead and expand the Private Client division for all of NavSav. The Private Client Division has two physical locations in both La Quinta, CA and Scottsdale, AZ.   Within these agencies, Carrie continues to inspire and educate her colleagues, ensuring they not only meet but exceed industry standards.  

 

Brent Walters, CEO of NavSav, commended Carrie for her achievement, stating, “This award is yet another testament to the outstanding service Carrie provides. Without a doubt, there is no individual more deserving of this prestigious recognition. Her deep understanding of risk, exposures and coverages are integral to the unwavering trust she has gained from her clients.”    

 

Carrie Babij is deeply honored to receive the 2023 JoAnn Heltibridle Award and is dedicated to continuing to uphold this legacy of excellence.  Her unwavering integrity and commitment to service will continue to propel her success for years to come.   

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USA, October 20, 2023

Operations Veteran, Kara Kraft Steps Back into SVP Role at Navsav

NavSav Insurance, one of the fastest-growing insurance agencies in North America, proudly announces the appointment of Kara Kraft as its new Senior Vice President of Operations. Kara, a distinguished leader with an outstanding background in operations, sales, and marketing, rejoins Navsav to continue propelling the company towards its bright future.

Kara Kraft began her career with Verizon at the age of 18, where she rapidly ascended through various roles, showcasing her innate talent for operational excellence. Her journey included serving as the Junior VP of Operations at an independent wireless firm before transitioning to the insurance industry. In 2009, she left a significant mark at a State Farm agency and later joined an Allstate agency where she assumed the role of Director of Marketing and Operations. There she significantly elevated the agency’s premium to over $74 million.

In 2019, Kara joined NavSav’s leadership where her impact was nothing short of transformative, particularly in the areas of acquisitions, retention, and growth. Her contributions led to NavSav’s explosive growth and early recognition as a top 100 Independent Insurance agency by the Insurance Journal.

In 2021, Kara joined YourPolicy, where her expertise enabled her to create a robust infrastructure that helped YourPolicy scale quickly and effectively. She built a team of talented professionals who shared her vision for excellence and helped ensure the company’s operational success with the highest level of service possible.

Today, Kara returns to NavSav, with her unparalleled track record assuring NavSav’s continued path to excellence and transformative innovation. She is a collaborative leader with a talent for identifying opportunities for growth and improvement. Her dedication to achieving industry-leading results is matched only by her unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service and value to her clients and colleagues alike.

CEO Brent Walters states, “We’re ecstatic to welcome Kara back. Her competence, drive, and proven leadership make her an invaluable asset. Our team is looking forward to achieving newer heights with her leadership.

NavSav Insurance Reaches Half a Billion in Premium & Ascends in Top 100
USA, October 6, 2023

NavSav Insurance Reaches Half a Billion in Premium & Ascends in Top 100

Building the bright and boundless future of NavSav Insurance.

NavSav Insurance, one of the fastest-growing insurance agencies in North America, is proud to announce a significant milestone of reaching a half billion in premium. This monumental achievement is a testament to NavSav’s impressive growth trajectory and the bright future that lies ahead.

“Reaching half a billion in premium is not just a marker of our success, but a testament to the dedication, hard work, and commitment of our incredible team. Our employees have been the driving force behind every achievement, and I am eternally grateful for their passion and commitment,” said Brent Walters, CEO of NavSav Insurance. “This is just the beginning for NavSav. The future is promising, and we are ready to soar even higher.”

NavSav Insurance has also ascended 10 spots this year, reaching #54 in the Insurance Journal’s top 100 Insurance agencies in North America.  This is an impressive climb of 45 positions since the company debuted at #99 in 2020.  

In addition to this notable accomplishment, NavSav Insurance continues to garner accolades and recognition within the industry. The company was recently recognized by Great Place to Work and was honored as the best place for working parents, both for the second consecutive year.  NavSav is dedicated to the culture of its employees and to their valued clients. Together, we are building a legacy marked by integrity, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to those they serve.

Walters said of these newest achievements, “As NavSav Insurance propels into the future, our vision remains clear: to redefine the standards of the insurance industry and consistently strive for unparalleled excellence.”  NavSav has made incredible strides in such a short time and is excited to see more of the bright and boundless future of NavSav Insurance.

Ryan holbrook senior vice president controller.
USA, June 13, 2023

NavSav Insurance welcomes Ryan Holbrook as the NEW Senior Vice President Controller

We are excited to announce our new SVP Controller, Ryan Holbrook.  Ryan hails from Michigan and attended Alma College, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting, before moving on to earn his Certified Public Accounting certification along with several insurance specific designations. He comes to Navsav with a background in Accounting specific to insurance and we are thrilled to welcome him as the new leader of the accounting team.  Holbrook has earned multiple designations including, the Chartered Property Casualty Underwritier (CPCU) from the Insurance Institute of America, the Associate Reinsurance Accounting (ARe) also from the Insurance Institute of America, along with the Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) and a certification of Associate in Reinusrance Administration from the Life Office Management Association. 

Ryan has spent 18 years in the accounting, finance, and insurance industries. He began his career as an auditor in public accounting for Maner Costerisan before moving on to Farm Bureau Insurance Company, and then Emergent Holdings Inc. He has held a variety of financial leadership positions, with continued focus in the insurance industry.   As the new SVP Controller, Ryan will take lead on financial reporting, budgeting, taxes, cash operations, treasury, internal controls, reinsurance placement, M&A activities and more for NavSav Corporate. 

Ryan is passionate about developing and working with great teams, especially within the business sphere of insurance and accounting. He believes in strong leadership, while listening to each team member and their concerns and effectively communicating to come up with logical, efficient, and pragmatic solutions. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys volunteer coaching youth sports, golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family.

We welcome Ryan Holbrook to the NavSav family and look forward to accomplishing great things together.   

 

MEET OUR TEAM
USA, July 11, 2023

NavSav Insurance Acquires Top Talent for Commercial Expansion

USA, July 11, 2023 – NavSav Insurance, one of the fastest growing insurance agencies in North America is thrilled to announce the recent expansion of its commercial team with the addition of three highly accomplished professionals, Automotive & Dealer Practice Leader, Mike McCoy, Commercial Account Executive Jeremy Messick and Commercial Account Executive Sarah Smith. This strategic move reflects NavSav Insurance’s commitment to providing exceptional service and expertise to its commercial clients. Collectively they will add over 50 years of experience to the commercial team.

 

NavSav Insurance has consistently demonstrated its dedication to delivering innovative insurance solutions and exceptional customer service. The addition of these new team members reinforces the company’s position as an industry leader and further enhances its ability to meet the evolving needs of businesses across various sectors. 

“We are thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to our commercial team at NavSav Insurance,” said Brent Walters, CEO of NavSav Insurance. “Their collective expertise and commitment to excellence align perfectly with our company’s core values. By expanding our team, we aim to strengthen our ability to meet the diverse insurance needs of businesses, while continuing to provide outstanding service and comprehensive coverage options.”

The addition of these three new team members will reinforce NavSav Insurance’s capacity to provide innovative and tailored insurance solutions to businesses of all sizes. With their extensive industry knowledge, the team is well-equipped to navigate the complex landscape of commercial insurance and assist clients in protecting their assets and managing risk effectively.

For information about this and other NavSav news please contact us at news@navsav.com

MATT JAMES
USA, April 24, 2023

James to oversee all personal and commercial sales operations as NavSav continues to grow.

USA, April 24, 2023 – NavSav Insurance is thrilled to announce the appointment of Matt James as the new Senior Vice President of Sales. With over 15+ years of leadership experience in insurance and financial services, James brings a wealth of expertise to NavSav.  “I could not imagine a more exciting and impactful time for Matt to join our leadership team,” said CEO, Brent Walters of the addition. “Matt has an exceptional focus for the customer-centric sales culture we are developing at NavSav Insurance. I know we will do great things together.”

James assumes the role of Senior Vice President of Sales today for both personal and commercial lines of business for all of NavSav. He will creatively drive all sales initiatives, most critical to the company’s growth and management. Matt’s previous experience is punctuated by multiple sales awards, leadership acknowledgments and countless successful initiatives. NavSav will thrive from his shared insights and assessment of opportunities for the company as they continue to chart a path forward.  

As a sales organization, NavSav remains focused on efficient and results-driven processes that will lead to long term sustainable growth.  Adaptation to the evolving workplace and creating team structures that will take NavSav to the next level, continues to be the focus of this fast growing company. “Matt has a passion for helping others achieve their potential, as evidenced by his successful leadership of more than decade + at Allstate,” said John Uminski, COO at NavSav,  “He will bring this same energy and drive to his new role at NavSav Insurance, where he will be responsible for leading our sales teams to extraordinary new heights.”   

NavSav continues to expand across the US with a new wave of acquisitions this quarter and furthers plans for announcing expanded markets coming this May. Please join us in welcoming Matt James to the NavSav Insurance family. We look forward to the energy and expertise he will bring to our expanding organization. 

For information about this and other NavSav Insurance news please contact us at news@navsav.com

 

New coo john uminski.
USA, March 29, 2023

NavSav Insurance acquires top talent for new COO role

Veteran leader, John Uminski named as new Chief Operating Officer

USA, March 29, 2023 – NavSav Insurance is thrilled to announce the addition of John Uminski as its Chief Operating Officer.  John comes to NavSav with his expansive career of 25+ years at The Fortune Top 100 company Allstate. His experience has ranged from leadership roles in sales, claims and general management and marked by consistent achievement in those roles across the country. Uminski takes helm of NavSav’s National operations and continued rapid expansion across the United States.  “We are excited to gain this action-oriented leader with a track record for driving profitable long-term growth,” said CEO, Brent Walters of Uminski.  “NavSav is positioned for remarkable expansion in the coming years and we know we will achieve great things together.” 

John’s insurance career began in claims, serving in numerous roles ranging from the frontlines of service to leadership. He then added to his journey experience in Human Resources where he recruited exclusive agency owners and financial specialists.  His path eventually led him to join the sales organization where he climbed the leadership ranks and quickly became the Regional Sales Director for Texas. Uminski’s- team later won back to back Masters Championships for the first time ever in Allstate’s history and won numerous awards including the prestigious Key Leader award a remarkable, ten times. 

Most recently, in 2021 John became Senior Vice President of Household Sales for National General. In this role he was responsible for driving growth through developing new business opportunities. In that role he led the countrywide initiatives and regional strategies guiding the implementation of one brand. That initiative successfully integrated three independent sales organizations into one cohesive team.  

Today, Uminski steps into his key role with NavSav Insurance assuming all national operational responsibilities most critical to the company’s growth and management. John’s proven ability to navigate dynamic business environments and develop leadership will shape the future of NavSav.  

John’s insurance career began in claims, serving in numerous roles ranging from the frontlines of service to leadership. He then added to his journey experience in Human Resources where he recruited exclusive agency owners and financial specialists.  His path eventually led him to join the sales organization where he climbed the leadership ranks and quickly became the Regional Sales Director for Texas. Uminski’s- team later won back to back Masters Championships for the first time ever in Allstate’s history and won numerous awards including the prestigious Key Leader award a remarkable, ten times. 

Most recently, in 2021 John became Senior Vice President of Household Sales for National General. In this role he was responsible for driving growth through developing new business opportunities. In that role he led the countrywide initiatives and regional strategies guiding the implementation of one brand. That initiative successfully integrated three independent sales organizations into one cohesive team.  

Today, Uminski steps into his key role with NavSav Insurance assuming all national operational responsibilities most critical to the company’s growth and management. John’s proven ability to navigate dynamic business environments and develop leadership will shape the future of NavSav.  

“Reaching half a billion in premium is not just a marker of our success, but a testament to the dedication, hard work, and commitment of our incredible team. Our employees have been the driving force behind every achievement, and I am eternally grateful for their passion and commitment,” said Brent Walters, CEO of NavSav Insurance. “This is just the beginning for NavSav. The future is promising, and we are ready to soar even higher.”

NavSav Insurance has also ascended 10 spots this year, reaching #54 in the Insurance Journal’s top 100 Insurance agencies in North America.  This is an impressive climb of 45 positions since the company debuted at #99 in 2020.  

In addition to this notable accomplishment, NavSav Insurance continues to garner accolades and recognition within the industry. The company was recently recognized by Great Place to Work and was honored as the best place for working parents, both for the second consecutive year.  NavSav is dedicated to the culture of its employees and to their valued clients. Together, we are building a legacy marked by integrity, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to those they serve.

Walters said of these newest achievements, “As NavSav Insurance propels into the future, our vision remains clear: to redefine the standards of the insurance industry and consistently strive for unparalleled excellence.”  NavSav has made incredible strides in such a short time and is excited to see more of the bright and boundless future of NavSav Insurance.

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