Helping you reach your potential
Our Leadership Team has an average of 32 years’ experience leading national insurance and financial services companies.
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David’s vision of how an agency “should” operate and serve customers has today resulted in an insurance agency unlike any other, delivering expert counsel and more choice. David is committed to Win, Win, Win outcomes for Brightway agents, customers and employees. David’s day-to-day role includes important work in mentoring the company’s future leaders and helping everyone achieve their personal potential.
Early in his career, Michael built and grew his own high-volume mortgage brokerage company. He brings that drive to his role as visionary leader at Brightway, helping to build future leaders and to build the system. Michael is instrumental in helping potential franchise partners better understand the business opportunity that Brightway presents and in helping to select the candidates who are best suited to reach their personal potential.
Talman brings more than 30 years’ property/casualty industry leadership with him to his role running the day-to-day operations at Brightway. A 25-year veteran of industry-leader Progressive, he has extensive background in all facets of carrier operations which makes him uniquely suited for his role. To recognize his strength of leadership and the resulting growth at Brightway, he was named an Ultimate CEO by the International Business Times.
Bob brings more than 30 years’ financial leadership experience, many of them in international franchising, to his role as Brightway CFO. This experience, combined with the experience of starting his own business, gives him a unique perspective to helping Brightway franchisees grow their business using a proven franchise model. In this role, Bob is responsible for helping Agency Owners better understand how their businesses are performing and developing and deploying tools to help them grow quickly and profitably.
Kris is responsible for delivering a world-class customer experience to our Agency Owners and customers. Her more than 30 years’ experience in property/casualty operations includes growing world-class call centers from start-up (6 people) to fully mature and thriving (6,000 people). Through her tenure with The Hartford, she wore many hats, giving her a well-rounded background that includes product development, pricing and underwriting, carrier management, Marketing and Distribution.
Leslie wears a number of hats at Brightway – leading the Marketing, Communications/PR, Social/Web, Franchise Development, Agency Development and Training teams. Prior to joining Brightway, she helped Progressive grow its brand through public relations and communications, leading those efforts at the company for 23 years. There, she was instrumental in building tools to help the more than 30,000 independent agents who represented that brand grow profitably. She brings that experience, along with another decade of experience in related fields, with her as she leads her teams in defining, defending and building the Brightway brand.