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    Brightway Insurance Celebrates $900 Million Milestone and Employees Who Helped Make it Possible

    Mar 2, 2022

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    Brightway Insurance, the company that began franchising in 2008 and invented the “you sell, we service” insurance agency business model, celebrates reaching $900 million in annualized written premium.

    With 318 franchises in 32 states, the Brightway team and its franchisees plan to build on this momentum to top $1 billion this year.

    Brightway’s rapid growth is the result of dedicated franchise partners and a company culture focused on helping franchisees reach their fullest potential. Recognizing employee contributions to franchisee success, the Brightway leadership team awarded three teammates with the distinction of Employees of the Year from a pool of eligible employees nominated by their peers and managers.

    The 2021 Brightway Employees of the Year are:

    • Bri Barron, Operations Manager, recognized for her commitment to building a world-class Contact Center.
    • Blake Burdett, Accounting Manager, recognized for his dedication to innovation in Accounts Payable and Payroll, and the implementation of a new Accounting system in 2021.
    • Jacqueline Stanley, Program Manager, recognized for her leadership in driving Project Management efficiency throughout the organization.

    “Our team members support Agency Owners and Producers by providing seamless back-office support. In doing this, we empower our Agents to spend the time necessary to provide each customer with customized coverage for their unique needs,” said Mark Cantin, Brightway’s President and CEO. “We are proud of our franchisees whose hard work and dedication have grown this book to $900 million, and of our team members who work tirelessly behind the scenes to support their success.”

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    About Brightway Insurance

    Established in 2008, Brightway grew to become one of the largest privately owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with over 300 franchises in 29 states and $900 million in annual premium. Recently, Brightway’s success led to private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities.

    Brightway produces winning outcomes for franchisees and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support. This winning model allows agents and producers to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their business.