LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Portfolio, one of the nation’s leading reinsurance program managers, is proud to announce that Ryan Hanlon, National Reinsurance Specialist, has been recognized in Agent Entrepreneur magazine’s “40 Under 40” survey and feature article on young leaders in the industry. The magazine is the leading publication for independent automotive finance and insurance professional agents.
Steve Burke, Portfolio’s founder and Chief Executive of Sales, observes, “Ryan is a special talent who brings passion and energy to his role as National Reinsurance Specialist. He understands the business thoroughly and works equally well with dealers, agents, and our administrative offices. He is vital to closing new business across the nation. I could not be happier having him on our business development team. He is worthy of this recognition.”
Hanlon commented on the news of being selected. “First I want to thank Tony Troussov of Automotive Development Group (ADG) for nominating me. Working with professionals at ADG and similar agencies is one thing that motivates me to raise the bar on my own performance expectations. And I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank the Portfolio leadership team- Steve Burke and the regional Managing Directors, Graye Wolfe, Mark Geweke and Greg Hoffman- who have given me my opportunity to succeed in this dynamic marketplace.”
The call for nominees and review of them by the magazine’s editorial staff took place over several months this summer. It was recommended that nominations be submitted by a professional in the industry who has direct experience working with the person. The nominees would then be evaluated based on their accomplishments, their interviews, and standing in the industry.
Over 100 nominees were submitted for consideration. “The process of weeding through all the nominations and getting to that final 40 was an incredible challenge. We are all part of an industry that strives to meet whatever obstacle is thrown its way and is comprised of individuals willing to do whatever it takes to keep up with its ever-evolving landscape,” said Kate Spatafora, Senior Production Manager.