Employee Spotlight – For Mackenzie Carver, it was easy to follow in her family’s footsteps
When Mackenzie Carver, Large Commercial Underwriter, was 4 years old, she began attending insurance conferences with her dad. She remembers competing in sandcastle contests, ice cream by the pool, and souvenirs when her father traveled for work. For her, insurance was always a cool industry. As she learned more about the business of insurance in college and during an internship, … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Nicole Miller Knows the Importance of the Human in Human Resources
Kinesiology is the scientific study of body movement, including physiological, biomechanical, and psychological movement and how it impacts health and wellbeing. On the surface, a degree in kinesiology doesn’t appear to be related to a job in Human Resources, but Nicole Miller, HR Generalist at Velocity Risk Underwriters, found a way to combine her passion both in and out of … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Jonovan Jordan – Lifelong Love of Insurance Began Because of a Car
We are all motivated by different factors, and when you’re a young college graduate, looking for your first job, and a recruiter tells you that the job comes with a company car, you might be interested. That’s just what happened to Jonovan Jordan, Director of Personal Lines Claims, when he started his insurance career more than 15 years ago.
Jonovan … Read More
Velocity’s Carson Herron loves change, adventure and building lasting relationships
Carson Herron, Underwriting Assistant, grew up near the eastern shores of North Carolina, and when it came time to choose a university, he wanted a change of scenery. Appalachian State University seemed the perfect choice: close to family, a great investment in education and one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.
Carson’s early focus at the university was … Read More
Employee spotlight – Emily Henderson, VP of Systematized Risk
When asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up,” most of us would not ponder between actress or math teacher, but those were the directions Emily Henderson, VP of Systematized Risk at Velocity Risk Underwriters, LLC, had in front of her as she began her college career at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Her … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Cultures are built around people like Katie O’Neil
Few people start their insurance careers at age 16. Katie O’Neil, Territory Sales Manager for Florida’s west coast and tri-county area, took advantage of a high school training program and has been passionate about the business ever since. She was the youngest student in her licensing class and was fully licensed at age 18, beginning a 25-year career on the … Read More
Employee Spotlight – It’s all in the details for Mary Beth Walls
Mary Beth Walls, Underwriter, knows that she’s conscientious, accurate, precise and detail-oriented, and she has the results to prove it. Not only does she love personality assessments, she knows the results of her co-workers’ assessments and uses that knowledge to help guide her to be a better partner in her role as underwriter at Velocity Risk Underwriters.
Before joining Velocity, … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Rob Rice takes 1,000 pieces of data and paints a beautiful picture
Rob Rice is one of Velocity Risk Underwriter’s Senior Claims Data Analysts, and he loves data! If you enjoy the satisfaction of finishing a 1,000-piece puzzle, you’ll understand the thrill Rob feels when he can take complicated data and let it tell a story that anyone can understand.
After Rob graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Velocity Risk Underwriters offers Siddharth Virkud an opportunity for adventure
Few insurance professionals begin to think about a career in insurance as undergraduates. Siddharth Virkud was no different. He had an aptitude for math and science and plotted a course in civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It wasn’t long before he realized he didn’t want to spend his life designing roads and bridges but was drawn … Read More