Gary’s career spans 29 years. He entered the insurance industry in Sacramento with an MGA: Hoyt/Petersen & Company. During his tenure, Gary was instrumental in helping to establish their nationwide Moving and Storage program. In 1996, TransGuard Insurance Company purchased Hoyt/ Petersen. At TransGuard, Gary was responsible for a nationwide specialty program for Owner Operator Independent Truck Drivers. In 1999, Gary joined Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies to lead a group tasked with developing and implementing an Internet-based policy management and underwriting system. He joined RIC in 2001 where he developed BOP, Commercial Automobile and Commercial Package products for RIC’s Allstate wholesale platform. Gary was instrumental in bringing the Everest National Workers’ Compensation relationship, the RIC Insurance and Louis T. Mastos & Associates acquisitions, and the Access State Fund Program to current ownership.
Gary obtained his B.S. Degree in Finance and Accounting in 1991 from California State University-Sacramento. Gary and his wife Celeste have four sons and a daughter and reside in Santa Rosa, California.