Cummings, Beard Join Answer Financial

July 29, 2015

Allstate’s online auto and home insurance agency Answer Financial has added two insurance professionals to its leadership team.

Brendan Cummings joins Answer as the director of Business Development to build partnerships with carriers. Through Answer, a carrier’s customers can compare rates and ratings for the 20+ insurers on Answer’s platform and buy the plan of their choice online.

Cummings brings 18 years of business development experience within the insurance industry as the vice president of Business Development with NGI, a national insurance marketing firm, and Insureon, an online agency for micro-business insurance. He also held business development roles with Safeco Insurance Co., Superior Access, The Hartford, GRX Technologies and

Steve Beard joins Answer Financial as the new director of Carrier Relations and Development to build and expand relationships with insurance carriers on Answer’s platform.

Beard brings 20 years of insurance experience, including 10 years with Answer Financial’s sister company, Esurance, where he managed channel relationships before moving into a sales director position. He also has prior experience with Erie Insurance, managing a territory of local independent agencies.

Source: Answer Financial

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