TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Integrity announces the promotion of seasoned sales professional, Justin Waters, CPCU, to the position of Vice President of Sales. Waters has assumed responsibility for the company’s field sales, internal sales and agency management teams. He is tasked with helping his employees further deepen American Integrity’s relationship with preferred independent agency partners throughout Florida, and expand the company’s share of wallet in the market.
In his most recent role as Sales Director at American Integrity, Waters led a team of four external sales managers, working with each to develop and execute sales strategies specific to their territories. He also was responsible for recruiting and training new sales managers, equipping them with the industry knowledge and relationship building techniques necessary for them to nurture successful relationships with their appointed agents.
“I am confident that, with Justin at the helm of our sales team, we are strategically positioned to continue our growth and profitability,” said Bob Ritchie, President and CEO. “Justin’s proven record of building profitable and strong relationships with preferred agents, and his ability to mentor other sales professionals, makes him the ideal choice to lead our sales team.”
Waters is one of the company’s longest tenured employees, having started with American Integrity as an Accountant in 2008, one year after the company’s inception, while completing his B.S. in Economics from the University of South Florida. He then became an accomplished part of the Sales team, where he has continued to grow his sales and leadership acumen. Waters obtained the prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, a distinction earned by fewer than two percent of all P&C insurance professionals.
“I am truly honored and humbled to become American Integrity’s Vice President of Sales,” said Waters. “I met Bob Ritchie before the company even came to fruition. I believed in Bob and his vision for what was to become American Integrity. It has been nothing short of incredible to watch American Integrity grow this past decade, while adhering to its core values, and I look forward to helping our company achieve even greater success in the years to come.”
Waters’ promotion is a demonstration of American Integrity’s commitment to cultivating talent from within. It’s also a reflection of a period of significant growth for American Integrity. In 2016, the company grew its customer base by over 35 percent throughout Florida. Additionally, it has recently launched two new products – umbrella and a standalone golf cart policy – with several more products currently under development.
About American Integrity Insurance Group (American Integrity)
American Integrity Insurance, the fifth largest Florida domiciled residential property insurer, has in excess of 250,000 customers and is represented by more than 900 independent agents. The Tampa-based company offers sound and comprehensive property insurance solutions, including traditional home insurance and coverage for vacant homes, condominiums, manufactured homes and dwelling fire policies. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.aiicfl.com, call 866-968-8390, or connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Instagram.