Host Dustyne Bryant, CIC, CISR, MBA, talks with Aaron Gordon, CAPI, CCIC, of Gordon Companies Insurance Services to discuss what it’s like as a rising millennial in the insurance industry. Aaron is a second-generation insurance professional working to merge his parent’s “boutique-style” insurance agency with modern insurance technology for the first time. He’s finding success everywhere he turns but has found recently that the hiring pool of available qualified insurance professionals is quite murky. Aaron discusses the difficulty he has had with hiring while Dustyne explores whether the CISR High School Program and University Associate Programs offered by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, might be the solution to this growing industry struggle.
About Our Guest:
Aaron Gordon is an Outsourced Risk Manager and Insurance Agent with expertise in Property and Casualty Insurance, Risk Management Consulting, and Captive Management. Representing the second generation, he serves as Vice President in his family’s boutique Insurance Agency and Consulting Firm, Gordon Companies (I. David Gordon Associates Inc.) which has been providing Insurance and Risk Management Services coupled with top quality customer service for over 50 years. Over the past 10+ years, he has worked with High Net Worth Individuals, Medical Providers, Jewelers, Real Estate Developers, and a variety of Small Businesses within the insurance industry. Some typical clients include Government Contractors, Large Medical Centers, Aging Care Facilities, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Large Wholesale and Retail Jewelers as well as New Your Real Estate Professionals. Aaron received his Bachelor’s degree from the Sym Syms School of Business and is a licensed Property/Casualty Broker in New York and over 40 states across the US. In 2018 Aaron received the CAPI (Certified Advisor Personal Insurance) designation through the Wharton School and Chubb. In 2020, received the CCIC (Cyber COPE Insurance Certification) designation through Carnegie Mellon and Chubb. He is one of only 4 insurance advisors worldwide with these two designations. Aaron lives in Queens, New York with his wife Michelle and 4 children (3 daughters and 1 son).