The Ryan Hanley Show

The Ryan Hanley Show


Through interviews, stories, and research, Ryan Hanley examines how insurance professionals reach peak performance in life and business. Why subscribe to The Ryan Hanley Show? CURIOSITY. I’m curious about how people get better at the business of insurance. I’m curious about how people find meaning in their life. I’m curious about how people overcome obstacles (most notably the ones they put in front of themselves). I’m curious about life, our planet, aliens, drugs, money, government, and a million other things and over the course of the life of this podcast, we're going to try and examine them all. If you’re curious too, then you're in the right place.

Hosted By

Hosted By

Ryan Hanley

This is a special multi-guest episode of The Ryan Hanley Show with a “Who’s Who” lineup of technology power players including Steve Anderson, CEO of Catalyit, Peter MacDonald, Co-Founder & CEO of Wunderite, and Andrew Wynn, Co-Founder & CEO of Ascend.

We get after all things independent insurance agents and technology.

You don’t want to miss this episode…

Episode Highlights:

  • Peter explains how they came up with the idea of talking about the future of insurance technology. (7:44)
  • Steve explains the Catalyit concept and what they do. (9:33)
  • Andrew introduces himself and what Ascend does. (12:10)
  • Peter shares his background and Wunderite’s concept. (14:17)
  • Steve discusses how technology is becoming more accessible to the general public. (17:53)
  • Peter believes that insurance agents have always had a perspective on customer service and that it has always been a high concern for agencies. (24:46)
  • Andrew discusses his thought process for launching his own company. (29:07)
  • Peter mentions that their company’s health insurance was recently changed this year and how technology was integrated into the sales demonstration. (36:38)
  • According to Andrew, they wanted to create a solution that was more than just premium finance and gave a much better customer experience. (45:07)
  • Peter explains how he came up with the idea for Wunderite. (47:36)
  • Peter talks about the need for an ecosystem to support the tools that we want as agents. (1:02:00)

Key Quotes:

  • “It’s not about technology, it’s about meeting the customer where they want to be.” – Steve Anderson
  • “The future of InsurTech is really about empowering independent agents.” – Peter MacDonald
  • “We wanted to build a product that delivers that better customer experience, while staying competitive on the rate.” – Andrew Wynn

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