Agency Intelligence

Agency Intelligence


Agency intelligence podcast, is your top insurance podcast with two unique series that let you hear from and learn from both agency owners and industry influencers. Agents Influence is your weekly guide to the latest and greatest thought leaders the industry has to offer. Agency Intelligence covers real data from real agents in real agencies.

In this episode of Agency Intelligence podcast, host Jason Cass interviews Zach Mefferd, Co-Founder at ZipBonds and Coverage Direct. Zach talks about his passion for cars and explains how ZipBonds aims to help both consumers and agents.

Episode Highlights:

  • Zach mentions that he is an iPhone user. (2:48)
  • Zach shares about parenting with his two kids. (3:03) 
  • Zach explains why he hates to lose. (4:21)  
  • Zach shares more about his background. (5:17) 
  • Zach mentions leaving Chicago to move to Iowa. (9:21) 
  • Zach shares about his passion for cars. (10:07) 
  • Zach explains why he named his company Coverage Direct. (13:48) 
  • Zach explains the difference between commercial and contract bonds. (18:35)  
  • Zach talks about ZipBonds and the benefits to agents and consumers. (24:27) 
  • Zach talks about watching Squid Game. (28:32)
  • Zach mentions that he is currently reading Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. (29:29)

Key Quotes:

  • “What I primarily focus on now was really just a product of us running at problems. That’s what we talk about all the time. We don’t shy away from them. And if we can’t figure out a solution for it, we figure that others probably have the same problem and so we go try to try to fix those.” – Zach Mefferd
  • “I think if it’s something that you have any sort of discomfort in, you can think through a better solution just like I said, run at it, you know, figure it out, do that, provide value to the space and you know, everybody wins.” – Zach Mefferd
  • “Coverage Direct represents the independent insurance agency channel and actually selling coverage not insurance, that’s a difference.” – Zach Mefferd 

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