ENCINO, Calif., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Answer Financial®, one of the largest auto and home insurance agencies in the U.S., today announced a new member to its executive team. Effective immediately, Jey Wagner will head up the Human Resources department nationally and report directly to CEO and President, Rob Slingerland. Wagner is returning to the company as the Vice President of Human Resources, with responsibilities including associate relations, recruitment and retention, the Community Answer volunteer program, payroll and benefits administration, regulatory compliance and associate development.
"We are fortunate to have Jey on Answer's executive team," said Slingerland. "He is a highly skilled leader with over 25 years of experience in organizational performance improvement as well as direct experience here at Answer back in 2006. As we innovate with new insurance solutions and continue our expansion into the mobile space, we've committed to hiring the brightest and most talented individuals. Jey's expertise will be crucial in identifying the right talent and giving them an opportunity to bring their ideas to life, grow as professionals, and influence the company's ongoing success."
Prior to Answer, Wagner also served as an HR Executive within the Airline, Consumer Products, and Technology industries. In his most recent position as a Global Professional Development Executive with Dale Carnegie Training, he delivered world-class Leadership, Human Relations, and Team Performance programs. Wagner is a seasoned public speaker and has delivered expertise advice on retention and success planning for the Microsoft Convergence Conference, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and several others.
Wagner is a veteran of the United States Air Force and the California Air National Guard. He has earned a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne.
"It's wonderful to join Answer during an exciting time of growth and advancement in the insurance comparison shopping space," said Wagner. "I look forward to leading the company's commitment to grow its top-notch team of talent."
To view Answer's open positions or apply online, visit www.AnswerFinancial.com/Careers. Comprehensive benefits are available to employees including day-one health, dental and vision insurance, matched 401K, and tuition reimbursement.
About Answer Financial® Inc.
Answer Financial, through its agencies Insurance Answer Center and Right Answer Insurance, is one of the largest independent personal lines agency operations in the nation, providing auto and home insurance policies directly to consumers and through a broad network of marketing partners. Answer Financial serves the growing segment of self-directed consumers searching for the best way to save money on insurance by providing one easy place to shop, compare, and buy insurance. By leveraging technology and partnerships with top-rated insurers including sister company, Esurance, Answer Financial can provide real-time comparison rates for virtually every consumer. Customers can purchase online or over the phone with the guidance of an insurance expert. Answer Financial is a member of the Allstate family of companies.
Answer Financial(R) Inc. offers insurance products and services through its insurance agency licensed affiliate Insurance Answer Center, LLC (California License # 0B99714); in New York as Insurance Answer Center, LLC, an Insurance Agency; in Michigan as Insurance Answer Center, LLC, an Insurance Agency; and in Missouri as Answer Financial. Answer Financial affiliated agencies are not insurance companies, but act as agents for certain insurance companies. Answer Financial's affiliate Right Answer Insurance Agency, LLC (CA License #0H52358) operates as an insurance broker in California and an agent in all other states. Answer Financial is paid commissions and may receive other performance-based compensation for its services. The compensation received by Answer Financial and its employees may vary by insurance company. Not all insurance products and services are available in all states. Rates are subject to change.
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SOURCE Answer Financial Inc.