Aun Japanwala (pictured) was well on his way to a career in law when an opportunity in insurance came calling. After completing a paralegal program at Seneca College, he discovered that there weren’t many openings in this field, so he started looking for other jobs where his legal experience would also be applicable. Japanwala’s cousin happened to work as an underwriter for an insurance company, and suggested that he apply for a sales agent position in the industry, since it’s both recession-proof and on a path to continued growth.
“I worked on the insurance company side as an agent and became an underwriter,” said Japanwala, today a commercial insurance broker at Lyon & Butler. “After doing personal lines for a couple of years, commercial lines started to pique my interest, so I started to reach out to some of my friends who were commercial brokers. Once I reached out to one of my friends on LinkedIn, he actually got me into my current role at Lyon & Butler as a commercial producer.”
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