Jake Timmins, RT Specialty
Senior vice president
Jake Timmins credits his mother with inspiring him to get into insurance. “I grew up in a blue-collar small town, and my mom – a broker in the recycling industry – was a tremendous mentor to me,” he says. “She often brought me along to work dinners, and those experiences fueled my desire to get into the business.”
After studying insurance at Illinois State University’s Katie School of Insurance, Timmins began his career at Westrope, which RT Specialty acquired in 2013. Early on, he learned the ropes through the guidance of mentors on a large property team at RT before creating his own property team in 2018. In its first year, the team wrote more than $14 million in premium. In 2019, Timmins doubled his book, and he is on pace to finish 2020 with nearly $50 million in premium.