Alka Manaktala, IOA INSURANCE SERVICES
Vice president, restaurant group
IOA INSURANCE SERVICES
An IOA Producer of the Year in 2017 and IBA Top Producer every year since 2017, Alka Manaktala is a former Burger King franchisee who has more than 25 years of experience in quick-service and fine dining restaurants. In her previous job at a large national brokerage, Manaktala was one of the top 10 producers in 2013, and then the top producer out of 375 producers the following year.
Manaktala’s client portfolio includes such names as Wendy’s, Panera Bread, Subway, Buffalo Wild Wings and many other restaurants, for which she arranges coverage for P&C, workers’ compensation and employment practices liability.
“My key strategy to growing my book of business is taking excellent care of my current clients and then requesting they refer me to their business associates and friends,” Manaktala says. “I service my existing clients with the same dedication and focus I used to win their account in the first place.”