Matthew Michaletz, Vice president of commercial operations, Kato Insurance Agency
This has been a very productive year for Matthew Michaletz. He became a partner at Kato Insurance Agency, where he was responsible for overseeing the data and personnel integration following a new agency purchase. He has also managed to maintain double-digit growth of his customer base every year while overseeing commercial lines. In addition, he was responsible for agency rebranding across digital and print sources, which included producing copy for the new website.
Michaletz’s advice for new producers entering the industry is to “gain extensive technical knowledge early” to be able to firmly plant a foot in this business. “Relationships are tough to break, especially when you are a 20-something competing against an agent who has been in the business for 20 years,” he says. “So don’t ‘quote’ new business – earn it.”
- Kato Insurance Agency
- 100 Warren Street, Suite 204 Mankato, MN 56001