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Annexus: Your Innovative Annuities & Insurance Solutions Platform with Ron Shurts (Ep. 20)

Annexus: Your Innovative Annuities & Insurance Solutions Platform with Ron Shurts (Ep. 20)

Advisors, it’s no secret that the annuity industry has substantially grown this year. 

So what better month to discuss annuities than June, which is Annuity Awareness Month? 

In this episode, Jeremy Houser is joined by Ron Shurts, entrepreneur and co-founder of Annexus. Ron talks about his path into the financial industry while detailing how Annexus has expanded within the annuities and insurance field. This expansion has allowed the firm to be named the “Annuity Innovator of the Year” for three years in a row.

Ron discusses: 

  • His beginnings in the financial services arena and the challenges he faced during the process
  • How Annexus provides annuities and insurance solutions to advisors and their clients
  • The secret sauce that makes the company set the standard for the industry
  • Changes and projections for the Fixed Index Annuity (FIA) space
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Ron Shurts is an entrepreneur and the co-Founder of Annexus, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based company dedicated to designing and marketing innovative products that help people grow and protect their retirement savings. With his partner Don Dady, they’ve built a reputation for developing new business strategies and forging partnerships with industry thought leaders, leading insurance carriers Nationwide, Athene, and Securian, as well as some of the world’s largest investment banks, including J.P. Morgan, UBS, Zebra Capital Management, Barclays, Merrill Lynch, etc.

10. Centering your Business Relationships for Longevity with Steve Kerns

10. Centering your Business Relationships for Longevity with Steve Kerns

Becoming one of the respected insurance marketing advisory companies in the United States does not happen accidentally. Focusing on building relationships is key to success as an advisor and operating a successful organization.

In this episode, Jeremy Houser sits down with Steve Kerns, founder and president of InsurMark. They discuss Steve’s journey as an entrepreneur, the challenges of running a successful insurance distribution business, and how InsurMark has been able to stay profitable and continue to grow even during hard times.

Jeremy and Steve discuss: 

  • How a sandwich business played a critical role in entrepreneurial education which lead to the success of InsurMark
  • How InsurMark overcomes primary challenges by being rooted client-centered values
  • How to stay relevant and successful in a saturated market
  • What to be aware of in 2022 as a financial advisor
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Steve is a visionary and coach with a keen ability to spot industry and demographic trends. In 1983, he and his wife, Becky, founded InsurMark, which is known for its integrity, innovation, leadership and service. It is now a well-established and well-respected national insurance marketing organization with thousands of advisor-partners in all 50 states. He functions as our chief strategic officer, in addition to his responsibilities as President. Steve is also founding partner of LifeUSA, known today as Allianz, of The Annexus Group, Market Synergy Group, and Collabrix