N America News May 2017

NORTHAMERICANEWS / MAY 2017 155 , As an active producer with Underwriting Specialists, clients can enjoy several advantages of developing a productive relationship with the firm’s team. From industry experience to product knowledge andmore, the team is poised to support its clients’ success. A Preferred Resource for 35 Years For more than 35 years and counting, Underwriting Specialists Inc. has experienced and conformed to vast changes throughout the insurance industry, and has provided producers with valuable guidance and sound product solutions for their clients. With its years of expertise, producers can feel comfortable with our team behind them. “Our team is ready to get to work!” explains Richard ‘Rick’ Silva, President and Partner of the firm. “We are committed and strive to deliver the best service for our producers each and every day. From facilitating the licensing process for producers, to initiating product quotes and illustrations for clients, and supporting producers throughout the client sale process, our team is prepared to service the various case requirements of our hard- working agents. “We realize every client is a bit different and may require alternative product solutions to fit their individual circumstances. At Underwriting Specialists, we work closely with our producers to understand their client’s requirements and identify the proper product solutions to meet their needs. From a standard term policy to a more complicated requirement, we invite our producers to inquire with us, so that we can provide direction to the best available product options.” In addition to its sound team of professionals, the firm has also developed and maintain key strategic partnerships with top-notch organizations whose expertise enables Underwriting Specialists to expand and deliver even more product solutions. Rick himself has more than 40 years of experience in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry. He began his career in Met Life’s Management Development Program for returning Vietnam Era Vets. He successfully opened his own Agency and built it into a leading production organization with both American National & New England Life. After selling the Agency to a major Investment Company, Rick moved into Corporate Management. Over the next 25 years he successfully ran sales, marketing & distribution divisions of major carriers such as Chubb, Jefferson Pilot, Provident Mutual & Nationwide Financial. Rick opened a private practice in 2005 and quickly built a successful venture through multiple relationships with Attorneys and Accountants. In addition he was able to secure major endorsements from a number of Professional Business Associations in the Golf, Hotel, Restaurant & Small Business industries. Rick’s extensive experience working with both traditional and alternative distribution organizations such as CPA firms, Wire-houses, Major Producer Groups, and Industry Leading Producers has led him to redesign and restructure Underwriting Specialists’ forward-thinking strategy into a 21st Century production organization that will be unique in its market approach, and in the opportunities it will bring to its valued Affiliates. Rick holds his Series 7 license with Innovation Partners LLC, and is licensed in all Insurance related disciplines in eight states. He is the recipient of numerous production and leadership awards, both Industry and company - wise, and is the founding Partner of the Financial Services Marketing Association. Rick has a CLU designation, and holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Dynamics. He served in Vietnam and the DMZ in Korea as a Recon Scout. He is a published Author of numerous articles both business and non-business. He is a founding member of the FC Delco Soccer Organization a nationally recognized youth sports organization, and holds a National Coaching license. Rick lives in Blue Bell Country Club with his wife Eileen who between them, have five children and six grandchildren. Company: Underwriting Specialists Name: Richard ‘Rick’ Silva Email: [email protected] Website: www.undspec.com Address: 600 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 400 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 1703CA17

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