Co-Founder & CMO, GloveBox
Andy Mathisen, the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of GloveBox, was an observer of the insurance industry from a young age. Growing up in an insurance family, he watched his Dad transition from a captive agent in the mid 90’s to starting his own independent agency in the late 90’s. This provided a front row seat to an industry which continued to intrigue him.
Post college, Andy spent a year and a half at a startup tech company, providing his first opportunity inside a thriving business environment. This inevitably led him into the family agency as the team’s Marketing Director. This position required a lead generation strategy of gorilla marketing to feed a team of inside sales reps. Building a referral partner network of mortgage brokers, realtors, and financial planners became his bread and butter. As the book scaled quickly, the team was growing, which allowed him to step into a management position overseeing the sales team. In his final year of at the agency, Andy moved into a role of recruiting and training sales managers and producers for 10 states. The agency was in a prime position to sell after reaching 100 million in premium and in the summer of 2019, they made the sale official.
The next phase of Andy’s career was a big decision, to move into the insurtech space and start GloveBox alongside his brother and two lifelong friends. It was the opportunity of a lifetime with the ultimate goal to bring a major solution to the independent channel. Today, the company has made a tremendous impact in the industry by allowing agencies to license the self-service platform for its policyholders. The company’s story continues to be told as its technology evolves towards a full-scale solution for the best client experience for independent agents.