Columbus, Ohio – Goosehead Insurance Inc. (NASDAQ: GSHD), a rapidly growing and innovative independent personal lines insurance agency with nationwide products and services, has announced plans to expand to Columbus, Ohio, creating 100 new jobs. Hiring for sales positions and account managers will begin in Q3 and Q4 2021.
Texas-based Goosehead plans to open a new national sales center in Columbus. The facility will accommodate the company’s recent business growth in its personal lines of insurance and will focus on securing and servicing customers through Goosehead’s advanced proprietary technology platform.
“Scaling our sales workforce in Central Ohio will help accommodate the significant growth we’re experiencing at Goosehead,” said Goosehead President and COO Michael Colby. “We considered markets with a proven ability to attract new talent and also retain existing talent generated through higher education, and the Columbus Region’s strong insurance workforce and proximity to more than 50 higher education institutions meant it fit the profile in all of these categories.”
Founded in 2003 on the premise that the consumer should come first, Goosehead represents over 140 insurance companies that underwrite primarily personal lines. Its highly knowledgeable agents leverage proprietary technology to help consumers quickly and easily shop the market, finding them the right coverage at the best price. The company is based in Westlake, Texas, and its operations include a network of nine corporate sales offices and over 1,468 operating and contracted franchise locations.
“Goosehead joins a strong class of innovative insurance companies in the Columbus Region leading the massive technological transformations in the industry,” said City of Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “Goosehead’s young workforce and strong focus on developing early career talent will be an asset to our business community, particularly the next generation of insurance industry talent that we’re nurturing here in Columbus.”
Finance and insurance comprise the top private sector by economic output in the Columbus Region. Both established and high growth companies in Columbus benefit from the Region’s continuous growth and skilled talent pool. Nearly 40 academic and vocational institutions with business, finance, and communication programs are here, representing over 4,100-degree completions annually that produce large talent pools ready to enter the market.
“Goosehead Insurance is an innovative company utilizing the latest technology to change how people buy insurance, and we welcome its first investment in Ohio,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “These new operations will bring 100 new, high-paying jobs and advance Goosehead’s rapid growth nationwide with talent from the Columbus Region.”
About Goosehead Insurance
Goosehead (NASDAQ: GSHD) is a rapidly growing and innovative independent personal lines insurance agency that distributes its products and services throughout the United States. Goosehead was founded on the premise that the consumer should be at the center of our universe and that everything we do should be directed at providing extraordinary value by offering broad product choice and a world-class service experience. Goosehead represents over 140 insurance companies that underwrite personal lines and small commercial lines risks, and its operations include a network of nine corporate sales offices and over 1,468 operating and contracted franchise locations. For more information, please visit gooseheadinsurance.com.
About the City of Columbus, Ohio
The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the City. Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its booming downtown, historic
neighborhoods, arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at http://www.columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About One Columbus As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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