Rob Reinarz, President of iMGA, LLC, brings 30 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance business. Rob began his career as a commercial property and casualty underwriter in Dallas with the Travelers Insurance Company. He then spent 18 years in the reinsurance brokerage business as a casualty and specialty program reinsurance broker. During this time he designed and placed reinsurance for many MGA specialty programs and helped MGA clients identify carrier partners and financing sources as well as design and implement new program offerings.
James Dickey, Chief Operating Officer of iManaging General Agency Holdings, LLC (iMGA’s parent company), brings 29 years of experience in insurance and insurance systems. James began his career as a product manager for Great American Insurance. He then returned to Texas where he held various product development and marketing positions at insurance companies, including homeowners specialist Republic Insurance. It was through these positions that James gained his appreciation for the tremendous impact technology played in operating an efficient insurance operation, leading him to start the insurance software company InsBridge. Most recently James was the Vice President of Marketing at Kemper Specialty where agency technical support, licensing management and the web site were also under his direction.
Alice Phillips, Controller of iMGA, LLC, brings over 25 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis and business operations management. Alice began her career in the wireless telecommunications industry before the boom in cellular phone usage. During her 20 years at AT&T Wireless, she managed forecasting, tracking, and budgeting for the multi-billion dollar annual expansion of the world-wide wireless network in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment. After leaving the wireless industry Alice owned a successful business helping startups and other small business owners design, implement and manage their financial processes and procedures to provide valuable management information and ensure proper security and controls.
Clay Stevens, Accountant at iMGA, LLC, graduated from Texas State University with a BBA in Finance. Clay started his career working in consumer banking for Bank of America throughout college where he received several regional and national recognitions for performance. After graduation, Clay moved into the insurance industry excelling in the position of a personal lines agent assisting Texans with auto, home, and life offerings. These experiences have enabled Clay to perform accounting services while utilizing the knowledge of what it is to be a personal lines agent in Texas.
Ishie Oduegwu, Senior Underwriter at iMGA, LLC, graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Applied Learning and Development and a BS in Kinesiology and Health. At the same time he played for four years on the winning Longhorns’ football team and was a member of the 2005-2006 National Championship Rose Bowl squad. Ishie brings experience in sales, customer service and operations in multiple industries across several geographic regions and as a personal lines agent working with auto, home and life products. The time he has spent in sales and as a personal lines agent gives Ishie a unique perspective that allows him to creatively control risk while helping to meet the needs of our agents and their clients.
Nic Redwine, Personal Lines Underwriter at iMGA, LLC, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Corporate Communication Studies and minor in Business Foundations. Nic was also a scholarship athlete letter-winner for the Longhorn football team from 2004-2008 and a member of the 2005-2006 National Championship Rose Bowl squad. Nic brings experience in customer service, sales, B2B marketing, accounting, financial analysis, and management across multiple industries. Prior to IMGA, Nic worked as a Personal Insurance Agent with Liberty Mutual Insurance where he assisted clients to leading a more safe, secure life by providing them with Auto, Home, Life and Annuity products. Nic’s innate ability to combine service, critical thinking, communication and risk management enable him to cultivate lasting relationships with our agents, and enable them to meet their clients’ personal property insurance needs.
Debra Jackson, Operations Manager for iMGA, LLC, brings over 20 years’ experience in business operations, project management and marketing communications. She began her career as Project Manager in the creative department of a large promotional items manufacturer. She quickly assumed the role of Operations Manager where she oversaw the Creative and Pre-Press departments. Prior to joining iMGA, as Operations Manager for a small corporation, Debra was instrumental in the restructuring and turnaround of the business, assessing and developing corporate procedures, processes and systems for strategic planning/tracking, advertising/promotions, purchasing, accounting, and payroll.
Claudette van Niekerk, CSR/Billing Specialist at iMGA, LLC, brings over 20 years of experience in customer service & sales. Born & raised in South Africa, Claudette not only built and grew a successful private school business with her mother, she also developed an extensive sales background working for a German trucking company and in the retail industry managing high-end boutiques in San Diego, California. Claudette also worked in billing and customer service in the mortgage industry before joining the iMGA team.