An avid fan of all things BBQ, Robert is an insurance geek at heart and has spent the last 20 years diving into the depths of insurance regulation, product development and marketing. In 1995, Robert became the first Ombudsman at the California Department of Insurance, handling special projects aimed at streamlining services for insurance carriers, producers and consumers. As part of the Commissioner’s Executive Staff, Robert was one of the principal liaisons for the State of California at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In 2000, Robert joined Pacific Specialty Insurance Company as a product manager, ultimately becoming the Vice President of Product Development, overseeing insurance and non-insurance products, market conduct exams and marketing. Robert’s experience extends to all aspects of product and exposure management, with an emphasis on residential property insurance.

Robert holds a degree in Business Management from San Jose State University as well as his producer insurance license as a resident of California with non-resident licenses in most other states.