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2018 Break Out Awards, South: Earne Bentley

2018 Break Out Awards, South: Earne Bentley


Executive director, sales

Origami Risk L.L.C.


Age: 41

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, management information systems, from Auburn University, Earne Bentley went to work for a large commercial lighting manufacturer — a job he loved. But he really wanted to get back into using his information technology background and took a job for Marsh ClearSight after a friend suggested he interview with the brokerage. He eventually joined Origami Risk L.L.C. in 2012.

Best-kept secret about insurance

What seems to the public to be a pretty mundane industry is far from it. There’s a tremendous amount of opportunity in this business. There’s a tremendous need for this business, so it makes it quite recessionproof. And there’s also a demand for really good people who can understand how to be creative about solving problems.

Job changes over the next 10 years

What I see is an insurance industry that is a much more digital industry in which the policyholders are a lot closer to the underwriter. I think you’ll see that value chain gets much tighter just because of information flow back and forth. I’m not sure I see my job being significantly different, other than you’ll see exponentially better technology that enables much faster and more structured data to be used to make smarter decisions.

Something people don’t know about you

Most people who know me know I have six kids. I’m fortunate to have a fantastic wife. I have six kids, and I travel a lot. I say the best decision I made was marrying very well.

Hobbies and interests

I’m an avid water-skier. I enjoy sports a lot. I love soccer and college football, but I also just love being active and being outdoors.

Favorite meal

I’m big into outdoor cooking. I have multiple grills, and we smoke a lot of meat. My favorite, most common meal is pulled pork.


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