2017 Break Out Awards, South: Jared MathisPosted On: Jun. 5, 2017 12:00 AM CST
Executive vice president
Blue River Underwriters
Jared Mathis spent six seasons as a professional baseball player with the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system before he joined MacDuff Underwriters Inc. as a wholesale broker in 2003. He then spent a year in pharmaceutical sales before joining Dominion Specialty Group Inc. as a property broker. He joined Blue River Underwriters, a division of Breckenridge Insurance Group, in 2012 to develop its property underwriting business, and he was recently promoted to executive vice president of the firm’s specialty property business.
Best-kept secret about insurance
The amount of people that you get to meet and you get to come in contact with, and the relationships that you can build. It’s weird. It’s obviously a huge industry, and a huge part of everyday life for folks, but it’s also a small industry where it seems like everybody ends up knowing everybody and you always run into the same people.
Next big thing in insurance
Technology is going at such a rapid pace, not just on the software side but what we have to cover with drones entering daytoday life, artificial intelligence and all the cyber risks.
Hobbies and interests
I’m a big sports guy. I love sports. I’ve always played. I like playing tennis. I like working out and coaching my kids.
Something people don’t know about you
I think a lot of people probably don’t know that I played professional baseball. I made it up to Double-A. I was all over the country and got to travel around quite a bit. I’m from Florida, where it’s beaches and flat and trees everywhere, and then I played rookie ball in Ogden, Utah, and the Wasatch Front was the backdrop of our outfield and it was gorgeous. It was nothing like I’d ever seen before.