YOUNG GUNS 2018

Rene Swindley recognised as one of the insurance industry's rising stars.

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Rene Swindley first put his stamp on New Zealand's insurance industry back in 2008, when he co-founded the disruptive start-up, Frank Risk Management.

Rejecting the conventional approach to remuneration, Swindley instead implemented a simpler, fee-for-service system and earned recognition for being a pioneer of the transparent broker model.  Since then, Frank Risk Management has grown to include 13 team members across two locations and now transacts over $12 million in insurer premiums every year.  The firm has also been recognised as one of the country's most successful brokerages, winning the New Zealand Small-Medium Broker of the Year Award in both 2016 and 2017.

In addition to launching Frank, Swindley also set a benchmark for Insuretech initiatives after he co-founded New Zealand's first fully-automated quote and bind property insurance website, Initio.

Along with is responsibilities as a Director and CEO in these businesses, Swindley also has commercial clients that he provides with risk advice and insurance placement.  He also spends a significant amount of time working with other Frank brokers on tehcnical insurance placements and complex claims.