We want to introduce you to Sam Belden--the latest addition to our team! He is our new VP of Carrier Development. Here, Sam answers my hard pressing questions, so we can get to know him better. :)
1. Where did you grow up?
Born and raised in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland.
2. How long have you been working in the insurance industry?
Longer than I'd like to admit. My first job in insurance was 16 years ago.
3. What brought you to CoverHound?
A very talented team that is very consumer-focused. All the pieces are in place to make buying insurance easier. (Agreed!)
4. What's the best trip you've ever been on?
I took a 2-week cruise around the Mediterranean Ocean, stopping at all the major ports in southern France and Italy. Absolutely amazing. (I'd like to go on this trip too!)
5. What's your dream vacation?
Three months traveling Europe, staying in hostels.
6. What's your favorite band/type of music?
I'm very eclectic, and my favorite bands are too long to name, but you can't go wrong with Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Tom Waits, the Pixies, Radiohead, Arcade Fire or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
7. Favorite sports team & why?
I'm from Cleveland, so the answer given to anyone from this area, of course, are the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians, depending on the season. But in my heart, I'll always root for my alma mater, the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders football team, which has won 11 Division 3 national championships in the past 20 years.
8. If you win the lottery, what's the first thing you're going to do?
Claim the money. After that, make sure my daughters have their education taken care of (without telling them, yet, of course).
9. If you could go back to any period in time for a day, when would that be and where would you go?
This one made me think, but I would cheat and split the day in half and go back to the birth of each of my daughters, as corny as it sounds. There are history books for all the notable world events. (Awww!)
Welcome to the team Sam! We're so happy to have you, and we are thrilled with the insurance experience you bring to the team!