The two principals of Insurance Tigers are our President, Rickey Smithberg, and our Vice President, Steven Janovitch. Each bring a unique set of values and experience to the agency and combined, offer our clients a service base that will provide strong knowledge of the marketplace, great access to the major carriers as well as regional companies specializing in products and plans that round out your insurance portfolio. Our experience allows us to review and analyze your specific situation and needs to customize the coverage that will help to insulate you from the risks you have, at a cost you can afford.
Rickey started in the insurance industry in January, 1975. He initially was a life insurance agent for Metropolitan Life. There, he learned the individual life insurance basics, as well as those for Small Group Medical plans. Within the first eight months Metropolitan expanded into the Personal Lines Property & Casualty business to provide him with a solid foundation in that aspect of insurance.
Throughout his 41 year career Rickey has expanded his knowledge and experience into all areas of the industry such as Large Group, Self-Funded Medical, Ancillary Group Benefits, Commercial Property & Casualty, Business Life and Disability, Estate Planning, and Voluntary Worksite Products. He has been a Carrier Representative, Manager (MetLife, Hartford, Aetna, and Health Plan of Nevada / Sierra Health), a Director of Sales for a Self-Funded carrier (Sierra Healthcare Options) and Third Party Administrator. On the agency side: a Producing Broker (both life & health as well as P&C), Agency Owner (twice), General Agent, and Managing General Underwriter. Through all of this he has always maintained the driving focus that he provides a service, not a product. Building, maintaining and protecting our client trust is our primary concern.
Steven has been in the profession 5 1/2 years. He has been a resident and business owner in Las Vegas since 1976. He ran a successful business for 21 years which he sold; and it is still operating today. His pragmatic business focus honed through running his business provides our clients with a point of view that matches their own. He is the technology expert in our agency and keeps us at the top of our game in service to our clients with best-practices technology, client support, business understanding and thoughtful, intelligent relationships with our clients and carriers. Steve is also a Marine and is an active member and leader in several veteran organizations.
We look forward to the possibility of working with you!
Both men are happily married; Steve for 39 years, Rickey for 33 and reside in the Las Vegas Valley. Steve is an active motorcyclist and Rickey is a passionate and avid ancient coin collector. Please feel free to contact either of us to show you we are the type of agents and brokers that can provide you the service and support you expect and deserve.