Zach Bartness, President and CEO, established Shared Alliance Insurance, Inc. in January 2013. Prior to forming Shared Alliance Insurance, Inc., Zach owned and operated a captive insurance agency for over 5 years. With 11 years in the insurance business, Zach has expertise in Commercial, Small Business and Personal Lines insurance. Zach is a licensed Property & Casualty and Life & Health Agent in the states of South and North Carolina and Property & Casualty licensed in Georgia and Tennessee.
Zach is a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS). Created with the learning needs of new insurance producers, agents, managers, CSRs and corporate staff in mind, the CLCS is the most complete professional learning program available for industry professionals seeking to master the subject of commercial lines coverage. Sponsored by The National Underwriter Company, students completing the CLCS program have demonstrated extensive knowledge in a critical functional area of property and casualty insurance practice-insurance policy coverage-and will have applied that knowledge in real-life case study exercises.
Zach is a native of Atlanta, but has been living in the Greenville, SC area for over 10 years. He enjoys the community Shared Alliance Insurance, Inc. serves, and makes it a priority to actively give back as well. Zach volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate and is currently its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Zach is also the past Board Treasurer of the Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate. Zach obtained his Bachelors of Science in Financial Management, with an emphasis in Real Estate from Clemson University.
Brad Easler, Account Executive, joined Shared Alliance Insurance, Inc. in July 2014. Brad is currently a licensed Property & Casualty agent in the state of South Carolina. Prior to joining Shared Alliance, Inc., Brad worked for a captive insurance agency for two years as a Senior Sales Producer. Brad also utilizes his strong client service skills in order to assist in the maintenance and service of Shared Alliance Insurance, Inc. client’s accounts. He specializes in Personal and Business insurance. Brad obtained his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Management from Limestone College.