Allied Welcomes Taras Shalay to the Team
We would like you to meet our newest member, Taras Shalay. Taras Shalay is a 2006 graduate of Western Michigan University with a Master’s degree in Economics, where he was also awarded graduate student of the year in his department.
With 10 years of underwriting and brokerage experience in Professional Liability, Executive Lines and Cyber Liability, Taras has a unique specialization in the insurance industry. Taras’ extensive Cyber Liability experience allows him to easily explain the complexities of a Cyber Liability policy, as well as the various coverage available to his clients that may or may not fit their insurance needs.
Taras’ main focus is to identify the key exposures for his clients and provide the best available solutions in this quick changing market environment.
Taras also has a decade of experience with Directors’ & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime, and Errors and Omissions.
To help you get to know him a little more, check out this question and answer with Taras:
1. What is your first and last name/ title at Allied Insurance Managers?
Taras Shalay, Account Executive.
2. What drew you to Allied Insurance Managers? How has Allied Insurance Managers changed since you started there?
What drew me was the creativity, professionalism, and high ethical behavior of its employees. It’s exciting to wake up each morning surrounded by creative and talented people.
I would feel it has changed in that Allied Insurance Managers is trying to stay ahead of the insurance curve, mainly by hiring specialists that can go above and beyond for their clients’ needs.
3. What have you gained from working at Allied?
Allied Insurance Managers has taught me the importance of identifying the correct insurance program for each risk, and not concentrating on just the cheapest available.
4. Tell us a little about yourself.
I have two young daughters and an amazing wife. In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family as well as playing guitar and watching sports.
5. What is your motto or personal mantra?
Always do your best, regardless if it’s for your friend, family, or client, and you will always be satisfied with your results.
6. Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years from now I see myself still giving back to the community, providing solutions to customers problems, and enjoying building relationships.
7. What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?
The greatest challenge I have had to overcome is experiencing my daughter’s premature birth of 3 months. It puts life into perspective and makes you realize what is most important. Thankfully, my daughter is doing perfectly well and is a constant reminder that miracles do happen.