Twenty Years Strong
Top Independent Agency Consultants for 20 Years
From the humble beginnings of a new mom, an enormous passion, and helpful family members, Angela Adams Consulting has grown to a nationwide network of the best and brightest minds in the independent insurance industry. We will celebrate 20 years of friendships, growth, and success all month long and continue to look toward the future for what is next!
Through the Years
In August of 2001, Angela Adams formed Angela Adams Consulting. Her husband, Mark, and sister, Joann Horton, joined in to help with building the foundation of what is today Angela Adams Consulting Services. With a strong desire to obtain the elusive work/life balance, she embarked on her first speaking engagement with her two-month-old son in tow. This was the beginning of what would transform the lives of the many who followed!
2003- Pioneered Remote Accounting
“They,” said agencies would never want someone in their books… But Angela knew that agencies needed expert guidance and support. She knew the agency owners who spent more time developing their team, nurturing client relationships, and growing their business were more successful. With the help of the internet and cloud computing, she revolutionized back-office operations in independent agencies, relieving them of the burden of monthly accounting, direct bill processing, reconciliation, financials, and more. Today, hundreds of agency owners are still confident in their finances due to remote Accounting Solutions by Angela Adams Consulting.
2006 - Clients' Wishes are Our Command!
As fanfare grew for remote Accounting Solutions, so did the desire to outsource account management functions. Angela listened to the demand and developed our CSR branch, now called Insurance Specialists Solutions. The service allowed agency account managers to handle larger books of business and more responsibilities in the agency while we provide all the back office support. Today, our Insurance Specialist Division is as strong as ever as we are one of the only exclusively US-based firms offering the service with licensed, experienced professionals who understand what it is like to work in an agency!
2012 - NetVU Chairman's Award Winner
The NetVU Chairman’s Award is given at the discretion of the current chairman of the board in recognition for outstanding annual service to NetVU. In 2012, Gray Nester, chose to confer this honor on Angela Adams, President, Angela Adams Consulting Services Inc.
In presenting her with this award, Nester said, “the time and energy Angela gives to this organization is above and beyond. She personally conducted 20 Chapter meetings this past year, and her team did well more than that. As a result, our education program is so highly regarded and valued by our membership.”
2014 - Opened Brick & Mortar Office
Even as a completely virtual business, we still needed a place to store supplies and house internal operations. To better support our growing number of clients and employees, the Charleston, SC office location was established. Here a small group of administrative employees continuously fuels our mission to shine the light to your success.
2015 - The Better Way Agency
Roger Sitkins, president of Sitkins Group, Inc., announces Angela Adams Consulting Services, Inc. as a partner in The Better Way Agency program.
Angela Adams and her team at Angela Adams Consulting, as our content and training partner, is a natural fit. With Angela Adams Consulting’s real-world expertise in internal training and operations’ transformation, we are going to change the way agencies do business. I am so excited to have Angela and her team as part of The Better Way Agency model – they are the real deal!”
2017- It is a Virtual World
As competition and costs rise, the independent insurance agency must adapt business operations to be as efficient and effective as possible. Compounding this growing issue, more seasoned professionals are exiting the workforce leaving gaps of knowledge and experience. Enter the services Virtual Chief Financial Officer, Virtual Operations Manager, and Virtual Human Resources. Agencies have as-needed access to experienced experts who’ve worked in agencies and understand what they need to succeed. These services are an alternative to hiring a full-time employee or fractionalizing your management to an outside firm or individual that doesn’t have your whole strategy in mind.
2018 - Welcome to the Academy
The variety and sources of on-demand learning have grown, but organizing that content into material relevant to insurance agency operations, sourced from expert experience, and assignable and trackable was impossible before the introduction of Lighthouse Academy. Angela Adams Consulting introduced this platform to help agencies access our growing library of software-specific, on-demand, and live lessons. Then, our experts curated a large selection of Microsoft Office, leadership, and sales classes to include that are ideal for agency personnel. For more advanced agencies, a customized, subscription option is available.
2020 - A Vertafore Orange Partner
The Vertafore Orange Partner Program brings together complementary solutions that bring best-in-class capabilities to the Vertafore suite of products. Angela Adams Consulting was one of the first Professional Services Partner added to the list. Angela Adams has been working with Vertafore products since the 80’s. There is no other consulting firm with the breadth and depth of knowledge our consultants bring to the table.
2021 - To Infinity and Beyond
As the last 20 years have demonstrated, Angela Adams has a knack for knowing what agency owners need to succeed. As newer owners enter the market and owner responsibilities grow, Angela Adams Consulting’s expert team of Advisors has crafted a program specifically geared to tackle the challenges ahead. Angela Adams Consulting Services is renowned in the industry for our exceptional understanding of agency operations and automation. We help busy agency owners focus more time on what they do best and less time chasing problems behind the scenes. The Agency Coaches work closely with owners and senior managers to keep them out of the weeds and laser-focused on goals.
A Shared Vision
Twenty years ago, I knew there was a way to better balance work and family time. I have always been so passionate about what we do in our industry, but I saw an opportunity to do more. Thus, Angela Adams Consulting Services was born soon after the birth of my son, Joseph! I made it my mission to help agencies across the country fill gaps in agency operations and achieve greater success.
In the last 20 years, 80 enthusiastic experts have joined the mission to shine the light to success for hundreds of independent agencies. My customers and my team have become family. It is truly my pleasure to be in this business and inspire others to achieve success. I am so grateful to those who have helped build Angela Adams Consulting Services into the exceptional enterprise it has become!
We have consistently grown our services by listening to the needs of our customers. I cannot wait to see where our customers and our team take us over the next 20 years.
20 Years of Shining her Light!
Tammy Wickard, CISR, Advisor
16 Years of Shining her Light!
Debbie Dietz, CISR, Advisor
14 Years of Shining her Light
Cary Williamson, Accounting
15 Years of Shining her Light
"There’s no way to fully share what life has been like at Angela Adams Consulting for the last 17 years. It’s difficult to sum it up in a short testimony. There are so many things I’m thankful for such as: people who have come and gone, mentors, education, great customers, support, compassion, and so much more. When you have been at Angela Adams Consulting as long as I have, you’ll understand. Until then, just hang on and enjoy the ride. "
- Bridgett Harrison, 17 yrs, 2 mos
"Wow 20 years!!! Congratulations Angela! I have been with Angela Adams Consulting for the past 16 years. I have watched Angela Adams Consulting grow from a just a handful of employees and consultants to what it is today. I am proud to be a part of the Angela Adams Consulting team, and it has been a blessing to me and my family. When I started working for Angela, it was not very common to hear of remote or work-from-home jobs in this line of work. I was so grateful, as the opportunity came at the perfect time, and I’ve been working remotely ever since. It has been amazing to see the growth of Angela Adams Consulting over the years, and I’ve gained many friendships along the way from co-workers to agency contacts."
- Katie Morrow, 16 yrs
"Wow 20 years and still going strong as ever. We’ve been working from home long before it became “normal.” People thought I was crazy or that I was being scammed, but it has been over 15 years and we’re still going strong. A lot has changed through the years, but the fundamentals have stayed the same. I started this job when my son was 15yrs old and in high school. Now he’s 30yrs old, and I am getting to work from home and help raise my grandbabies. I am truly grateful that Angela gave me this opportunity. I have the most wonderful clients and great friends that I have met through Angela Adams Consulting Services. I’m looking forward to another 20 years."
- Penny Couch, 15 yrs, 4 mos
"I have a wonderful group of clients. I love each of them and the staff. Over the 10 years with Angela Adams Consulting, I have also developed some really great friendships with my clients. I always give each of them 110% each and every day. Angela Adams Consulting has the full package for employees, as well as servicing our clients. We are all in this together as a team.. Strong, dependable, and knowledgeable!."
- Judy Chandler, 10 yrs
A Message from Friends…
VP Business Development | Patra
CEO | Sitkins Group
Executive Director| Agents Council for Technology
President | Cassedy Insurance Agency, Inc.
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