Jim began his career in Animal Mortality Insurance in 1973 as an agent handling international shipments of cattle both from and to North America and has been writing in various capacities, Equine Insurance ever since. In 1985 recognizing a real need for specialty coverages for Horse Farms and Ranches, began adding these property & liability coverages to the product line, also including specialty liability coverages for Horse Trainers, Riding Instructors, Boarding Stables with Care, Custody & Control, Horse Clubs & Associations and Horse Shows.
Has worked with a number of specialty insurance markets in that time, including Lloyd's of London, American Continental, American Bankers, Acceleration National, Great American and now St Paul Travelers, Hartford Livestock and the United National Group.
In 2006 began a business relationship with Ed & Marcella Hampp, to begin business as SEGUNDO, INC to again expand the specialty and standard insurance coverages available to our customers, from the Pleasure Horseowner to the largest Boarding and Breeding Stables, to Equine Clubs and Associations and Horse Show organizers.
"In my 35 years working with insurance providers and animal owners, I have never lost the desire to provide specialty coverages specifically designed for the unique exposures of Horseowners, and now with Segundo, Inc I can proudly say to our customers, YOU ARE FIRST, WE ARE SEGUNDO".