Dan Yost has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has managed insurance services for multi-million dollar corporations. He holds a deep and expansive knowledge of the industry and is experienced in both top and bottom line growth, relationship management and overall client satisfaction. Dan brings to Vertus an understanding of industry operations from front line annuity products to the diverse needs of companies with tens of thousands of employees.
Dan is a partner and Chief Operating Officer of Vertus. As an executive of the company he is responsible for the oversight and management of company operations and directs strategic growth, sales and profitability. He ensures that all areas of the company, including sales, service, finance and technology, fulfill the corporate mission and have the tools and resources needed to meet strategic growth initiatives.
Prior to joining Vertus, Dan served as an account executive and registered representative of MetLife where he was series 6 and 63 licensed. He had overall responsibility for 23 clients with 25,000 or more employees and total premium in excess of $750 million annually. With MetLife he also held positions as Manager-Proposals, Director of Learning & Development, Member of the National Account Planning Board, Director Client Services, and Director Sales Strategy & Productivity.
Early in his career Dan worked as a claims examiner and in annuity services. He is licensed in Life, Health, Property and casualty insurance in Illinois and numerous other states.
Dan holds a BA from Ripon College where he majored in politics and government. He serves on the Antioch Police Pension Board, the Ripon College Alumni Board, and serves as president of his Homeowners Association. Dan is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and was recently elected to The Village of Antioch Board of Trustees.