Goosehead Insurance Chooses Ohio for National Sales Center
The ability to attract new talent and retain quality financial services talent were key drivers in the decision
Company Name: Goosehead Insurance Inc. (NASDAQ: GSHD)
Industry Sector: Financial Services
Company Profile: Founded in 2003 on the premise that the consumer should come first, Goosehead represents over 140 insurance companies that underwrite personal lines and small commercial lines risks. The company is based in Westlake, Texas, and its operations include a network of nine corporate sales offices and over 1,468 operating and contracted franchise locations.
Company Website: www.gooseheadinsurance.com
- Type of Project: New Location
- Jobs Committed: 100
- Timetable: Hiring for sales positions and account managers will begin in Q3 and Q4 2021.
Texas-based Goosehead sought to establish a new national sales center that could accommodate recent business growth in its personal lines of insurance. The facility would focus on securing and servicing customers through Goosehead’s advanced proprietary technology platform.
We considered markets with a proven ability to attract new talent and also retain existing talent generated through higher education, and the Columbus Region’s strong insurance workforce and proximity to more than 50 higher education institutions meant it fit the profile in all of these categories.
president and COO, Goosehead
Goosehead will invest in Central Ohio for its growth. Workforce potential was a key driver of the company’s decision.
Ohio is the fifth largest financial services industry in the U.S., with a workforce of over 240,000 individuals and more than 44,000 college graduates joining the workforce annually.
JobsOhio, One Columbus, the city of Columbus, and the Ohio Development Services Agency