Insurance

Ag Resource Management Announces New Chief Executive Officer

by | Dec 6, 2022

Fort Worth-based Ag Resource Management, one of the nation’s top providers of agricultural lending and crop insurance, announced that Rip Mason has been appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Mason is a veteran leader of successful private equity ventures in a variety of industries. He has served on ARM’s board since August 2019 and recently was named vice chairman, a position he will maintain, the company said....

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North Texas lands in the Top 10 of CBRE’s Annual Scoring Tech Talent Report
by | Jul 14, 2022
According to Dallas-based CBRE’s most recent annual Scoring Tech Talent report, Dallas-Fort Worth now stands in the No. 9 spot, jumping up four places from last year’s report—one of the biggest gains seen by any metro area. The region also ranks No. 5 for women in the tech workforce.

Over the past five years, DFW’s talent pool has grown by nearly 15%, with close to 188,000 residents employed in the industry.
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Toyota Just Parked Its Insurance Agency in Plano with First TIMS HQ
by | May 3, 2021
Toyota customers can compare and buy policies online boosted by AI, with opt-ins for usage-based data tracking of their connected vehicles. Another reason for the opening? TIMS covers more than your Rav4. The agency has expanded to offer insurance products for home, renters, RVs, even pets.
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USAA’s SafePilot App ‘Learns’ to Record Crash Data
by | Nov 12, 2020
USAA is making cell phones into accident detectives through SafePilot’s telematics-enabled auto claims. Integral in developing the claims is USAA's design and information technology team in Plano.
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This Dallas-Based Digital Real Estate Startup Charges ‘Nada’ to Sell Your Home Online

by | Jul 28, 2020
Nada was created to eliminate commissions. By integrating all services into a single digital solution, Nada is able to deliver a full-service listing to homeowners for as low as $0 to sell their home when they also buy their next one with Nada.
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Discovery: Dallas Stats Show Low Rates of Depression, UTA Researcher Honored
by | Dec 6, 2019
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll also read about how Caris Life Sciences is offering a new tool to evaluate hereditary cancer risks.
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Liberty Mutual and City of Plano Contribute $1M Each for New Accessible Playground
by | Sep 25, 2019
Liberty Playground, a two-acre space within Plano's new Windhaven Meadows Park, intends to be an inclusive place for children of all abilities.
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Meet the Innovators: How Melbourne O’Banion and Bestow Are ‘Bringing Technology to an Antiquated Industry’
by | Aug 27, 2019
O’Banion is the co-founder and CEO of Bestow, the 'first truly modern way to buy life insurance' that provides families the resilience they need after the loss of a loved one. Soon to be announced for the mission-driven company is new partnerships, more product offerings, and a foundation.
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Follow the Money: MoneyGram Gets $50M Investment, LegacyTexas Makes $2.1B Bank Merger

by | Jun 20, 2019
You’ll also find news about Wildcat Capital Management, 4WEB Medical, Invitation Homes, TPG, Archeio Technologies, Higginbotham, and BARBRI Inc. in this roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies and investors in North Texas.
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DI People: Pearson Partners, January Digital, Solera Holdings, DoctorLogic Make Exec Moves
by | Jun 11, 2019
You'll also find news about OneSource Virtual, Tarrant County College District, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Cantey Hanger, Mass Luminosity, and Tucker Powersports in this roundup of leadership and executive moves by companies and organizations in North Texas.
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DI People: The Riveter, GameStop, Topgolf, Smoothie King Announce Executive Moves
by | Mar 26, 2019
Also, you’ll find news from Civitas Senior Living, Nuvectra, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, and Wilson Perumal in this roundup of executive and leadership moves by companies in North Texas.
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InsureTech: Fort Worth Firm Bringing Same-Day Damage Appraisals to Dallas
by | Oct 1, 2018
New technologies will allow Property Damage Appraisers to offer same-day services in Dallas for auto claims.
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Bestow Inc. Raises $15M in Series A Funding Round

by | May 22, 2018
Bestow's platform gives consumers the ability to quickly learn their insurance options, apply for, and buy coverage without a medical exam.
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India-based Tata Consultancy Services Expands in Plano
by | Apr 27, 2018
Tata joins fellow India-based IT services company Wipro in annoucing expansions in Plano.
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USAA
Booting Up an Immersive Experience at Plano USAA
by | Apr 10, 2018
From a virtual reality lab simulating life on board warships to a fabrication lab building the hardware behind tech breakthroughs, USAA's Plano campus gives employees a taste of military life while working on new ways to offer its services.
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NTT Data Innovation Summit: Is Your Company Ready For a Digital Labor Force?
by | Jan 29, 2018
Plano-based NTT Data Services held a private event to discuss the impending digital workforce and how companies can implement automation without the headaches.
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