A Louisville-based wholesale insurance agentage company that offers products to independent insurance agents, has had a transition in its top leadership.
In his new position, McDevitt succeeds his father, Randy McDevitt, who will remain involved with the company as chairman of the board of directors. Randy McDevittfounded the company in 1991 as MedLink Inc.
Tinsley is an attorney and CPA whose previous position was chief development officer and vice chairman of the home care and assisted living sectors for Signature Healthcare LLC.. Before that, he was chief development officer and executive vice president of workforce solutions operations for ResCare Inc.
He received his law degree and MBA from the University of Louisville.
“Our goal is really to grow both organically and also through acquisitions,” Matt McDevitt told Business First. “He just seemed to be a good fit. He has a good operations background.”
Tinsley told Business First that the organizational culture Agent Link has built was a primary reason that he was drawn to the job. He took over as president in late April.
“I’m very familiar with family businesses,” he said, adding that Agent Link has “a specific niche in the marketplace.”
Matt McDevitt said the company now has around 51 employees in Louisville and is adding four employees in Indianapolis.
The company is licensed to do business in 40 states but actively recruits and serves insurance clients in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and North Carolina. By year’s end, Agent Link intends to double the number of states where it recruits business with plans to expand into Illinois, South Carolina and Georgia. The company also is studying the markets in Alabama, Missouri and Wisconsin, McDevitt said.
Agent Link provides a line of insurance products that includes life insurance, senior products, group and individual major medical, ancillary lines, dental, disability, annuities and employee benefits among others.