Christopher Paradiso Owner and Founder of Paradiso Financial and Insurance Services Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast.

Chris Paradiso discusses the keys to success; he has built his agency, he shares answers to the tough questions agents are asking. With a social media program for agents and a proven track record in helping others in this industry, Chris’s end goal is to help as many businesses as possible by sharing the knowledge and expertise that has made his business a success. All too often, the independent insurance industry looks at each other as competition, and Chris does not. Chris believes in sharing his knowledge and success to make a difference in this industry and help the independent insurance agency thrive.

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network


In the trenches himself for 15 years, Chris understands what it takes to run an insurance agency. Chris understands what it takes to build an agency founded on community engagement. Now, Chris wants to show the rest of the industry how to survive.




About  Chris Paradiso
Chris Paradiso is one of the most passionate and dynamic agency owners in the insurance industry today. Within his 22 years as a licensed Insurance agent, Chris’s unwavering dedication to exemplary customer service has led him to build and grow his agency to the 25+ employees it is today. Established in 2006, Paradiso Insurance recently won Safeco and Liberty Mutual’s National Agent for the Future Award in 2019 and is currently licensed in 37 states with plans to be licensed in all 50 within the near future. Paradiso Insurance’s Parcel Delivery Division is currently the second largest in the country for insuring FedEx Independent Contractors and has recently grown to include Amazon DSPs and LSPs as well. Chris’s clear vision has helped direct other insurance agencies to push the envelope and find their own success as well through his coaching work with Paradiso Presents.

Chris currently sits on the advisory board of both Rough Notes, an Insurance Publication dedicated to educating the Independent Insurance Agent, and Journey Found, a nonprofit that provides behavioral, residential, and other support services to individuals of CT with pervasive developmental disorders and intellectual disabilities. In 2010, Chris was recognized for his work within his local community and throughout Connecticut when he received the Community Service Award from Rough Notes spotlighting the various ways he gives back including the Bikes for Reading program, Reverse Trick-or-Treat and Annual Flag Day Event.

In 2011 Chris was excited to introduce “Paradiso Presents” a social media marketing program aimed at teaching other agencies how to survive and thrive in today’s complex online marketing world.  His innovative marketing solutions have been recognized and implemented into agencies nationwide.

Chris can always be found researching the next best thing in the insurance world and is seen as a digital pioneer in an industry that is behind the times as far as digital technology and automation. Through his work with Aureus Analytics, Chris is paving the way for insurance agencies everywhere to be able to provide better, more accurate data on their customer base which will lead to better customer service as well as a better bottom line. A family man at heart, Chris Paradiso leads his team with these fundamental principles: family is everything and if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.


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