Interview with Christopher Paradiso Owner and Founder of Paradiso Financial and Insurance Services

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 own agency to the 25+ employees that 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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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is the Authority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.