Michael Zoladz, CPCU
Senior Vice President
On the first Saturday in May, you can find Mike Zoladz at Churchill Downs watching the Kentucky Derby with a group of old friends. Mike always enjoys the annual outing and even bets on a few races. But as a risk management professional with nearly 30 years of experience, that weekend is the only time Mike will bet against the odds.
Mike came to The Horton Group in 1997 after working for both a publicly-traded broker and an independent agency. He feels The Horton Group differentiates itself from the competition through the delivery of value-added services and regular client communication.
“Our claims advocacy and loss prevention services are fantastic,” Mike said. “At the publicly-traded firms, you would be waiting in line for these services. Also, no one at Horton sits back and waits for the renewal season. There is a tenacious culture of hard work that is prevalent here. We are constantly working with clients to explore new avenues that will further improve their program.” Mike feels it is his job to prove to clients that The Horton Group deserve another year of their business. He prides himself on the longevity of his client relationships and maintains that trust is the main reason for his success over the years.
“All of my clients are good companies run by good people,” Mike explained. “And they quickly realize that their priorities become my priorities. Whether just returning a phone call immediately or making presentation to a board of directors, these clients know my team and I will always come through for them.”
Mike is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and has received his Chartered Property and Casualty (CPCU) designation. The CPCU designation is recognized as one of the highest educational achievements in the insurance industry.
Mike and his team treat their clients with the highest level of professionalism and are ready to help with any issue. That is something you can safely bet on.
- B.S. in Finance, Northern Illinois University
- Chartered Casualty & Property Underwriter
- Property & Casualty
- Life & Health
- The Horton Group Vice President since 1997
- Aon Risk Services Vice President, 1995-1997
- Euclid Insurance Assistant Vice President, 1984-1995
- Commercial Credit Insurance Services Vice President, 1980-1984
- Greater Oӈare Association
- Illinois ManufacturersҠAssociation
- Catholic Charities Day Break Soup Kitchen
- YMCA Candy Days
- Valley Idemnity, Ltd. (Captive)
- Complete Structure (Captive)
- Chicago Midwest Meat Association
- Food Processing & Distribution
- Steel & Related Metal Mills
- Light & Heavy Manufacturing
- Commercial Construction
- Auto Dealerships
- Self Insurance & Captives
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Mike and his team bring a depth of knowledge and experience to our company that we could never duplicate. From their diligent claims advocacy professionals to assistance with our safety program, The Horton Group is always looking for ways to keep us more competitive.
Bobbe Bessett, Human Resources Manager
I want to express my appreciation for all the service that we have received from Mike Zoladz and The Horton Group. Our insurance program had a lot of costly gaps before we switched over to Horton, including proper coverage for our foreign package policy. Mike and his team have helped greatly improve our coverage and continue to look out for our best interests.
Kent DeVries, Vice President
Silva International, Inc.