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Ryan Brellenthin is a Senior Vice President for Horton’s Risk Advisory Solutions Division. In this role, Ryan is responsible for providing Horton clients with comprehensive, cost-effective, and innovative solutions to meet their most complex, risk-related challenges and opportunities.

Waypoint Insurance Advisors, founded in by Ryan in 2008, and located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, merged its operations with The Horton Group in February 2020. Ryan leads a team of professionals from Waypoint, with more than 15 years of property-casualty and risk management strategies for clients. 

“We’re incredibly excited to join Horton’s organization, and pairing with the new team members in Minneapolis. This opportunity propels us to join a truly industry-leading organization that delivers a full brokerage offering to customers,” he said. 

Having started Waypoint from the ground up at the age of 28, Ryan “grew it to $15,000,000 in premiums.” Throughout his long career in the insurance industry, Ryan has “done it all.” From cleaning bathrooms to becoming President of Waypoint, Ryan has kept up his “never give up” mentality. 

Ryan is excited to join Horton and “grow the brand in the Minneapolis market, which is in desperate need of an outstanding, independent agency channel.” 

Ryan graduated from the University of Minnesota in Duluth, Minnesota, in 2002 with a BA in Marketing & Communications. He currently resides in Chaska, Minnesota with his wife and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing, skiing, and ice skating.

Fact File:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Professional Designations & Licenses
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)  
  • Property & Casualty Producer
Professional Background
  • The Horton Group, Senior Vice President, May 2022 to present
  • The Horton Group, Senior Sales Executive, February 2020 to May 2022
  • Waypoint Insurance Advisors, President, 2008 to 2020
  • Stanton Group, Producer, 2006 to 2008
  • Associated Financial Group, Producer, 2002 to 2006
Professional Recognition
  • 2010 MIIAB Young Agent of the Year
Industry & Community Involvement
  • West Bend Advisory Council, 2015 to 2018