Clay is the Manager of the group division of Ryan Insurance Strategy Consultants. He oversees the administration and sales of group employee benefits. Clay specializes in developing disability and life programs for all client groups. Clay started in 1979 working in claims at Mutual Benefit Life. While in claims, Clay saw the great need for disability insurance to help and affect those in the workforce. In 1995, Clay took his knowledge and moved into sales. He sold for Fortis Benefits in San Francisco, Austin and Denver, both as a sales representative and manager. He won numerous sales and product awards during his time in the field. He moved to Standard Insurance in 2001 as manager of the Denver office. Clay’s 36 years of experience allows him to fit benefits packages to meet the needs of any type of client; including finding cost savings and increasing benefits. From the new Kansas City, Missouri office, Clay will work with both public and private sector employers creating long-term relationships. Ryan Insurance Strategy Consultants has been providing Group insurance services and advice since 1995.
I was born and raised in the City of Fountains – Kansas City, Missouri. I attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a degree from the Bloch School of Business. I have been fortunate in my varied career steps, but my family and I were ready to ‘come home’ to Missouri. We are excited to be back with family, old friends, more trees and the Lake of the Ozarks. I love boating, fishing, skiing and just being at the lake. Along with my wife, and three kids, we’re excited about the new chapter. Our oldest son attends the University of Missouri – Columbia, and our younger son and daughter are a senior and sophomore in high school. Our fall weekends usually include Mizzou football. I am so happy to be back and working with the great team at Ryan Insurance.
Clay_Kretsinger@Ryan-Insurance.net Ext. 101