Bridger has its roots in providing California auto insurance since 1974, and grew to become one of the state’s largest providers. When Bridger took over in 2017, it did so with the intent of continuing to build on a successful legacy.
Quite simply, we are bridging the past to the future through innovative insurance products and technology, designed for a new generation of users. Simplifying the transactional process of insurance and speed through which claims are filed is one of Bridger’s main goals.
With a broker network exceeding 1,500 locations, California auto insurance with Bridger is just around any corner. The company holds licenses in Arizona and Texas and is planning further expansion beginning in 2020.
Matt is jointly responsible for Bridger MGA’s product management, underwriting and claims operations. Prior to Bridger, Matt was Head of Product/Pricing at a regional auto insurance underwriting company through a period of topline growth from $100M to $300M. He also held Product Manager and Director, Emerging Markets roles at a publicly traded insurance company, leading efforts in Hispanic market expansion and direct to consumer sales. Matt earned a BA, Economics at Harvard College. Outside of work, Matt enjoys punting a football to his kids, chatting about Alabama football, and learning more about the universe..
Executive Vice President
Stephen is responsible for the production and profitable growth of the Bridger auto programs. With nearly two decades of experience in the non-standard auto market in the West, Stephen has built a strong reputation of success and relationships with partners willing to support him. Prior to joining Bridger, Stephen occupied similar roles with competitors, successfully growing multiple MGAs to record premium levels in CA, AZ, WA,TX, and FL, while producing sterling loss results. Stephen holds an undergraduate degree in Risk Management and Insurance with a minor in Marketing, and a Master’s Degree in Business, both from California State University, Sacramento. His enthusiasm for supporting and growing the Independent Agent channel is evidenced by the extensive business network he has created during his years in the industry. During his leisure time, Stephen enjoys playing and watching sports, as well as traveling the globe with his three daughters.