John’s background started in sales before moving into the Insurance Industry where he built the foundations of his career as an Account Executive at Austral Risk Services where he was responsible for considerable growth in their schemes and SME Divisions. It was here John noticed the lack of consideration for SME clients and the “little guys” and was determined to find a way to look after these clients cost effectively regardless of their size.
After a dinner with friends in the industry John was inspired to leave Austral and do things his own way and shortly after in June 2008, Elliott Insurance Services was born. Since then John has been on the cutting edge more efficient ways to delivering competitive insurance products to consumers. Over the last 6 years the team has grown significantly and the company has enjoyed over 3,000% growth since their humble beginnings 6 years ago.
Together with his team, John has achieved several breakthroughs in online insurance including Australia’s first online comparison service for home insurance, and has developed several online Insurance placement systems providing policies and quotes for over 100,000 Australians. In addition, he has developed Australia’s first site offering Bitcoin payment options for insurance.
He has also been responsible for handling insurance for some of WA’s largest offshore projects and a vast array of businesses and property around Australia. Johns Focus is now on his Staff and Company. Although he does not handle any clients directly he now ensures that the staff have the training, system and support to be able to provide a high level of service to all their clients.
When John isn’t busy commanding the ship, he dedicates his time to sitting on the Board of One Heart Foundation, a charity that is geared for massive global change and a dream to end world poverty.
This year John has also stepped onto the public speaking circuit, talking at the WA CEO Summit and Perth Entrepreneurs Social Network to inspire and get people thinking of the world outside themselves and how to bring massive change into their lives through the four cornerstones that John tries every day to live by; Leadership, Legacy, Passion and Purpose.