John’s background was in sales through to 2005 when he left the role of 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 (and maybe a few drinks) 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 sort through various ways of 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 30,000 Australians. In addition, he has developed Australia’s first site offering Workers Compensation information and placement for every state in Australia and fully automated online products for his clients.
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.
He is a dedicated West Coast Eagles Supporter, avid water polo, guitar and drum player who loves hanging out with his son Jackson whenever he can!