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About Us

Meet the Small Business Insurance Team

Commercial Insurance.NET was founded to assist companies under 10 million with finding an affordable small business insurance plan on the national level. The team at Commercial Insurance.NET has formed strategic partnerships giving our agents the ability to provide fast small business insurance quotes and access to a group of industry focused experts. We draw upon the collective wisdom of our leadership team, partnerships and veteran insurance advisors to provide cost efficient small business insurance plans.

Small Business Insurance Leadership Team

Mark McClure, CEO

McClure founded Commercial Insurance.NET to help the small business owner find competitive, relationship based insurance quotes. He and his team have built a culture that believe offline follow through is the most important fundamental to a good online experience.

Prior to Commercial Insurance.NET, as President and Co-Founder of Traffic Strategies LLC, McClure took a startup formed during the 2001 internet crash to a globally recognized brand. Traffic Strategies of Tampa Bay specialized in online marketing and was acquired by Linkshare Corporation, a Rakuten Company, in May of 2007. McClure became the Managing Director of Linkshare after the acquisition.

McClure has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and studied international business in Holland at the Noordelijke Hogeschool, Leeuwarden.

Seth Markum, President

Seth Markum is the President of Commercial Insurance.NET and believes that relationship building is the cornerstone to providing long term small business insurance. Seth maintains an insurance license in forty six states and has a passion for helping small business owners.

Seth began his professional sales career in 2001 with Feist Publications and worked four territories throughout Oklahoma selling offline advertising. After Feist, Seth spent five years in pharmaceutical sales for Novaquest and Boehringer Ingelhiem.

Seth graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a BS in Psychology and quickly found himself well suited for a sales career.

Barbara Shepherd, Insurance Advisor

Barbara Shephard is the Insurance Advisor for Commercial Insurance.NET. Ms. Shephard oversees the day to day operations including sales, customer service and corporate education. She believes that customer satisfaction begins, not ends, with the sale.

Ms. Shephard has been in the insurance business for 27 years as an owner / operator and Regional Recruiter. She has built, managed and sold two insurance agencies. In 2000 Shephard joined Horace Mann as a Regional Recruiter where she attracted, trained and guided staff.

Ms. Shephard graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Marketing. She is a licensed insurance Agent, Adjuster and a Certified Insurance Counselor.