As the brother of IFG’s owner, Adam has played a big part in the launch of IFG. He moved to Wilmington to help his brother open the corporate office in 2017. Adam has been in sales and marketing his whole career, and working in insurance since 2014. At IFG, he is responsible for overseeing the sales executives, national sales trainers, and agency owners. With his vivacious personality, he holds the role of the media and speaking “face” of IFG.
Bailey is from Rockingham, a small town in central NC, where he grew up enjoying boating and hunting. He relocated to Wilmington for school, and has experience working with multiple political campaigns and organizations. He is now an Account Manager for quoting and selling property and casualty insurance with IFG.
A family man from Rockingham, NC, Chad spearheads our Leads department by making sure our agents get the best quality leads they need to be successful. He also assists with recruiting and training new agents that come on board with IFG. Chad has been in the industry since 2017 and is expanding his skills into the property and casualty side.
With an extensive insurance background, Jared oversees the Property & Casualty Department here at IFG. He previously worked for Farm Bureau and was ranked #1 in the country in bank loans. From there, he started his own company, Mangum Insurance Group, and built a 1.5 million dollar business in 2.5 years. Because of his success, he decided to then merge his business with IFG in 2019. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Jared enjoys golfing, fishing, and most of all, constant networking.
Jeremy was born in California and relocated to Colorado for his teen years. He moved around a couple of times, and ended up in Wilmington to be on the coast. He has his insurance license, but mostly focuses on the operations side at the corporate office. Jeremy is a multi-faceted and offers his artistic and creativity skills to support branding and marketing. He uses his creativity outside of work as well with drawing, painting and writing. You can reach Jeremy at .
As the IFG CEO, Josh comes from an extensive insurance background. He has been in the industry since 2011, where he started at the same brokerage as COO Ryan Strathmeyer and IFG owner Tyler Rees. He managed a successful book of business in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a National Sales trainer, before taking over as CEO when he moved to Wilmington. When he is not busy managing the corporate office and bringing superior organization to IFG, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters.
Kelly is originally from Cary, NC and came to Wilmington to attend UNCW, graduating with a degree in Marketing Strategy. After working with 3 different start-ups around Wilmington, she joined IFG in 2019 to lead the Marketing Department. She coordinates social media, paid campaigns, events, branding, and all marketing related duties. Outside of work, Kelly is a foodie, loves the beach, and staying active.
Kelsey is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and studied Addictions at the University of Akron. She relocated to Wilmington for the beach, and found her place at IFG as a Contracting Specialist. As one of the first employees at the corporate office, Kelsey knows the ins and outs of all things contracting and is a big help to our agents. She enjoys shopping and volunteering in her free time.
Ryan Strathmeyer began his career in the insurance industry in 2011, working for a life and long-term care brokerage in Central PA. After working in sales and marketing in a captive broker model, Ryan decided to go to the operations side of the industry and joined Nationwide Insurance in 2013. Ryan left Nationwide Insurance in May of 2015 to relocate to Washington DC and work with Travelers Insurance. At Travelers, Ryan was a Senior Account Manager of Global Technology Underwriting, focused on risk assessment of large technology-based contracts. In December of 2016, Ryan was recruited by long-time friend and partner Tyler Rees to join Innovative. At IFG, Inc. Ryan manages daily operations and focuses on improving processes that support Innovative’s rapid growth.
Shawn began his insurance career in his hometown of Creedmoor, NC, where he grew up playing baseball and spending time outdoors. He had the opportunity to move to Wilmington with Jared Mangum, who he was working for at the time, when Jared merged his Property and Casualty company with IFG. After graduating from Barton College in 2017, Shawn jumped straight into insurance selling Life and Health insurance at a captive agency. After almost a year, he made the transition to the independent market and obtained his Property & Casualty license. Since then, he has made growing IFG’s auto, home, and commercial book of business his main priority. You can reach Shawn at .
Taryn has been with IFG since 2018 and came on board after moving from Western New York. She has a versatile background in the restaurant, healthcare, and real estate industries. As the leader of our contracting department, Taryn works closely with our carriers to resolve any issues our agents may have to keep things running smoothly. Painting, crafting, and spending time with family are what she enjoys most!