Mark Vitali has been an independent business owner and entrepreneur for more than 30 years. After owning a successful restaurant, Mark made his entrance into the insurance industry in 1993 when he joined Nationwide Insurance.
His entrepreneurial spirit did not stop when he joined Nationwide. Mark’s other businesses include commercial properties, construction, restaurants, and a radio station. Over the years, Mark and All About Insurance have achieved Nationwide All-Star 15 times and been inducted into the Nationwide Insurance Hall of Fame.
We asked Mark, “What is one word that describes how you like to work?” His answer was “Winning.”
That begs the question, how does one win across such a diverse collection of industries? Mark believes in the power of embracing challenges, being unconventional, and thinking outside of the box. That’s usually where the solutions no one has thought of are.
Although Mark’s business interests are scattered, his heart and his family are All About Insurance. Mark is married to his wonderful and successful wife, Fai. Together they have a son, Nick, who works for Nationwide corporate. In their downtime, they like to drink wine, travel the world, and occasionally do interviews with us.
This is the way Mark Vitali works.
Chapel Hill, NC.
CEO All About Insurance.
One word that describes how you like to work.
Current mobile device:
Project(s) you’re currently working on:
Moving from Exclusive Nationwide Agent to Independent.
Accomplishments you’re proud of:
Achieved Hall of Fame from Nationwide Insurance (only 50 in the history of the company) and achieved 15 years of All-Star only 3 in the history of the company.
What are your goals for the next 12 months?
Successful Independent Agency with award-winning staff and sales/retention activity with the companies we partner with. State of the art technological agency.
What are your biggest professional challenges?
Technology and linking systems to have them working efficiently and with ease of use.
What do you like most about your job?
Helping people, protecting their most valuable possessions. Building a successful business.
What technology, apps or tools can’t you live without
Exercise equipment, aaptiv, audible.
Describe your workspace.
Three monitors and little to no clutter.
How do you manage your to-do list?
Good memory and written calendar on my desk.
What’s your best time-saving tip or hack?
Delegate, delegate, delegate, and trust who you delegate to and follow up.
What’s the first thing you do when you get into the office?
Check my email and daily numbers.
What do you listen to while working?
I have stock market on TV with no sound.
What are you currently reading?
The Four Disciplines of Execution by Sean Covey.
Coffee or Tea?
Night owl or morning person?
What are you watching on Netflix right now?
What does a typical day look like for you?
Very long walks early in the morning, then hit the office, but it varies by day. I visit my office regularly and check on the other businesses I own as well.
Who are your business idols, and why?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never give up and Reach for the stars.
If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be?
Tony Robbins- I love to motivate people.
Who would you like to see in the future This is the Way post?
Maybe the President of AAI Bill Aster.