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Our Team - INSUREtrust

Our Team

Our Team 2017-03-28T14:48:53+00:00

Steve Haase

Steve has 25 years of experience in risk management and insurance. He started his career in 1978 with the Factory Mutual System designing and implementing loss control and insurance programs for some of the largest companies in the world. In 1983 he joined H.D.A. Company and was one of the insurance professionals to provide risk management expertise to emerging technology companies. In 1997 he launched the first insurance product focused on “breach of security” exposures for companies doing business over the Internet. This initiative eventually became INSUREtrust LLC.

Steve raised private equity to fund INSUREtrust and recruited a management team with the diverse specialties necessary to integrate the key company functions of risk management, insurance and network security. His primary responsibilities are to direct INSUREtrust into profitable strategic markets, develop and preserve key strategic alliances and oversee the overall operations of the company.

Steve has earned both B.A. and M.S. degrees in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University. He also holds CPCU and ARM designations. He is a frequent speaker at industry events on e-business risk management.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 102 | Email: shaase@insuretrust.com


Zane Goldthorp

Zane has been with INSUREtrust since 2007, and as a Senior Vice President of Insurance Marketing, focuses on finding our clients the best Cyber Liability coverage. He also directs marketing for Tech E&O, Misc E&O, D&O, EPL, and Crime policies.  Zane is also the producer on numerous accounts.

Zane graduated from Berry College with a degree in Business Administration. He also played golf for the school, and then went on to play on the NGA Hooters Tour for three years. Zane volunteers with First Tee of Atlanta, and also enjoys hunting.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 100 | Email: zgoldthorp@insuretrust.com


Christiaan Durdaller

Christiaan is the National Director of Sales for INSUREtrust. He manages broker relations and oversees our client base on a national level. Christiaan is responsible for developing and further expanding the INSUREtrust footprint. He grew up in Marietta, Georgia, and earned his degree in Marketing from Samford University, where he also played baseball. In 2013, Christiaan was nominated as a College Baseball Insider All-American, a semi-finalist for college baseball’s prestigious Greg Olsen Award, and received both Rawlings First Team All-South Region and Southern Conference’s First Team honors.

Previously Christiaan worked with Smith, Spires & Peddy P.C. law firm in Birmingham, Alabama, while coaching the 10U Homewood Patriots baseball team. In his free time Christiaan enjoys traveling, playing golf, fantasy football, bowling and doing volunteer work for cancer societies. He is a big NFL fan.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 116 | Email: cdurdaller@insuretrust.com

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Vince Josaphs

Vince recently joined INSUREtrust as Senior Vice President. Vince brings 15 years of insurance experience on both the underwriting and claims side of the industry, including E&O product management. His insurance career has spanned across Cyber, Technology, Professional, and Management Liability lines in several major U.S. cities, including Philadelphia, New York, Miami, and Atlanta.

Vince holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is an avid guitar player, and enjoys building furniture in his woodworking shop.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 123 | Email: vjosaphs@insuretrust.com


Landon Dollar

Landon recently joined INSUREtrust as the Director of Executive Lines. Previously, he spent ten years as the private company and not-for-profit Executive Lines expert for a large insurance brokerage firm.

Landon earned his degree in Marketing (minor in Business Administration) from the University of Alabama – Birmingham. While he appreciates UAB sports, his passion from a young age has always been University of Alabama football. In his other spare time, Landon enjoys going to the gym and cardio fitness.

Landon supports various foundations including the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Colon Cancer Awareness, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation and the Exceptional Foundation in Birmingham.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 122 | Email: ldollar@insuretrust.com


John Le

John, Account Manager and Small Business Marketing Director, joined INSUREtrust in 2011. Previously, he worked in the insurance industry for over seven years as an inside claims adjuster. John also has extensive experience in the customer service field.

John earned a degree in Marketing from Kennesaw State University. In his free time, he likes to fish, build go-karts, and play disc golf. John also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 112 | Email: / jle@insuretrust.com


Shalini Patel

Shalini Patel recently joined INSUREtrust as an Account Manager. She started her insurance career in 2007 working in the underwriting department of an MGA in Chicago. She graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems.

She is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and loves to travel and explore different parts of the world.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 105 | Email: / spatel@insuretrust.com


Olivia Bryan

Olivia has been with INSUREtrust and its sister company, Hightower Risk Associates (HRA), since 2012.  She is a Licensed Agent with HRA, and an Account Manager with INSUREtrust. She has been in the insurance industry for 13 years, working in underwriting, marketing, and account management. Olivia serves as the primary business contact for clients and is responsible for client satisfaction.

Outside the office, Olivia volunteers with a shelter for battered women. She also enjoys going to wine tastings.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 103 | Email: / obryan@insuretrust.com


Crystal Berry

Crystal has been with INSUREtrust since 2007, as Director of Finance & Compliance. Her career in the insurance industry began in 1993, working in large wholesale/retail agencies in New York, where she also attended the College of Insurance. Crystal takes pride in being a devoted wife and mother and enjoys vacationing with her family. She is also a big NBA basketball fan.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 104 | Email: / cberry@insuretrust.com


Adam Hewitt

Adam, Senior Vice President of Operations, began working with INSUREtrust in 2011. He focuses on a variety of areas, including communicating with our customers through the INSUREtrust newsletter. Adam has previous experience in the education and mortgage industries.

Adam earned a degree in Political Science from Furman University and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University. He volunteers with Young Life, a high school ministry, and enjoys backpacking and other outdoor activities.

Phone: 770-200-8000 Ext. 115 | Email: / ahewitt@insuretrust.com