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Who We Are

As the direct to consumer distribution channel of AmeriTrust Group, Inc., AmeriTrust CONNECT presents small business owners with an efficient insurance buying experience designed to provide more control of the process with ease, speed, and convenience.

AmeriTrust CONNECT empowers small business owners with a SIMPLE.FAST.DIRECT. online workers’ compensation solution. Small business owners can expect competitively priced coverage options to meet varying needs, flexible payment plans, and superior service and claims handling. Once coverage is in place, policyholders have 24/7 online account access. A uniquely designed policyholder dashboard connects insureds with key information such as coverage details, policy documents, online bill pay, risk mitigation and business management resources.


With our easy-to-navigate quote wizard, applying for workers’ compensation coverage online is as simple as a snap.


In minutes you can complete the online application, receive your quote, and make your initial payment.


Our direct platform is designed to create an efficient insurance buying experience, offering you competitive pricing and more control of the process.

Parent company AmeriTrust Group, Inc. has been in business for over 65 years, has 17 offices nationwide, and employs 800 insurance industry professionals. AmeriTrust’s latest A.M. Best Financial Strength Rating is “A-” (Excellent), with a Stable Outlook. AmeriTrust also has a Kroll Bond Rating Agency Insurance Financial Strength Rating of “A-”, with a Stable Outlook.

Meet Your CONNECT Team

Brian Risen
President / AmeriTrust CONNECT
What sets AmeriTrust CONNECT apart from other companies?
Our unwavering commitment to making life better for small business owners.
I grew up thinking...
About being a baseball player and being a coach.
Greg Mitchell
Vice President / Digital Experience DTC
What sets AmeriTrust CONNECT apart from other companies?
AmeriTrust has developed a culture that allows for autonomy and professional growth. This leads to creating a far more inspired workplace where greater things can be accomplished.
I grew up thinking...
You should never stop learning, and there are opportunities to learn in everything we do and see.
Lisa Ignoto
Vice President / Marketing
What sets AmeriTrust CONNECT apart from other companies?
The AmeriTrust CONNECT team doesn't just talk the talk, they walk the walk. As an AmeriTrust insured, you can expect urgency, integrity, and real solutions.
I grew up thinking...
I would become a police detective or FBI special agent.
Nicholas DiCarlo
Vice-President / Sales Director
What sets AmeriTrust CONNECT apart from other companies?
The unique relationships and the trust we build with our business partners sets AmeriTrust apart.
I grew up thinking...
That years like 2020 only existed in movies.
Landon Vanatter
What sets AmeriTrust CONNECT apart from other companies?
I believe there are three factors that set AmeriTrust apart - having a quick and simple buying experience for our business owners, our in-house call center, and being customer centric.
I grew up thinking...
Growing up was easy.
Julie Jackson
Underwriting Manager
What sets AmeriTrust CONNECT apart from other companies?
AmeriTrust offers opportunities for individual and professional growth.
I grew up thinking...
I was going to own my own football team! (I love football!)
Shawn Swenson
Senior Underwriter
What sets AmeriTrust CONNECT apart from other companies?
The people. Everyone is willing to go above and beyond to help each other and our clients. We care about each other personally, and professionally.
I grew up thinking...
I was going to play in the NBA.


AmeriTrust CONNECT Mission

Our mission is to deliver a digital insurance buying experience to small business owners that is simple, fast, and direct.


AmeriTrust CONNECT Vision

Our vision is to empower small business owners to take more control of their insurance buying experience.


AmeriTrust CONNECT Values

In addition to the corporate AmeriTrust Group, Inc. mantra of Urgency | Integrity | Solutions, the AmeriTrust CONNECT team is committed to the following:


Be a part of the solution.

Exceed expectations.

Succeed or fail as a team.

Exhibit an ownership perspective.

Embrace whatever challenges the team.

Lead with a desire to learn and contribute.

Maximize Your Time. Minimize the Wait. 

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