Inspire People to Have Fun-Monday Morning Memoir 11/17/08
A self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur,” CEO Lorne Zalesin successfully launched five startup companies from the ground level up.
Under Zalesin’s leadership, MyInsuranceExpert.com was formed in November 2006. To date, the company has grown to more than 30 employees and is currently available in nine states. By the end of 2009, MyInsuranceExpert.com will employ 150 people and will be available in 40 states, possibly more.
Zalesin earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Michigan.
He is also a graduate of the William Davidson Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) “Birthing of Giants,” an elite educational program focused on successful leadership practices and unique growth strategies for entrepreneurs.
Most recently, Zalesin served as CEO of Bloomfield Hills, MI-based residential builder Bruce Building Company from 2004-2007.
Zalesin is a licensed residential builder licensed residential real estate broker, and is licensed in life insurance and health insurance. He also is the Chairman of the University of Michigan Hillel Board of Trustees.
Work can be fun! How many times have you tried to get people enthusiastic about their job? We are in the midst of moving from a small office to a much larger space. In this new space the management team will have small offices. Each member was asked to choose a theme for their office based on their childhood hero. We are going to paint one color wall in each office based upon their hero and then add posters and themed trinkits to the office(i.e. James Bond, Speedracer, The Hulk etc.). Every member of the team is extremely enthusiastic about “telling” their story through these images. This has been one of the most positive personalizations of the work environment that I have ever been involved in. If you’ve tried something like this please share.