In 2011 Scott Hendricks became CEO of Avant Underwriters, the longest running program manager for Non-Trucking Liability coverages for owner operators. In 2013, he and Tim Clinton founded Avant, LLC. In the year that followed, they added six new product lines, two new insurance carrier partnerships and completed the purchase of iCS of Jacksonville, Florida and TAS Insurance of Kansas City, MO. As a principal visionary behind Avant LLC, he and his leadership team are committed to broadening its menu of coverages and expanded services to their retail partners. Scott believes Avant’s competitive advantage resides in this new organization’s ability to attract the top niche experts in the transportation insurance industry and provide the tools they need to build new products faster than they would at other organizations. His vision is to continue to expand all platforms (MGA, Wholesale and TPA), providing growth and leadership to the industry, while respectfully enabling existing subsidiaries, like AU, to keep their culture and organizations intact; to continue a culture of innovation and further expand to reach more markets and help agency partners grow.