For 31 years, Mr. Barnes has been in the Face-to-Face sales business, as a seller, a National Account Executive, National Sales Manager and business owner. Began his sales career in 1987 as a Sales Manager for a division of Equifax Insurance Services.
In June 1990, he was transferred to the home office in Atlanta and promoted to National Sales Manager responsible for the training of all of the regional office sellers of Claims Investigative Services, nationwide.
In October 1994, he joined a competitor, also a Fortune 500 company, to
establish them in the Insurance Investigation business, which he did, successfully, over the next six years.
By the turn of the century, the desire to end the traveling and open a small
business came to the fore and Mr. Barnes started two mortgage companies, one residential and one commercial.
In a little under eight years, Jim generated in excess of $2,000,000 in fees and then the mortgage industry collapse occurred and that world, effectively, ceased to exist.
Jim then decided to get licensed and open his own Insurance Agency, which he continued to operate until 2018.
Jim is married to Jenny and they have two daughters, two dogs and a cat!