After a professional career of more than 18 years in my native Venezuela as Director of Human Resources, and after overcoming several adverse situations, eight years ago I emigrated with my family to this great country that has offered us immense opportunities and learning experiences.
A new country means lots of changes: new culture, language, work, economy, etc., all of which test your capacity to adapt and strengthen you as a human being, as a father and as a professional.
Migrating is a great challenge but, when everything that moves you in life is based on a purpose and you’re able to establish your goals and understand your starring role in this great process (including, always, being grateful to God and His presence), it all makes the path more manageable and opens the doors to opportunities like the one I encountered on January 2019, when I saw a post about a job opportunity that would change the course of my life.
Working in the insurance industry as part of the first Latin Agency of AIL in Dallas, being able to belong to a great, financially solid American company with presence in Canada and New Zealand, was an important training experience that helped me identify my potential for helping co-workers and Hispanic families.
During my first year, I was able to take on different roles like Supervising Agent and General Agent. To me, AIL is a company that allows you to grow while helping; each of the benefits of our AIL portfolio are excellent and translate into well-being for each family that trusts us. My work in this first Latin Agency took me all the way to being a candidate to join the team of leaders that today develop agencies for the Hispanic market in the United States.
Today, I feel very happy to lead, along with an excellent work team, HO Plano. Our philosophy is offering job opportunities to working families in a cordial and quality environment. For that reason, I invite each of our agents to continue sharing AIL’s Unlimited Opportunity, the same opportunity I once received and for which I’m so grateful. I hope those who still aren’t part of the team be open to develop themselves as I and many co-workers have done.
My advice to new agents? The keys are appreciation, trust, humility, respect, commitment, and perseverance.
I like soccer, an activity I enjoy with my son, and I combine it with exercise at the gym and riding my bike.
I love traditional Venezuelan cuisine, but I can also enjoy food from other countries, as long as it is healthy.