DALLAS – NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), one of the leading independent distributors of life, health and wealth products, today announced it has acquired Brokers Clearing House, a leading brokerage general agency (BGA) based in Des Moines, Iowa. As part of the acquisition, Debbie Hannam, President and Partner at Brokers Clearing House, and Dan Allison, Managing Partner at Brokers Clearing House, will become Managing Partners in Integrity. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Bob Hofer launched Brokers Clearing House in 1975 to help individuals with adverse health histories find life insurance policies. His daughter, Barbara Crowley, joined the company in 1977 and as Chief Executive Officer, has overseen Brokers Clearing House’s expansion into health insurance, long-term care and financial services. Though the company has grown substantially and received national industry awards, it prides itself on retaining personal relationships with its advisors built on trust and established over decades. Following the acquisition, Debbie Hannam and Dan Allison will assume the company’s executive leadership roles, continuing the respected legacy established nearly 50 years ago by Hofer and Crowley.
“The Brokers Clearing House team joins Integrity with an incredible history of high-quality service and incomparable character,” shared Bryan W. Adams, Co-Founder and CEO of Integrity Marketing Group. “Barbara embodies all the qualities Integrity values, and the way she has positioned the company for industry leadership is inspiring. Dan’s masterful understanding of both client needs and wealth management strategies will strengthen our team. Debbie’s knowledge and industry experience instantly make her one of the strongest leaders we have and I’m proud of the expertise she’ll bring to the amazing Women in Leadership group at Integrity. It’s an honor to partner with Brokers Clearing House and build upon its legacy for the future.”
“At Brokers Clearing House, we’ve always tried to understand the story behind each person we serve, and that mentality has paved the way for our achievements thus far,” said Barbara Crowley, CEO of Brokers Clearing House. “To continue to grow, we needed to serve customers even more by providing advisors with the technology and resources we couldn’t yet offer them. Partnering with Integrity is the best decision we’ve ever made. By adding our proud legacy to the Integrity name, I know Debbie and Dan can take Brokers Clearing House to the right place going forward. This is an exciting time to pass the torch, and I’m confident for what lies ahead.”
Brokers Clearing House will utilize the full range of Integrity’s platform of proprietary resources, including quoting and enrollment tools, CRM, product development, as well as data and analytics. Integrity’s business infrastructure of shared services helps already successful companies redirect valuable time to growth strategies. These shared services encompass IT, human resources, legal and compliance, and access to a world-class advertising and marketing agency.
All Integrity partners can also offer their employees meaningful company ownership through the Integrity Employee Ownership Plan.
“Integrity’s growth mindset is the same philosophy we operate on,” explained Debbie Hannam, President and Partner at Brokers Clearing House. “Integrity’s platform ensures we have the resources and technology behind us to grow in the right way, both to honor our legacy and build for a strong future. The unbelievable benefits that Integrity can now provide our staff are one of the most exciting aspects of this partnership. Coming to work has always felt like being with family and I can’t wait to be part of a bigger, more creative and even stronger family at Integrity.”
Brokers Clearing House brings additional decades of industry leadership to the Integrity partner network. Integrity’s fast-growing group of legends and trailblazers collaborate on best practices and strategies to innovate and streamline the insurance process for American consumers.
“Our reputation in the industry is one of exceptional customer service,” said Dan Allison, Managing Partner at Brokers Clearing House. “Integrity enables us to maintain that high-touch, boutique feel with our clients, while increasing our capacity and reach. By partnering with Integrity, we become part of a dynamic network of colleagues and mentors to support our growth. Debbie and I have so many goals for the next phase of our careers, and Integrity is the missing link to making them real for our advisors. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for what we’ve accomplished thus far and nothing but excitement for the opportunities ahead.”