River City Six – Jerod Vetrovsky
Meet Jerod Vetrovsky, risk advisor for UNICO Group.
Tell us a little about your business.
UNICO is a client-focused insurance agency that offers a consultative and relational approach to the entire insurance process. As one of the largest locally owned insurance brokerages in Nebraska, we take pride in our expertise and know trust can’t be assumed. It has to be earned, and as we earn it, you’ll begin to understand that what we value most are relationships. We find our business to be personal, compassionate, and fun. So when we’re building a new relationship, we’re really making a new friend who we can work with to help solve problems, navigate solutions, and celebrate achievements.
How did you get started in the business?
I was in sales for 20 years and moved over to insurance sales after speaking with a couple close friends in the business. I decided it was time to try something different, and I was up for a new challenge.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
The amount of learning I had to do to feel comfortable presenting insurance options to clients.
Tell us a little about your family. – I am married to my best friend, Timary. Together, we have four kids—three boys and one girl. Everyday is an adventure around the Vetrovsky house because all the kids are full of energy and ideas.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When I became a dad. When you look down at your first born, knowing you must provide for and take care of them, you realize it’s go-time in life.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spending the day doing some sort of activity with my wife and kids. We enjoy playing basketball or football, fishing, hunting, or doing any other competitive game together.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I graduated from a small high school (Filley High) with only one other person in my class.
Who inspires you?
My kids inspire me! Their energy and excitement for life gives me the extra motivation I need every day to do my best.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
The Rocky theme song.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
I have coached youth basketball for eight years and have had a blast doing it. I also served as president of the Freeman PTO.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins.
What is your favorite movie?
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
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