Built for Independent Agents

Altus Market Access was founded to bridge a huge gap by connecting independent insurance agents with the smoothest and most successful way toward building a thriving agency. We believe that agency entrepreneurs deserve to have it all; powerful compensation, cutting edge technology and all the support you need to achieve what defines a profitable and growing agency.

At Altus Market Access we understand that not all agencies are created equal, so we designed our business model with you in mind. Our contracts are tailor made for our agents to meet you exactly where you are in your career and take you where you want to go. We cater to what we believe are the three levels of an agency.

#1 – A producer who is ready to start out on their own and take the entrepreneur jump to building your own agency. #2 – A small agency looking for more carrier access or higher compensation as well as the tools and professional advice to take your agency to the next level. #3 – A larger agency with multiple producers looking for the maximum in compensation, profit-sharing, direct appointments and key management and growth tools. At Altus we have you covered.

Creating long standing relationships is our priority and we are committed to your success. The industry is evolving, let’s make sure you are on the right side of insurance evolution and join forces with us as we change the game.

Our Mission

Our mission is to disrupt the insurance industry by connecting independent agents and agencies with the smoothest and most successful way of building a thriving agency.

Our Vision

Our vision is to keep agents and agencies 100% independent while receiving the most compensation. To provide the technology and support they need to grow and be profitable.

  • Personal Lines
  • Commercial Lines
  • Specialty Lines

Meet Our Team

Nicholas Cordano

Nicholas Cordano

Founder & CEO

Born and Humbly raised in a small town in Northern California, Nick started his first investment business at the age of 18 after reading a book that stretched his vision on Entrepreneurialism. Over the next 8 years he worked tirelessly owning and operating several companies but always searching for a business with stability and residual income. Little did he know that in one of the oldest industries around would he find a niche and a purpose in helping insurance agents reach their full potential. Nick’s vision, passion, and belief in the agencies he partners with, alongside his competence in choosing people with similar qualities to be part of Altus’ team is what makes our CEO and company unique.

Nathan Mackay

Nathan Mackay

Operations Manager

Nathan was one of Nick’s producers and was brought on to manage operations and onboarding. He has a Business Administration Degree from Chico State. He also has his Networking Administration Degree. Nathan ran a successful cabling business for 10 years but decide on a career change and pursued the insurance industry. He is passionate about helping people succeed and enjoys setting people up to do so.  He has a wife and four kids and enjoys the outdoors, fitness, playing music and golfing.

Alex Huber

Alex Huber

VP of Personal Lines

 Alex worked for Allstate for years.  He was an office manager as well as producer at his old agency.  His goal is to bring knowledge, prompt service and a personal touch to customers as well as agents.  He enjoys helping people and that is why he works in insurance. He enjoys watching sports, spending time with his family and spends his free time helping out the less fortunate.

Guillermo Vergara

Guillermo Vergara

VP of Commercial Lines

 Guillermo has experience in Business Risk Management where by using sound processes and methods can effectively implement policies and programs which can increase business’ chances of success and reduce the possibility of failure.

Guillermo specializes in General Liability, Workers Compensation, Commercial Bonds, Commercial Auto, Professional Liability and Group Health Insurance.

Guillermo earned his Master’s in Business Administration in 2007. In addition, Guillermo holds a Property & Casualty Insurance License making him a well round Business Risk Manager.

Olga Vizir MBA

Olga Vizir MBA

Territory Manager

Having worked at Liberty Mutual for over 10 years, Olga understands the limitations of being a captive agent. At the end of the day, the company gets to keep the fruits of the hard work. Therefore, partnering with Altus to help agencies maximize their potential by having access to top insurance carriers, innovative technology, and strategic business solutions is a dream realized. Olga is passionate about organizational development, performance, and efficiency. Holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Project Management and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.