Ryan Taylor

Meet Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor is not one to back down from a challenge, which has helped him build a large book of business from the ground up. Taylor grew up in Brentwood, TN, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and attended Ezell Harding High School and Freed-Hardeman University in West Tennessee.

He sold books door to door in college, and he attributes the time he spent with Southwestern Company in Los Angeles, California with teaching him the habits and attributes it takes to succeed in sales: work ethic, persistency, self-motivation and tenacity.

As he says, “the no’s eventually lead to the yes’s.”

Taylor began his career at Van Meter Insurance directly after college and immediately hit the ground running. He enjoyed meeting new prospects and it was there that he honed his selling abilities while cultivating relationships for the next ten years. He then moved on to BB&T, where he remained for 5 years and before joining CIA.

Taylor is a generalist, as he does a little bit of everything, working with a wide variety of clients; from healthcare to construction to manufacturing.

He is the recipient of numerous Top Gun awards at Van Meter and several President’s Club awards at BB&T, where he was also named the top Nashville Sales Leader four out of five years.

Taylor enjoys the fact that there’s never a dull moment in this industry and the competitive nature of it as well. He loves getting to learn more about people’s businesses and what makes them tick.

He and his wife Erica have three children together, Darby, Chandler, and Finley, and a Labrador Retriever Rocco. They both have large families and love spending time together on the weekends.


CIA has over 90 employees committed to providing superior solutions to clients’ risk management needs. We’ve pioneered the restoration of relationship in commercial insurance servicing. Our model has positioned us as the leaders in our industry, ensuring our partners residual clientele, increased engagement, and increased profits.

There has never been a better time to join our team.