Tim Collins—Benefits Consultant
Tim receive his Bachelor of Journalism Degree from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) with a major in advertising and minors in English, history, and marketing. Tim moved to Colorado in 1993 and worked for a reputable advertising and public relations firm before branching out to exercise his account management and sales skills with a Fortune 200 healthcare company. Tim spent 18 years in the healthcare industry developing and leading sales teams with top-notch medical device and capital medical equipment manufacturers, such as BTE Technologies and Animas Corporation (a division of Johnson & Johnson).
In 2008, Tim took a big leap from medical equipment and devices sales and embarked on a position with Kaiser Permanente as a Large Group New Sales Executive. “I wanted to see my daughters grow and life on the road, at that time, was not affording me that chance.” At KP, Tim had the unique opportunity to work with more than 90% of the broker consultants along the front range. He became the top sales representative for Kaiser Permanente in the Colorado region after his second year. “In that position, I saw, first hand, which brokers engage and which ones didn’t engage with their clients”. “I know that this concept gets overused in our industry, but Cherry Creek Benefits always stood out when it came to client engagement and the implementation of solutions.”
He joined CCB in May of 2018 after nine years of working for a major insurance carrier and a national insurance consulting firm. Tim has observed since moving the consultant side of the business that the biggest misconception in the market is that local/regional firms don’t have the horsepower and capabilities as the big national names. “That couldn’t be further from the truth,” says Tim. “I have more access to HR capabilities, unique account management services, and industry resources at CCB than ever before.”
Tim is licensed in Accident and Health, Life, and Property and Casualty Insurance.
He is the father to two teenaged daughters who attend Cherry Creek High School. His older daughter is committed to play D1 Lacrosse at the University of Oregon. Tim enjoys live music, mountain biking, running, and weight-training. He also spends a lot of time pacing the sidelines or volunteering as a stat keeper for the Cherry Creek High School girls lacrosse program.
Tim actively supports local non-profits through charity work.