Interviews randi glazer profile

Published on March 28th, 2016 | by Chad T.


Randi Glazer – Underwriting Consultant

Randi Glazer’s lengthy career in the insurance industry has enabled her to travel all over the world and has included an incredibly broad range of professional roles. Currently serving as an underwriting consultant, Glazer has thrived in positions of leadership and has demonstrated a clear commitment to encouraging a thoughtful approach to mentoring in all of the professional environments she has been a part of. With her vast experience and insurance expertise, Glazer has also found success as an author and has written several articles and books on varying aspects of the insurance industry.

What do you do in your spare time?

I consider myself quite lucky to live in such a beautiful area in which it does not require much time at all to reach an idyllic setting for a nice, long hike. It’s often on these hikes that I consider a wide range of ideas for my future writing projects, which is something else I deeply enjoy doing whenever I have a free moment or two.

What’s your favorite film?

Whiplash absolutely amazed me when I first saw it in theaters, and I must have watched it three or four times since then. Obviously, it only recently took over the top spot when it comes to my all-time favorite films. The Grand Budapest Hotel is another recent film that could have easily challenged for the top spot as well.

What’s the best advice you ever received?

I started out doing property package and inland marine underwriting, and I was fortunate to work alongside several professionals who had been in the industry for several decades. I picked their brains often, and they always advised me to value any opportunity to collaborate with others and to view mentoring as a very serious responsibility for both the mentor and the student.

What’s one thing you’ve learned since you started your career?

I’ve learned to never pass up the opportunity to travel, regardless of the destination or the length of stay. Getting the chance to experience a new place or a new culture is so valuable, and there is always so much that can be learned from a work opportunity that requires travel. This is especially true when that travel includes any international destination.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

I don’t believe in shortcuts when it comes to professional responsibilities, so it bothers me that there are people who feel that paying close attention to critical details is somehow unimportant or can be largely ignored. It’s not necessary for people to spend every waking moment immersed in their work, but there is nothing that gets under my skin like an individual who just doesn’t take their work seriously. It’s just a simple matter of professionalism and it really should be the very least that is expected of them.

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