JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After a successful career in the financial industry and service in the U.S. Army, Troy Novotny is adding “Business Owner” to his list of accomplishments as he readies to open Brightway, The Novotny Agency in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday, April 23.

“Jacksonville is my home.  I was raised here, so opening a local business where I can use my expertise to support my community and help friends and neighbors achieve financial security is a dream come true,” said Novotny. “With Brightway, I know I’ll have the backing of a great team whose Win-Win-Win mandate focuses on providing world class customer service and helping Agency Owners, like me, grow the business.” 

Novotny comes to Brightway from a national bank where he spent 25 years, most recently as an Operations Senior Vice President, where he focused on mortgage banking and risk management. In addition to the operations and leadership experience he gained in the banking industry, Novotny served as a radar operator in the U.S. Army.  A graduate of Middleburg High School, Novotny went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Over the years Novotny has participated with organizations such as the Jacksonville Mortgage Bankers Association and the Jacksonville Ronald McDonald House.  In addition to his professional accomplishments, Novotny enjoys spending time with his family and is an active participant in his local dance community.  He also enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew and one monster cat named Luke Peterson. As a Brightway Agency Owner, Novotny looks forward to bringing more choice and expert counsel to his community.

“Troy Novotny has had a successful career, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Brightway family,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “We have hundreds of insurance professionals right here at our Jacksonville headquarters standing behind him to ensure his success.”

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*

Brightway, The Novotny Agency is located at 5150 Timuquana Road, Suite 12 in Jacksonville (next to MetroPCS). The agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Nationwide, Bankers, Foremost, Mercury, Progressive and Safeco.

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent stores throughout the country. With more than $515 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest property and casualty agencies in the United States. Brightway provides its franchise owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.

Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 19 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.

For more information about Brightway, The Novotny Agency, visit BrightwayNovotny.com or call 904-930-4096. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at BrightwayDifference.com.

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