MHG Spotlight: JW Haagensen, Account Executive, Inside Sales

Posted August 31 2016

JW HAAGENSEN 1The bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know one of MHG’s longest tenured employees, JW Haagensen!

Before MHG

Prior to working at MHG, JW worked at a turbine engine part manufacturing facility while waiting to attend motorcycle mechanic school. After September 11th, there were cutbacks and he was eventually laid off. Just around that time JW’s father, John Haagensen, founder and MHG President, asked JW to come and work for him. Thirteen years later, JW is one of MHG’s most experienced sales associates.

JW’s MHG Timeline

JW started at MHG on January 1st, 2003. His first position was Sales and Marketing Associate. At that time, there wasn’t a Marketing Department or the Sales Team that MHG currently has, so in essence JW was a one man show before the company grew and expanded into new ventures requiring them to bolster their staff. Over the years JW has changed titles several times however he has been doing individual sales for the past 13+ years. His current title is Account Executive, Inside Sales. He is in charge of MHG’s inside sales and works with yacht captains, crew members, contractors, concessionaires, individuals, and families.

Personal Interests

JW has several hobbies including boating, cars, and of course motorcycles. He loves being out on the water and cruising around town. He is also an animal lover and regularly helps an animal farm and orphanage in South Miami with his girlfriend, Jeannie.

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.