WAHVE redefines business as usual

Our one-of-a-kind approach to bringing together pretiring vintage professionals and businesses and creates a win-win: companies get highly skilled workers with the exact talent they need, and retiring workers get to define their career in a work-from-home business.

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"No other service
offers the level of industry knowledge
and professionalism
as WAHVE."
Denyce Curtis, USI

Making the right connections

WAHVE pairs companies looking for specific skills with the veteran talent who have them. Businesses get the quality and knowledge they need while vintage insurance professionals get to phase into retirement working from their home office.

We disrupt the idea that all work must be done in the office. We are proving every day that older workers who have critical business skills, knowledge and expertise are able to deliver a high level of productivity and do so from their home offices.

We break down barriers. By removing the requirement that workers be in the office, we break down the walls that confine businesses to a smaller talent pool. Wherever the best talent is for the job, we help make it happen.

We are creating a “wahve” of change in how and who of work.. Our unique contract staffing approach has won endorsements from several state and national associations and the Clark Howard Show.

WAHVE’s CEO, Sharon Emek, talks about how WAHVE brings exceptional pretiring talent to work for you, eliminating the burdensome costs of recruiting, hiring and onboarding for your organization.

Our culture

We live what we believe

We believe that with the right talent and focus on results, people can work from anywhere. At WAHVE, that belief is our own business model. We are a virtual company. We work remotely, and our collaborative culture has proven to be a highly productive environment.

Founded in 2010 by Sharon Emek, WAHVE has a team of industry leaders who are committed to keeping our industry’s retiring talent and their knowledge and skills engaged and working. Our hundreds of satisfied clients and wahves are our best advertisement.

Experienced, affordable talent is not easy to find. The traditional approach is to settle for people within driving distance to the office and face constant training and turn-over.

A New Alternative

WAHVE’s innovative qualifying, matching and HR process makes hiring highly experienced, qualified insurance professionals easy and it makes finding a work-at-home job easy.

We leverage our process and technology to fulfill the staffing needs of our insurance firm clients and the working needs of our vintage professionals.

Our vision

Making a difference for a longer productive lifespan

Our goal is to transform how businesses, workers, and society view retirement, staffing, and alternative work arrangements. We help people and businesses benefit from longer productivity.

Our mission is to make “pretirement” part of the business vocabulary. We work hard to help retiring professional continue their careers into retirement with work-from-home opportunities. We think every wahve (Work-At-Home-Vintage-Expert) should have the career they desire without sacrificing their work-life balance.

We believe also that businesses should have access to the most knowledgeable, highly capable professionals available at an affordable price.

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Our recognition


"WAHVE is a perfect set-up for me. It keeps my mind engaged without all the pressure. I have flexibility, but the work gets done. It also helps me build a financial cushion."
Nancy Storlien

We let others tell our story of value and innovation. Our awards to date include:


Work At Home Vintage Experts has earned the distinction of being recognized as a Certified Age Friendly Employer™ for 2017. This certification is granted after a thorough evaluation of your response to Certification Evaluation Standards, review of publicly available information, and comparison with standards for policies and practices within general commerce and the healthcare industry.


Sharon Emek received the SmartCEO Brava Award honoring top female CEOs who combine irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community and who are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities.

She received the Vistage Leadership Legacy Award in recognition of her breaking the mold of the traditional staffing structure in a way that is changing lives and producing impressive results.

2014, 2015 and 2016

Insurance Business America named Sharon Emek, Ph.D., CIC, Founder and CEO of WAHVE, to the “Elite Women in Insurance,” honoring the work of WAHVE.


The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) bestowed its highest honor, the 1882 Fellow Award, on Sharon Emek, Ph.D., CIC, Founder and CEO of WAHVE. The award recognizes the individual member who has most significantly contributed to IIABNY, the insurance industry and her community.


Work At Home Vintage Experts received the 2010 Insurance Entrepreneurial Award for its innovative business model.


Sharon Emek was the first woman to receive the IIABA’s Sidney O. Smith Government Affairs Award for outstanding service to her peers and the national association in the field of government affairs.


Sharon Emek received the Distinguished Service Award from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY).


WAHVE’s award-winning approach is endorsed by more than half of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association (IIABA) State Associations nationwide and the “Clark Howard Show.”

Our software

Comprehensive, customizable, and cloud-based

We developed Brainwahve to support WAHVE’s unique qualifying process, which enables objectivity in the hiring process based on skills and experience. Brainwahve software provides:

  • A candidate application and qualification process with granular skill set tables, quality controlled resume creation, skills assessments, interviewing, reference checking, and onboarding
  • A comprehensive job request process with granular skills tables, interviewing and onboarding.

Brainwahve also serves as the comprehensive qualifying backbone to staffing firms seeking to attract, evaluate, test, interview, and qualify an independent contractor and regular workforce; and seeking to evaluate and qualify the client job order.

The cloud-based Brainwahve platform can be configured to nearly any vertical market. Brainwahve comes with a strong layer of security and a scalable infrastructure, and is easy to set up. Staffing companies can evaluate talent and client needs, drive efficiency and objectivity into the qualifying process and significantly reduce turnover.

Brainwahve allows firms to:

  • Power their applicant qualification process with our proven system that includes comprehensive applications with granular skill set tables, quality controlled resume creation, testing, interviewing, reference checking, and onboarding.
  • Make better client/talent matches through comprehensive job requests with granular skills tables, interviewing and onboarding.
  • Create professional-grade PDF resumes with consistent, industry-proven formatting.
  • Get seamless integration with most CRM and recruiting software applications.
  • Effortlessly integrate with testing software and view scores and ranking, and evaluate applicants more quickly.