WAHVE is reimagining freelance work
for retiring seasoned professionals

Our innovative freelance resource talent solution provides the opportunity for retiring professionals to extend their careers working from their home business office and insurance firms with continued access to highly skilled professionals.

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

Bridging the gap

WAHVE is bridging the gap between insurance firms needing quality resources and vintage insurance professionals wanting to phase into retirement, what we call pretirement.

WAHVE’s goal is to debunk these management myths: that people are more productive if managed in an office and that older workers are not as productive as younger workers. Such thinking simply is not true. WAHVE has been proving that older workers have critical knowledge, experience, work ethic, and technology skills, and that they are highly productive working remotely from their home office.

Plus, WAHVE has been solving the problem of finding the right talent for the job,  wherever  clients and wahves are located.

We have created a “wahve” of change in the insurance industry.  WAHVE has been enthusiastically endorsed by numerous state and national insurance associations.

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 a focus on outcomes, people can work from anywhere. We can say that because it’s how we operate. WAHVE is a virtual company. Our internal staff work remotely, and our collaborative culture has created a highly productive environment.

WAHVE, founded in 2010 by Sharon Emek, has a team of industry leaders who are committed to keeping our industry’s retiring talent and their knowledge and skills engaged and working. We currently have hundreds of satisfied insurance firm clients and many more delighted wahves.

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

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

Our mission is to make “pretirement” from the regular workforce an opportunity for a continued career that provides greater life-work balance, and to provide businesses continued access to knowledgeable, highly capable professionals at a cost-savings.

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"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

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

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 insurance 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).


Our software

Comprehensive, customizable, and cloud-based

Brainwahve is the cloud-based software that powers Work At Home Vintage Experts.
Also, it is a software platform that serves as a comprehensive backbone to staffing firms looking to attract, evaluate, test, interview, assign and manage an independent contractor workforce.

The Brainwahve software platform is an easy-to-setup, cloud-based system that can be configured to just about any vertical market. With top-tier security and a scalable infrastructure, Brainwahve can grow with your organization safely, cost effectively and successfully. Your firm will be able to evaluate talent and client needs efficiently to make the best matches and drive long-term recurring client engagement. With brainwahve, you can:

  • Process thorough and proven applicant qualification processes including comprehensive applications with granular skill set tables, quality controlled resume creation, testing, interviewing, reference checking, and onboarding.
  • Process thorough and proven client processes including comprehensive job requests with granular skills tables, interviewing and onboarding.
  • Generate professional PDF resumes providing a consistent, proven format for any industry.
  • Manage all your firm’s notes, tasks, policies and procedures, support tickets, records and resources in one user-friendly interface.
  • Integration with CRM and recruiting software.
  • Survey and evaluate client and applicant responses to measure your success in a variety of metrics. View individual results or a roll up of all results.
  • Integrate with testing software, access a catalog of assessments to assign and view scores, allowing for expert evaluation of applicants and additional reporting options