Insurance talent innovators from the start

WAHVE was founded as a creative way to help companies in the insurance industry fill the need for experienced talent.

One company. Two talent solutions.

WAHVE offers two ways to fill open positions quickly and affordably at companies across the insurance industry: Contract staffing through Work at Home Vintage Experts and direct hire through Talent Acquisition Outsourcing.

The WAHVE Difference

WAHVE was launched in 2010 to reverse the outflow of experienced talent and knowledge from the insurance industry.

Work At Home Vintage Experts, an innovative contract staffing solution, delivers experienced insurance industry professionals to businesses with a need to hire.

The candidate qualifying process sets WAHVE apart. Wahve’s staff, with an average of 25 years in the industry, conduct thorough assessments and conversations that lead to the most qualified and diverse talent while reducing cost and improving speed to hire.

Talent Acquistion Outsourcing, WAHVE’s direct hire service, supports a company’s recruiting of candidates for in-house, full-time positions. Wahve applies the same rigorous screening process to produce a bias-free shortlist of candidates that precisely match a client’s needs.

WAHVE’s numbers speak for themselves. We’ve profiled over 130,000 applicants and successfully placed over 4,000 candidates in a variety of roles across every segment of the insurance industry.

The WAHVE Promise

Wahve is committed to making a positive difference in all that we do and in the lives of everyone we serve, guided by five core values:

Integrity

We treat customers, business partners, vendors, and each other with respect, honesty, and accountability for our actions.

Transparency

We share information effectively and respectfully with each other and with customers, balancing the need to share with the need for confidentiality.​

Quality

We strive for excellence in our day-to-day work and seek continuous improvement in all that we do, with customer satisfaction as our top priority.

Innovation

We are open-minded and respectful of new ideas, and we encourage creative approaches to problem solving and business process improvement.

Collaboration

We believe we are stronger when we work together as a team for the collective interests of our clients, our candidates, and our company.

Our Leadership Team

Sharon Emek Ph.D., CIC

Chairman & CEO
Sharon is the indefatigable force that leads WAHVE and keeps the company always focused on its purpose working from her home in Manhattan. With decades of business experience, Sharon understands firsthand the challenges that employers and “vintage” professionals are facing today and is a frequent speaker on the topic.

Bill Hunt

President Emeritus
Bill is the driving force at WAHVE that inspires businesses to engage our work-at-home vintage experts. In the industry, he is known as a brand in his own right. Throughout his career, he has worked with many of the industry’s leading innovators, delivering successful state-of-the-art solutions for the insurance industry.

Geoffrey Kearney

CFO
Geoff is our strategic CFO with the discipline and vision to keep us growing profitably. He has a 35-year history of data driven decision making as a founder, CEO, CFO and advisor to organizations of all sizes across industries, including technology, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, services and private equity.

John Burke

CRO
John is responsible for the revenue process, business development and sales strategy at WAHVE. He is a market-facing, visionary leader who inspires businesses to rethink and adopt new innovative practices. He can frequently be found collaborating with clients to help them advance and reimagine their organization.

Giving back to those less fortunate.

Wahve is committed to making a positive difference in all that we do and in the lives of everyone we serve, guided by five core values:

The CPCU Society is excited to announce that, with our sponsorship partner, WAHVE, we have selected Operation Gratitude  as the beneficiary of the 2023 Good Works Project.

Operation Gratitude provides opportunities for the American people to express their gratitude and show our Military and first responders that what they do matters. Since 2003, with the help of our nationwide network of Volunteers, we have sent a total of 3.5 million Care Packages containing carefully chosen items meant to boost the morale and resilience of our service members and give them warm reminders of home. Today we send up to 200,000 Care Packages per year, and we are committed to growing that number to over 1 million per year by 2027.

Razom’s Emergency Response is the SOS button that is pressed in times of need. We created this project to provide urgent help and support in face of an extreme and unforeseen situation in Ukraine. Today, the sovereign nation of Ukraine has to deal with the most horrendous and catastrophic emergency – a brutal invasion. Razom is responding to this by providing critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians.

Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) is an East Harlem-based nonprofit that supports justice-involved young men (ages 16-24) in New York City through Education, Employment, and Emotional Well-being. Our approach helps our participants to avoid involvement or re-involvement in the justice system. We focus on the individual’s capacities and strengths, as well as developmental needs. Our aim is to promote personal, professional, and intellectual growth through goal-oriented programming and comprehensive support services.

“Named after the North Star, an historical symbol of freedom, Polaris works to reshape the systems that make sex and labor trafficking possible and profitable in North America. For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline and built the largest known U.S. data set on the crime. With the guidance of survivors, and working with public and private-sector partners, we use that data to understand and improve the way trafficking is identified, how victims and survivors are assisted, and how we can prevent this abuse at the scale of the problem – 25 million people worldwide robbed of the basic right to choose how they live and work.”

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and carries out programs to support survivors, educate the public, prevent sexual violence, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Since 1994, RAINN’s programs continue to expand and evolve to provide services to more than 3.2 million survivors and their loved ones.

We at WAHVE are heartbroken over the tragic event that took place in Uvalde, Texas.  We are committed to supporting sensible gun legislation that requires a background check and closes the loophole on gun shows and internet purchases and limits access to semi-automatic weapons. We support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety.

Our awards to date

2019

WAHVE was honored to be included in Next Avenue’s 2019 list of Influencers in Aging, which includes 12 advocates, researchers, thought leaders and innovators who are breaking ground and changing how we age and think about aging.

Sharon Emek, WAHVE CEO and WAHVE won Silicon Valley Innovation Competition, sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs: They went on to compete in the competition’s finals in Washington, D.C.

Rick Morgan WAHVE CMO received the Insurance Technology Advocate Award in Memory of Wade S. Dunbar, Jr.,for pushing carriers, agents and industry organizations to do better to evolve the agent and consumer experience.

2018

Sharon Emek is honored by Insurance Business America and awarded the Elite Woman In Insurance 2018 designation.

Sharon Emek received the Leadership Longevity Award: Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the 15th annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit. The Leadership Longevity Awards showcase the nation’s outstanding individual and group achievements in serving the powerful longevity economy. Sharon was honored as one of the “intrepid female entrepreneurs leading successful businesses they built.”

2017

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.

2016

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.

2014

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.

2010

Wahve received the 2010 Insurance Entrepreneurial Award for its innovative business model.

2007

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.

2006

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

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