Ryan Shinkle

Managing Director


Ryan has been with Insgroup for seven years, serving in previous roles as the firm’s Director of Brokerage and Vice President of Production. Prior to his current position, he spent five years as Area Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and two years with Liberty Mutual.  
Ryan’s eagerness to mentor new advisors resulted in the development of Insgroup’s Career Launch mentorship program. This formal program was designed to help new Risk Advisors find success as quickly as possible. He shares his own pathway to success in the design, placement and servicing of construction, transportation, and energy clients, which resulted in the prestigious Power Broker Award from Risk & Insurance Magazine in 2017.  
Committed to his craft, Ryan has earned the designations of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) from The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.  He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Arts in History. 
When asked about his favorite of the firm’s core values, Ryan pointed out Growth Mindset specifically because of the tenet, “We celebrate victories and learn from our losses.” He believes we are constantly learning and growing and there are valuable insights to be gained from both outcomes.  
While not a native of Texas – or really anyone place as the son of an Air Force Officer – he has enjoyed many years in Houston with his wife, Ashley, and their children, Grover and Piper.