Member Polaris Chapter
Member Since: January 2007
Founding Partner, Synergy National
Charlie Collins, Founder Collins Financial Services
When it comes to Employee Benefits and Risk Management, Charlie Collins, Founder of Collins Financial Services in Columbus, Ohio, is by far one of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in his field. Charlie obtained his Bachelors Degree in finance from The Ohio State University and began his life-long career in the Insurance, Asset Protection and Risk Management Industry.
Charlie passionately believes in relationship building and due to his networking skills, the opportunity presented itself for Charlie to become a Broker for American General over 30 years ago. Upon learning and understanding the industry, Charlie became a National Marketing Director for American General, where he promoted the products and services, as well as trained personnel and taught management courses. In 1981, Charlie became an American General Agency Owner specializing in insurance and financial solutions and worked alongside agents during a four year period before his Entrepreneurial spirit truly emerged and Collins Financial Services launched in 1985. The strong desire to be independent and the drive to make things happen has contributed to the success of Collins Financial Services.
Helping corporate clients, which can range anywhere from 2-100 employees, with the challenges of employee benefits such as Group Health Care, Life Insurance, and Disability as well as Succession Planning, is something that Charlie is very proud to offer. Collins Financial Services works alongside individuals as the chapters of life are opened and closed. “As individuals approach 50-years of age, our job is to make people face reality and prepare for the potential consequences that life has to offer.”
Policyholders are confident that the health insurance and life insurance policies that have been put into place truly protect the assets they have worked so hard to obtain. Clients know that they can call Charlie whenever issues, concerns or life-altering events take place, and he will be there to listen and advise. The client base of Collins Financial Services has been cultivated through personal relationships and a true caring that exudes from Charlie. If you are looking for an innovator and great listener who protects the clients’ best interests, then you have found such a gem at Collins Financial Group.
A giving nature is a trait that Charlie shares with every Association and Organization that he has committed his time and talents to, launching back to his fraternity days at Alpha Tau Omega. Charlie has been the President of Columbus Life Underwriters Association, and a member of the Columbus Association of Health Underwriters and The Ohio State Presidents Club. Because of the extreme value that Charlie places on networking and relationship building, Charlie was instrumental in founding the Grandview/Marble Cliff Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as being active for over ten years with the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce, where he currently serves as the Vice Chair of New Business Development.
Along with two other Founders, Charlie Collins is devoted to helping other business owners grow and succeed through a referral-based networking group, Synergy National. “I derive satisfaction from seeing businesses grow and watching businesses develop through the Synergy National organization,” shares Charlie. “Helping others to accomplish goals and making a positive difference in someone’s life are valuable treasures that I find to be quite fulfilling.”
So, if you find yourself engaged in an activity such as tennis, racquetball, hiking, biking, running, weight training, boating or traveling, don’t be surprised if a warm, friendly and caring spirit approaches you and strikes up a sincere conversation. You should take advantage of this opportunity to get to know Charlie Collins, as he willingly shares positive and professional connections your way. He is definitely someone you will be happy that you have taken the time to know!