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Paul Barber came to Valent Group in the summer of 2017, after having spent 25 years in a variety of leadership roles at McGriff, Seibels & Williams Inc. (McGriff), a national insurance agency.

From day one, Paul’s vision began with building a great place to work. A culture with an “upside down organization chart,” where leadership serves our team as they serve our clients.

“Insurance is a beautiful business for people who have a heart for serving,” Paul shares in his debut video. “Servant leadership impacts the client in that the leadership’s team goal is to exceed the client’s expectation in every encounter.”

As a division of EBSCO Industries, a family-owned business with a long history of excellent customer service, Valent Group continues to build a great culture for teammates who love risk consulting and insurance.

In May of 2019, Valent Group was named by our employees, for the first time, as a Best Place to Work by the Birmingham Business Journal. [Watch our team’s celebration video!]

EBSCO Chairman Bryson Stephens shares, “Business is about people. It takes a leader, someone who has experience but also someone who has those innate people skills to build a quality, talented team that can service the customer and grow over the long term. In Paul, we saw that person.”

We believe great companies are built by great teams. Learn more about the client service and leadership teams who are the heart behind the Valent Group Difference.