Name: Matthew J. Pelrine
Job Title: Broker
Company: NorthStar Insurance Services Inc.
Location of Headquarters: Needham, MA
Years With Current Company: Three
Years as a BRAGB Member: Three
Birthplace/Hometown: Born in Winchester, MA and raised in Merrimack, NH
Family: I have three brothers and more aunts, uncles and cousins than I can count.
College Attended: UCONN
First Job Unrelated to Field: Laborer for tree nursery
First Job in Current Field: Agent for Liberty Mutual
How Did You Get Into the Business: Attending college during the height of the recession instilled a strong desire to graduate with a job in hand – and the insurance industry was hiring. I have always taken pride in being someone people can depend on during crises, and I realized early in my career the insurance industry provides the opportunity to fill that role.
What Does Your Business Do Now, and What Are Your Plans for the Future: Year-after-year we provide our clients with the insurance program that best suits their needs for the lowest possible price available in the insurance marketplace, while serving as their advocate throughout the claims and audit processes. We ensure our clients are supported with the services and expertise necessary for their risk management program to maximize profitability – not hinder it. Whether we assist in implementing an employee safety program, advise on subcontractor relations or go to the RMV on your behalf, our goal at NorthStar is to provide the best service you have ever received from a vendor – period.
Keys to Success: Empathy, integrity and accountability.
Role Model (outside of family): U.S. Marine Corporal Tim Gibson for being the embodiment of leadership and service, and for emboldening my personal commitment to those values.
If You Had to Choose a Different Profession, What Would It Be: A toss-up between high school social studies teacher and SCUBA instructor.
Are You Involved In Any Other Organizations Besides BRAGB: Yes – several within the construction and real estate industries.
Hobbies: Skiing, sailing, and body-surfing
Favorite TV Show Currently on the Air: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (web series)
Favorite Sports Team: Patriots
Favorite Novel: The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite Film: North by Northwest