Learn More About – Kristy Terenzio

Kristy graduated with a degree in Finance from the University of South Florida in 2011, joined Boyd Insurance and Investment Services in 2014, and was appointed to the director for the Employee Benefits division for Boyd Insurance & Investment Services in 2017. Prior to joining Boyd Insurance, Kristy was with Global Financial Private Capital in Sarasota, FL playing an essential role in the building, launching, and continued operations of their independent retirement plan platform. Upon her leaving, she was responsible for the oversite of more than 30 retirement plans nationwide, totaling more than $30 million in assets. It was her work with individual retirement plan participants that ignited her love for Employee Benefits.
What are your key accomplishments in your field/ on the job?
The building of the retirement platform at Global, becoming the Director of Benefits at Boyd, and establishing technology and systems to further benefit clients.
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
I love the opportunities that Benefits gives me to help many individuals with their personal insurance needs. Health insurance and healthcare is such a personal need and can be very expensive. I love being able to help individuals and employers navigate this complex world.
Tell us about your approach to customer service.
I want every client to feel like they are my only client. No client is too small – they deserve assistance and attention just like our largest client. Everyone deserves to have an advocate and a ‘tour guide’ through this complex issue.
Describe yourself using only film titles.
Bad moms. Eat Pray Love. The Parent Trap. Slumdog millionaire. Dazed and confused. Groundhog day. She’s the Man. Good Will Hunting. Miss Congeniality. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Idle hands are the devil’s playground” and “work hard and control what you can, and let go of the rest!”
What’s the last song you listened to?
If I Ever Get Around to Living by John Mayer
Is there something that excites you so much it keeps you awake the night before?
The night before family vacations keeps me up with excitement!
Describe the most incredible view you’ve ever seen.
The morning view of the Smokey Mountains from the cabin that my husband and I rented for our first vacation as husband and wife. The mist rising and the sun peeking out, with a cup of coffee in my hand… ahhhhh…. I’m always blown away by the water when you cross over the bridge to get to longboat out on the Island too. I’m forever amazed by the paradise around us!
What’s your pizza order?
If it’s good quality pizza, I’m a cheese and ricotta pizza kind gal. If its a chain, then I go pepperoni and pineapple.