Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) Awards SmartFinancial

July 9, 2019

SmartFinancial, a leading insurance technology company, announced today that it just won the Orange County Business Journal’s highly competitive 25 Best Places to Work list for 2019.

Each year the Orange County Business Journal highlights Orange County’s most exceptional companies in the Best Places to Work Special Report. These businesses excel in the finest treatment, recruitment and retention of their employees. The award is a survey competition which is managed by Best Companies Group (BCG), an independent research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing great places to work.

"We are honored to be recognized by the OCBJ as one The Best Places to Work. This recognition is a reflection of the effort our team has put into building a family-like company culture," said Lev Barinskiy, CEO. "I am very proud to see the team get this recognition for their hard work and commitment to our vision. We would not be where we are today without the dedication of our entire SmartFinancial team."

SmartFinancial first began in 2003 as Cyber Technology in the Columbus, Ohio basement of then 20-year old founder, Lev Barinskey, who wanted to figure out a way to disrupt the insurance shopping experience by helping customers find lower insurance rates. In 2015, the company opened an office in Orange County, CA, which is now SmartFinancial’s headquarters.

About SmartFinancial
SmartFinancial focuses on providing valuable content, actionable advice and rich tools to help insurance customers compare and find the best insurance coverage. Its mission is to provide consumers clarity and savings with its insightful data and intelligent carrier-matching process. The company provides a similar resource for insurance partners as they adopt the new technology platform to reach these consumers. SmartFinancial operates an innovative real-time marketplace that gives insurance clients the ability to acquire insurance customers, optimize marketing campaigns and maximize ROI.

Founded by a team of insurance and technology experts, SmartFinancial focuses on delivering measurable results and exceptional service. With offices in Columbus, OH and Costa Mesa, CA, the company ranked 227 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™.