In 2005, cousins Phil Reynolds and Chris Reynolds, who serves as chief operating officer, founded what would become BriteCore. The team originally built web-based quoting systems for regional mutual insurance carriers, and the systems were so successful that the clients asked them to modernize the rest of their businesses. They established BriteCore, a fully managed, cloud-based insurance software platform that combines core, data and digital solutions into a single, comprehensive suite. BriteCore supports multiline, multistate and multilocation policies for personal, commercial, workers compensation and specialty lines of business.
Housed on Blackman Road, the company has employees in 19 countries and 18 states. Building a remote workforce was a natural progression, as the company’s philosophy is to attract top talent, regardless of location. The Springfield office is primarily used to host meetings.
“Having our employees work remotely offers several advantages: access to talent, focus on productivity, employee development, flexible work schedules and freedom to work from anywhere,” Phil says, via email. “The remote workforce model gives us a global reach, which provides more opportunities to find individuals with the skill sets we need.”
Although a remote workforce has many advantages, there are a few disadvantages, such as scheduling meetings with employees in different time zones and language barriers with international team members.