Marty Sullivan


Meet Marty Sullivan

Hi I am Marty Sullivan President of Marketing Direct Insurance Services. My wife Gloria and I are the owners. I have been in insurance for more than 50 years. My first job after I graduated from Santa Clara University was as an Auto Insurance Underwriter for Safeco Insurance Co. which gave me the training to find other opportunities.

A few highlights have been to help start and then manage an Insurance Company in San Francisco that became a major provider of Motorcycle Insurance in the six western states during the time that neither Progressive nor Geico were selling motorcycle insurance. In 1981 we started a wholesale Agency Sullivan & Sullivan to provide motorcycle insurance to retail agents and brokers. Then in 1984 we started Marketing Direct Insurance Services a retail agency in Menlo Park where we lived and soon after we added auto, boat, home and business insurance products.

In 2000 we needed more office space and moved the business to Redwood City and we also owned a wholesale Trucking Agency in Stockton that needed management help so we to moved Lodi in 2007 and then sold the Trucking Agency business in 2009. Since then we have put all of our efforts in running Marketing Direct in Redwood City. Our Granddaughter Jennifer Barajas is Office Manager in  our Redwood City sales office and is looking forward to opening another sales office in Lodi in the near future. 

I hope you like our new website and we look forward to helping you with you insurance needs.

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