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Brightstar Insurance Services is a leader in providing comprehensive training, support, resources and industry knowledge to thousands of agents and agencies throughout the nation. Our success is driven by our focus on working for you, the agent. We are a non-captive independent channel. Our commitment is to help you grow your business by positioning you as the dominant insurance agent in your area. Our goal is to develop you as a trusted insurance professional, not merely a broker. We constantly monitor changes in your market. We will consult with you on an ongoing basis to ensure that you have the carriers, products and knowledge necessary to provide the best service to your clients.



Steven PatoSteven Pato

Steve is a founding Principal of Brightstar Insurance Services. He has 25 years of experience in insurance sales and agency development. Steve has recruited, managed and trained thousands of agents.   In addition, he has guided and mentored many agents in creating their own independent agencies as well as implementing and operating sustainable business ventures.  

Over the course of his career, Steve has led top producing sales teams, won awards for recruiting and agency growth, and developed successful business models for underperforming agencies.  Prior to entering the insurance industry, Steve worked in real estate finance for a Wall Street investment banking firm and as a Certified Public Accountant for a Big Four accounting firm.  He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing and resides in Los Angeles, California.


Keith WestKeith West

A founding Principal of Brightstar Insurance Services, Keith has 18 years of industry experience. Keith began his career at a large captive agency and quickly became one of the top producers in the country. He has personally mentored and trained hundreds of agents and agencies, several of which are now industry leaders.

Keith is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.  He holds the LUTCF professional designation and has expert knowledge in a variety of insurance disciplines. At Brightstar, he uses his knowledge and industry connections to help agents and agencies perform at elite levels. Keith resides in the Santa Monica, CA area with his wife and three children. 


Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number  (855) 909-7827
5850 Canoga Ave Suite 400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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Newport Beach, CA
Phone Number  (855) 909-7827
5020 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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San Diego, CA
Phone Number  (855) 909-7827
7676 Hazard Center Dr Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92108

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Riverside, CA
Phone Number  (855) 909-7827
41593 Winchester Road 200
Temecula, CA 92590

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Ventura, CA
Phone Number  (855) 909-7827
1500 Palma Drive Suite 200
Ventura, CA 93003

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Bakersfield, CA
Phone Number  (855) 909-7827
4900 California Ave, Tower B Suite 210-B
Bakersfield, CA 93309

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Bellingham, WA
Phone Number  (855) 909-7827
2219 Rimland Dr Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98226

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Portland, OR
Phone Number  (855) 909-7827
5200 SW Meadows Road Suite 150
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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Affiliated Agencies:

Lighthouse Insurance Benefits
YA Corporation
Protect Health
Saetre Insurance Solutions, LLC
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David M. Gilston Insurance Agency, Inc.
Northwest Health Plans, LLC


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