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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 Pato

Steve is a founding Principal with Brightstar Insurance Services. He has 25 years of experience in insurance sales and agency development. During his career, he has recruited, managed and trained thousands of agents and guided many of them as they created their own independent agencies.

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 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 carries 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. 


Woodland Hills, CA
Newport Beach, CA
San Diego, CA
Temecula, CA
Ventura, CA
Bakersfield, CA
Lake Oswego, OR
Bellingham, WA

Affiliated Agencies:

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


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