Mike’s responsibilities with Asurea include Agent and Manager Recruiting, career agency sales force development, and training. Our agents, their clients, and our entire company have benefitted from his leadership since 2010. Mike prepared for his business career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Finance from California State University at Chico in 1989.
In 1992, Mike entered the world of entrepreneurship as the co-founder of DiManno Hansen Insurance Services (DHI). With his direction and leadership, the company quickly transformed into one of Northern California’s fastest growing insurance benefit brokers. Before coming on board with Asurea, Mike founded Mainstay Business Solutions and served as its Chief Executive Officer. This staffing company employed 20,000 people and served more than 1,500 businesses in California.
Mike is married to Amy and they have one son, Jacob, who will soon be entering the Navy. The Hansen family also includes a Basset Hound named Dobber. He laughs when he says that the lovable dog makes Flash from the Dukes of Hazard look hyperactive.
Mike’s philosophy as a leader is to teach people the skills they need to empower them to create the life they want for themselves.
When thinking back on his career, one particular conversation, with his mentor Clive, has stuck with him all these years. Clive and Mike were having lunch together one day. Clive remarked, “Mike, you have more potential than any person I have ever met. Do you know what that means? It means you haven’t done anything yet!” From then on, Mike has dedicated himself to fulfilling that potential as a teacher, trainer, and leader. As Mike says, “In the end, the only thing that really matters is the difference you make in lives of the people you touch.”