Steve started in the industry in 1985, working with an insurance carrier in sales and management capacities. He started The Murphy Insurance Group in 1990 and under his leadership organically grew the agency to one of the largest in Wisconsin. Murphy had over 50 employees, multiple offices and franchise infrastructure. The company was sold in 2010. In 2013, Steve co-founded Ardent Insurance in Naples, Florida. In addition, Steve served as President or Managing Partner in four other companies. Steve is passionate about giving back to the community and has been a long-term contributor and officer with Big Brothers & Big Sisters.