Jeff Dailey is CEO of Farmers Group, Inc. (Farmers). Dailey joined Farmers in 2007 as President of Personal Lines when Farmers acquired Bristol West. He had been the Bristol West CEO since 2006. In January 2011, he was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Farmers Group, Inc. Dailey was named to his current role of CEO of Farmers Group, Inc. effective January 1, 2012.
Dailey’s career in the insurance industry spans more than three decades. After a short stint as a claims adjuster with Mutual Service Insurance, he joined Progressive Insurance Company and quickly moved up the ranks. He went on to form Reliant Insurance Company, an auto insurance start-up owned by Reliance Group Holdings, which was sold to Bristol West Holdings Inc. in 2001. From 2001 until 2004, Mr. Dailey was COO of Bristol West and, in 2004, he was named President of Bristol West. He was instrumental in taking the company public with its listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:BRW) and the sale of $345 million of common stock. Dailey was named Bristol West’s Chief Executive Officer in 2006.
Education: Dailey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.