About Us

Bankownedlifeinsurance.org is operated by licensed agents, Drew Gurley and Scott Karstens.

Drew and Scott have more than 30 years of combined experience working with advanced life insurance solutions for the following:

  • Banks
  • Credit Unions
  • Business Owners & Succession Planning
  • High Net Worth Individuals & Premium Financing
  • Foreign National Life Insurance Solutions

Our Team

Drew Gurley

Drew Gurley is a co-founder of Redbird Advisors, serial entrepreneur, and avid insurance copywriter. 

Drew’s passion for helping business owners create new growth strategies has fueled Redbird’s business model.  Drew has consulted with hundreds of businesses throughout the U.S.

Prior to insurance, Drew served as an operations manager for a private equity firm in Vail, Colorado focused on high-end resort development projects.  Drew also spent seven years as a firefighter for one of the largest fire departments in the state of Missouri.  Drew is also a mentor for students in the Trulaske School of Business at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Aside from spending time with his beautiful wife and 3 children, Drew is a member of the Forbes Finance Council and YEC, an invitation-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs 40 and younger.

Drew has a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Scott Karstens

Scott Karstens is a co-owner of NFG Brokerage, Founder of Broker Back Office, and passionate about the insurance industry.  Scott is NFG Brokerages Insurance Expert  and leads the Life Insurance, Long Term Care, and Disability Divisions.  He is a wealth of knowledge and as a producer was able to successfully sell more than $1 million annually through his property and casualty agency prior to joining NFG as a partner. 

Scott’s passion for the industry provides agency owners an agents with growth strategies and comprehensive insurance solutions for their clients throughout the US.  Some of the unique target markets Scott is involved in include; Business Planning, Executive Recruiting and Retention Strategies, Estate Planning, and Advanced Individual Planning Strategies.

Scott started in the Insurance Industry more than 17 yrs ago, starting a scratch P&C agency and after great success, became a Sales Trainer teaching other similar agencies how to position their operation for success.  After several years of success, Scott moved into the Financial Services Industry where he worked with both Middle America and High Net Worth clientele as a Financial Advisor. 

With continued success, Scott became a co-owner with NFG Brokerage and uses his knowledge and experience to help others.  Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.  Scott is also a member of the Forbes Finance Council with Drew Gurley.

Free Consultation

Consultations with our executive planning team are provided at no cost.

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