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The Godfather of Sports Insurance: An Interview With Rich "Big Daddy" Salgado

When I was assigned the task of interviewing Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado, the CEO of insurance brokerage company Coastal Advisors, LLC, I wasn’t sure what to expect or what my exact angle would be. Two minutes into getting to know Mr. Salgado, it was clear that my intended focus on this article was askew. This would be a story about a man and not his company. This would be a story that embodies and embraces the tenets of success and selflessness, seamlessly. This would be a good example of how to be a leader instead of acting like one. By the third minute of our getting acquainted, it felt as if I were having a conversation with an old friend.  

“Big Daddy” is not your typical insurance executive — he sells insurance policies for the worst-case scenarios (such as life, disability, and career-ending policies) to professional athletes and celebrities. His company, Coastal Advisors, LLC, has a line-up of clients that are major stars in the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and the MMA. His clientele also includes high-profile names from media, film and music industries.

This turned out to be an interview with a man that knows how to help others, keep it real, and is respectful to all he encounters. There also a few life lessons, courtesy of the man everyone affectionately calls, Big Daddy.

James Rothaar

James has written content for Justluxe.com and other leading online luxury lifestyle magazines. Rothaar previously served as the senior-tenured staff writer for JustLuxe, having worked with the digital magazine since 2005. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida, and works as an independent marketing consultant and freelance writer and copywriter. He is the co-owner of Wild Owl Digital, a boutique mar...(Read More)

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