An experienced executive in sales and marketing, Josh Stirpe currently serves as the Director of Licensed Sales at Safeco Insurance based in Spokane, Washington. Josh Stirpe developed the company’s National Sales Center and has increased sales and awareness consistently for several channels. His leadership has helped Safeco Insurance call centers to earn certification in customer satisfaction excellence from J.D. Power and Associates.
Since joining Safeco Insurance in 2003, Josh Stirpe has garnered praise for his sales performance and his ambitious leadership role in the company. He has earned the Safeco Milestone Award for breakthrough sales results. Additionally, he has been honored by company executives with the Safeco Innovation Award and the Safeco Driven Award for surpassing a national sales record.
Josh Stirpe studied at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. There, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Management.
Early in his professional career, Josh Stirpe rose to a management position at Safeway, Inc., in eastern Washington. In 2000, he joined Avaya, Inc. (formerly part of Lucent Technologies) in Washington, D.C. as a National Account Executive. His responsibilities in that position entailed developing business development strategies for an $8 billion company in the technology industry. A leader in the company’s sales initiatives, he earned the Avaya Crystal Ribbon Achiever award for obtaining top sales among more than 2,000 international sales professionals. He also earned honors such as the Avaya Achievers Club and the Avaya Millionaire Achiever for global sales.
A longtime resident of eastern Washington, Josh Stirpe loves to spend his free time outdoors. His favorite activities include gardening, cycling, skiing, and golfing. He also enjoys the culinary arts and is a connoisseur of fine wine.