Paul Harte

Commercial Lines

Paul grew up in New City, NY and after high school attended the University of South Carolina.  He transferred after a year and graduated with his BA from the University at Albany.  He is part of a big family, with three sisters and three brothers, and he’s child number 5.

After graduating from college, he worked in corporate finance for two large public companies for the first five years of his career but decided to move into sales.  He began selling staffing services with a boutique NYC firm, targeting technology and software companies.  In 1998 he and a partner started their own firm during the technology boom.  He later expanded to the life science, and financial services vertical, which led to brokering marketing services to business clients.

In 2021 he made the leap into insurance, working for a large national insurance broker, earning his P&C license as a commercial producer.  He joined the Hanson & Ryan team in February 2022 as a commercial P&C producer.  Hanson & Ryan shares his same core values of honesty, integrity, putting the client first, and it also has that familiar big family culture. He helps many different small and mid-sized businesses with the best solutions to manage risk.  His primary clients are legal, financial and accounting professionals, along with technology, life science and commercial contractors.

Paul lives in Chatham NJ with his wife Vicki and their teenage son’s Jackson and Aidan.  He’s an Assistant Scout Master in Chatham Troop 8, a member of the Morris County Chamber, and Tech Meetup.  He enjoys skiing and scuba diving with his family. Paul is a pretty good impersonator and can imitate a few famous celebrities and politicians.