who is olive?

Making the world a better place to drive is why we get up in the morning. If shaking up a century-old industry is a byproduct, then so be it. It used to be that extended vehicle warranties were expensive additions to a vehicle’s final cost, but we didn’t like that.

At olive, we’re not fans of rushed decisions and needless hassle. olive was created to bring confidence and sanity back to owning a vehicle. We’d like to think that more peace of mind will translate to more adventuring and more awesome memories made with those closest to you.

Wherever you find yourself, know that olive is with you: every day, every journey, every mile.

olive owns and operates Olive Insurance Solutions. For nearly 15 years our company and its affiliates have been providing mechanical breakdown coverage for vehicles. In 2020 gogetolive.com was launched to take our coverage and products to the next level with a fully digital offering built to serve you. olive is a consumer informed product provider, seeking to offer the best product at the right time in a transparent manner.

Our products, customer service, and reputation for excellence have earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and we’ve partnered with some of the insurance industry’s largest companies to back us. We’re in the business of helping you live life covered!

our team

Paul Sherman

Paul Sherman

Chief Marketing Officer

Paul’s love for road trips came when he and his father drove from Colorado to Florida. His first car was a 1980’s 4Runner that hauled him up the Rockies every winter in his quest for fresh powder. His love of skiing and snowboarding is something he’s passed on to his kids. Together, they hit the slopes every winter. Someday he wants to drive those same roads in a Porsche 911 Turbo. 
Bobby Sorden

Bobby Sorden

Senior Director of Marketing

Bobby spends as much time as he can on the water. Between boating, water skiing, and wakeboarding, he stays fit in between adventuring on his Harley. No stranger to long days in the seat, his favorite road trip was a seven-day ride from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National park…and back. His next big adventure will be from Colorado Springs to the furthest tip of the Florida Keys (of course, he’ll take his Hog).
Dan Stratford

Dan Stratford

Senior Director of Digital Strategy

In the winter, Dan spends his free time hitting the slopes, and when it warms up, he shreds single tracks on his mountain bike. Dan is also a huge Porsche fan. He rebuilt his first Porsche, a 1973 914 airhead by hand, and has regretted selling it ever since. As for road trips, nothing tops the Cannonball Run, from Kansas City to the Ozarks, that he completed in when he was younger.
Jerry Schimmer

Jerry Schimmer

Senior Director of Sales & Training

When he’s not carving up waves, Jerry is daydreaming about VW safari soft-tops and his next road trip. Any trip with good friends is an ideal trip for Jerry. He enjoys the cool pacific breeze in his hair and the freedom of the open road. 
Scott Watson

Scott Watson

Coverage Advocate

Scott stays active by tearing it up on the soccer pitch alongside his friends (he’s also lethal with a ping-pong paddle). Scott’s first auto-love came in the form of his faithful 1973 Datsun pickup. In “The Watson Datsun” he cruised all the way from Kansas City to Florida for a family reunion/theme park visit. When he’s not hitting the pavement, he’s eating killer KC BBQ, and cheering on his KC teams (yes, all of them). 
Jerry Perales

Jerry Perales

Coverage Advocate

When he’s not producing electronic music or volunteering at the Shriners Hospital for Children, you can find Jerry at the gym getting his pump on. His first automotive love came with a V8 rumble via his 1963 Chevy Impala Super Sport. Jerry’s most memorable road trip was when he crossed the border and drove from CA to enjoy the food and surf of Ensenada, Mexico.

CA License No. 0H24606

Arnie Syverson

Arnie Syverson

Coverage Advocate

Arnie spends his free time honing his swing on the golf course or fishing for monster burbot. His four-wheeled-freedom came in the form of a mighty Oldsmobile Firenza. He promptly took that Firenza on a road trip to Nashville to enjoy the food and sounds of Music City. Someday he wants the keys to a Bentley Continental GT Coupe.
Barbara Guerra

Barbara Guerra

Coverage Advocate

Barbara balances her time between crushing weights at the gym, hiking and listening to audiobooks, all while cruising in her prized Mustang (her current ride and dream car). Her most memorable road trip was when she braved 17-degree weather to make a trek to the Grand Canyon.
Alex Van Allen

Alex Van Allen

Coverage Advocate

Alex loves sports, when he’s not playing a pick-up game of basketball, he’s coaching his son’s baseball team, or cheering on the Golden State Warriors. Alex’s started his driving obsession in a raucous, 1988 McLaren edition convertible Mustang. His most memorable road trip was on a gorgeous drive from Cabo to La Paz, Mexico.

CA License No: 0H01838

Libby Olson

Libby Olson

Brand Strategy

Libby balances her free time between cruising along the Colorado River on her bike or perfecting her crafting skills. Libby started her love of driving in her 1988 Chevy Cavalier. Someday she wants to drive her dream truck, a Jeep Wrangler Ragtop, along the California coast. Every Thanksgiving, she loads up her two Rottweilers and heads from Colorado to CA for an RV vacation.