Our Leadership

Douglas Traylor, President / Partner (VIP Insurance)

Doug’s insurance career began in his work with Texas attorneys in 1990. In 1992, Doug had the opportunity to work with and be mentored by the former mayor of Austin, Ron Mullen, at his Principal Financial Agency. Late in 1993, Doug joined the financial planning firm of Logic Financial and its broker/dealer, First Financial Planners, and in 1995, Doug served as a consultant on the charitable giving program of the Texas Bar Foundation. Doug joined C.N.A. in 1997, earning the “New Producer of the Year” award that year from a list of 80, and worked for Tim Moriarty there from 1999 – 2002. In 2002, Doug began his own independent marketing company; two years later Tim joined him, and the partners re-launched the business as VIP Insurance. Doug is a financial product designer, distributor, marketer, collaborator and consultant. In addition to entrepreneurship, Doug is dedicated to education, writing and speaking on the topic of personal growth. Over the past twenty years Doug has worked with millionaires, billionaires, celebs, pro athletes, politicians, and professors. He has been endorsed by professional associations and contracted by top Banks to provide training and product to their financial advisors.

Timothy Moriarty, Managing Principal / Partner (VIP Insurance)

Upon graduating from Rice University in 1975, Tim followed in his father’s footsteps taking on a life insurance career with Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company. Just two years later, he was named Assistant GA with Mass Mutual of Houston, the largest of Mass Mutual’s offices nationwide, and was responsible for hiring and training new agents. In 1982, Tim moved to C.N.A. to become a Life Sales Rep, and was awarded the “New Producer of the Year” in 1983, besting a field of 40 contenders. He continued to be named a Chairman’s Club producer through 1987, when he was promoted to manager of the C.N.A. Southeast Texas office. Under Tim’s leadership, the office grew in ranking from 32nd to 4th largest in 1990 – earning him Southern Region Manager of the Year in 1988 and 1990. In 1990, Tim was promoted to Southern Region VP; by 2001 the region was the second largest nationwide. In 2002, he was named Senior VP of Marketing for three of the company’s five regional sales offices. In 2004, Tim joined Doug Traylor to form VIP Insurance, where he remains a principal partner. Tim holds a General Insurance license, as well as the Investment Company & Variable Contracts (Series 6) and Securities Agent State Law (Series 63) registrations.

Christopher Spates, Director Of Institutional Marketing / Partner (VIP Insurance)

Chris started as an insurance producer in 1999 after obtaining a Master’s Degree in Management from St. Edward’s University. Chris began selling insurance to private and commercial aviators nationwide for a company called PilotQuote.com. He expanded the company and became operations director. By 2001, thanks to Chris’s leadership and direction, the company had tripled in size. In 2002, Chris also started working with Doug and Tim on the independent marketing side. During the 2004 VIP launch with Doug and Tim, Chris was promoted to Director of Operations. In 2006, Chris headed up financial distribution development and became a profit sharing partner of VIP Insurance. Chris’s duties today include marketing initiatives that are specific for each client platform. In addition, he manages a team of internal sales professionals responsible for supporting single premium based simplified-issue insurance sales.