Kerry Tuma

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Kerry Tuma

CIC · Co-Owner
San Jose, CA

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  • Kerry has been an invaluable resource to my organization and me.

    He is extremely knowledgeable and has helped us to sort through the most cost effective solutions for our company. He provides service that is unmatched by others; educating us on our choices, researching available options, and managing our process in a timely and effective manner. He has been a true partner in finding and acquiring the right insurance coverage for our business.

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    Linda Drumright
    COO, DecisionView
  • Kerry is a valuable business partner.

    At PIX, we have found Kerry to be consistently responsive, flexible, and knowledgeable. He has helped us successfully navigate complex and ever-changing insurance needs. He ensures that the solutions he recommends are consistent with our goals. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.

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    Philip Walker
    Corporate Controller, Rocket Lawyer
  • I have worked with Kerry for many years and he takes care of our business insurance needs.

    He is very efficient and responds to our inquiries and requests in real time. He is knowledgeable and experienced.

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    Kallen Chan
    CFO, Aicent
  • I recommend Kerry to my friends as a knowledgeable and reliable person with whom to do business.

    During the past four years I have interacted with Kerry on numerous occasions regarding our company insurance policy and risk mitigation strategies. Kerry has always demonstrated good understanding of the various policy options and how they may be applicable to our business. He works jointly with us to come up with the best option that meets our needs. 

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    Sribash Dey
    CFO, eInfochips
  • Kerry was a pleasure to work with! He is very knowledgeable and has vast experience to learn from.

    He has been extremely detail oriented and has a great sense of anticipating business requirements and needs well in advance to better prepare for any related exposures. From Insurance advice, Insurance policy coverage’s needed to issuing certificates of Insurance, every business aspect that I have requested of Kerry has been immediate, financially viable and seamless. I highly recommend doing business with Kerry and his team. They are intelligent, efficient and reliable!

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    Ashmi Shah
    Director of Finance, San Jose Earthquakes
  • I highly recommend Kerry for the insurance needs of your business.

    We had a really good experience with him and his firm, and were very pleased with the service, products, and pricing he provided.

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    Dane Iverson
    CFO, Xythos Software
  • I highly recommend Kerry.

    Kerry has assisted our company over the past 5 years with our various insurance needs, and is always responsive and helpful.

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    Ellen Guccione
    Executive Vice President, Avanath Capital Management
  • Kerry has done a very good job of handling our business insurance needs.

    We have some unusual requests and he does everything possible to find the solution for our situation. He is great to work with.

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    Henry Zeidman
    Risk Manager, Preferred Window Products
  • Kerry is consistently attentive to our insurance needs.

    He is very responsive to any requests, drives for savings, and always does what he says he is going to do.

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    Thomas Willardson
    CFO, Energy Recovery
  • Kerry has been our commercial insurance broker for about 10 years now.

    He and his staff are very diligent and responsive, always working to obtain appropriate coverage at good prices. Kerry was great when we were looking for unique insurance that was typically sold to larger businesses. He helped us work through the details to obtain a cost-effective solution for our needs.

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    Lisa Steele
    Owner, VLSI Research
  • Kerry and his staff are responsive to my needs throughout the year.

    He keeps me on track with insurance renewals, giving me the benefit of multiple options for review. 

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    Bill Buckner
    CEO, Rabbit Copiers
  • Kerry and his team are a pleasure to work with.

    I recommend them highly to anyone looking for business insurance.

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    Sean Noonan
    VP of Finance, Clickability
  • I have worked with Kerry for close to a decade.

    Kerry has consistently provided excellent service and asks the appropriate questions to update our business insurance needs relative to an evolving risk profile, as well as being very responsive to needs as they arise during the course of each year.

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    Gary Spicer
    Controller, Entone
  • Kerry has been our commercial insurance advisor for nearly four years.

    He is customer service-oriented, very responsive, and a professional in his field. We have a good relationship with him, and we know that he always has our best interest in mind. We highly recommend Kerry to anyone looking for a commercial insurance advisor.

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    Isabel Klint
    VP Human Resources, vCom Solutions
  • Anytime we need something or have a question, Kerry and his associates respond almost immediately with the information.

    He worked with us to quote our insurance and improve our coverage while saving us funds. He and his firm stay on top of our account and make it easy for us to maintain coverage at competitive rates. 

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    Robin Rakusin
    VP Finance, BridgeWave Communications
  • I contacted Kerry about a business insurance quotation and he responded quickly and effectively.

    With Kerry's assistance we were able to cut the cost of our business insurance costs in half compared to our previous coverage and carrier. I have since used Kerry at a new company I am working for with equally cost-effective results. I recommend his services highly as an insurance agent who will find you the best deal, with the right tradeoff between coverages and costs for your business.

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    Mike Kowalski
    VP Finance, SkyPie
  • I have worked with Kerry for several years and am certain he is your go-to-guy if you need corporate insurance!

    He is experienced and knowledgeable. When I am in a final contract negotiation and need an insurance clause interpreted ASAP, he has always been there immediately.

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    Deborah Bentley
    Assistant Controller, PopSugar
  • We have never had any bad experiences with Kerry.

    He is a hard worker and does the best job in getting us the best rates for both workers compensation and liability insurances. Any claims have been taken care of as quickly and painlessly as possible. We recommend him to anyone who inquires about insurance services.

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    Donna Serrano
    Controller, Valhalla Builders
  • Kerry has placed our commercial insurance coverage for a number of years.

    He has excellent knowledge of coverage options, terms, and does not require detailed directions to pursue coverage appropriate to our business at the best available price, for the quality of coverage desired. He and his team continuously provide excellent, responsive service.

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    Robert Beyer
    Executive Director, Filice Brown Eassa & McLeod LLP
Contact Kerry Tuma

Contact Kerry

Call: (408) 364-8141

Please note: coverage cannot be bound or altered online. A service representative will need to contact you to finalize your request.

About Kerry

Providing the Road Map to Your Total Cost of Risk Reduction

Kerry Tuma is a veteran insurance professional with experience negotiating multiple lines of commercial coverage, including workers' compensation, general liability, property, and product recall. Kerry is a responsive, value-added resource for his clients and a trusted partner in their business planning process.

Kerry’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from University of the Pacific and a Master of Arts from San Jose State University. In addition, he holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research and is a Food Certified Broker by Nationwide Insurance Group.

Kerry uses the Leavitt Group’s marketing strength to provide clients with customized insurance solutions and competitive pricing. This includes a workers compensation carrier exclusive to Leavitt Group agents. The Leavitt Group also has the capability to write insurance in all fifty states through well-developed relationships with over one hundred of the most respected carriers in the industry.

The Leavitt Group is one of the largest privately-held insurance brokerage firms in the United States providing the strength and creativity of a national insurance broker and the personalized touch and attention of a locally-owned agency.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts from University of the Pacific
  • Master of Arts from San Jose State University

Office details

Contact

1570 The Alameda
Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95126

Map · Office Staff

(408) 288-6262 - Office

General Office Hours

Day Time
Mon 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thr 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Please note that each staff members' office hours may differ from the hours listed above.