DKI is proud to announce Warren Barhorst as its keynote speaker for its annual conference: Connect 2020. Barhorst’s keynote speech will be presented in New Orleans, LA the morning of April 14 during the conference General Session.

Barhorst, the founder and CEO of Iscential, a Texas-based insurance and financial services firm, and founding partner of Renovo Partners, LLC, a business consulting firm, has over 25 years’ experience in enterprise risk management, captive insurance formation, implementation and management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and several certifications and licenses including LUTFC designation, and being a licensed Risk Manager, licensed General Lines Property Casualty Agent, licensed General Lines Life and Health Agent as well as a FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 65 Registered Representative.

“I am proud to announce [Warren] Barhorst as our Keynote Speaker,” said DKI President and COO Matt Wright. “Warren is one of the leading authorities in an area that DKI was founded on: The Connection Culture. It was my intent this year to find a relevant speaker that knows our industry and can send you back to your market with the tools to make a difference in your business.”

Warren Barhorst

Warren Barhorst

Having developed Iscential from a scratch company in Jersey Village, TX, Barhorst’s company is now the number one Nationwide Insurance Agency in the United States with $120 million in sales and is licensed in over 35 states throughout the country. Iscential is frequently featured on Inc. magazine’s 5000 fastest growing private companies list.

With his compelling entrepreneurial drive, Barhorst also authored “Game Plan… The Definitive Playbook for Starting or Growing Your Business” and “Game Plan… The Definitive Playbook for Selling in the Connection Culture.” All conference attendees will receive a hardback copy of the second book, upon check in.

“Of the dozens of influential writers and speakers I have come across in my 30 plus years of professional business management, Warren is at the top of that list. This is something you don’t want to miss,” said Wright.

Barhorst’s Keynote is a DKI-exclusive event for Connect 2020, being held in conjunction with RIA’s International Restoration Convention and Industry Expo April 13 through 16 in New Orleans. Registration is available online at