American Association of Insurance Management Consultants

Michael Manes

Position / Title: 
Company Name: 
Square One Consulting, LLC
625 Weeks Street
New Iberia, LA 70560
Business Phone: 
(337) 577-3885


Michael Manes has been described as a Cajun Philosopher. In fact he's a man with some brain tissue but far more scar tissue. Since age 8 he's worked in organizations - sitting on the inside looking out. After 35 years of pondering a better way, Mike ventured out on his own and has spent 21 years on the outside looking in.

His experiences are diverse. His observations are keen. He's been on the business end of a broom and shovel, worked under the careful scrutiny of a drill sergeant, taught at LSU, and been actively involved in public policy ventures and consumer advocacy.

Mike's world has included sales and management, expert witness work (insurance and affinity group marketing), speaking and writing on topics of change, organizational architecture, communications, team building, etc.

Additional life experiences include husband (houseboy for Sheila), daddy (Slade and Seth), grandpa (Edi Noel), Cajun comedian, author of two books, member of the Board of Trustees of the National College of Natural Medicine and a member of the National Security Seminar at the U. S. Army War College

Membership Level

Professional Member

Areas of Expertise

  • Agent - Agency
    • Bank Owned Agencies
    • Education
    • Management
      • Employee Compensation/Management
      • Producer Acquisition/Compensation/Management
      • Producer/Employee Recruitment
    • Sales - Mergers - Acquisition
  • Corporations & Enterprise
    • Insurance Related
      • Agent/Broker Performance Reviews
      • Insurance Company Performance Reviews
      • Insurance Coverage Analysis/Design
  • Government & Public Entity
    • General Services
  • Legal - Litigation - Claims
    • Expert Witness - Litigation Support
      • Customs, Standards, Practices & Duties - P&C
    • Legal Consulting
      • Operating Agreements
      • Producer Agreements