Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 30, 2009
QuickQuote today announced the promotion of Michael Stebel to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Mark Malis, Michael will oversee all of the company's operations, including product development, QA, product management, sales, marketing, IT and product support.
QuickQuote also announced that Edward Schaet, CPA was named Chief Financial Officer. Edward will be responsible for the company's accounting department and will be a member of the senior management team along with Mark Malis and Michael Stebel.
The company also announced the appointment of Andrea Boyle to the position of Director of Product Management. In her new role, reporting to Michael Stebel, Andrea will be responsible for product requirements and release & launch planning, as well as product lifecycle management. Andrea will continue to oversee the company's product support group.
Michael Stebel joined QuickQuote in 2008 as Vice President of Product Development, Marketing & Sales. During his three decades in high-tech, he has held a number of product development, marketing, sales and senior management positions in leading technology companies. Prior to joining QuickQuote, Michael served as CEO of TVR Communications -- a healthcare technology company with over 600 employees -- where he improved the company's financial and operational performance, completed two acquisitions and established its Interactive Media Division. Previously, Michael held the positions of CMO of Ener1, President of Boca Research, Executive VP of Corporate Strategy for Boundless Technologies, Marketing Director at AT&T/NCR and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Veeco Instruments.
Ed Schaet has over twenty years of financial experience and brings to QuickQuote a well-rounded and diversified background, which includes certified accountant services in the private sector and provision of certified accounting service expertise to a billion-dollar company. During Ed's career, he has held managerial positions in the technology sector, including Vice President of Operations/Finance for International Software Solutions and President of 2020 Vision Source, an Internet employment service specializing in the Optical industry. He has also held managerial positions for such broad-based companies as ADT, JM Family and Dycom Industries. Ed earned his B.A degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL in 1988. He earned his CPA in 1992.
Prior to her appointment as Director of Product Management, Andrea Boyle served as Director of Technical Services for QuickQuote. She joined QuickQuote in 2000 and has since held a number of technical and management positions at the company, including Technical Support Representative, Quality Control Manager and Project Manager.
Mark Malis said, "In the year since Michael joined QuickQuote as VP, he has made a significant positive impact by transforming the way we listen to our customers and partners, as well as how we define, develop and market products, and how we work together as a team to deliver on our mission to delight our customers. As COO, Michael will provide the leadership to help us deliver the great new products and services we're planning for release this year and to work with me and our CFO in charting the strategic direction for our company. Our new CFO, Edward Schaet is a great addition to our senior management team and brings with him over twenty years of corporate finance expertise and management experience. I believe that these and the other organizational improvements we've made will help us in our drive for continuous improvement."
About QuickQuote, Inc.
QuickQuote, Inc. is the leader in productivity solutions for the insurance industry. The company provides comparative rating and agency management software and services to independent insurance agents nationwide. QuickQuote's products are known for their ease of use and exceptional value as well as having excellent customer support. Now in its twentieth year, QuickQuote remains the leader in comparative rating and agency management software.
The QuickQuote(tm) Comparative Rater is the industry leader in real-time comparative rating and is used in the overwhelming majority of agencies in the state of Florida as well as in Texas and Georgia. QuickQuote bridges to carrier web sites or binds coverage directly, transmitting the application and MVR to the insurance companies via QuickQuote's QuickBind Software.
The QuickFile(tm) Agency Management System is widely recognized as one of the top agency management systems on the market today and is used in almost 4,000 agencies with over 10,000 users throughout the United States. QuickFile is a database-driven program that manages detailed policy and client information for all of an agency's clients, prospects and insurance carriers. QuickFile enables agencies to automate many of their procedures, organize their office and improve efficiency. QuickFile provides extensive customizable reports, tracks policy renewals, reconciles commissions, helps agencies to retain clients, as well as market to new prospects and help increase revenue. Additionally, QuickFile processes carrier downloads as well as real-time transactions.
Both QuickQuote and QuickFile are licensed to agencies and carriers on a subscription basis. Add-on products including QuickMVR for retrieving Motor Vehicle Records and QuickBind for policy binding through are provided on a fee-per-transaction basis.
QuickQuote, Inc.'s headquarters is located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, where the company employs 75 people in software development and testing, product management, product support, training, marketing, sales, IT and administration.