Both talented executives have industry understanding and abilities to pursue new strategic growth opportunities on behalf of AccuQuote...
Wheeling, IL (PRWEB) May 24, 2011
AccuQuote, one the country’s largest and most respected term life insurance quoting and brokerage firms, has hired two new executives to join its senior leadership team. Effective immediately, Julie Roper will be Vice President, Platform and Distribution, while Mark Hodes will be Senior Vice President, Marketing.
AccuQuote CEO and founder Byron Udell will count on these new high-level additions to use knowledge and past experiences to help drive company vision and manage AccuQuote brand development.
“We’re looking to Julie and Mark to keep our incredible momentum moving forward,” said Udell. “Both talented executives have industry understanding and abilities to pursue new strategic growth opportunities on behalf of AccuQuote. We’re excited to have them both join our team.”
Before joining AccuQuote, Julie Roper served as Vice President – Chief Operating Office at Heritage Union, where she lead all aspects of company operations, compliance, and infrastructure development for multi-channel distribution including web on-line, direct call center and independent agent business that increased sales by more than 75 percent in a 12 month period. Prior to Heritage Union, Ms. Roper was Vice President of Operations at North American Company for Life and Health, where she oversaw distribution and customer support, including new business, call center, underwriting, claims, agency services and business analysis.
Previously, Mark Hodes served as Senior Vice President, Marketing at Nextag, where he was responsible for building strategies in brand management, customer relationship management, social media, and digital marketing. At Nextag, he made radical improvements in customer acquisition through social and mobile channels, and introduced innovations in customer management using CRM strategies, technologies and processes. Before Nextag, Mr. Hodes held several executive marketing roles with Threadless, TicketsNow and Orbitz. Mr. Hodes began his digital marketing career with leadership positions at marketing services firms Foote Cone & Belding, Ogilvy, Modem Media and Digitas.
“AccuQuote is primed for aggressive growth because life insurance is a major factor in everyone’s life,” Udell said. “By recruiting and hiring impressive talent like Julie and Mark, we’ll continue growing the resources to strengthen current operations and develop new initiatives to support our company’s mission to help protect families across the country.”
AccuQuote helps consumers find the best values in term life insurance by combining instant online life insurance quotes with the personal service of unbiased life insurance professionals who answer questions, identify important issues and make meaningful recommendations. The company offers consumers an extensive selection of life insurance products, including term life, whole life, universal life, accidental death, long-term care, disability and selected annuities. AccuQuote.com has many handy insurance tools, including a term life insurance calculator to help consumers determine their life insurance needs, a glossary of industry terminology, a collection of articles and press releases that cover many life insurance topics and a blog that provides opportunities for discussion on life insurance and personal finance. For additional information or to get free quotes for low cost life insurance, please call AccuQuote at 888-314-4455.