Ada, Oklahoma (PRWEB) June 28, 2016 -- LegalShield, the original disrupter in the legal services industry and parent company of IDShield, one of the most trusted names in identity theft protection, named two new members to its board of directors: Jeff Bell, CEO, LegalShield and Pete Jarvis, vice president, TidalScale.
Bell joined LegalShield in July 2014 as CEO and is recognized as a successful and passionate marketing visionary with an extraordinary corporate leadership portfolio. Since he joined LegalShield, production is up 28 percent, and members-in-force is up 10 percent to more than 1.5 million. Prior to joining LegalShield, Bell was a partner at NCT Ventures LLC, investing and working with start-ups. He also worked with NBCUniversal, launching the all-new biggestloser.com and the “Challenge America” season. Previously, Bell served as corporate vice president of global marketing at Interactive Entertainment Business (Xbox), Microsoft Inc. Bell had tremendous success and industry recognition while launching and marketing video games “Halo 3,” “Gears of War” and “Rock Band,” to name a few. Additionally, he served as vice president of the Chrysler and Jeep Divisions, launching the Chrysler 300 and Jeep 4-door Wrangler Unlimited. Prior to Chrysler and Jeep, Bell served at Ford Motor Company in the United States, England and Spain.
Jarvis has a track record of creating innovative solutions and platforms that address the needs of the emerging knowledge, intellectual property and innovation markets globally. Prior to TidalScale, he was general manager at Intellectual Ventures where he drove the development of the nascent communications portfolio and started and managed the Networking and Growth Business Units. Jarvis has an innovation and management background in technology, with a career spanning Intellectual Ventures, Microsoft, Bell Northern Research and 3Com. He was awarded the Nortel Networks Presidents award in 1999 for Innovation in Europe for developing the Centrex IP gateway and soft client product solution. At 3Com, he helped develop the 3Com Transcend Enterprise Manager, Office Connect product solutions and the first web-based device management solution for small form factor network devices. Jarvis is a member of the IAM Strategy 300—the world’s 300 most influential intellectual property strategists.
Bell and Jarvis join Ted Virtue, CEO, MidOcean Partners; Frank Schiff, managing director, MidOcean Partners; Rip Mason, chairman, LegalShield board of directors; and John Addison, Former co-CEO of Primerica and current CEO of Addison Leadership Group on the LegalShield board. Leaving the board, after time well served, are Gil Anderson, CEO, Allant and Frank Sowinski of MidOcean Partners.
“We are happy to have Jeff and Pete join the board. Jeff’s success as CEO and Pete’s pioneering work with enterprise software make them extremely valuable additions,” said Mason. “We also want to thank Gil and Frank for the significant contributions they made in their tenure on the LegalShield board of directors.”
LegalShield also recently added and bolstered key roles in its Office of the Chief Executives to help support its aggressive growth.
In 2016, LegalShield will launch more than a dozen new or enhanced products and services to help meet the expanding needs of everyday consumers and business owners and provide trustworthy, reliable access to legal and identity services.
LegalShield has provided legal protection to millions of people for 44 years and has provided identity theft protection for 13 years. IDShield is one of the only identity theft products that offers complete monitoring and restoration in the case of identity theft. The company’s legal and identity theft plans cover more than 1.5 million families and serve more than 3.7 million people across North America. More than 35,000 companies offer the LegalShield and/or IDShield plans to their employees as a voluntary or fringe benefit.
LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses. The company also offers one of the industry’s most affordable and comprehensive identity theft plans, IDShield. LegalShield plans provide protection to more than 3.4 million individuals, and IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services to more than one million individuals across North America. More than 35,000 companies offer LegalShield and IDShield plans to their employees as a voluntary benefit.
For as low as $20 per month, LegalShield members get access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 49 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.
Suraya Bliss, LegalShield, +1 580-665-9113, [email protected]