Ill.-based Quotesmith.com Inc. announced that Brian Gibson, former director of Sales and Service of USAA Life, has been named vice president of sales and that Eric Bergquist, former IT Director at AON, has been named vice president and chief information officer.
“We are thrilled to have Brian and Eric join our management team at this exciting time of growth and change for Quotesmith.com,” remarked Robert Bland, chairman and CEO. “The addition of these two industry professionals, each of whom is an accomplished leader in their respective specialties, adds significant depth and experience to our management bench. These appointments underscore our resolve to define and lead our sector by providing the widest selection and most pleasant insurance shopping experience for the emerging self-directed insurance shopper.”
Gibson, 40, has just completed a 13-year management tenure at USAA Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 200 direct-to-consumer financial services company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. For 8 years, Gibson led the call center sales and service teams, which, during this time, helped USAA earn the prestigious J.D. Power’s Chairman’s Award for Best in Overall Service.
Bergquist, 44, has, for the past 3 years, served AON as IT Director and as a consultant to AON through Computer Sciences Corporation. While at AON, Bergquist was responsible for coordinating the IT portion of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and also worked on standardizing IT services and business processes. Prior to AON, Bergquist served in various technology capacities at Motorola, most recently as principal program manager for the Internet Software & Content Group.