e-TeleQuote Taps Birchfield for Chief Operating Officer Amidst Rapid Growth
As company expands, it turns to insurance veteran to lead operations.
Clearwater, Fla. — e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. (https://www.etelequote.com) is pleased to announce Randy Birchfield has been named its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Birchfield brings 20 years of executive experience in the insurance industry to the company focused on helping people with their Medicare needs.
Before joining e-TeleQuote as COO, Birchfield served as President, CEO, and COO of Protective Insurance. His long history in the insurance industry also includes senior leadership roles at Allstate Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Company, American International Group, Progressive Insurance Company and others. He has also exercised his leadership skills to perform crisis management consulting with Deloitte & Touche and to serve as CEO for two troubled manufacturing businesses.
Birchfield is a United States Military Academy (West Point) graduate with more than 5 years of service in the United States Army. In addition, he has an MA in Managerial Economics from University of Oklahoma, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Of his move to e-TeleQuote, Birchfield says, “I’m excited to move into the distribution side of the insurance business. The Medicare market is uniquely attractive to me. With the changing demographics, more and more people need help with Medicare and I am eager to take on that challenge. Moving back to my hometown is a nice bonus as well.”
“We’re excited to have Randy join us. His experience in the industry and proven leadership skills are a rare combination. They are key attributes that will be needed as our business continues to grow. We are very optimistic about our future and Randy’s role in it,” says Anthony P. Solazzo, CEO of e-TeleQuote.
e-TeleQuote’s growth includes more than doubling the number of employees in the last three years. In addition, it recently expanded into Texas, with a new office in New Braunfels.
e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc., the owner and operator of easyMedicare.com, is an independent digital insurance agency providing individuals the ability to purchase Medicare insurance from the comfort of their homes. The company diligently researches available plan options from multiple insurance carriers, helping people choose a plan that best suits their needs. e-TeleQuote provides personal consultation through experienced licensed insurance agents who suggest plan coverage options based on an individual’s particular needs. The company has proudly served tens of thousands of people across the United States.