Senior health insurance distributor e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc's founder, Anthony P. Solazzo will step down as Chief Executive Officer on December 31, 2022. Industry veteran, and e-TeleQuote President, Craig Uchytil will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer at that time.
Mr. Solazzo founded the company in 2011 and led it on an impressive growth path over the following 10 years, culminating in a strategic acquisition by Primerica, Inc., in July, 2021. Since the acquisition, Solazzo has guided the integration of e-TeleQuote into Primerica. He also led the implementation of a mutually beneficial, inter-corporation lead channel that allows Primerica independent contractor representatives to refer clients to licensed Medicare agents at e-TeleQuote.
Mr. Solazzo built a talented executive team to lead the organization through the next stages of growth as part of Primerica.. Along with other strategic hires and promotions from within, Mr. Solazzo, working closely with the Chairman of e-TeleQuote, Michael Miller, brought Craig Uchytil, former VP of External Retail Distribution at Humana, on board in the fall of 2022.
Mr. Uchytil began his career as an agent, spending the last 27 years with Humana, where he rose through the ranks to ultimately lead the division responsible for the Medicare Advantage sales channel that oversaw relationships with call centers, as well as field marketing organizations (FMO), and independent agents.
Mr. Solazzo commented, "While it's difficult to imagine waking up tomorrow and not immediately considering what I'll do to expand e-TeleQuote, I'm confident the organization is in the right hands with Craig and the Company’s Executive Leadership team. I’ve worked with Craig over the past decade in his role at Humana. and his intimate knowledge of the –Medicare landscape will prove invaluable as the team looks for opportunities to further grow the business. I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge Glenn Williams and the rest of the Primerica leadership team, as they’ve been tremendous partners these past 18 months. I am certain the shared vision for e-TeleQuote’s place within Primerica as a benefit to its sales force, prospects and clients will continue to grow. To all e-TeleQuote associates, thank you for all you do each day, and remember, continue to Sell Lots and Sell Right!"
Mr. Uchytil said, "Tony has been an amazing partner in this onboarding process. He's built a remarkable business with a notable focus on compassionate agents and highly engaged executives. I've been welcomed into the fold and am eager to drive future growth and clear the way for this team to achieve significant goals."
“Tony founded and built e-TeleQuote into a leading distributor in the senior health space and his mark will long be felt at the company. I want to express my gratitude to him for all he has done to bring e-TeleQuote together with Primerica and for effectuating a seamless transition of leadership. As we open a new chapter with Craig as CEO, I couldn’t be more optimistic about the future of the company. While Craig has only been with e-TeleQuote a short time, he hit the ground running. His nearly 30 year-long career within the sector has uniquely prepared him for this moment. I look forward to continuing to work with him and his terrific management team. Craig and I are also fortunate that we can access Tony’s institutional knowledge as he continues forward in an advisory capacity as non-executive Vice Chairman”, says Mike Miller, Executive Vice President.