360 Quote is now Quote.com.

Read the press release: Ring2Media is now the Quote.com Media Team!

Since 2007, we’ve been believers in the power of comparison quotes to help make better decisions. Consumers shopping for insurance. Companies looking for customers. The more data, and the more options to compare, the better the match.

Founded in 1993, Quote.com was one of the first financial portals. Today, we are a tech-enabled digital media and performance marketing platform, with the Quote.com proprietary technology platform powering dozens of our own high-performing consumer-centric brands, and hundreds more via partnerships and integrations.

Capabilities

We acquire customers profitably, and at scale, across multiple channels. With expertise in Organic (SEO, content marketing, web publishing), Paid (Google Search, YouTube, Facebook, Bing, TikTok, SnapChat, Display), Partnerships (Affiliate, Marketplace, Programmatic Exchange), and TV Media (Linear, OTT) we can reach the right customers at the right time wherever they might be found, and at the right unit economics for our brand partners.

Brands

We own and operate a portfolio of highly-trafficked consumer brands in the insurance, finance, and legal categories. We are a digital media publisher at scale—over 1 million words per month! Our team of licensed insurance agents, financial advisors, attorneys, and other credentialed experts make sure that you always have the information you need to compare all your options and make informed financial decisions.

Some of our brands include:

Partners

We work with large Fortune 100 insurance carriers, regional agencies, and through our partner network, individual agents. We work with law firms, marketing companies, wholesalers, and other technology companies to connect consumers shopping online with the right partner at the moment of highest expressed interest. We are a portfolio company of Osceola Capital and have had great partnerships along our high-growth journey with the teams at both Osceola Capital, Plexus Capital, Capital Southwest, and others.

Technology

We’ve developed a proprietary insurtech “Q-Score” algorithm for identifying, scoring, and routing online insurance shoppers in real-time to the best predicted match.

Our “Plum Score” algorithm is our organic traffic “secret sauce” that enables us to produce targeted content from our network of experts and deliver it up at just the right time to help online shoppers save money on their insurance.

Across the portfolio, our “Phoenix” framework creates highly performant web experiences, and our programmatic data-generated content engine, “Kraken,” melds man with machine to produce data-rich, timely content.

Leadership

Joel Ohman

Joel Ohman, Chief Executive Officer

Joel is a serial entrepreneur and author with a number of prior tech company exits. He’s led the company to 5x EBITDA growth and has been on the buy-side and sell-side of over 30 M&A transactions throughout his career. He has an MBA from the University of South Florida and a Master’s of Divinity from SEBTS. He serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chairman of Trustees of The Idlewild Foundation, and a number of other boards. Joel is also the author of the #1 bestselling Meritropolis series. He enjoys martial arts, reading, writing, and fishing with his kids.
Brandon Halprin

Brandon Halprin, Chief Financial Officer

Brandon has worked as a CFO for two prior private equity-backed companies and has extensive experience with leadership of all finance functions. He has performed due diligence and provided financial guidance to senior management leading to strategic acquisitions and other key business transactions and is comfortable designing forecasting and integration models for M&A activity. He has been involved in multiple equity funding rounds with institutional capital and is comfortable creating reporting structures to enhance communication with key stakeholders. Brandon holds an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Matt Rihtar

Matt Rihtar, Chief Marketing Officer

No stranger to the world of insurance, paid media, and business development, Matt has a deep understanding of the digital insurance advertising marketplace and managing large-scale marketing channels across search, social, display, and strategic partnerships. Matt has held marketing positions at a number of brands, including marketing manager at Insurance.com, SVP of Business Development at insuranceQuotes, a Bankrate company, and Chief Marketing Officer at UE.co.  In 2019 Matt helped sell the UE.co business to Digital Media Solutions (DMS) and remained with DMS, serving as SVP of Insurance. Matt joins Quote.com as Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for overseeing marketing strategy, paid media and building out the suite of products that connect high-intent consumers with a network of auto, home, health, and life insurance providers.

Chris Michelson

Chris Michelson, Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer for Quote.com, Chris leads: Marketplace Operations, Business Development, Sales, Account Management as well as Client Success and Retention. He is directly responsible for adding and developing the Medicare marketplace into the top vertical for our organization. Since joining the team he has provided +5x YoY lift to our bottom line performance. Prior to Quote.com Chris held leadership positions at large Insurance Agencies, Consumer Finance organizations, Home Service aggregators and held licenses for both health and life insurance. Combining over a decade of experience in insurance marketing leadership and over 20 years of professional sales experience, Chris helps to lead Quote.com as we evolve and grow our Insurance, Consumer Finance, Legal, and Home Services Marketplace.

Outside of business hours you can find Chris tinkering with antique vehicles, hiking, fishing, or enjoying his favorite activity—hanging out with his daughter Kenzie Joy, who is already a better mechanic and fisher than he is.

John Gadbois

John Gadbois, Chief Technology Officer

John has worked in digital media lead generation for over 10 years, with 5 of those years in executive leadership positions. John is a full-stack developer with deep experience in site architecture and managing technical teams. He has overseen the growth and development of hundreds of web properties, resulting in 99.9% uptime performance while supporting millions of annual visitors and multiple thousands of concurrent users. He holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech

Lauren Greenwald

Lauren Greenwald, VP of Strategy & Analytics

After spending several years in Financial Planning & Analysis roles in North Carolina and New York City Lauren moved into the insuretech space, joining UE.co.  Serving as Manager of Strategy at UE, she led the incredible growth and profitability of the company over five years and was part of the M&A team that sold the business to Digital Media Solutions (DMS) in 2019.  Most recently, Lauren held the position of Director, Business Analytics with DMS where she led the entire analytics team across multiple verticals, channels, and products. She was named a 2018 finalist for the San Diego Business Journal Business Women of the Year for her impactful work at UE.co. Lauren joins Quote.com as VP, Strategy & Analytics where she will be responsible for overseeing data integrity and support company growth across organic and paid media channels.

Joseph Ariaz

Joseph Ariaz, VP of Product

Joseph has become the leading product, design, and development engineer in the insuretech space with 15 years of experience in the lead generation businesses, specializing in UI/UX of consumer-facing product funnels. His designs and infrastructure have been used to power paid media campaigns for $100M businesses.  Key to Joseph’s success has been his deep acumen in data analysis and split testing which has resulted in best-in-class click-through and conversion rates through an iterative approach. Joseph joins Quote.com as VP of Product, responsible for all of Quote.com’s consumer funnels across the portfolio of domains and verticals.

Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard, SVP & GM of Organic Marketing

An innovative, empathetic, and humorous marketing executive with almost 20 years of experience in customer acquisition, brand marketing, digital marketing, and team building, Ryan is a data-driven leader, nationally recognized for developing engaging consumer experiences.

He’s a technology-focused marketer with strong executive presence, capable of big-picture viewpoints and strategic thinking by developing centers of excellence across engineering, sales, and marketing departments to build trust and achieve record growth and profits for the business.

Ryan is a customer experience-oriented story-teller who uses advanced data analytics to build innovative solutions for growing market share and revenue for Fortune 500 businesses.

Christian Mackley

Christian Mackley, VP of Call Marketplace

Christian has grown up around insurance and entrepreneurship his whole life. He started at his family’s local insurance agency and ventured into the lead generation industry a few years later. After working for a publicly-traded marketing company as a sales director he quickly uncovered opportunities that better aligned with his entrepreneurial spirit which led him to form his own online media venture leveraging comprehensive data acquisition strategies. As the VP of Calls Marketplace, Christian oversees Quote.com’s entire call marketplace. He has a deep focus in the health insurance space leveraging years of experience and extensive first-hand knowledge as an insurance agency owner himself.

Erich Garcia

Erich Garcia, VP of SEM

Mark Fidel

Mark Fidel, President, Media (Ring2Media)

Mark Fidel is a successful entrepreneur with a proven track record of creating, building, and selling companies. As an industry-leading marketing and advertising executive, Mark’s performance-driven mentality has been the key to his biggest achievements.

In his most recent venture, Ring2Media, now a division of Quote.com, Mark led a team of seasoned individuals dedicated to effectively distributing advertisers’ cost-per-action (CPA) commercials across its network of television properties, including cable systems, syndicators, and national affiliates.

He is also co-founder of Guardian First Funding, which was ultimately sold to Knight Capital Group, and founder and business developer for VCOM.com, which was ultimately sold to Utility.com (Idealab). Mark enjoys family time, skiing, exercise, yoga, golfing, and listening to live music in his spare time.

John Neff

John Neff, Chief Operations Officer, Media (Ring2Media)

John Neff is a Lead Generation industry veteran with expertise in Direct to Consumer Insurance, Financial Services, Legal,  and Home Services.

Prior to joining the Quote.com team, John spent eight years at Ring2Media, the nation’s premier Direct Response Television Lead Generation firm.  During his tenure as COO of Ring2Media, 

John focused on building client relationships, performance analytics, and operational leadership.  John is excited to help Quote.com expand into Television Lead Generation and develop multi-channel opportunities. 

A graduate of the University of Delaware and a die-hard Blue Hens fan, John is an avid beach-goer and concert-goer and enjoys spending time with his three children.

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell, Sr. VP of Media, Media (Ring2Media)

Lauren has worked in direct response marketing for over 20 years.  Prior to joining Ring2Media, she spent 13 years at Nutrisystem leading their marketing efforts in long- and short-form television, radio, podcasting, and connected TV.  She understands the complexities of the media landscape and their impact on client goals.

Her responsibilities at Ring2Media include strategizing, analyzing, and executing media buying initiatives and building relationships with vendors and clients.

On the weekends, Lauren can be found on the sidelines of a soccer or softball field watching her daughters compete or binge-watching TV, which she considers market research.

Erica Kramer

Erica Kramer, VP of Production, Media (Ring2Media)

Erica was born for direct response marketing. With 15-plus years of experience in the industry, she brings a level of unmatched passion and commitment.  She spent the majority of her career at Nutrisystem focusing on creative production while leading all electronic retailing efforts for the brand.

Erica knows how to drive immediate response and generate leads. As the VP of Production for Ring2Media, Erica takes a measured approach as she oversees the creative production process from end to end.

She believes in direct communication, loves a good team effort, and nothing is more exciting than producing winning creative content.  

She is one HYPE dance mom to two beautiful daughters.

Board Members

Ben Moe

Ben Moe, Board Member

Ben is Managing Director of Osceola Capital and oversees all investment activities including origination, evaluation, and execution of investments. He has completed over 65 M&A transactions to date across a wide variety of industries. Previously, Ben served as CEO of Avesta Asset Management, a private equity firm focused on value-add multifamily real estate investments.  Before Avesta, he was CFO of Advantage Waypoint, an outsourced business services company, where he helped lead the acquisition of 24 businesses before an eventual sale to Apax Partners.  Ben also spent six years in the investment banking groups of Bear Stearns and Raymond James and five years as a United States Air Force officer and hospital administrator. Ben earned an MBA from Duke University and a BS with Distinguished Graduate designation from the United States Air Force Academy. Ben lives in Tampa with his wife and two sons and enjoys fishing and snowboarding.

Brad Pence

Brad Pence, Board Member

Brad is Principal of Plexus Capital and focuses on fund management, financial modeling, transaction structuring, due diligence, and portfolio monitoring. Previously, Brad served at WestEnd Advisors, an investment advisory firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he gained experience in financial analysis, macroeconomic research, and memorandum preparation to support the firm’s investment team. Brad is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Political Science.

Lou Geremia

Lou Geremia, Board Member

Lou is an innovative insurtech leader who thrives growing profitable businesses via new products, strategic partnerships, and innovative technology. Founder of one of the first online insurance marketplaces, Insurance.com. Continuously building new models and technology to distribute and sell P&C insurance to customers. Led and built dynamic teams at Bankrate, Goji, Internet Insurance Group, and Bold Penguin. Currently, leading growth efforts at Ask Kodiak. Member of the Advisory Boards of innovative Insurtech startups including HealthIQ.com, Bindable, and Agentero.

Joel Ohman

Joel Ohman, Chief Executive Officer

Joel is a serial entrepreneur and author with a number of prior tech company exits. He’s led the company to 5x EBITDA growth and has been on the buy-side and sell-side of over 30 M&A transactions throughout his career. He has an MBA from the University of South Florida and a Master’s of Divinity from SEBTS. He serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chairman of Trustees of The Idlewild Foundation, and a number of other boards. Joel is also the author of the #1 bestselling Meritropolis series. He enjoys martial arts, reading, writing, and fishing with his kids.

Jason Owen

Jason Owen, Board Advisor

Jason is an award-winning marketing executive and thought leader, who has nearly two decades of success at the intersection of bleeding-edge MarTech, search and social marketing, analytics-driven strategy, and high-impact business ecosystems. He currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Array, the leading embeddable fintech for consumer credit. Previously, he shepherded the turnaround of Credit.com’s underperformance and piloted it to become a positive contribution brand and growth actuator for Progrexion’s portfolio. As VP of Marketing at Vivint, he directed marketing for the national inside sales arm of the largest smart home platform worldwide. Utah Business Magazine honored Jason with its vaunted “Sales and Marketer of the Year Award” (SAMY) in 2016. Jason has offered his marketing expertise at panels and to large companies, including Facebook, Affiliate Summit, LeadsCon, ClickZ, Search Engine Watch, and Search Engine Strategies.

Mark Fidel

Mark Fidel, President, Media (Ring2Media)

Mark Fidel is a successful entrepreneur with a proven track record of creating, building, and selling companies. As an industry-leading marketing and advertising executive, Mark’s performance-driven mentality has been the key to his biggest achievements.

In his most recent venture, Ring2Media, now a division of Quote.com, Mark led a team of seasoned individuals dedicated to effectively distributing advertisers’ cost-per-action (CPA) commercials across its network of television properties, including cable systems, syndicators, and national affiliates.

He is also co-founder of Guardian First Funding, which was ultimately sold to Knight Capital Group, and founder and business developer for VCOM.com, which was ultimately sold to Utility.com (Idealab). Mark enjoys family time, skiing, exercise, yoga, golfing, and listening to live music in his spare time.

Team

Jacob Barrineau

Director of Performance Marketing

Deepika Birnale

QA Testing Specialist

Tom Condor

Sr. Managing Editor

Joseph DeMatteo

Controller, Media (Ring2Media)

Braden Elmer

Operations Manager

Nate Hirai

Director of SEO

Melissa Ito

Sales Operations Manager

Jeremy Kavuncuoglu

Senior PHP Developer

Katlin Klein

Director of Campaign Operations, Media (Ring2Media)

John Ohman

Content Comptroller & Head of Technical SEO

Paula Peterson

Lead Editor, Media (Ring2Media)

Heather Riley

Media Buyer, Media (Ring2Media)

Adam Robertson

Full Stack Developer

Jake Roose

Developer

LaRon Rosser

Website Testing Specialist

Sara Routhier

Director of Outreach

Matt Sandy

Director of Data Operations, Media (Ring2Media)

Adam Scott

Sr. Media Buyer, Media (Ring2Media)

Tyler Shelton

Marketing Manager

Joshua Snow

Sr. Accountant

Marc Soloff

Director of Production, Media (Ring2Media)

Meghan Steinberg

Director of Human Resources, Media (Ring2Media)

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