Patrick Ruddy is an experienced Business Development Executive with over 20 years of experience in Business Development and Sales.
He’s forward thinking professional with a strong track record in assuring the growth in both start-ups and established businesses. Patrick brings a diverse background starting in the dotcom era, IT, Tech, and primary healthcare prior to joining Hometown Quotes.
His strong communication skills and style allow him to work well within the team environment. Patrick excels at managing the development of high performing teams by understanding the needs of his customer.
Brendan Sera-Shriar has been an interactive designer, developer, college and university professor, community manager, author, consultant, and professional speaker at some of the largest corporations and festivals in the world, including Microsoft, Mozilla Firefox, Sun Microsystems, WordCamp, BlogWorld, SXSW and more. His work has also appeared in TechCrunch, TechVibes, WordPress TV, and a host of other blogs. He was also featured in the October 2012 issue of Marketing Magazine.
Despite being known best for his work as a WordPress designer, developer, and WordCamp speaker and organizer, Brendan’s best communications skills lie in his ability to help organizations understand how they can build communities around their products and services.
Specialties: Public Speaking, Presentation Design Project Management, Event Production, Documentation, Blogging, Social Media and Strategy, Training, Marketing, Branding, Creative Campaigns, Advertising, Community Management, and Building, Connecting People.
Todd’s vast knowledge of online insurance marketing began when he joined the Hartford Personal Lines Insurance Corporation, with a focus of developing new online marketing channels for the AARP Personal Lines Insurance Programs. Over the next several years, Todd held senior level management roles for NetQuote, Advice Company, Bankrate, and Lending Tree. Through these positions, he became an expert in building insurance content designed to leverage carrier reviews and consumer generated content to drive SEO traffic, stabilizing and stimulating revenue and profit growth, and culminating successful acquisition programs.
With the desire to launch his own online insurance marketing company, Todd co-founded Distinct Leads. Distinct Leads’ cutting edge ping-post acquisition website supported several strategic carrier and agent buyers, with the intent to use third party and end-to-end data analytics to enable results based lead procurement.
As the healthcare industry shifted and commenced state based health exchanges, Todd joined Insurance Care Direct as their Head of Business Development to generate new acquisition partnerships and strategies in the consumer health market.
By 2014, Todd teamed with Hometown Quotes’ co-founders Jon Kelly and Bob Klee as their President and Chief Revenue officer. Todd’s utmost goal is to continually shape Hometown Quotes as the highest respected provider of high quality, productive insurance leads to local “hometown” agents.