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Underground Elephant Promotes Internal Company Growth

Underground Elephant is happy to announce the promotion of James Riebel to Executive Vice President of Business Development. James advances to the position after five years as Underground Elephant’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. Riebel has played an integral role in the company’s consistent growth, and is responsible for spearheading UE’s entry and expansion in the personal insurance market; was a key architect in the launch of ZipQuote.com; and headed the building of UE’s Enterprise Insurance business.

Prior to joining UE, Riebel worked at InsuranceAgents.com. During his years with InsuranceAgents, Riebel helped fuel the growth of a two time Inc. 500 company by building Insurance Carrier relationships, and leading their Sales and Account Management initiatives.

“James has been essential to the Underground Elephant ecosystem since he joined the team,” said Jason Kulpa, CEO of Underground Elephant. “Growing a team of talented and dedicated people internally continues to be critical to the organization’s success, and James has earned the position.”

In his new role as EVP of Business Development, Riebel will take on increased responsibility and leadership in guiding the firm’s efforts to set up successful partnerships with enterprise level businesses in new business verticals like health insurance. While he will continue to oversee the direct management of UE’s enterprise level business, his greater focus will be on high-level growth strategy and scouting new opportunities for expansion to support long-term company growth.