SOURCE: Noel Group

Noel Group

April 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Noel Group Appoints Three New Executives

STEVENS POINT, WI--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) - Noel Group, a family of personal assistance, call center, real estate, investment and insurance companies, today announced the promotion of Mike Meeks to vice president of Insure America™, as well as welcoming Jim Mendyke as vice president of business development, and Mike Bridenhagen as vice president of operations.

Meeks, who joined Noel Group in 1999, began his career as a call center representative and during the past 12 years helped create new business as well as develop unique products. In his new role, he will oversee daily operations of Insure America, a member of the Noel Group of companies that provides comprehensive insurance product solutions.

"Mike has played a vital role in the growth of our companies and this promotion is a result of his excellent communication skills, project management expertise and dogged determination," said John Noel, founder and CEO of Noel Group.

These appointments are part of Noel Group's continued growth, which includes recently hiring 30 new employees to its company, MyAssist™, a leading live-agent personal assistance and telematics service for individuals and companies, which leverages the group's proven track record to provide unparalleled service to its customers.

"We are thrilled to be expanding our operations, which enables us to welcome many talented people to our growing family of employees," said Noel.

Jim Mendyke, Noel Group's new vice president of business development, is a veteran of the insurance industry, most recently holding the position of senior consumer product specialist at Sentry Insurance. With a career spanning 25 years, Mendyke has consistently exceeded expectations as a versatile underwriter, claims and sales professional. During his tenure with Sentry Insurance, he frequently surpassed quotas and consistently demonstrated high sales performance, serving both individuals and businesses.

Mike Bridenhagen joins the executive team as vice president of operations, overseeing customer service contact centers. Before joining Noel Group, he managed a large call center for Charter Communications, multiple call centers for Land's End, and most recently served as the regional vice president of retail sales at Travel Guard. Bridenhagen brings diverse experience from the insurance, investment and healthcare industries.

About Noel Group

Noel Group is the company that built Travel Guard, one of the world's leading travel insurance, emergency assistance and travel services companies that was sold in 2006. Noel Group companies include: MyAssist™, Insure America™, CallForce™ and a real estate investment company, Compass Properties™. Noel Group is involved in philanthropic missions through its Make A Mark Foundation, Trees4Children, and the Noel Compass Scholars program. The Noel Group's motto is 'Where our direction is led by our values.' Noel Group consists of 180 employees and has offices in Stevens Point, WI; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For more information, visit

CallForce, Compass Properties, Insure America and MyAssist are trademarks of the Noel Group. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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