QuoteBurst was founded in 2007 to address the unique marketing needs of insurance agents. In 2007, Bruce Thompson, an Allstate agent, joined forces with Stephen Bentley, a software engineer, and set out to make quoting easier for other agents.
The first product they designed automatically pushed bulk leads through the web-based quoting system and produced mass quotes for direct mail. This product is now known as Dynamo.
The second product, Typhoon, became available the following year and became an instant hit with agents using Internet leads.
That same year, QuoteBurst introduced FlashBack. This product allowed agents an easy way to retrieve old quotes from the web-based system and requote them.
Recently, Quoteburst introduced another product: QB Life, which automatically generates bulk life quotes for agents.
Today, Quoteburst continues to be an essential tool for every agent that wants to use technology to run a smoother, more efficient office.
QuoteBurst's management team possesses an unusual depth of talent and experience, bringing you great products with extraordinary support.
Stephen brings an innovative perspective to Quoteburst.
Stephen has a career spanning over 30 years in the field of software development. He earned his BSc degree in Computer Information Systems at the age of 20. Having studied software engineering, he established many industry standards and procedures for both large and small companies. Besides co-founding QuoteBurst with Bruce in 2007, he has worked for IBM, United Technologies, and GTE (now Verizon) where he won their highest technical achievement award.
Bruce brings an Agent's perspective to Quoteburst.
Bruce is an Allstate agent, an entrepreneur and a Senator in the Georgia General Assembly.
As a child, Bruce began his first business by marketing unused milk from his family farm to school bus drivers. After attending Montana State University on a wrestling scholarship, Bruce began an automatic swimming pool cover business, which is now the industry leader in the Southeast United States. After serving on the management team at Home Depot for 5 years, Bruce turned back to his entrepreneurial desires. In 2007, he opened The Thompson Group and became an Allstate agent and that same year, co-founded QuoteBurst.
With the help of QuoteBurst products, The Thompson Group is a 7-time Inner Circle Award winner. On several occasions, Bruce has been invited to speak on principles and philosophy of running an agency, running a small business and using Quoteburst to increase efficiencies.
Bruce is an active member of the local community. He serves as the Head of Personnel for First Baptist Church in Cartersville, and has served on numerous non-profit boards, to include The Etowah Scholarship Foundation, The Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, and a 2010-2011 Advisor to the Georgia State Insurance Commissioner. In 2012, Bruce was the Chairman of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, leading the Chamber in an unprecedented year. Bruce is a graduate of Leadership Bartow.
Bruce and his wife, Becky, live in White Georgia with their two kids. They are active members of First Baptist Church in Cartersville.
Mike brings an organizational perspective to Quoteburst.
A native to Long Island, New York, Mike had a 9-year, progressive career at The Home Depot after receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps. Mike served in several different roles at The Home Depot, most recently managing the quantitative analysis department of Home Depot Tool Rental where he was responsible for global pricing, product placement and yield management for over 1,200 locations. Mike left the Home Depot to take a position as Chief Financial Officer at a regional insurance brokerage firm where he served for several years and developed the financial and operational infrastructure needed to sustain continued growth. In 2010, Mike began working with Quoteburst and now oversees finance and operations.
Mike holds, a Masters in Business Administration in Finance, a bachelors degree in Accounting, is a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (process improvement). In the local community, Mike has served in numerous roles, to include the 2012 Finance Chair for the Cartersville/Bartow Chamber of Commerce and past Chair of the Etowah Scholarship Foundation, among others. Mike is a graduate of Leadership Bartow.
Mike lives in Cartersville, Georgia with his wife and three kids.
Tim brings a technological perspective to Quoteburst.
Tim has been coding software since his high school years. After graduating from Auburn University in 1994 with a degree in Management Information Systems; he has worked in the healthcare, education, collections, and telecommunication industries, with custom software running in banks and hospitals in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Malaysia, and Australia. He helped QuoteBurst develop the main framework that all of its offerings are based on, and became the CTO of the company in March 2010.
Tim is a huge football fan, particularly the Auburn Tigers.