COO and Co-Founder Linda Mieth-Krenke Appointed New CEO
MILWAUKEE – March 18, 2013 – Quest CE, premier provider of insurance continuing education and FINRA firm element training, today formally announced the appointment of Linda Mieth-Krenke to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Linda, who currently serves as Quest CE’s Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Alan Krenke, the company’s co-founder and current CEO.
“I’m very excited about leading Quest CE in this new phase of the company’s growth,” said Linda Mieth-Krenke. “We have an excellent team, a large and distinguished group of customers and a very attractive portfolio of ground-breaking products. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build on Alan’s strong accomplishments and guide Quest CE in the years ahead as we expand in both industry and geographic coverage.”
Having co-founded the company in 2005, Linda will step into her new position with a detailed understanding of the company’s unique industry footprint. In her eight year tenure as Chief Operational Officer, she has managed the internal operations of the organization and provided direct supervision of the compliance, human resources and providership administration departments. Under Linda’s leadership, the company has surpassed growth margins and emerged as a market leader in insurance continuing education and securities compliance.
Alan, who will transition into his new role as Chairman and act as senior advisor to the company, expressed confidence in the board’s decision. “Quest CE is extremely fortunate to have such an outstanding executive with Linda’s business management experience to lead the company in this next phase of growth,” said Alan. “Linda is a visionary with a deep understanding of the shifting landscape of the financial services industry and I’m confident in her ability to lead the company’s day-to-day operations. She is supported by a highly experienced management team, and I join in the Board’s unanimous support and confidence in Linda’s ability to continue driving Quest CE forward.”
Linda Mieth-Krenke expressed excitement at her new role. “I am proud of what we have accomplished as a team, but I’m even more excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. For the last two years, Quest CE has focused on innovation and created a very exciting set of new products in areas of mobile compatibility, compliance automation and self-managed services. In preparing for the launch of these products, we have adopted new business and pricing models to position Quest CE as an even stronger partner. This next phase will be very rewarding for Quest CE and its clients and I’m excited for what the future will bring.”
As CEO, Linda will focus on ensuring leadership that will enable the company to drive continued strong operational performance by delivering innovative learning solutions.
Linda added, “Our industry continues to seek intelligent value adding solutions to meet their complex and evolving business requirements. This expanding market presents Quest CE with a strategic opportunity to expand our core business to a path of robust growth and industry-leading innovation.”
About Linda Mieth-Krenke
Prior to co-founding Quest CE, Linda worked as Director of Customer Service and Employee Services at Nitragin, a subsidiary of Merck Pharmaceuticals. There, she oversaw all aspects of the organization’s customer service policies, objectives, and initiatives by developing established procedures for governing all customer correspondences. Some time before that, Linda worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, where she served as the Manger of Federal Employee Benefits. A Nebraska native, Linda earned an undergraduate degree in business administration specializing in human resource management from the University of Nebraska. Upon relocating to Wisconsin, Linda earned her Master’s degree in Human Resources from Cardinal Stritch University.
About Quest CE
For over twenty-five years, Quest CE has been the premier provider of Compliance Education to the financial services industry. In addition to offering Providership Administration and insurance continuing education (CE) for professionals holding insurance licenses and professional designations like the CFP, CPA, CLE, CIMA and CLU/ChFC designations, Quest CE also provides a complete spectrum of FINRA compliance training solutions including annually required Firm Element Training for registered representatives, on-demand Annual Compliance Meetings, Annual Compliance Questionnaires, Needs Analysis Surveys, Outside Business Activity Tracking, Gifts and Entertainment Tracking and Political Contributions Tracking.
Serving more than 535 leading insurance carriers, broker-dealers, banks, and other financial institutions, Quest CE is committed to providing advanced custom solutions at cost effective rates, while providing a level of service that greatly surpasses their competitors. Quest CE is the single source solution for organizations seeking training and compliance needs.