Quest CE Celebrates its 30th Anniversary [Images]
Milwaukee, WI – July, 26, 2016 [Updated August 11, 2016: Image Gallery Below] – Quest CE, a leading provider of compliance management technology, is pleased to announce that this month it will celebrate its 30th year of providing high-quality continuing education programs to the financial services industry.
“It’s been an incredible 30 years during which Quest CE has developed and evolved into the market-leading technology company we are today,” said Quest CE President and CEO Linda Mieth Krenke. “We’ve grown methodically over the years, both in talent and technology, and I couldn’t be more proud of the specialized team of developers, executives, content specialists and customer service representatives we have here today – all of which have the same dedicated mindset of providing the best possible solutions and support to each and every one of our clients.”
Taking a look back
It all started in 1986 when Quest CE was originally founded in New Port Beach, California. At the time, the company was called Newport Financial Consultants or NFC for short. NFC was a boutique shop focused primarily on helping insurance carriers and their external wholesalers manage live, instructor-led continuing education seminars. In 2005, NFC relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was renamed… you guessed it, Quest CE.
Due to a lack of available technology in the marketplace, in 2006 Quest CE took its first venture in building a platform to help simplify the process of hosting, scheduling and managing wholesaler-sponsored CE events. The Questtrak application has changed the way insurance carriers administer their providerships – strengthening sales programs and increasing meeting attendance nationwide. Since Questtrak’s debut, clients have seen, on average, a 40% increase in sales, which has resulted in Quest CE obtaining 80% of the market share for this service.
In 2008, as regulatory compliance was at its highest peak, Quest CE introduced Renaissance, a learning management system that could adhere to both state and federal continuing education requirements. Renaissance would be the first single-source compliance training platform to deliver Insurance, NAIC Suitability and Firm Element continuing education. Shortly thereafter, Quest CE expanded its flagship solution to include: disclosure tracking, annual compliance questionnaires, annual compliance meetings and branch audit programs.
Aging gracefully? Not a chance
Thirty years later and Quest CE shows no signs of slowing down. The company continues to develop its technology; just recently debuting the evolution of its leaning management system to a full-scale compliance management system. Today, more than 1,000 financial institutions use Quest CE’s technology, as well as their 500,000 end users; a number that continues to grow daily. As further evidence of the company’s exponential growth, Quest CE has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing privately-held companies in America for the past six consecutive years.
To kick off its anniversary celebration, Quest CE is taking its entire team to a major-league baseball game in August when the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Atlanta Braves. The company has rented out a club-level suite for the occasion.
[Update] The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3. Go Brew Crew!
What’s next for Quest CE? You’ll just have to wait and see!
About Quest CE
For over thirty years, Quest CE has been the premier provider of compliance training and tracking solutions to the financial services industry. In addition to offering on-demand insurance and designation continuing education, Quest CE also provides a complete spectrum of proprietary technology solutions for managing and supervising compliance risk exposures.
Serving more than 1,000 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 that of our competitors. Quest CE is the single source solution for organizations seeking training and compliance needs. For more information on Quest CE, visit http://www.questce.com.