Compare.com names Allie Feakins company’s next CEODecember 09, 2019
RICHMOND, Va. – Compare.com – a comparison platform that allows consumers to compare auto insurance quotes from more than 60 of the country’s top carriers – has announced it will be naming Allie Feakins as its CEO on January 1, 2020. Feakins replaces longtime CEO Andrew Rose, who has led the Richmond, Virginia-based company since its initial launch in 2013.
Feakins – who first joined Compare.com just three months after the site’s launch in June 2013 – has nearly a decade’s worth of experience in the auto insurance industry, serving as a product manager with Progressive Insurance after receiving her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in 2010. She has served as both Head of Carrier Management and Head of Analytics in her seven years with Compare.com.
“We’re grateful for all Andrew’s leadership in building the business,” Feakins said of Rose’s departure. “He has created an outstanding culture here at Compare.com and I have no doubt his hard work up to this point will play a critical role in the company’s success moving forward.”
Rose – who leaves Compare.com to serve as Vice President of Insurance Innovation at General Motors – served as Elephant Auto Insurance Chairman & CEO prior to taking the reins at Compare.com (formerly CompareNow.com). Both companies are owned by Admiral Group Plc, the United Kingdom’s second-largest insurance carrier.
“The last six months or so have been some of our best on record from a financial performance standpoint,” Rose said. “I am leaving feeling good that the business is on a good trajectory and looking forward to the team taking it to new heights.”
Feakins said she plans to continue that positive trajectory to take Compare.com to new heights in the coming years.
“This is a great opportunity for us to take the outstanding foundation Andrew helped build and turn it into something truly special,” she said. “In this next chapter of growth, we will take the team and continue transforming how customers shop here in the U.S.”
Compare.com is an online comparison platform that allows consumers to receive side-by-side comparisons on auto insurance quotes from more than 60 of the country’s top carriers. Compare.com also features several additional tools to assist its customers in finding affordable home insurance, healthcare services, mobile plans, and more. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Compare.com was first launched in 2013 and is majority owned by the Admiral Group, LLC, the UK’s second-largest auto insurer and a member of the FTSE 100. For more information, visit www.compare.com, or follow Compare.com on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.