Learn the Secrets of Building Your Insurance Business in a Soft Market

October 4, 2010

The Remarkable Story of Travel Guard International in a Conversation with John Noel.

The September 11th tragedy and the ensuing global economic and travel downturn made the years 2001-2004 some of the worst in the history for the travel insurance industry.

Through this turbulent period, John Noel was able to grow Travel Guard International into a global giant and one of the most respected names in the travel insurance industry.

From this growth, in 2006, Travel Guard was sold to American International Group for an undisclosed sum.

Meet Mr. John Noel via Live Web Conference

On Thursday, October 7th at 1:00 pm EDT / 10:00 am PDT via live web conference, Mr. Noel will share with us Travel Guard’s key success factors, including:

  • How to grow sales in a soft market
  • How to transform every customer interaction into a sales opportunity
  • How to improve margins through strategic partnerships
  • What are the common mistakes made by niche specialty insurance providers and how to fix them
  • And much, much more!

Strictly First Come, First Serve

To preserve the intimacy of the discussion, we are strictly limiting attendance to the first 50 registrants. So sign up right away to attend via the link below:


About John Noel

John M. Noel is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Noel Group. Mr. Noel has a history of building successful businesses in the areas of insurance, emergency travel assistance, customer service, financial services, emerging technology and real estate.

In recognition of the profitability, management, job creation and civic involvement of his company, Mr. Noel was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001. Noel Group has been publicly honored over the years including earning the State of Wisconsin’s Exemplary Employer Award, the University of Wisconsin Regent Partnership Award and the Portage County Business Council’s President’s Award.

Mr. Noel has overseen many successful companies including MultiNational Underwriters and Travel Guard International. Mr. Noel started Travel Guard in his basement in 1985 and grew it to become one of the most respected travel insurance and emergency assistance providers in the world. Travel Guard was sold in 2006 and is now part of Chartis. In 2008 MultiNational was sold to HCC Insurance Holdings and renamed HCC Medical Insurance Services.

Mr. Noel earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and was recognized as the University’s “Alumni of the Year” in 1999. The University’s performing arts center was also dedicated in 2006 as the Noel Fine Arts Center.

About The Noel Group

Noel Group is a diversified worldwide organization that invests in and builds promising companies. Since its founding in 1985, NG has built and operated successful businesses in the areas of insurance, travel services, emergency travel assistance, customer service, financial services, emerging technology and real estate.

The Noel Group is currently seeking specialty P&C insurance companies to acquire and to grow into leading national and international brands.

About Growthink Inc.

For 10 years, Growthink has provided consulting and investment banking services to more than 2,000 satisfied clients – startups, small and medium sized businesses, venture capital and private equity firms, non-profit and governmental organizations, and Fortune 1,000 companies

If you’d like more information about this topic, please call Tristan Sigerson at (310) 846-5010, or email Tristan at Tristan.sigerson@growthink.com

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