SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SquareTrade, Inc., the largest independent warranty company, appoints Jeff Stiefler to the company's board of directors. Mr. Stiefler brings with him extensive experience. Most recently, Mr. Stiefler served as the Lead Board Director of Taleo, which was acquired by Oracle for approximately $2 billion.
Mr. Stiefler has more than 30 years of leadership experience as an executive officer in the financial services and technology industries. As Chairman and CEO, Jeff led Digital Insight's rapid growth to its successful acquisition by Intuit for $1.4 billion in 2007. Previously, Mr. Stiefler was President and a Director of American Express and President and CEO of IDS Financial Services Corporation, which became American Express Financial Advisors and then Ameriprise.
"I am honored to join SquareTrade's board of directors and work with their exceptional leadership team," Stiefler said. "I was attracted to SquareTrade's vision, culture of innovation and rapid growth. Their drive to deliver a service that delights consumers and uniquely helps top retailers to grow their businesses is incredibly powerful."
"Jeff has extraordinary expertise building world-class organizations and managing rapid growth. We are delighted that he is joining SquareTrade's board of directors," said Steve Abernethy, SquareTrade's President & CEO. "Jeff's leadership experience and energy are a perfect fit for SquareTrade as we rapidly scale our unique service."
Jeff is also director for several high growth companies, both public and private, including Vantiv, Touch Commerce, and Logic Source, and Director of Verifone and LPL Financial.
Founded in 1999, SquareTrade works with top retailers to offer warranties that uniquely delight consumers, with a no hoops service to protect consumer electronics and appliances. SquareTrade's service is easily researchable with millions of happy customers who consistently rate SquareTrade's service 5-star reviews. SquareTrade was voted a 2012 People's Choice Stevie® Award winner for Favorite Customer Service and received both a 2011 and 2012 Gold Stevie® Award for Sales & Customer Service. SquareTrade was named one of PC Magazine's Top 100 Websites of 2010 and awarded BizRate's Circle of Excellence for 2010. SquareTrade is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. Recently Bain Capital led a $238 million growth investment in SquareTrade. For more information, visit www.squaretrade.com.