ADA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals, families and small businesses, announced today a senior leadership appointment.
John Long, SVP and Chief People Officer, will assume the role of President of Network Sales & Marketing. Long will be responsible for LegalShield’s network sales and its network of independent sales associates. He will work closely with John Addison, member of the LegalShield Board of Directors, and report to CEO Jeff Bell.
“I am happy to tap into the history that John Long has with LegalShield,” said Jeff Bell, the company’s CEO. “As the company’s 45th anniversary approaches, we are eager to reach new milestones in both network recruiting and sales. John will be an asset in leading the company toward continued record levels of membership.”
“In looking at the best strategic approach for LegalShield, we determined we could use the vast experience of John Long to further develop our executive suite,” said Addison. “John’s direct knowledge and experience in recruiting, entrepreneurship and free enterprise were taught to him by two of the great leaders of LegalShield, Harland C. Stonecipher and Wilburn Smith. With John, we are bringing together the best of the history and future to create an agile network marketing team that will drive us forward.”
“I am truly blessed to have learned how to drive network marketing directly from Mr. Stonecipher,” said Long. “I also had the opportunity to work with LegalShield’s all-time money earner, the great Dave Savula, who brought so much passion and pride to the business. Today, we have the vast opportunity to leverage that passion, pride and history and apply it to the speed of technology.”
A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards and protection against identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company protects more than 1.6 million families and serves more than 4.2 million individuals through its legal plans, while IDShield provides identity protection to one million individuals. In addition, LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start as low as $20 per month.
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.
IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of licensed private investigators on call to restore a member’s identity.