Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Dan Tarantin

President and CEO, Direct General Corp.


Dan Tarantin is President and CEO of Direct General Corp., which provides non-standard auto insurance and related financial services to consumers through more than 400 neighborhood retail stores, the telephone and Internet in 13 Southeastern states. Most recently, Tarantin was an operating partner with Calera Capital, which along with TPG Capital, acquired Direct General in 2007. He previously spent more than a decade with Cendant Corp. as a founding member of its Preferred Alliance Services Division and ultimately serving as vice chairman of the Cendant Marketing Group and Financial Services Division. While at Cendant, he was president and CEO of Progeny Marketing Innovations, an insurance and marketing firm selling personal lines through more than 6,000 financial institutions. He previously was president and CEO of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, the nation′s second-largest retail consumer tax preparation firm. Before he joined Cendant, he was an associate with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.


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