Michael Close
Chief Operating Officer
The Word & Brown Companies

Michael L. Close is the Chief Operating Officer of The Word & Brown Companies where he oversees information technology, marketing, and strategic business development. Michael works closely with all of the Word & Brown Companies to ensure strategic alignment between individual division and corporate short-term and long-term strategic goals.

Michael was President of Quotit Corp and HealthCompare, two national health insurance distribution platforms, before their acquisition by National General Holdings Corp. in early 2017. Michael was also President of CONEXIS, a leading benefits administration company, before its acquisition by WageWorks in 2014.

Michael’s professional background before joining our organization includes senior executive positions with Health Net and American Specialty Health.