The Hi-Tech Group — a privately-held, provider of direct response merchandise and club services has announced the appointment of Alan F. Portelli as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Portelli had previously served as Executive Vice President of Finance and Admininstration of The Signature Group, Mr. Portelli was the Chief Financial Officer and also had primary responsibility for acquisitions, data base marketing and the Dining Ã la Card business unit, as well as other administrative duties. Prior to joining The Signature Group in 1989 as Senior Vice President/Finance, Mr. Portelli had been employed by Montgomery Ward for eleven years, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and planning and analysis. He served as an audit supervisor with Touche Ross & Co. before joining Montgomery Ward.
Mr. Portelli earned a Bachelor of Science degree (1969) and a Master of Science degree (1970) in Accounting from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He earned his CPA certification in 1969 and was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Mr. Portelli currently resides in Naperville.
For more than 30 years, The Hi-Tech Group has grown its business in the direct response marketing of merchandise and travel and motor clubs, as well as providing telemarketing services and specialized data processing. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, The Hi-Tech Group is the leading direct response provider of specialized merchandise for the oil industry. With four locations in Chicagoland, The Hi-Tech Group has annual sales through credit card issuers in excess of $100 million.Details