Monday, July 13, 2009

Transition in Store at Qualy Agency

The Business Journal has reported that John Qualy, head of Northwestern Mutual's Qualy Group - one of the most successful Northwestern Mutual offices in the country - will be retiring on October 31, 2011. According to the article:

“There are three individuals who could step into this and do a great job: Steve Gross, Gerard Hempstead and Matt Plocher,” Qualy said.

Each is managing director of one of Qualy’s seven regional offices:
Gross in Chesterfield, Hempstead in Clayton, and Plocher in St. Louis. In
addition, Plocher is chief development officer.

The Qualy Group employs 176 financial representatives in its 25,000 sf space in Gateway One and has been a longtime supporter of downtown St. Louis. The Qualy Group's success also disproves the notion that financial services firms need to be in Clayton or other suburban locations in order to "be closer to their clients."

Let's hope Mr. Qualy's successor shares his dedication to downtown.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

I have insurance through this company, mainly because they are conveniently located downtown. If they leave, my business with them more than likely ends.