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Troy McQuagge Turns USHEALTH Group Into a Success Story

In January of 2017, Troy McQuagge was named the winner of the CEO of the Year Award from One Planet Awards. One Planet Awards is a program that honors business and professional excellence in various industries around the world. McQuagge has been with USHEALTH since 2010, serving as their leader for the last three years, and has turned the company around from its flagging earlier days.



McQuagge started by re-building USHEALTH’s captive agency. It was this effort that led to him being named President and CEO of the company in 2014. The company has prospered since he took over control. Upon receiving the award, McQuagge stated that the award belongs to everyone at the company.



Troy was born and grew up in Panama City, Florida. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida. After graduating he joined Allstate Insurance Company. He was there for twelve years. In 1995, he joined United Insurance Company. In 1997, he became President of the company’s agency. There were sales records set for several years. In 2006, the company was bought out by private investors.



The new owners kept him on to help build out their newly named company, Health Markets Group. He became the President of the Company one year later. While there, the company exceeded $1 billion in annual premium sales volume. He was President of the firm until 2010, when he left to join USHEALTH Group. In 2014. He became President and CEO of USHEALTH Group. The company’s sales have exploded since he took over. His business success continues to help the company as it is now ten times larger than seven years ago when Troy joined the firm. McQuagge has over 30 years’ experience in the health insurance industry.



When Troy joined USHEALTH, he got people there involved in the charitable organization, Helping Other People Everyday (HOPE). Their first HOPE project was when they partnered with The Phoenix of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They helped rebuild homes in the city. The company has been involved in many other projects since then. They get involved when communities around the country are in need.

David Giertz: a Role Model in the Finance Industry

David Giertz is a prominent figure with an experience of over 30 years as a financial advisor. He has been working with the renowned Nationwide Investment Services Corporation as from 1999. He became the president of the Nationwide Financial Distribution and Sales in 2013 on David grew the organization’s profitable revenue from $11Billion to $17.8Billion. He used banks, regional firms, and IMO to lead the wholesale strategy and distribution of life insurance, private-sector retirement plans, and annuities.

Before joining Nationwide, David Giertz worked at Citigroup where he served as a financial service advisor. He was promoted to the area director position. After a while, David became the Executive VP of Sales where he proved his tenure successfully.

David Giertz is a certified business coach with World Association of Business Coaches (WABC) where he got a prestigious Gallup associate engagement score on Twitter. David’s act of certifying over 100 leaders to become business coaches led to the encouragement of the culture of coaching.

The Accomplishments of David Giertz

David Giertz has a sound educational background. He went to study at the University of Miami where he acquired his MBA. David also attended Millikin University for his degree. David has also participated in community organizations, for instance, he was a former chairperson of a board of trustees at Millikin University as well as the chairperson of budget and finance committee. David was an associate of the board of directors for Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Scouts of Broward County.

A Closer Focus on David Giertz

In an interview with Ideamensch, David Giertz responded to how he made new ideas to be effective. He mentioned that he involved people in conversations and allowed them to give their views on a proposed idea at This gave them confidence and helped him to bring ideas to life. David cited that he was excited about the technological change. He urged organizations to adopt technologies to gain efficiencies in their business operations. David also said that he believed in the trend of integrating technology with human talent. The combination of the two enhances competition.