Kapnick Insurance, a full-service insurance brokerage based in Troy, announced that insurance veteran Dean Vander Plas has joined the Kapnick executive team in the new role of chief growth officer (CGO).
“At his core, Dean is a coach,” says Jim Kapnick, CEO. “He’s passionate about helping individuals hone their talents and passions to work together toward a common goal. Since Kapnick is committed to remaining independent, that goal is growth. He’ll be building on the work we’ve already established to make it flourish.”
As CGO, Vander Plas is responsible for all aspects of sales leadership including producer recruiting, coaching, and taking Kapnick’s mentorship program to the next level. He is based in Kapnick’s Ann Arbor office.
“Friends, family, and former colleagues have asked, ‘Why Kapnick?’ The answer is easy,” says Vander Plas. “Kapnick is big enough to matter and small enough to care. It was evident from our very first conversations that the Kapnick team cares abundantly.
“They care about each other; they care about their clients. That’s the perfect foundation for exciting, explosive growth. I’m going to help people get the most out of their day, out of their week, so we can all grow together.”