David Giertz: Keys To Success

David Giertz is the president of nationwide financials sales and distribution division. He has over 30 years of experience in the progressive financial services industry and is the president of his division he helped to bring them significant growth from $11 billion to $17.8 billion in annual revenue. David is a certified business coach with the World Association of business coaches and does help serve an advisor to many entrepreneurs over his long career. Before beginning his job at a nationwide, he worked for Citigroup as a financial services advisor. Over time he worked his way up through the corporate ladder of Citigroup to become an executive vice president of sales due to his long history of superior performance. He graduated with his Masters in business administration from the University of Miami after receiving his bachelors in science from Millikin University.

When asked about what it was that has allowed him to become so successful David Giertz believes that it is due to the fact that he implemented a program within the corporation that helped to bring together the company’s top performers in an effort to reduce feelings of disconnectedness and undervaluation. This program decreased the rate of turnover for their senior employees and increased levels of engagement and loyalty throughout the entire workforce.

In order to bring his ideas to life, he relies on bringing the right people into the fray. As the levels of the diversity increase around the execution of an idea the more significant potential the idea has. As people feel like they have ownership over the concept, it brings life to the idea itself.

The rate of change in the world’s technology is incredibly exciting to David as it has lent an opportunity for corporations to compete at higher levels and ever more efficiently. The proper blending of human talent and top-of-the-line technology is necessary for corporations to remain competitive.

When asked what one of the critical ingredients for his success is David Giertz responded that networking has far more impact on one’s life then you may believe. Over the course of his career there have been many times that he has experienced deficits in his skill set, but by applying his work ethic and utilizing the resources that were at his disposal, he was able to minimize the adverse effects. By avoiding a negative mindset and focusing on positivity, he has been able to not only live a happier life but inspire others to do the same.