Monthly Archives: March 2017

Social Security Discussed By The Expert

The interview with David Giertz, President of Nationwide Financial’s sales and distribution organization was about how financial advisers should discuss Social Security to their clients. According to their research on, he discussed that financial advisers avoid talking about it. He said that in an advisor’s point of view, it is important that it should be discussed with the clients. According to the survey too, most people would change their advisers if they did not talk about it. He pointed out that the reason they avoid that topic, is because Social Security has very complex rules and it is a lot to comprehend. He advised the advisers need to take interest in Social Security, and discussed how Social Security affects from retirement, and people can lose a lot of money if they turn down Social Security too early.

David Giertz, is an experienced business leader from Ohio. He is a broker, a financial adviser and held top positions from different companies. He was the Senior Vice President-Nationwide Financial Distribution and Sales at Nationwide Life Insurance Company, he also serves as President, Senior Vice President and Director for several other Nationwide companies on He served as Vice President of sales at Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. Previously, he served as Vice President-Sales, FI/WH from 2009 to 2013, and Vice President-NF Sales (Bank Channel) from 2004 to 2009.

David Giertz is also a registered Broker, the sales personnel who work for larger brokerage firms. These firms are in the business of buying and selling securities such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investment-related products.

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The Rise and Rise of Lori Senecal

Lori Senecal is the current global CEO of Crispin Porter & Bogusky (CP+B), where she is in charge of growth, expansion, coordinating the firm’s nine international offices and further development.she portrays strong leadership and management skills in the creative and digital marketing industry. Prior to this role, she was the CEO of KBS, an MDC Partner Network, see, Lori is innovative, inventive, and has embraced technology, a trait that has seen the firms she heads excel.Senecal has a reputation of turning organizations she heads into efficient and futuristic businesses. She gives them a global outlook by forming strategic partnerships.

Lori credits her go-getter and aggressive nature to a competitive childhood. She had to fight for attention, being the fourth daughter of a school teacher and a shop-owner. A She describes herself as having been shy and an introvert while growing up.


Lori Senecal has worked for several companies. She began at McCann Worldwide, Inc.While there, she formed and nurtured TAG Ideation, a unit that focused on young adults in marketing. Her incredible performance led her to become the Chief Innovation Officer at McCain Worldgroup, and subsequently the president of McCain, New York. Later on, she moved to be the president and CEO of-of Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal (KBS), a position created when the pioneers left.

As the president of KBS, Lori implemented modern Human Resources policies as well as corporate strategies, which ranked the company as the best in New York for 3 consecutive years. She secured high-level clients such as American Express, BMW, and Victoria Secret among others.

Women Empowerment

Lori acknowledges the influence of women mentors in her career growth, especially at KBS. She seeks to reciprocate this by empowering other women, and she has been accredited as a great women elevator. Her women empowerment efforts saw her get a chance to speak at the 3% Conference in November, 2016. Karen Kaiser, VP of National Advertising at Domino’s Pizza says Lori is quietly working to bring together some female executives in LA to deliberate on ways to boost each other’s careers.

Awards and Recognitions

Ms. Senecal has received several awards for her incredible work in her career. In 2013, she was awarded a Quantum Lead Award at AWNY Game Changer Awards, and in 2014, she was named the Advertising Week’s Women to Watch for in 2014.She founded the Isaac+ plus Awards, a program that celebrates innovative students.

Senecal has been lauded for bringing order and stability to CP+B through her calm and focused attitude. She may come off as soft spoken, but she is actually a very powerful businesswoman. She gave CP+B a corporate imagine in a very short time.

Securus Challenges GTL To An Assessment Test

Securus Technologies, an authority in criminal and civil justice technology options for investigation, monitoring, corrections, and public safety, recently announced that it was challenging its arch rival in the industry, GTL, to allow a neutral technology judge decide who had the biggest and best product collection, and the most state of the art telephone calling facility.

Why Securus and GTL Products Should Be Compared

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Smith, GTL claims that their customer services and technology can compete with that of Securus. Due to this assertion, the CEO of the security technology company wants a judge to access both products, both customer service designs, and both calling facilities. The CEO further claims that the comparison is not fair considering that in the past 4 years, Securus has invested more than $700 million into the business in different ways including buying companies, product development, and the development of a sophisticated technology and customer service centre.


A Brief Comparison of Securus and GTL Platforms

Richard’s comparison of the two platforms was as follows:

  • Securus has a bigger product set for correctional facilities
  • Securus has a call center staffed by local employees- GTL outsources its customer service staff. Furthermore, the call answer performance at Securus is 600% better compared with that of GTL.
  • Securus has its own trained technicians whereas GTL contracts a majority of the technical tasks to non-employees
  • Securus has a large VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) corrections calling facility whereas GTL relies on older calling platforms.
  • Former GTL clients who have ever since moved to Securus claim that the latter’s technology and customer experience is, by far, much better than what is available at GTL.