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BerganKDV Names Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Market Leaders

August 30, 2018

BerganKDV recently named Vince Ellison as Market Leader and Lindsay Leahy as Sales Leader for the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) market, which encompasses the firm’s Cedar Rapids and Coralville offices. These are newly created positions to better serve current clients and continue to grow relationships in the community.

The positions were created as a result of the firm’s One Firm vision, moving away from traditional silos by service area to a new accountability structure that is focused externally on the clients and communities served by the firm. “We are in a healthy state of disruption,” said CEO Dave Hinnenkamp, “Our mission is to empower our team and to create wow experiences for our clients. Our new accountability structure supports this mission and reinforces that each person has an important role to play for the overall success of the team and more importantly, the client.”

As Market Leader, Ellison will be the external point person for growing overall service for the ICR market by managing all aspects of the value creation cycle and will work with the ICR team to ensure a wow experience is being delivered. He will partner with Leahy to drive overall growth and will help grow relationships with the market’s referral partners.

Ellison has served the firm for the past five years as Chief Operating Officer guiding the internal operations for the firm. With many years of experience in the professional services industry, Ellison has developed an extensive skill set in communication, leadership and coaching. He is also active in the community, currently serving on board of directors for the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.

In her role as Sales Leader, Leahy will be the external point person for growing the ICR market client base and will manage all aspects of the sales cycle from potential client to client acquisition.

Leahy has experience with a national financial services corporation where she rose through the ranks to Director of Sales. Most recently, Leahy was the Member Services Director at the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.

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About BerganKDV: BerganKDV is a professional services firm that solves complex business, financial and technology challenges, all under one roof. We have more than 360 employees in our locations in Iowa and Minnesota offering business planning and consulting, tax, assurance and accounting, technology, turnaround management services and wealth management services throughout the Midwest.