Vizance, a leading independent insurance agency serving Wisconsin and surrounding states, recently announced that Tom Schaetz has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Schaetz was previously the Director of Strategy and Growth and is both a shareholder of the company and a member of the agency’s executive leadership team.
As COO, Schaetz will focus on accelerating the agency’s growth and business operations, in collaboration with leaders from throughout the firm.
“Tom has a proven record of building high-performing teams, developing associates, and integrating new agency partners,” said Jeff Cardenas, President of Vizance. “His ability to consistently deliver strong results has positioned us well for future growth. Vizance is dedicated to remaining independent, and Tom will play a pivotal role in ensuring our continued success.”
Prior to joining Vizance, Tom held various leadership positions at Top 100 insurance firms. Tom began his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers, and later consulted with hundreds of insurance firms during his time as Senior Vice President at MarshBerry. His specialties include assisting agencies with their growth goals and objectives, implementing best practices, and assembling strong teams.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).
“I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to continuing to execute our long-term strategic plans,” said Schaetz. “Since joining Vizance, I have been impressed with the team’s commitment to serve our clients, recruit and retain top talent, and optimize our operating platform.”
Vizance is a privately-held company that provides risk management, business insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance, and financial service solutions to companies, families and individuals. The company is dedicated to remaining independent which provides assurance to associates and clients that Vizance is unwavering in its commitment to them and not investors. Vizance associates create an award-winning culture that is focused on values, performance, and fun.