Eastern Iowa Business Center
The Eastern Iowa Business Center is a client-focused financial services organization working with businesses and individuals to help them establish priorities and develop strategies to achieve financial success.
Our financial services professionals will work closely with you on a consultative needs-based approach to identify your financial goals and priorities. With the support of Principal® behind us, we'll help you find solutions that will help you reach those goals.
Working with us
If you’re interested in working with us as an advisor, we’ll provide you a professional and supportive environment that helps you build your knowledge and skills. Learn more about what it’s like to work with us and meet our management team.
See our office locations & advisors
If you’re looking for a financial services product, we can help you find a local financial professional at Principal® to discuss your financial needs, as well as purchase life insurance, annuities, securities and investments.
See a list of advisors in Eastern Iowa to contact one directly.
Our alliances & associations
Chambers of Commerce
Do you want to make a difference and help others solve problems? We do too. That’s why we want to talk to you about your future with Principal. Whether you’re just getting started or ready to move your business in a new direction, we’ve got your back.
An inclusive culture and tools to build your career
The one thing we have in common is that each of us is different. That’s why we seek diversity in the people we hire. Our inclusion extends to the way we do business with a flexible work culture. That may mean you want to focus on a specific market, be a solo practitioner or join a team. No matter what you choose, we’re here to give you the right tools to build your confidence and help you succeed.
Meet the management team
Now that you know a little about our business center, we’d like to tell you about the amazing folks you’ll be working with.
Brian Brandt, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, CLF - Regional Managing Director
As a Regional Managing Director, Brian is responsible for building a dynamic environment focused on helping community partners, financial advisors, and benefits firms enhance their collective potential.
Brian is passionate about community involvement. He is past treasurer and current member of Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids – Daybreak, a board member of the Young Parent Network nonprofit organization, member and past Chairman of the Innovation Council on Community Development for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, and is a member of United Way of East Central Iowa's T.M. Sinclair Society and Young Leaders Society.
Brian has been with Principal for 12 years and in the industry for 22. He enjoys time with his wife, Christy and their four sons. You will find him volunteering and coaching for his sons' sporting events in the Solon area.
Jason Folsom, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP® - Managing Director
As Managing Director, Jason actively recruits new and experienced financial professionals to the firm and works with all our financial representatives focusing on their professional development. Jason joined the leadership team in the Davenport location in 2015 with 17 years' experience in the industry. He is married to his wife Stephanie with two children and loves spending his free time with them in their hometown of Erie, IL.
Clint Hinderaker - Managing Director
Clint is focused on revenue growth, developing and building the sales team in our Iowa City Location for the Eastern Iowa Business Center. Clint has 14 years of industry experience and is actively involved in his community. He is the President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Iowa City and is serving as Vice President for NAIFA Iowa. Clint also volunteers for the Iowa Children's Miracle Network, and at the Special Olympics Mid-Winter Games in Iowa City. In his personal time, Clint and his wife, Rachel enjoy spending time with their three daughters. They reside in Tipton, IA.
Jeff Ulferts, ChFC®, CLF, LUTCF - Managing Director
Jeff is responsible for the professional development of our financial professionals in the Eastern Iowa Business Center. He is passionate about educating and training our advisors, assisting them on joint work, case consultation, and coaching to build skills. Jeff has over 25 years of industry experience. He is active in the community of Cedar Rapids and enjoys spending time with his wife, Angie.
Becky Helle, CLF - Operations Manager
Becky oversees operations of the Business Center, assists the management team with agency onboarding and development, monitors budgeting, handles compliance activities and marketing initiatives for the firm and the Financial Representatives, and leads and directs administrative staff functions. Becky has over 25 years of industry experience. She is active in the community of Cedar Rapids and enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe and their two sons.
Suzie Daggett - Marketing Support Coordinator
Suzie brings to the Business Center over 18 years of industry experience. She specializes in providing high quality marketing support. She has a broad knowledge of Principal® products and new business processes, as well as years of customer service experience with both clients and advisors.
Suzie received her B.A. in French and International Business Certificate from the University of Iowa. She loves to travel and has been to 35+ countries. She enjoys live music/theater, cultural events and spending time with friends and family.
Ellen Brill - Recruiting Support Coordinator
Ellen brings to the Eastern Iowa Business Center six years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. She has a background in recruiting support and assisting advisors in their practices. In her role, Ellen strives to create the best possible experience for advisors joining Principal while in the recruiting process. Ellen hails from Minnesota and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. In her spare time, she is a youth volleyball coach and mom to Olivia and Vincent. She loves the summer and spending time at the lake with her family.
Interested in meeting with an advisor near you? Great! Check the list below to see who’s available in your area and learn more.
Cedar Rapids office
200 Second Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Directions to the Cedar Rapids office
210 5th Street, Unit 103
Coralville, IA 52241
Directions to the Coralville office
5103 Utica Ridge Road
Davenport, IA 52807
563-383-0850 or 800-368-6508
Directions to the Davenport office
The Financial Professionals in the Eastern Iowa Business Center are licensed in IA, to offer insurance products, life insurance (including variable life), annuities (including variable annuities), securities and investment advice.
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