Houston Business Center
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. We want to take this opportunity to share our plan to protect you as our customer, our financial professionals, and employees.
Our office has implemented a work from home policy for the immediate future. We are checking our voicemail frequently throughout the business day so you can be assured a prompt response to any questions you have. Thank you and take care of yourselves and others.
For more information, check out information on managing the uncertainty.
The Houston Business Center is a group of local offices representing Principal® in Houston, Texas area. We are dedicated to helping individuals, businesses and their employees achieve financial security and success in our communities. We proudly represent Principal with integrity and professionalism.
Working with us
If you’re interested in working with us as a financial professional, 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 & financial professionals
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 financial professionals in Houston to contact one directly.
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.
Peter D. Seltz CLU®, ChFC®, MBA - Regional Managing Director
As Regional Managing Director for the Houston Business Center and with over 25 years in the financial services industry, Pete is passionate about building a dynamic environment focused on helping community partners, financial professionals, and benefits firms enhance their collective potential. Pete strives to help his financial professionals grow their practices and serve their customers. Pete graduated from St. John's University and received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of St. Thomas.
Neal Cloer - Managing Director
A former member of the United States Navy Seabees with over 13 years of experience, Neal works with business owners and individuals helping to prepare families and businesses to create financial strategies now and in the future. As a Managing Director, Neal actively recruits, trains and develops financial professionals and is a member of NAIFA, The PGA of America, and a volunteer with The First Tee of Austin.
Neal's free time is spent outdoors and enjoying the live music scene with his three sons and significant other, Jill.
Alan L. Holland, RICP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF® - Associate Managing Director
As Associate Managing Director for the Houston office, Alan brings over 30 years of insurance and financial experience to his team of highly successful financial professionals to help them grow professionally and reach their potential. The Houston office works to provide professional development, business planning assistance, marketing support, and a culture of inclusion and flexibility.
Alan and his wife, Danna have lived in Houston for over 30 years and have four children.
Amber Z. Jones, CLF® - Assistant Director Field Operations
Amber’s role as an Assistant Director allows her to impact what she is most passionate about, people. She has been driving strategic initiatives and leading teams in the Financial Services industry for more than 20 years. Her primary objective is to lead highly engaged teams that bring “big value” to both internal and external customers. She believes that is accomplished through proactive leadership, coaching, serving, and growing people.
Other passions are: Traveling to new places, music, and time spent with family and friends.
If you are interested in “customer-centric” culture where you can thrive and make a difference, you’ve come to the right place.
Amy Provezis - Business Development Consultant
Amy started with Principal in August 2019 after over 8 years of marketing experience in the financial services industry. As a Business Development Consultant, she partners with the management team and representatives to implement strategies to expand their marketing, branding, and business development efforts, at both the representative and firm level.
Amy earned her bachelor's degree in communication and minor in business from Texas A&M University – College Station.
In her spare time, she enjoys eating her way across the U.S., music, being outdoors, watching sports, and spending time with her husband, Zach and son, Landon.
Jeannette Segundo - Site Coordinator
In the spring of 2016, Jeannette joined the Houston Business Center team where she assists multiple financial professionals. As the Site Coordinator, she is responsible for general administrative work in the office and working side–by–side with her team of financial professionals as a liaison with home office departments including communications, marketing, underwriting and sales support.
Jeannette is a native of Houston and is the proud mother of two sons; Danny and Michael. She enjoys outdoor activities, watching sporting events, and spending time with loved ones.
Rachel Tovar - New Business Consultant
Rachel has been with Principal since 2005 and brings over 14 years of experience to her role as a New Business Consultant. She assists representatives and helps in the management of all aspects of new business case design and submission process. Rachel works with external partners to drive efficiencies and implement best practices in new business submissions.
In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on the Texans and spending time with family and friends.
Denise Moore, CLF®, CMC - Sr. Regional Business Strategist
As Regional Marketing Strategist, Denise provides one on one marketing consultations with financial professionals to create a customized marketing plan to build and grow their practice. Denise supports local branding and market development in our locations. Denise enjoys traveling to sunny vacation spots, watching sporting events and spending time with loved ones.
Mindy Pincus - Director of Field Supervision
Mindy has over 15 years of insurance and financial services experience. As a Director of Field Supervision, Mindy’s goal is to be a resource and a partner with financial professionals and managers providing education and guidance to help foster a compliant and ethical sales culture.
Mindy is active in the community and participates as a member of Women and Financial Services and the Dallas/Fort Worth Compliance Roundtable. Mindy enjoys swimming, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Sarah Lindsay - Manager Field Operations
As Field Manager-Operations Sarah has the privilege of providing team leadership to the New Business Consultants, who deliver consultation and management on all aspects of new business case design and submission. We partner closely with professionals to promote processes and services that support growth and foster success. Sarah’s team works to drive efficiencies and implement best practices in new business submissions and strengthen relationships with external partners.
Originally from England, Sarah moved to the United States 20 years ago. She enjoys working out, is an animal advocate and appreciates the opportunity to explore the many and varied states across the U.S.
Sarah Zinnel - Recruiting Support Coordinator
Sarah started with Principal Financial Group in January 2018 after over three years of recruiting and HR support experience in the staffing industry. She specializes in candidate experience and delivering quality recruiting support.
Sarah earned her bachelor's degree in communication with a focus on public relations from the University of Northern Iowa.
Sarah's interests are to visit a new spot on the globe every year, and she is also a dog enthusiast. She is dedicated to continuous education and personal improvement through overcoming fears, learning new skills, and being open-minded.
Interested in meeting with a financial professional near you? Great! Check the list below to see who's available in your area and learn more.
Houston Business Center office
1900 West Loop South, Ste 400
Houston, TX 77027
Directions to the Houston office
3120 S W Freeway, Suite 218
Houston, TX 77098
Directions to the Houston office
|Alireza Heydari |
8310-1 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Suite 175
Austin, TX 78731
Directions to the Austin office
|Juan Carlos Barcena, MBA|
512-342-0507 ext 216
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|Bert McNelly* |
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|Robert Pullin |
|Jeff Ruen |
512-777-2967 ext 103
|Bert Sanchez* |
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|George Welsh* |
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|Christopher Zabierek* |
Cedar Park office
1200 Rachel Ridge
Cedar Park, TX 78716
Directions to the Cedar Park office
College Station office
1701 Southwest Parkway, Suite 100
College Station, TX 77842
Directions to the College Station office
|Pete Watson |
Corpus Christi office
5151 Flynn Parkway, Suite 310
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Directions to the Corpus Christi office
|John E. de Montel, RICP®|
|Jill Williams, CFP®, ChFC®, CRPS® |
117 E. Shepherd Ave.
Lufkin, TX 75901
Directions to the Lufkin office
3532 NE Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
Directions to the Nacogdoches office
San Antonio office
7410 Blanco Road, Suite 310
San Antonio, TX 78216
Directions to the San Antonio office
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