AKRON, Ohio, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmark Financial Group has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Plain Dealer. Valmark ranked 12th among 100 reputable companies in the Northeast Ohio small business space to be recognized as a Top Workplace. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party, with the results of top performers published in the Plain Dealer. The survey is anonymous and uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
"Valmark being named a Top Workplace is an incredible testament to our people and the workplace culture they create," said Caleb Callahan, President, Valmark Financial Group. "I'm truly honored by this achievement, especially because the judges were our employees."
Valmark employees exemplify on a daily basis actions that are consistent with the company's five core values, the first of which is, "We Live By the Golden Rule", a philosophy that means treating others the way you desire to be treated. "This shapes the way we treat our customers, our industry partners and certainly each other," said Callahan. "Together, we have created a unique culture, and I believe it has been a major contributor to both the success of our customers and our own business."
"I am very proud of the culture we have created and especially Caleb's leadership working with all managers to create increased levels of engagement among our internal team members," said Larry J. Rybka, Chairman and CEO, Valmark Financial Group. "This has helped all of our employees understand that they play a real role in bringing the Golden Rule to life."
Valmark's employee-focused culture is well represented by its engagement program, called simply, Engage. The Engage program is made up of a team of employees from various departments who work together to organize and implement a variety of activities for employees throughout the year. These include unique social events such as food trucks, in-office health and wellness activities, and the Valmark Olympic Games. Additionally, the Engage program also recognizes and awards employees who actively exemplify one or more of the company's five core values each month. "I call this getting caught in the act of doing things the Valmark way," said Callahan.
Part of the draw to Valmark for many employees is Valmark's "Spirit of Generosity." Through the Valmark Global Gift Fund (GGF), the company makes financial gifts to those in need locally and around the world. The GGF focuses on providing basic living needs, such as food, water, clothing, shelter, and basic education needs, to society's most vulnerable members. The GGF also partners with the employee led Engage program to create numerous volunteer opportunities for Valmark employees throughout the year.
"I am so proud of our team and all the wonderful work we do together to serve our customers, our communities and each other," said Callahan. "We are so thankful for this recognition and, more importantly, our employees, who make Valmark a truly special place!"
About Valmark Financial Group, LLC
Valmark Financial Group is a holding company of several subsidiaries, including: Executive Insurance Agency, Inc., a national producer group; Valmark Securities, Inc., a broker-dealer and member of both FINRA and SIPC; Valmark Advisers, Inc., a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission registered investment adviser; and the Valmark Policy Management Company, LLC, which provides ongoing policy management and monitoring services for life insurance policyholders. With a proud history of working with independently owned financial services firms committed to high ethical standards in over 30 states throughout the United States, Valmark offers a wide range of insurance and investment solutions for high net-worth clients. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio with operations in St. Paul, Minnesota, Valmark, through its affiliated entities, has helped its member firms place over $50 billion of life insurance death benefits and manage insurance policies with a cumulative cash value of over $8 billion dollars. Valmark's affiliated RIA, Valmark Advisers, has an estimated $5 billion in assets under management, including approximately $2.5 billion in variable sub-account assets within its TOPS® funds. To learn more about Valmark Financial Group, visit www.valmarkfg.com.
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