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The Secret of My Success–Featuring Ed Ligonde, Nielsen Benefits Group


SUCCESS

We all chase it. We all look up to those who have it. We all describe it differently.

In this blog series, the eTekhnos team talks with our partners in different industries about success and what their secret has been to achieving it. For our inaugural post, we interview Ed Ligonde, the Executive Vice President at Nielsen Benefits Group in Westlake Village, California. Ed was recently named one of the “40 Under 40” by the Pacific Coast Business Times of 40 up-and-coming businessmen and women under 40 years of age. He has also been named the 2019 Employee Benefits Adviser Rising Star by Employee Benefit Adviser Magazine.

 

What is the one character quality you possess that you believe puts you on the road to success?

Staying hungry!  I want to keep learning, challenging the status quo, and surrounding myself with amazing hard-working professionals and intelligent leaders who challenge me to be better.  My clients and my teammates become the beneficiaries of any new initiatives I learn or become proficient with.

 

What is one pivotal moment in your life that you think set you up for the success you are seeing today?

I believe it’s a couple of things–both of which happened very close in time. First, it was finding my “why” – once I figured that out, everything changed. I believe employee benefits is “the benefit of being an employee” and so, as a benefit consultant, I have an incredible opportunity to help employers enhance the employee experience.  By finding my “why” and fostering more of a consultative approach rather than a traditional transactional insurance-based approach, I’ve been able to build strong and long-term relationships with clients and business professionals. Second, I can point to transitioning to my new firm and being under the tutelage of our CEO Craig Nielsen as helping build my success.  Craig inspired confidence in me and gave me the tools and the support to find success and be as innovative as possible.  He is incredibly supportive and my teammates here at NBG are equally supportive and positive.  My wife has been my #1 fan, the unwavering support, especially during challenging times, is priceless.  I believe when you look at your success, you need to look around you and commend all those who have been in your corner. 

 

How do you prioritize your day/week to make you successful?

First, I focus on my teammates. I like to check in with them weekly—even if it’s a friendly text to see how they are doing. Then, I focus on my clients to ensure we are hitting our timelines and that they are happy. Finally, I focus on professional growth and learning, as well as new business opportunities, to continue to foster the growth of our firm and national footprint.

 

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New Website Launched for Katz/Pierz!


 

Starting off with beautiful eye-catching footage of the sun rising over the Earth, the new Katz/Pierz website is nothing short of excellence.

Katz/Pierz wanted to disseminate information on their new site regarding the solutions they provide their clients. Utilizing tabs in their single long-page design allows a great amount of content to be shared in a way that is not overwhelming to the viewer.  Click on the image above of the new Katz/Pierz home page and take quick tour of their new site.

Also unique to this website is their adorable “Meet the Team” page. Adorable? Take a look for yourself!

 

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New Website Launched for Franklin Financial Group!


Franklin Financial Group just launched their beautiful new website and we LOVE it! Take a minute to see why we are so proud of our client’s new site.

Franklin-Benefits.com was designed to seamlessly pair with its parent site of Franklin-Group.com. This single long-page design shows off a gorgeous video of Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor a sunset. Also unique to this site is a “Client Spotlight.” Featuring one of Franklin’s clients with a brief introduction, this section links back to the client website and includes a coupon code for a website-only offer.

Do yourself a favor and spend some time browsing by through this unique site by clicking the image below–and maybe do some online shopping at the same time!

Check out the website at franklin-benefits.com

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New Website Launched for Managed Benefits!


eTekhnos is proud to announce the amazing new Managed Benefits website!

ManagedBenefits.com unites distinctive hometown video footage with a contemporary single long-page design.This fantastic new site introduces an extensive Training and Resources section with a large library of content. Clients will be able to access this new section with ease on their laptop or mobile device with mobile viewing optimization.

Take a look around this new site and see for yourselves why this is one we are very proud of showing off!

Check out the website at managedbenefits.com

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New Website Launched for L.R. Webber!


We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new showcase website of L.R. Webber!

The new LRWebber.com beautifully displays a classic home page design as well as a contemporary single long-page design.

Clients also have the ease of an online store on this website to purchase surveys at the click of a button. Trust us when we say this is not a site you want to miss checking out! Click the image below to see for yourself.

Check out the website at lrwebber.com

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New Website Launched for Acadia Benefits!


Acadia Benefits, located in beautiful Portland, Maine, launched their new website this month! Their new site features stunning, distinctive images on the home page to separate informative sections of text. The single long-page design allows for mobile viewing optimization so that clients can easily scroll through the page while on the go. The Customer Resource Center is extensive and contains a large library of United Benefits Advisors (UBA) content.

Take a look around the new site by clicking on the image below:

Check out the website at acadiabenefits.com

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New Website Launched for Terrill Insurance Solutions!


Terrill Insurance Solutions recently launched their new website and we are so excited to share it with you!

The new TerrillInsuranceSolutions.com showcases the best of this benefits agency–their people!  Utilizing a single long-page design, it features professional pictures of each staff member that flip to a casual picture highlighting the personality of that person.

Also included in their new design are custom “Schedule An Appointment” buttons throughout the site to help potential clients quickly reach out to a team member at Terrill. But don’t just take our word for it–click on the picture below and take a look for yourself!

Check out the website at terrillinsurancesolutions.com

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New Website Launched for Fejes & Associates!


Fejes’s new site has an eye-catching banner image that is both beautiful and a touch of local flair. The single long-page design allows for mobile viewing optimization so that clients can be on the go and still access the utilities of the site. Also included in the new design is a scrolling ThinkHR news feed as well as a login widget for customers. Click on the image below and take a look around!

Check out the website at fejesassociates.com

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Tags: Benefit Content, Blog, Portfolio, Website Design, Website design

New Website Launched for Benefits 7!


Benefits 7 began more than 30 years ago and provides service and support to individuals and employer groups throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Designing a new website for Benefits 7 allowed us to spotlight the tradition of unique innovation and excellence in the field of benefit plan development and management. Take a look at their newly launched site!

Check out the website at benefits7.com

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New Website Launched for Cowden Associates!


Cowden Associates is located in Pittsburgh, PA and has been recognized nationally as a “Top Small Workplace” by Winning Workplaces and the Wall Street Journal and locally as a “Best Place to Work” by the Pittsburgh Business Times. When designing Cowden’s website, highlighting this great work culture and community involvement on their homepage was a must.

Check out the website at cowdenassociates.com

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