DBS Welcomes Bill Brauer
Diversified Brokerage Services Names William W. Brauer, Jr. as Point of Sale – Advanced Markets Senior Consultant
Minneapolis, MN – February 22, 2021 – Diversified Brokerage Services, Inc. (DBS) announced the addition of William W. Brauer, Jr. to its external sales team as a Point of Sale – Advanced Markets Senior Consultant. In this newly created position, Bill will focus his efforts on attracting and retaining advisors in specialty markets and will provide personalized expertise in advanced life insurance sales concepts.
“We’re thrilled to bring Bill on board for this very important role signifying an expansion of our offerings,” explained George “Chip” Van Dusen IV, DBS Principal – President & CEO. “The knowledge he brings in a number of advanced case design solutions will be extremely valuable to the advisors we serve.”
Bill started his career in the insurance industry at The Equitable, where he quickly rose to District Manager. He then joined AIG to run all of their insurance business in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota and Iowa.
Recognizing that the highly affluent market was underserved in the industry, Bill founded Legacy Quote in 1998, where he provided strategic insurance planning for prominent business leaders, attorneys and physicians. During this time, Bill earned high distinction for his achievements from Lincoln Financial, Travelers, Transamerica and United of Omaha.
As Kurt Fasen, DBS Sales & Marketing Executive added, “Having Bill in this role is a key development for our firm. The expertise and personalized attention he will provide to advisors will enable them to offer much broader and elevated life insurance solutions to their clients.”
A native of Edina, Minnesota, Bill earned an Economics degree at the University of Michigan, where he excelled in hockey. A former draft choice of the Montreal Canadiens, Bill formerly served as President of the Edina Hockey Association. He also has served on the Edina Recycling Commission and the Board of the National Association of Life Underwriters.