USI’s Topher Bates on cost shifting and benefits innovationFebruary 13, 2019
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Area Vice President, Gallagher Benefits Services
Topher is an outgoing and charismatic leader. His innate desire to compete and serve others is evident in how he continually commits to going the extra mile. When working with Topher you can expect contagious optimism and enthusiasm. I’ve been privileged to mentor Topher and appreciate his desire to learn. With 40 years of experience in the business I can confidently say Topher is a team player with a tremendous future.
Area Executive Vice President, Benefits and HR Consulting at Gallagher
Topher Bates is a role model for living the golden rule. The way he treats others no matter if they are the janitor or the CEO and regardless of who is watching is an enviable trait. His work ethic is second to none. Take all of these great traits, add in his business acumen and insurance knowledge and you have quite the business advisor on your team. When you hire Topher to guide you in making strategic benefit decisions that support your organizational objectives you will have no regrets. His word is as good as gold, his ability to bring the appropriate resources to the table and his genuine efforts to make you '(insert your title) of the year' will exceed your expectations. When you hire Topher you've hired the best. You will have no regrets!
Football Coaching Staff, Ole Miss Athletics
Mr. Topher Bates is an exceptionally driven, ambitious, and hardworking pioneer. He's immensely passionate about building relationships. His dedication to his clients and craft is unrivaled. I've had the privilege to work and build a relationship with Topher; I've experienced firsthand that he is a highly skilled, visionary leader in today's business community. Moreover, if you have the opportunity to build a relationship and or work with Topher you can expect a him to be extremely detailed, challenge the status quo, diligently and strategically solve problems, develop talent, and tactfully build everlasting relationships.
Medical Science Liaison, Allergan
I have known Topher since he was an undergraduate student at Purdue. I have seen first-hand his work ethic and determination to be successful in everything that he does. From the classroom, to fitness, to his work with me at BN Shape, to his work with Arthur J. Gallagher, he always strives to be the very best. In addition to that, he is dependable, consistent, trustworthy, and full of ideas. I look forward to continuing to work with Topher in the future!
Assistant Director of Community Relations, Symetra Financial
I have worked with Topher on the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program for two years. During this time he has proven himself to be a natural leader and an excellent public speaker. He is always ready and prepared for each presentation with a smile and a natural ease in front of a large crowd. Topher has also been an extremely valuable member of our program team providing valuable feedback and ideas to strengthen and improve the program year after year. I have no reservations in recommending Topher for any position he should choose to pursue, I have no doubt he would succeed in any situation.
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