Trading Places (Well Kind Of): Linda Potzman Returns to Sales and Steve Koch Promoted to Vice President of Account Management

After serving as Vice President of Account Management for the past five years, Linda Potzman has decided to return to sales, and Steve Koch has been promoted to Vice President of Account Management.

In her role as Vice President of Sales, Linda will be responsible for managing key client relationships to ensure Gabriel Group is going above and beyond to exceed its partners’ expectations.

In Steve’s new role, he will lead the Account Management team, work with other internal teams for continued quality and process improvement and represent clients and Account Management at an Executive level.

Before coming to Gabriel Group in 2009, Linda managed the sales support department at Epsilon which was responsible for $40 million of business.  Prior to that she was Vice President of Account Services for Sterling Direct, which was purchased by Reynolds & Reynolds, and ultimately became a part of Epsilon.

Linda graduated from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, with a B.A. in Business Communications.  She and her husband, Tom, have three children: Lauren, Jeff and Matt.  In her free time, Linda enjoys cooking, playing golf and watching her kids play soccer and volleyball.

Prior to joining Gabriel Group in June of 2013, Steve held a lead position in the Casino Marketing Team at Wilkes Group. Before that, he served in Account Executive roles at various St. Louis direct marketing organizations.

Steve graduated from Southwest Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri, with a BS in Marketing. He has two children: Sarah, a nurse at Missouri Baptist, and Sam, a chef at Crystal Lake in Washington State. Koch is a tri-athlete and is looking forward to his next Half Ironman this coming August. He also enjoys reading, movies and entertaining friends.

“We want to thank Linda for all of her hard work and dedication to her previous role. She did an excellent job making each client think of Gabriel Group as a valuable, resourceful and proactive business partner … We are excited to have her build on that foundation in her new position,” said Michael Peterson, CEO.  “We are thrilled to promote Steve into the role of Vice President of Account Management and are confident that he will do a great job, as he has the skill set necessary to effectively handle this challenging position.”

New Website Launch

Welcome to the Brand New gabrielgroup.com!

The team here at Gabriel Group is thrilled to be welcoming you to our redesigned and rebuilt website. Below are a few bullets we’d like to share about some of the new features … we’ll be brief because we’d prefer you to spend your time checking out the new site:

  • Straightforward navigation: We have heard that it was sometimes difficult for visitors to find the specific content they were looking for on our previous website, so we’ve set up a logical top-navigation system structured around Gabriel Group, our services and the verticals that we serve. Each one drops down to reveal a clear list of additional sections. Nothing earth-shattering, but that’s the point—we hope you can more easily find what you are looking for.
  • Responsive design: Just about every few months there’s a new study saying the same thing: More and more people are accessing websites on their phones and tablets, and they’re expecting all content, not just a slimmed-down “mobile version,” or a separate mobile app they have to download. The new gabrielgroup.com is a “responsive” website, which means it automatically responds/resizes to the screen of the device you’re using. No more pinch and zoom, flicking left and right on a page, and no separate mobile version.
  • Meet the team: We’re very proud of the Gabriel Group team, and we think you might be interested in getting to know them better or simply putting a face to a name. (This section of the website is a work in progress. Check out our associates’ bios now, and come back later to view their pictures.)
  • Site search: Another new offering—site-wide search. The search box is located on the top right of all pages of our website, just click on the magnifying glass to begin your search.

We’ll be introducing new sections and features in the coming weeks and months, as well as making improvements on any snags or confusions users are experiencing. (Send your feedback here.)

Thanks for your interest and business.