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.”