Wayne Briggs is the founder and president of Platinum Supplemental Insurance. He is also chair of the board of directors. Wayne began selling supplemental insurance in 1990, and after 6½ years, he started his own insurance agency that offered more diverse products and provided sales people with outstanding career opportunities. Since then, Platinum has grown into a $30-million-per-year organization with nearly 140 field representatives and 80 employees. Wayne provides leadership through his expertise in product innovation, sales leadership, sales systems, agent recruitment and leveraging of technology to support sales. Under Wayne’s direction, Platinum is a recognized leader in the design, development and sales of supplemental insurance products.
Jim Lange joined Platinum Supplemental Insurance in January 2013. In his role as CEO, Jim is responsible for organizational leadership, team development and creating a high-performance culture. With a passion for building new leaders, sales facilitation, customer service and business analytics, Jim is driven to enhance the sales performance at Platinum. Before joining Platinum, Jim held senior executive positions in the areas of sales, operations, customer service and technology. Jim has worked with a variety of organizations, from large Fortune 500 companies to small start-up companies, designing and deploying effective sales and support solutions. Jim received a bachelor’s degree from Loras College and an MBA from the University of Dubuque.
Jennifer Mond joined Platinum in February 2015 as the director of administrative services. Shortly after, in October 2016, she was promoted to vice president of administrative services. In this role, Jennifer leads the customer service, human relations, travel and events, licensing, and compliance teams. Employing her 15 years of experience in administrative services and operations, Jennifer works with managers and executives to align each department with the company’s overall strategic business goals.
In 2004, Kevin VanVeldhuizen began his career with Platinum as a rural sales representative. Since then, he has represented Platinum at nearly all levels of leadership within the sales team. Formerly a professional basketball player, Kevin drives results through expert leadership in team building, motivation and coaching for Platinum’s rural outside sales division. Having witnessed the quality and value of Platinum’s products many times over, Kevin is also involved in the development and growth of Platinum’s product lines and sales training.