Dennis M. Postema is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, and registered financial consultant. His dedication to his agents and clients has helped his business flourish and made him a 2012 recipient of the 10 Under 40 Award given by the Defiance Chamber of Commerce.
As a teen, Dennis got a taste of the true challenge of entrepreneurship by working side by side with his dad, part owner of a machine, tool and die shop. Dennis started out in his freshman year of high school and worked his way up from cleaning toilets to driving a truck and, eventually, operating the machines. Through this experience, Dennis was able to watch his father manage the shop and eventually buy it. For Dennis, this laid the foundation for the idea that he could live his life his way—without taking on the limits to success that can stop a promising career in its tracks. He says, “It was a great experience to learn and grow from. Having a mentor like my father in business at a young age left me with a lot of insight and helped me fall in love with the idea of being my own boss.”
Dennis has committed his career to solving the insurance and retirement issues faced by his clients. After working as a captive agent for a large insurance carrier, he realized he could offer his clients more options, better products and a more secure future if he went independent—so at age 23, he did.
Today, Postema Insurance & Investments (PI&I) works with over 90 carriers to ensure that all clients are served by the most highly rated, competitive insurers, and given access to the best products in the industry. PI&I has over two dozen agents and offices in five locations throughout Ohio, Indiana and kentucky. Dennis’s focus on helping clients, rather than simply selling them products, landed him on the cover of Agents Sales Journal (Senior Market Edition) in 2011.
Not content to focus exclusively on PI&I, Dennis launched Postema Marketing Group (PMG) LLC in 2009. His objective was to help independent agents across the country achieve their goals and see their agencies thrive while expanding their focus on client needs and product offerings. With PMG, Dennis combines the same “help rather than sell” approach with one of the broadest product lines in the business.
In 2012, Dennis released his first book, Retirement You Can’t Outlive. The expanded version, released in 2013, quickly became a number-one bestseller on Amazon. Written in an easy-to-understand format, this essential guide to a worry-free retirement is 77how to Live a Life with No Limitsturning countless long-standing investment perceptions upside down—and putting readers’ retirement plans right side up. On April 22, 2013, Dennis released his second book, Avoiding a Legacy Nightmare, and it also quickly became a number-one bestseller on Amazon. Avoiding a Legacy Nightmare is a practical and legacy-changing guide to the hidden consequences of selecting the wrong beneficiaries for insurance policies, annuities and retirement accounts.
Dennis has many exciting book releases slated for 2013 and 2014. Each has been designed to offer helpful tips and guidance for amateurs and experts alike. The next book, Financing Your Life, is a comprehensive guide to every aspect of personal financial planning that a family can face. In addition to the above accolades, Dennis also received the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Northwest State Community College, for his success in the industry and community.