We are living in some of the most advanced of times. This is the 21st Century or better yet, the “digital age.” The tech industry is one of the most fascinating, exciting, and profitable industries in the world and it has been for quite some time. Have you ever heard of a guy named Eric Pulier? If you haven’t heard then just know this, Eric Pulier is one of the most progressive thinkers in society. He uses this brilliance to better man-kind and he’s done it by use of advanced technology. As a child, Pulier always seem to stand out among the crowd. Being very creative, he actually programmed his first computer while in the fourth grade. His high school years yielded the same results as he started a computer database company.
These natural talents were just the beginning of what was to come. Pulier attended the prestigious Harvard University. The guy literally had a full schedule on his hands as he majored in English/American Literature. Pulier also kept himself busy with being a column writer and editor for the school’s newspaper “The Harvard Crimson.” His column “Pulier Leg” was very successful and inspirational at the same time. The guy also took classes at the prominent MIT as well. Here he sharpened his tech skills to the fullest, which would come into play later on down the line.
Service Mesh Inc, FLY, XPRIZE, U.S. Interactive, Digital Evolutions, People Doing Things, and Akana Software are just a few of his founded companies. Pulier sold his last company for a whopping $350 Million. The guy is just on another level and his strong passion to succeed has set him apart from all others.
The new brought many new and exciting things for Troy McQuagge and the team at USHEALTH Group. Troy McQuagge was named the Gold Winner as CEO of the Year in the very prestigious One Planet awards. These awards recognize companies and professionals for their excellence in business and professionalism. The awards are put into numerous categories like teams, new products and services, executives, marketing, corporate communications, and PR. Businesses and organizations from all over the world can create nominations, from the smallest companies to the largest.
As CEO of the Year, Troy McQuagge has been recognized for his unprecedented success with USHEALTH Group. After joining the team in 2010, Mr. McQuagge began turning the company around, re-building its captive distribution agency. This success led to his position of President and CEO of the company, which has reached new heights in profitability within the very competitive health insurance market.
While Mr. McQuagge is extremely proud to receive this award, he attributes the success to the entire USHEALTH team. He believes that this One Planet award is a testament to how committed the company is and how passionate they are about solving affordability problems for their customers. He is proud to be part of a team that provides innovative coverage to millions.
Troy McQuagge earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in 1983 and began his insurance career with Allstate Insurance Company. In 1995, he joined the Student Insurance Division of UICI (United Insurance Companies Inc.), where he would set multiple sales records. UICI was acquired in 2006, becoming HealthMarkets. Mr. McQuagge was the one who led all the sales and marketing efforts during this time.
Troy McQuagge came to USHEALTH Group in 2010 as the President and CEO of the company’s captive/career insurance agency USHEALTH Advisors LLC. Just three short years later, he became Executive Vice President and CMO of the entire country. Only one year later in 2014, Troy McQuagge was elected to become the company’s President and CEO, serving in a similar capacity to subsidiaries of USHEALTH like Freedom Life Insurance Company.