New Market Director of Palmer Group’s Cedar Rapids Office Announced

December 5, 2023 | West Des Moines, Iowa – Palmer Group announces the promotion of Michael Coulter to Market Director of their Cedar Rapids location, effective October 1, 2023. This newly created position is in response to the office’s growth under Coulter’s leadership as Territory Manager.  

In this new role, Coulter will continue to lead business development initiatives across eastern Iowa and western Illinois, as well as oversee the office’s employee development and engagement strategy.  

“Mike has established himself as a business leader who is truly invested in the success of the business community he serves. Those who have had the pleasure of connecting with him have seen firsthand his desire to see others succeed. We are very fortunate to have Mike driving the culture in our Cedar Rapids office,” states Chris Lorenz, Executive Vice President.  

Coulter has been an eastern Iowa native for over 15 years and joined Palmer Group’s Cedar Rapids office in 2019 as an Account Executive. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in business from Coe College and has eight years of experience in the finance industry working in sales, operational, and risk management roles. During his tenure, he consulted with technology companies throughout the nation on financing strategies and sales talent development. In 2022, Coulter was promoted to Territory Manager after the position became vacant and has since led the office to surpass revenue growth goals.  

“It’s pretty special to have the opportunity to work with and serve some of the most wonderful humans I’ve been around in my professional career. Since joining Palmer Group, I’ve been supported and encouraged by some incredible leaders and have made it my mission to pay that forward to my fellow employee-owners on a daily basis. Anytime you’re given an opportunity to advance in your leadership journey is a significant milestone. I am proud, but for me, this is truly special because it reflects the growth the team has experienced and creates opportunities for others to continue to advance and grow as well. I am genuinely excited and looking forward to many more years Making Lives Better in the Corridor and beyond!” states Michael Coulter.  


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