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Who is Capstone?

Our Story

Capstone was founded in 2002 as a search firm dedicated to the insurance industry. Our president and founder Scot Dickerson was a successful recruiter who started his career in insurance.  Being from Des Moines and at a certain point in his life and career, he wanted to control his own destiny. Like a lot of senior producers, Scot’s practice followed him and those clients became the foundation for starting Capstone. 

At that time, circa 2002 and earlier, most insurance recruiters worked only with insurance carriers.  Scot’s 25+ year career has always been and will be focused on the company side which remains a huge part of our business today. However, as we’ve grown our team has added insurance professionals from other core disciplines: Commercial, Personal Lines, Employee Benefits and retail agency production, which means today we have an equally as sizable agency practice as our carrier division.

The last 15 years have flown by, and we’re excited about the future. No matter the changes ahead, the nexus of our Capstone’s team will be in insurance recruiting.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing recruiting services of the highest quality. In the course of our searches, we adhere to high ethical standards, integrity and confidentiality.

What is the Capstone Difference?

Customization in our approach. We tailor each and everything we do to fit the unique and ever-changing needs of our clients. We come from the insurance industry and we put that knowledge and experience to work for you.

 

We have an innate understanding of insurance businesses.  We are in touch with market trends, talent acquisition and the roles/functions/needs of all insurance organizations, which allows us to creatively work through staffing solutions tailored to each individual client. 

Meet the Team

Scot Dickerson

Scot Dickerson, CPC

Founder + President

Scot has been involved in the insurance industry for over 30 years. He is active in his consulting with CSG’s clients on technical and executive level search projects as well as assisting insurance professionals seeking their next opportunity. In addition, he spearheads the company’s alternative recruitment divisions: Contract Employees Solutions and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). Learn More About Scot here.

Chris Winterboer

Chris Winterboer

Senior Partner

As an insurance broker he helped the two founders of CSG create a tailored employee benefits plan, and six months later became the fourth employee. Chris thoroughly enjoys building relationships with clients and candidates alike as they seek to connect the dots in a search process. From creation of a job description to strategically sourcing candidates to prepping for the formal interview process, Chris has a passion for people. Learn more about Chris here.

Mary Newgard

Mary Newgard

Senior Partner

Mary’s sales career has been a series of building blocks culminating in a career with CSG. Mary focuses on project development for agencies and brokers interested in producer recruiting, technical hires, executive searches, liftouts and M&A. She leads CSG’s consulting practice for agency training workshops, coordinates our Assurex Global Partnership and contributes editorials to Insurance Journal. Learn more about Mary here.

 

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Scott Thompson, CPC

Senior Partner

Scott’s career began in recruiting with much success at the nation’s largest privately owned staffing firm before dedicating his efforts to insurance with CSG. Since Scott joined the team in 2006 he has been focused on developing relationships with professionals within in the insurance industry. Though he’s networked in multiple segments of the insurance market its Scott’s success partnering with agency professionals where he’s made his mark. Learn more about Scott here.

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Kris Gibson, CPC

Senior Partner

Kris started his career in the insurance industry working in personal lines before joining CSG in 2008. Kris' experience and understanding of the insurance search process allows him to assist in every aspect from beginning a search through interviewing and negotiating an offer. Kris prides himself on listening to his candidate’s needs and helping create a tailored and customized experience to help them achieve their professional goals. Learn more about Kris here.

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Brianna Umthun

Business and Communications Manager

Since joining CSG in 2011, Brianna has been the key component in managing CSG’s communications platforms, with a large focus on online branding and digital marketing strategy. She spearheads human resources and business operations while staying every bit as active in supporting production through managing vendor relationships, advertising, process improvement, and public relations. Learn more about Brianna here.

 

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Amy Stuntz

Research and Digital Marketing Specialist

Amy joined CSG in 2015 and immediately brought her background in business training along with achievements in sales and service to help manage workflow processes for new search assignments, candidate tracking, business development support and database management. Amy supports the recruitment and marketing teams in helping to coordinate candidate and client communications, lead generation activities and digital marketing outreach. Learn more about Amy here.

Want to Join Our Team?

Our team is passionate and knowledgeable, and we strive to work cohesively to offer tailored and customized experiences to help our candidates and clients achieve their goals. We have built our team very selectively. We believe in work-life integration and supporting our employees in personal development and a fulfilling career.
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Insurance Recruiting Resources

We are business partners to insurance organizations on staffing related projects. The following resources were designed to help you achieve your recruiting goals.
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The 5 Step Insurance Recruiting Process

You must adopt a recruiting strategy to help your organization stand out in an ultra-competitive insurance industry. But where do you start?
This free guide will help.

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How To Write An Effective Insurance Job Advertisement

Job Advertisements vs. Job Descriptions, is there a difference? Use this best practices guide to help your organization attract top insurance talent.

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How To Conduct an Effective Job Interview

The job interview is set - now what? Even as the interviewer, you must prep for the interview. Follow these four, simple steps to help you prepare to hire the right candidate.