Written by MARK JAEGER
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 15:15
Milwaukee Bucks GM among those attending gathering for clients
Success in the business world often depends on contacts, which is why Paul Neuberger brought some of his clients together for a recent gathering at his Grafton office of Thrivent Financial.
More than just a chance for some professional networking, the session gave one of his more high-profile clients — the Milwaukee Bucks National Basketball Association team — a chance to make inroads in Ozaukee County.
The team’s entourage included General Manager John Hammond and several other key front office personnel.
“We had 21 attendees that evening, many of whom are influential business and community leaders,” Neuberger said.
“John (Hammond) spoke for about 20 minutes on topics including his background, his draft philosophy, his outlook for the team, his decision to hire Jason Kidd as coach and why he feels the current collection of players is destined for great things moving forward.”
Several questions from the group focused on efforts to secure a new arena, a project that could require regional support to get approved.
Business leaders were told how they can support the future of the team through the purchase of corporate season tickets, sponsorships and suite sales.
As a result of Neuberger opening his insurance office at 1150 Washington St. last summer, he predicted the Bucks will become much more visibly involved in the county.
Prior to getting into the insurance business, Neuberger was vice president of advancement at Marian University in Fond du Lac.
He was working on his doctorate in the hope of becoming a college president when his career took an unexpected turn in 2012.
When his father-in-law suffered a heart attack, Neuberger said he became acutely of how fragile life is and how financially unprepared many people are for such traumatic family circumstances.
That launched his career with the insurance and financial investment firm.
“In my current role with Thrivent Financial, I have taken matters into my own hands by personally ensuring that everyone who comes into my life protects their assets before a traumatic life event,” Neuberger said in his online profile.
Image information: MILWAUKEE BUCKS GENERAL MANAGER John Hammond (left) and Paul Neuberger met with clients recently at the Grafton offices of Thrivent Financial. Neuberger’s agency represents the National Basketball Association team, which intends to have greater visibility in Ozaukee County.