The Shrouded Road of an Entrepreneur – The Story of Troy McQuagge
Not many entrepreneurs have the owner of winning the golden prize of the One Planet Award’s excellence in business nomination, but Troy McQuagge received the honor in 2016, surpassing many more famous entrepreneurs with higher reputation.
Troy McQuagge is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the USHEALTH Group, and he entered the business in 2010, becoming the President and leader of the firm in 2014.
So, what did Troy McQuagge do right? Why did he surpass many of the other businessmen, dozens and hundreds of entrepreneurs, and won the golden spot in the coveted One Planet Award of 2016.
Mr. McQuagge was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. He had always lived in the U.S. and went to graduate from the University of Central Florida in 1983, where he studied and experienced the act of being an entrepreneur and business developer for the first time. It is believed that Troy McQuagge fell in love with the profession as soon as he learned more about the job of being a company leader and making their goals come true, as well as the dreams of their employees and co-workers.
Troy, however, didn’t start his route as an entrepreneur from the get-go, as most of the students who leave the University do not. It is a big step in the right (or wrong!) direction, but requires a lot of courage and self-awareness, so he found a financial administration job in a big corporation, the Allstate insurance, and stayed there for almost a decade until he realized the potential he was wasting.
While still working for Allstate, he joined the United Insurance Companies (UICI) and kept improving his craft and climbing the ranks of the company he worked for, already having an excellent salary, much bigger than of most Americans in his age. However, his excellence was not in his financial administration knowledge, but in the little things that Troy McQuagge demonstrated and that signaled the great entrepreneur and leader resting under his skin.
Mr. McQuagge was then elected the President of the United Insurance Company’s Agency, UGA. From there on, his career as a business leader only skyrocketed forward. After more than a decade leading a life of President of a corporation, that he entered the USHEALTH Group in an attempt to pursue a different business and exercise his leadership skills with different co-workers and gather more experience.
As a matter of fact, the insurance business was not new to the entrepreneur, as he had already gathered experience from working with Allstate insurance.
From 2010 to 2016, the group was doing so well that his staff had to nominate Troy for the One Planet Award, leading him to win the golden spot of excellence. Check more: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/USHEALTH-Advisors-Reviews-E594268.htm