A Strong foundation

Five years after the sale of Strong Financial Corp. to Wells Fargo, many of the company’s former executives and top managers have risen to prominent positions within the financial services industry – including several who have started their own companies.

Many former Strong Financial employees fondly remember their former employer, and many say they learned important lessons in business and leadership directly from company founder Richard “Dick” Strong.

Some of the best-known financial services firms in Milwaukee have significant numbers of former Strong Financial employees, including Marshall & Ilsley Corp., Robert W. Baird & Co., Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Stark Investments and others. Wells Capital Management, a division of Wells Fargo, still employs hundreds of former Strong Financial employees.

Read more in the cover story of the latest issue of BizTimes Milwaukee.


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