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Barb Pietrangelo invests in clients

May 6, 2014
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Barbara Pietrangelo
Barbara Pietrangelo.

Editor’s note: Each issue of the Influential Women enewsletter will feature a profile of one of the Business Journal’s reigning Top Women Owned Businesses finalists. The profile first appeared in the event program.

Barb Pietrangelo started The Pietrangelo Agency in 2009, but she’s been working with Prudential Insurance Company of America for more than 20 years.

Client retention

That type of consistency, both with the company and her clients, is a hallmark of Pietrangelo’s success.

“For Barb, her most significant achievement is not an award or plaque she can hang on the wall,” reads her nomination form. “She believes that her most significant achievement is having almost all of her original clients she started with still working with her. While most individuals in the financial services industry can see up to a 30-percent loss in clientele, Barb has had under 1 percent after all of these years.”

Pietrangelo’s financial planning acumen is of obvious benefit to her clients, but her personal philanthropy might be even more impressive.

Philanthropy

She is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, where her giving nature is well-documented, according to Executive Director India Alexis Ehioba.

“Barb is at our highest donor-recognition level of Royal Order Knight, giving over $250,000 in her lifetime,” Ehioba said. “Additionally, she has been actively involved at every level of volunteering and service, from packing meals for hungry children, to building a playground for children in disadvantaged areas, to building a home for a homeless family. Over the past 13 years, she has served on every committee, the board of trustees, every officer position and most recently as president of the foundation.”

The Pietrangelo Agency was nominated as a Top Women Owned Business in the $1.49 million and under annual revenue category.

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