Jerry L. Ripperger

Jerry L. Ripperger

Vice president of consulting for retirement and investor services

Principal Financial Group

Jerry L. Ripperger, QPFC, is vice president of consulting for retirement and investor services at the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, Iowa. For more than 24 years he has been involved in developing and implementing employee benefit programs for owners and employees of growing businesses. Ripperger specializes in Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and tours the country educating financial professionals about the benefits of introducing ESOPs to their business owner clients. Ripperger earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master's degree in business administration from Drake University. Ripperger can be reached at the Principal Financial Group, 711 High Street, Des Moines, IA 50392. Telephone: 515-248-2240. Email: ripperger.jerry@principal.com.