Jerry Ripperger

Jerry Ripperger

Director of Consulting for Retirement and Investor Services

Principal Financial Group

Jerry Ripperger is vice president of consulting for retirement and investment services at the Principal Financial Group. For more than 24 years, he has been involved in developing and implementing employee benefit programs for owners and employees of growing businesses, and currently specializes in Employee Stock Ownership Programs. Ripperger tours the country educating advisors about the benefits of introducing ESOPs to their business owner clients. Ripperger's articles have been published in HR Magazine, HR.com, Employee Benefit News, Broker World, and Best’s Review and his media experience includes the Associated Press, New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, CNN/Money, Dow Jones, and the Wall Street Journal. He can be reached at ripperger.jerry@principal.com.