Employee Spotlight - Blake
Blake Schaeffer, Investment Advisor, has worked at Quad City Bank & Trust for 16 years. Blake shares his thoughts on his favorite part about working at QCBT and what he enjoys doing in the Quad Cities:
Name: Blake Schaeffer
Title: Investment Advisor
How long have you worked at QCBT? 16 years
What is your favorite part about working at QCBT? My favorite part about working here is that I get to focus on helping people.
What does QCBT mean to you? Working at QCBT means getting the chance to help the Quad Cities. As a lifelong resident of Davenport, that is very important to me. Not only thru my role as a financial advisor, but also as a volunteer in the community.
How would you describe the company culture? This is a local company where people are going to help you. You aren’t going to get a 1-800 number or be told that is someone’s else’s problem. Our employees take ownership in what they do.
What is one thing people may not know about your job or the company? I spend most of my day talking to clients and prospects, not sitting around staring at screens showing what the stock market is doing every minute. My favorite part about my job is getting to know my clients and helping them make plans to achieve their financial goals.
What are some goals you have in life or work? I hope to continue to provide financial education to people in the Quad Cities. Not just thru my job as an investment advisor, but also as a volunteer at local schools.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I love playing sports with my friends including ultimate Frisbee, basketball, and volleyball.
What is one thing you love to do in the Quad Cities? Go the YMCA or BettPlex and play basketball.
What is a fun fact about yourself? I have a free haunted house in my garage every year on Halloween. I’ve been doing this for 14 years and have 20 people dressed up and have built different props over the years. Each year we have hundreds of people go thru.
What is your favorite sports team? Iowa Hawkeyes.
If you could go to any vacation destination, where would it be and why? I love taking my kids to Disney World. It reminds me of being a kid and I love seeing their excitement and pure joy there.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Make people happy on demand, is that a superpower?
Do you have any favorite quotes? "Don't worry where we end up. This ending-up's not real. The life we build we never stop creating" - Jimmy Eat World
What is the best advice you’ve received? Be nice to people and work hard and you’ll have a good life.
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