Coulter named market director of Palmer Group’s Cedar Rapids office

Michael Coulter Palmer Group
Michael Coulter, market director of Palmer Group's Cedar Rapids location.

Michael Coulter has been promoted to market director of Palmer Group’s Cedar Rapids location, effective Oct. 1.

The newly-created position is in response to the office’s growth under Mr. Coulter’s leadership as territory manager.

In his new role as market director, Mr. Coulter will continue to lead Palmer Group business development initiatives across Eastern Iowa and western Illinois, as well as oversee the office’s employee development and engagement strategy.

“Mike has established himself as a business leader who is truly invested in the success of the business community he serves,” Palmer Group executive vice president Chris Lorenz said in a release. “Those who have had the pleasure of connecting with him have seen firsthand his desire to see others succeed. We are very fortunate to have Mike driving the culture in our Cedar Rapids office.”

Mr. Coulter has lived in Eastern Iowa for over 15 years and joined Palmer Group’s Cedar Rapids office in 2019 as an account executive. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in business from Coe College, and has eight years of experience in the finance industry working in sales, operational, and risk management roles.

During his tenure, Mr. Coulter has consulted with technology companies throughout the nation on financing strategies and sales talent development. In 2022, he was promoted to territory manager after the position became vacant, and has since led the office to surpass revenue growth goals.

“It’s pretty special to have the opportunity to work with and serve some of the most wonderful humans I’ve been around in my professional career,” Mr. Coulter said. “Since joining Palmer Group, I’ve been supported and encouraged by some incredible leaders and have made it my mission to pay that forward to my fellow employee-owners on a daily basis. Anytime you’re given an opportunity to advance in your leadership journey is a significant milestone. I am proud, but for me, this is truly special because it reflects the growth the team has experienced and creates opportunities for others to continue to advance and grow as well.”

Palmer Group is an employment agency that provides a range of services, including employer services, job seeker services, outplacement services and business solutions.

Areas of expertise include accounting and finance, administrative and customer service, construction, engineering and manufacturing, human resources, information technology, insurance, mortgage and banking, and sales and marketing.