Galen Bargerstock is our president and co-founder at GCES. His firsthand experience as a member of the military showed him all of the problems faced by government workers. A Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, he now serves on the front lines in the fight for information.
Most proud of the diversity of his client-base, Galen can help any government employee who walks through our door. As a designated Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBC℠), he is an expert when it comes to the benefits and protections of federal, state and postal workers. “Education is my big thing. My main goal is to explain to them how everything they have works,” Galen says. “No matter their title or position, it’s important to me that they know how to live comfortably.”
In addition to his ChFEBC℠, he also holds National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) designation and Pennsylvania life insurance, annuities and accident and health license. He’s also FINRA Series 6 and Series 63 registered, giving him nearly-endless options to assist GCES clients. Galen is typically found meeting with our clients in-person, over the phone or on Zoom, spending most of his time listening to their stories. “Everyone has something unique to say, and that helps me understand how to help them and teach them,” he says.
He also knows that relationships and attention to detail are key to the finding the right solutions for our clients. Being a government employee can be hard, but Galen and his team rest easy at night knowing that they can make it easier, untangling the most complicated knots in government legislation and communication. That said, the work is never done, and he gets to spend his days doing his favorite part of the job: meeting with new clients and checking in on current ones to ensure they’re on the right path.
When Galen finds some free time, he loves to work out and cook. The combination of the two help him maintain the healthy lifestyle he’s passionate about living, but they’re also great ways to clear his mind and connect his body and brain. Additionally, he’s a massive fan of music, always finding something new to listen to at home and on the road while driving to appointments.
Most of all, though, he loves spending time with Clint and couldn’t see himself in business with anyone else. “I rely on Clint for everything he offers, and he relies on me for everything that I offer. We complement each other’s strengths and fill in the gaps in each other’s weaknesses. Then we knock it out of the park together,” Galen says.
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