Does your sales process need Traction?

Traction is digging in…putting down a sturdy footing
so you can move farther, faster.


Do your clients slip on the slick surface of misunderstanding,
on preconceived ideas they refuse to give up?


Are YOU slipping too?
Then you must attend this event.


Join TriQuestUSA for 2-days of
action-packed sales training
with the annual
TriQuest Velocity Awards Ceremony and Dinner

TriQuest Velocity Formula

Education + Confidence + Competence = Financial Independence

For you and your clients!

Get Traction—See How Far You Can Go!

Attend VELOCITY: The Traction Summit 2016 and

Expand your Horizon of Possibilities

  • Learn powerful money moves that put your clients in a position to create financial independence.
  • Network with top producers as well as your peers—find out what others are doing to be successful.
  • Be introduced to the “best of the best” TriQuest agents who can help you expand your expectations of what’s possible.
  • Engage in cutting-edge sales training by the finest and most productive planners within their profession. They will share their most powerful tools, conversations, and concepts you can use to improve your business and support your clientele.
  • Discover compelling concepts rarely talked about in our industry but help you separate yourself from your competition, including conversations that cover the two largest assets that most American households own: their Qualified Plans and their Real Estate.
  • Be a part of our annual recognition of those who are at the top of their game.


Every fall, TriQuest recognizes our teammates that go above and beyond—those who apply what they’ve learned and enjoy the fruits of their hard work.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s awards will honor both a group of TriQuest teammates who are have repeated their top performance from last year as well as some notable new names and faces.

We’re proud of our top agents,

and can’t wait to celebrate their success!

Countdown to VELOCITY: The Traction Summit 2016

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Take Action.   Get Traction.   Go Farther!

Early Bird registration fee: $99 per person 

See below for details

Event Agenda

November 2    
8:00am   Check in & breakfast
9:00am – 9:45am Merle Gilley “Start with Why”: Simon Sinek and Getting Traction in 2017
10:00am – 10:55am Merle Gilley  Your New TriQuest Explore your resources with back office tools,
sales training, and marketing materials with how-tos.
11:00am – 11:55am   The Winner’s Circle. What are your peers doing to be successful?
12:00pm   Lunch
1:00pm – 1:55pm Mark Courtney Discover the Power of the IRA and the 1040 Tax What If Software
2:00pm – 2:55pm Steve Buller  Optimize idle dollars to create financial independence
3:10pm – 4:10pm Todd Gehrke Boost a mortgage into overdrive
4:15pm – 5:15pm G-Force Gilley.  Rocket an IUL with 1035 exchange, placing rated cases,
and utilizing IUL for alternative retirement accounts.
6:00pm – 8:00pm   The TriQuest Velocity Awards Ceremony and Dinner
November 3  
9:00am – 9:55am Chad Castle  Why RIA now?
10:00am – 10:55am Ward Carson Columbus Life
11:00am – 11:55am Nathan Jacobson  Allianz
12:00pm – 12:15pm Merle Gilley Looking to the Future

VELOCITY: The Traction Summit 2016!

Take Action.   Get Traction.   Go Farther!

  • Early Bird: $99 per person (good until October 10, 2016)
  • After October 10: $149 per person
  • Registration CLOSES October 20, 2016. No exceptions.

Cancellations after October 20, 2016 subject to no refund of the registration fee.

This event is for agents contracted with TriQuest only

  You are welcome to bring your spouse, partner, assistant, etc., but each attendee is required to pay the registration fee.

After you register for the event, you will be given a confirmation email with hotel information so you can secure your room.

About the Presenters


Merle Gilley

President and Founder of TriQuest USA

Known as one of America’s Leading Experts in IUL, Merle has taught several thousand independent financial service professionals the value of working with a solid, consistent financial model and product portfolio. His vision: to bring IUL to every household in America.


Steve Buller

Steve came to insurance from the automotive industry, becoming the youngest dealer in the country of Toyota, Volvo, and Mercedes in 1978.  When he retired at 43, he heard Merle speak in Connecticut, and knew that he could help people with life insurance. Since then, he has helped thousands of clients take control of their finances with sound money decisions that include IUL insurance. Steve is a top producing member of Eagle Team Financial Pros.


Mark Courtney

Founder of Senior Tax Solutions (2005), Mark has worked in the insurance and tax industry since 1978, selling life, health, and annuities, but also advising insurance professionals on the different tax implications regarding annuities and qualified plan distribution and helping them manage tax liabilities. His specialty is helping to identify possible areas on a client’s tax return where overall tax liability may be managed more effectively.


Todd Gerhke

Todd Gehrke has been a top producing loan officer since 2001. Author of The Borrower’s Bible and Coach Will, he accurately predicted mortgage interest rates dropping to the 4% range in 2005, when rates were 6 -7%. He provides mortgage financing for Colorado residents, currently managing over $260 million worth of mortgages. He is also the creator of AFFLUENTOLOGY, which helps homeowners find the hidden wealth opportunity within their home by understanding how the banks capitalize on the average consumer’s mistakes.

Hotel Information

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
Grapevine, Texas

After you register for the event, you will be given a confirmation email with hotel information so you can secure your room.

We have reserved a room block for November 1 and 2. The room special: $179 per night. Rooms will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Regular room prices subject to change per hotel policy.

The Hilton DFW Lakes Conference Center is just 3 miles from the DFW International Airport, centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, 25 minutes from downtown Ft. Worth, and 30 minutes from Dallas.  Set in a 40-acre lakeside location, it features fishing, tennis, and jogging trails. You can visit local wineries or take advantage of the indoor and outdoor pools.

There is a free shuttle from the Dallas/Ft Worth International airport. The hotel is approximately 25 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport. Shuttles and taxis are available.