Brian D. Springer


Where are you from + What is your background?

I grew up in Urbandale, then attended Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. After college I worked at the Wittern Group for about 3 years in Marketing and Sales.  I started at Universal as Account Representative in 2011 and transitioned into the Sales & Marketing Manager in 2013. In 2017, we made management changes and I transitioned into my new role as Vice-President.

Outside of work you will find me….?

Coaching Soccer for the Vision Soccer Academy and Des Moines Christian High School Girls team, Serving on the Young Professionals Connection Board, Volunteering with various organizations, or Exercising in some degree – biking, running, or working out!

Something one of your client’s may not know about you?

My dress-sock collection is a prized possession. From Bright Yellow Argyle socks, to socks with Umbrella’s on them, to Batman-themed socks with a “cape”, and much more! I love a good pair of unique dress socks!

Most Unique thing you have sold to a client?

Dog Tennis Balls - customized with an organization’s logo on it!

Why Universal?

It’s in the Family! I actually never planned on working here as a kid or during college, things just worked out this way and I wouldn’t change a thing! I love working at a company knowing I have a direct impact. I help people/companies grow and change their businesses every day. We aren’t a service, but more a partner to our client’s – helping them get to where they want to be.