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Matt Mercer - Operations Manager

Matt Mercer

Operations Manager

Quad Cities

As the Operations Manager here at TPC, I oversee the daily operations of our offices. This may include employees, processes, and business plans. I also assist in any administrative or operational tasks to better assist our Planners and Clients.

After graduating from St. Ambrose University with my B.A. in Theatre, I spent ten years working in Operations with multiple companies here in the Quad Cities Area. I am fortunate enough that these experiences have brought me to The Planning Center to work along some of the best this industry has to offer. My goal is to help build the best infrastructure possible so we can continue giving unparalleled service to our clients.

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” [Teddy Roosevelt]

In my free time, I choose to stay as busy as humanly possible. I find relationships with family and friends to be some of the most rewarding time I spend, so I choose to maximize that as much as I can. Outside of that, I stay busy with many different outdoor activities, but also by spending time at my church. I spend time singing every Sunday morning that I’m available, and assisting with youth group on Sunday nights. After moving around the Southern US while growing up, I have found an outstanding home here in the Quad Cities and am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community!



  • B.A. in Theatre, St. Ambrose University 2008

Who inspires me:

My family and friends.  Everyone has something to teach you if you care to listen.

My greatest extravagance (under $100):

A good craft beer with friends. It’s pretty hard to beat that.

In my spare time:

You can probably find me being active somewhere, whether it’s playing golf, playing volleyball, riding my bike, going to the gym, or just playing board games.

Favorite destination:

Wherever the annual summer excursion with my college buddies takes us.

Why I love what I do:

I refer back to the quote I listed above, and would add that the prize is so much better when working alongside a wonderful team.

Year Vision

Forward Looking

We make decisions with future generations in mind

10+ Years
Avg. Client


We build powerful relationships by working towards common goals

100 Percent


We listen and keep an open mind



We hold ourselves accountable for pursuing the highest standards

232 Years


We learn and teach continuously

100 Percent


We work directly for our clients and put client’s interests first

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