Cambridge Receives 2020 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Award

January 29, 2021

FAIRFIELD, IA – January 29, 2021 – Cambridge is honored to be recognized as a Tier Four Trail Guide – Leadership Achievement recipient by the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (IRPE) judges and the Iowa Quality Center Board of Directors for 2020. This is the third year Cambridge has been recognized by the IRPE, having also received the award in 2019 and 2018.

The IRPE is Iowa’s National Baldrige-based process designed to recognize role model organizations in Iowa focused on education, manufacturing, nonprofit, healthcare, and business. Organizations considered for the achievement participate in a review process that involves completing a written application, a virtual onsite assessment by an examiner team, and a detailed feedback report.

Cambridge extends its congratulations to the other IRPE award recipients for their commitment to serve as a catalyst of transformation and dedication to organizational excellence. The IRPE recipients will be recognized at a formal award ceremony later this year.

About Iowa Quality Center 

The Iowa Quality Center (IQC) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established more than 20 years ago as a result of the collaboration between Kirkwood Community College and Grant Wood AEA (Woods Quality Center).  IQC works to be a catalyst to transform individuals and organizations from good to great to excellent.  IQC networking groups, consultation, and membership activities take place throughout the state. For more information, visit

About Cambridge

Cambridge is a financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial professionals and their investing clients while preserving its private control. Cambridge offers a broad range of choices for independent financial professionals regarding solutions for advice, growth, technology, and independence. Cambridge’s national reach includes: Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. – a large corporate RIA; and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. – an independent broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, that is among the largest privately controlled independent broker-dealers in the country.  Cambridge continues to be a multi-year honoree as a top workplace1 and broker-dealer2 of the year.

Contact: Cindy Schaus, First Vice President, Cambridge: or 641.780.3954; or Molly Ryan, Account Executive, Cambridge:


1The Top Workplace in Iowa, 2020 – 2011, recognition is determined by associate feedback through an anonymous survey conducted by Energage, an independent research company.

2Investment Advisor magazine, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III.

Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of Cambridge Investment Group, Inc.