Our company was founded with the belief there was a better way to offer employee benefits. For years, this belief has driven the way we do business. In our founding years, a commitment to creative problem solving, flexible systems and accountable service helped us grow.
Accountability, Creativity, Empowerment, and Engagement
Today, our company’s core values are built into everything we do. Our team of veteran benefits pros and rising experts deliver the best in benefits experiences for our clients and their employees.
benefitexpress is committed to building the best
benefits administration team in the business, period.
Meet the industry experts leading the charge.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Sternklar is chief executive officer and chairman of
Chief Operating Officer
Jocelyn is the chief operating officer at
Jocelyn has a degree in Accounting from St. Norbert College. When not working, she enjoys running, reading, traveling, and visiting her son and daughter in St Louis.
Chief Product Officer
As chief product officer, Scott is responsible for the growth and market competitiveness of the
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Liberty University.
Chief Growth Officer
In his capacity as the chief growth officer, Josh is accountable for leading the sales, business development and growth execution for
Josh received his bachelor's degree from Albion College in Albion, Mich. and attended the Executive Institute Business Program through the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Chief Marketing Officer
Julia Goebel is chief marketing officer of
Julia graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in journalism and economics. Originally from New York, she calls Chicago home and never misses a chance to do something active.
Chief Information Officer
Prior to joining
Chief Financial Officer
As the chief financial officer, Rick oversees all financial aspects of
As chief counsel, Kelly's responsibilities include contract portfolio, compliance and risk management, and supporting the legal needs of the functional teams and entire business.
Chief Human Resources Officer
As the chief human resources Officer, Korrie is responsible for developing and executing on
Prior to joining
Meet the visionaries responsible for our strategic direction. As is evident, we're led by notable experts with years of experience developing industry-leading companies. We believe this is a critical factor in a client’s decision to work with benefitexpress.
Partner, LLR Partners
With more than 15 years of private equity and investment banking experience, Scott Perricelli leads LLR Partners’ growth capital investments in the Healthcare and Education industries. Prior to joining LLR, Scott was a principal at Draper Triangle Ventures, an investor in high-technology start-up companies in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He previously served as an associate at Advanta Partners. Earlier in his career, Scott worked in investment banking at William Blair & Co. and JP Morgan and Company. Scott earned a B.S. from Bucknell University and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
Principal, LLR Partners
Sasank Aleti is a Principal at LLR Partners. He currently focuses on investing in and advising middle market growth companies in the business process outsourcing and human capital management sectors. Throughout his career in private equity, he has worked with companies in business services, financial services
William (Bill) Kerr
William Kerr is an exceptionally experienced financial and operational executive, with an extensive global career spanning over forty years. Mr. Kerr has significant experience in emerging markets and technologies as well as capital markets, strategic planning, financial reporting management and governance.
Mr. Kerr most recently led Talentwise Inc., a Seattle based leading HCM technology company, as CEO and Executive Chairman from 2008 through 2015. Under Mr. Kerr’s leadership, Talentwise grew from a small emerging startup to a major player in the multibillion-dollar HCM industry, with a revenue CAGR exceeding 40% over the period of Mr. Kerr’s leadership. Talentwise was successfully sold to a group of investors, led by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, in January 2016.
Mr. Kerr’s career highlights prior to Talentwise include Chief Financial Officer of Nortel Networks (TSE/NYSE) as well as Senior Vice President Finance and Business Development and executive roles. At BCE Inc. (TSE/NYSE), Canada’s largest telecommunications company, he held the position of Vice President and Controller and was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lear Siegler Inc., a U.S. based privately held (Forstmann Little) diversified manufacturing and services company. He resides in Whistler, B.C., Canada.
Founder, Chief Strategic Advisor
Maria Bradley is the founder and visionary behind benefitexpress. As a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, she brings 35 years of benefits administration experience, where she has developed a variety of products and services including benefit statements, pension administration systems and manuals, employee benefits data management systems, computerized retirement calculation systems, benefits administration systems, and cloud-based SaaS systems.
Maria graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics from Gwynedd Mercy College. She was also recognized as one of the top 25 Influential Women in Business for the Chicago area.
"At Atlas Copco North America LLC, we have complexity in our data — with multiple legal entities and over 30 pay schedules. The
— Beth Woods, Manager, HR Service Center
"The system is user-friendly and the service is excellent. My clients that use it find that it is easy for their employees to understand what they need to do, and it saves HR a lot of time."
— Pam Coley, Account Executive, Employee Benefits Division, McGriff Insurance Services
"It's simplicity. Of all benefit enrollment/admin systems I have ever seen and/or used,
— Vice President