SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — benefitexpress, the leading provider of cloud-based technology software and services for employee benefits administration, announced today that Bill Blount joins its leadership team as Chief Information Officer. In his new role, Blount will lead all areas of benefitexpress’ technology organization including Development, Information Security and IT Operations.
“Bill Blount is the ideal leader for our talented information technology team,” says Michael Sternklar, Chief Executive Officer, benefitexpress. “We are always focused on bringing great leadership to the organization. Bill’s experience in leading teams through change at a time of substantial growth is a fit for our trajectory. His background allows him to increase and advance our ambitious product development objectives so we can continue to introduce new solutions that simplify benefits management for employers, insurance carriers, brokers and employees.”
Blount brings more than 20 years’ experience to benefitexpress, across a variety of technology disciplines, from executive leadership to development, as well as IT instruction and training. In his most recent role as Chief Technology Officer of PayFlex, an Aetna company, he managed through change during the Aetna acquisition of the organization, a third-party administrator.
Blount joins the benefitexpress team at time of accelerated growth and impactful change. “Over the last two years, my primary objective has been to build the best leadership team in the industry,” continues Sternklar. “Bill rounds out this group. And because of our impressive team of people-focused leaders, we are becoming a destination for industry talent. Our depth continues in all levels of our operation — from Client Delivery through System Specialists — we are attracting and hiring experienced professionals who live our live our values, support our mission and share in our success.”
The success of benefitexpress in the last two years is a direct result of purposeful investment in people, infrastructure and process. The firm reported its most successful growth year in its history in 2017, attributed to reinvesting in its team through recognition and rewards, new and challenging opportunities to grow, and expanding client rosters.
Born from benefits experts, benefitexpress delivers industry-leading cloud-based benefits administration technology solutions and services to employers and broker partners and is always ‘at the ready’ for their employees. With client-tested integrated benefits administration, benefitexpress provides technology, flexibility and customer services to the simple and most complex benefit plans. Software and services span a suite of end-to-end solutions including a full-service call center, daily administration, integrated ACA administration, reimbursement account administration, dependent eligibility audits, and total compensation statements. For more, visit www.benefitexpress.info.