benefitexpress Announces the Appointment of Jocelyn Purtell as Chief Operating Officer

Written by benefitexpress | September 1, 2016

benefitexpress Chief Operating Officer

Accomplished background emphasizes benefitexpress’ commitment to industry leading benefits administration.

Schaumburg, IL -- Jocelyn Purtell has joined benefitexpress as Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for leading all aspects of client service including operations and client management for benefitexpress, which includes the newly acquired benefitsCONNECT. Ms. Purtell’s extensive experience in operations extends benefitexpress’ ability to lead the benefits services industry. This appointment is another step in the company’s building of the most experienced and successful management team in the industry.

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Michael Sternklar, CEO of the recently combined companies said, “Jocelyn brings a wealth of leadership and hands on experience at a critical time for benefitexpress. Her ability to quickly impact our business and focus on the needs of our clients and partners is a testament to her deep understanding of what it takes to be successful in benefits administration.”

Ms. Purtell has 30 years of experience in the human resources outsourcing industry including benefits, HR, and payroll. She understands the importance of integration across all HR services. Prior to joining benefitexpress, Ms. Purtell was President, North America for NGA, Head of U.S. Operations for Mercer Outsourcing, and Senior Vice President, North America Operations Outsourcing Leader at AonHewitt. Her career has included managing 10,000+ employees, global operations management, and serving clients of all sizes and industries. As benefitexpress Chief Operating Officer, her skills will bring growth and success to the company.

“I am excited to join the benefitexpress team. I’m impressed with what has been built to date and look forward to executing on our strategic direction, getting to know our clients and partners, and delivering innovative benefits administration services,” shared Jocelyn Purtell.

About benefitexpress

benefitexpress delivers industry leading benefits administration to employers and partners and is always ‘at the ready’ for their employees. Delivering client-tested integrated benefits administration, benefitexpress provides technology, flexibility and customer services to the simple and most complex benefit plans. Services spans a suite of end-to-end solutions including a full service call enter, daily administration, integrated ACA administration, reimbursement account administration, dependent eligibility audits, and total compensation statements.

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