benefitexpress April 18, 2019 4 min read

benefitexpress Hires New Chief Product Officer

benefitexpress hires Michelle Northey.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – benefitexpress, the leading provider of cloud-based technology software and services for employee benefits administration, announced today that Michelle Northey joins its executive leadership team as Chief Product Officer.

In her new role, Northey will lead all areas of benefitexpress’ product organization.

“Michelle comes to benefitexpress with two decades of Product Strategy and Product Management experience in the human capital and benefits industries,” says Michael Sternklar, Chief Executive Officer, benefitexpress. “She is a proven leader who will work hand in glove with our IT, Operations, and Growth organizations to ensure we are continuing to enhance our existing offerings and making sure we deliver consistently on our technology investments.” continued Sternklar.

Northey joins the benefitexpress team at a 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. “Michelle rounds out this group of outstanding professionals.”

Northey brings more than 20 years’ experience to benefitexpress, across a variety of product strategy and product management roles, from executive leadership to development. “As I join benefitexpress, I am committed to delivering an exceptional client and participant experience through a combination of our domain expertise, service-centric focus and software solutions,” says Northey.

In her most recent role as Global Product Leader at Willis Towers Watson, Northey achieved success in leading the HR Portal and Total Rewards Portal Software product offerings. She previously held senior leadership roles at ADP in Product Management and Product Marketing.

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 2018, attributed in large part to reinvesting in its team through recognition and rewards, new and challenging opportunities to grow, and expanding client rosters.

About benefitexpress

benefitexpress is a market-leading benefits administration solutions provider with first-class customer service, industry-leading technology and deep domain knowledge.

By offering a SaaS solution that integrates all benefits activity in one centralized platform, benefitexpress provides simplicity to complex plans and offers a custom-made experience that engages and educates employees while offering employers high-touch benefits management that is unmatched in the market.

benefitexpress provides a suite of end-to-end solutions, including benefits enrollment, management and administration, integrated ACA administration, COBRA and direct bill services, reimbursement account administration, carrier bill reconciliation, dependent verification, total compensation statements, and a full-service call center designed to act as an extension of their client’s benefits department.

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