Key Benefits Experts

Corporate Synergies only recruits top industry talent. Our in-house, key benefits experts are frequent contributors to the national dialogue on insurance. Their continuous interaction with the industry contributes to our overall deeper understanding of employee benefits, which translates into powerful solutions for employers.

Senior Vice President

Bruce F. Barr, one of the founding partners of Corporate Synergies, has more than 30 years of experience in employee benefits. He has expertise in plan design analysis, carrier negotiations, alternative funding arrangements, prescription carve-out programs and consumer-driven health plans. He is proficient in the design of employee contribution strategies, waiver programs and employee communications, and adept at identifying trends and understanding the needs of each client.

Co-President & CEO; Chief Operating Officer 

Andrew Bloom is a results-driven insurance industry executive. He has expertise in healthcare, sales and service operations, organizational leadership, client satisfaction, product development, vendor management and service delivery optimization. As one of the original officers of Corporate Synergies, he has served at the epicenter of the firm’s rapid evolution into one of the largest and most respected employee benefits specialists in the nation.

Senior Benefits Consultant

Eric Brewer is an accomplished healthcare professional with a strong background in HRIS technology, benefits administration and Affordable Care Act compliance. He supports Corporate Synergies’ Florida regional clients by identifying their benefit goals and financial objectives, understanding their service requirements and ensuring the appropriate Corporate Synergies resources are engaged in the process. He has a continuing presence on accounts as a relationship manager.

Account Manager

Andrew Brickman draws upon Corporate Synergies’ unique approach to benefits, Synergies360℠, to help clients plan, design and execute an employee benefits strategy that controls cost, mitigates compliance risk and enhances the benefits experience for employees.

Employee Benefits Consultant

In his role as Employee Benefits Consultant, Chris Caldari works with organizations to provide cost-effective strategies and efficient healthcare programs. His skill set includes marketing negotiations with carriers and managing client relationships.


As former Director of BenefitsVIP®, Corporate Synergies’ high-touch employee advocacy and benefits administration support center, Grace Campagna instilled a consistent focus on urgent and accurate benefits inquiry and issue resolution. She developed the department’s industry-leading standards, implemented technologies, initiated service protocols and oversaw its advocates who help people understand and use their benefits.

Director of Employee Education, Communications and Wellness

Gary Cassidy and Corporate Synergies’ internal creative team generate professional, branded programs that support clients and engage and educate their employees. These programs engender heightened benefits literacy, enabling employees to properly enroll in, understand and use their benefits. As Director of Employee Education, Communications and Wellness, Gary works closely with account management teams to develop communication and wellness strategies that drive positive changes in workforce behavior and help clients control benefit costs.

Senior Vice President

John brings nearly 30 years of experience and expertise to his role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Synergies and as lead consultant to a broad array of organizations across all industries from private and public sector companies to non-profit organizations and associations. John expertly aids in the negotiation, design, implementation and servicing of their employee benefits programs. He has particular success reducing employer costs while maintaining high-value, comprehensive healthcare.

Vice President, Senior Benefits Consultant 

Jason Crawford specializes in reducing employer costs through in-depth research, strategic plan design, claims data analysis, diligent carrier negotiations and initiatives such as wellness and disease management. He directs the strategic process, monitors the business plan, manages the team and ensures the delivery of exceptional client service.

Executive Vice President

Brian Feeley is Senior Vice President of Marketing for Corporate Synergies and provides messaging on the firm’s ability to deliver unique services focused on group employee benefits and P&C insurance. He leads a skilled in-house marketing and communications team focused on client education and industry thought leadership.

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Eileen Fogarty, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Corporate Synergies, operates as a trusted advisor to the firm’s executives and associates. She supports the company’s intense focus on client satisfaction by directing strategies to attract and retain the industry’s most exceptional benefits professionals. She is also responsible for the strategic planning, development and delivery of HR programs and services.

Vice President of Underwriting

Luciano Franco oversees Corporate Synergies’ underwriting experts and functions, and is responsible for ensuring a common standard across the enterprise.  He joined Corporate Synergies in 2007 after more than a decade of underwriting experience with CIGNA. He manages staff underwriters who provide in-depth guidance to clients and Corporate Synergies’ account service teams.

Regional Vice President

Tim Hayden is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in all phases of the employee benefits industry. He has earned an industry-wide reputation as a creative developer of benefits solutions. He has overall management responsibility for a team of benefits professionals serving Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

Senior Account Manager

Alexis Holdcroft provides account management support and supervises day-to-day program deliverables for clients serviced by the Corporate Synergies Bethesda, Maryland, regional office.

Vice President, Senior Benefits Consultant

Steve Horvat designs and implements value-based benefit programs that mitigate risk, not transfer it. He reduces employer costs through in-depth research, strategic plan design, claims data analysis and diligent negotiations.

Regional Vice President

John Kern is the leader of Corporate Synergies’ Florida regional office. He is an expert in short- and long-term benefits strategies, regulatory compliance, funding alternatives, wellness plans, benchmarking, benefits and payroll administration, actuarial services, executive benefits and private exchanges.

Regional Vice President, Account Management

Raymond Kim is an analytics-driven account management professional who possesses a balance of vision, a consultative approach, and the ability to execute tactically. He draws upon his expertise with data development and analysis to guide employers in the design of benefit programs that emphasize cost control and higher value for the organization and the plan participant.

Senior Vice President, Compliance

Dan Kuperstein, Senior Vice President of Compliance, is an attorney with experience in a broad array of sophisticated employee benefits and labor and employment matters, including ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA and GINA compliance. His experience includes representation of both public and private companies and health and pension plans. Dan is a respected thought leader on Healthcare Reform and has published articles on the Affordable Care Act and other laws and regulations.

Co-President & CEO; Chief Growth Officer

Mike Lisa leads the Account Management, Sales, Marketing and Business Development functions for Corporate Synergies, a national benefits practice leader. Mike is a 25-year employee benefits and insurance industry veteran with expertise in assembling best-in-class teams, maximizing operational results and enhancing the client’s overall experience.

Vice President, Senior Benefits Consultant

Kim McBee is an accomplished healthcare professional with expertise with short- and long-term program strategy, healthcare reform and compliance, funding alternatives, wellness plans, benchmarking, benefits administration, underwriting, actuarial services, and utilization analysis.

Senior Vice President

Jeff Miller has more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry in a wide range of capacities and locations. His unique and varied background has served him well in his role as Regional Vice President with Corporate Synergies, where he oversees the development and growth of the firm’s new business producers in the greater Philadelphia area.

Vice President, Benefits Consultant

Harrison Newman specializes in reducing employer benefit costs through in-depth research, strategic plan design, claims data analysis, and diligent carrier negotiations.

Vice President, Senior Benefits Consultant

Patrick O’Connor partners with employers to develop robust health & welfare benefits strategies that target workforce requirements and address the organization’s financial goals. He’s a valuable member of the Corporate Synergies’ Bethesda, Maryland, regional office.

Chief Information Officer

Hyong Jin Park draws upon his extensive healthcare industry and analytics expertise to enhance the company’s operational capabilities. His focus includes driving a multitude of cross-functional operational programs, such as group employee benefits administration, benchmarking and analytics, pricing models, voice of the customer, and private exchanges.

Benefits Consultant

Benefits Consultant and voluntary product expert Nicholas Park has 10 years of experience with benefits consulting firms, focusing on self-insurance plan creation, executive benefits and voluntary implementation. Since 2011, he has provided consulting services to New York area Corporate Synergies clients.

Director of Underwriting

Earl Rutter has 20 years of carrier and employee benefits underwriting experience. He supports Corporate Synergies’ benefits consultants and account management teams with expert reviews and analysis of carrier rate renewal actions. He leverages his underwriting expertise during rate negotiations, projects pre-renewal estimates and self-funded plan costs, and provides underwriting guidance to clients.

Regional Vice President

Steve Schwartz has a wealth of plan design, claims analysis, stop loss and underwriting experience. As the leader of the New York region, he manages a large team of talented benefit consultants and support staff.

Senior Vice President

Matt Strain is responsible for the design and coordination of the client’s health and welfare benefits program. In this critical role, he identifies the employer’s goals, objectives and service requirements and then unites the appropriate Corporate Synergies resources to execute the program. He works closely with the Director of Account Management to meet all client needs and to ensure that deliverables are attained as promised. He has a continuing presence on the client’s account as a relationship manager.

Senior Compliance Consultant

As a Senior Compliance Consultant at Corporate Synergies, Dorothy Summers works closely with clients to identify areas of non-compliance involving health and welfare plans, including ERISA health plans, COBRA, HIPAA privacy and security, and the Affordable Care Act. She assists in developing a strategy to bring benefit programs into compliance.

Director of Client Solutions

Luray Tobar leads a team of talented Corporate Synergies benefits administration managers and technology support staff. She creates and drives standard processes, coordinates all Client Solutions activities, and oversees implementations and maintenance of benefits administration technology and workflow automation.

Vice President of Account Management

Robert Townsend draws upon two decades of underwriting experience to guide employers in the design of benefit programs that emphasize cost control and higher value for the organization and the plan participant. He is an expert in developing fully insured and self-insured funding arrangements and various lines of coverage.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer

John Turner is a results-focused, challenge-driven insurance industry executive valued for his reputation for building organizations to produce award-winning operational performance metrics. He has an exceptional record of increasing growth resulting from his focus on high-impact, service-driven strategies.

Vice President, Account Management

Travis Turner is an expert in the mid-sized employer market, fully insured and self-insured funding arrangements and various lines of health and welfare coverage to provide optimal employee benefit solutions. He is Vice President of Account Management for Corporate Synergies.

Director of Talent Acquisition

Rob Tyson is responsible for developing and implementing talent recruitment best practices for Corporate Synergies. He serves as a strategic partner to senior leadership to meet the staffing needs of the organization.

Issue 2024-1

Data, Drugs and Natural Disaster Prep

Learn how to navigate staff concerns while maintaining your bottom-line.

  • Demographic Data & Paid Family Leave
  • Employee Well-being During Natural Disasters
  • Benefits Tech & Long-Term Strategy
  • Building Employee Benefits Culture
  • Prescription Drugs & PBMs


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