Graphic of business people putting together pieces to a puzzleNational Benefit Partners (NBP) is an independent marketing organization for voluntary employee benefits and worksite insurance programs. We work with a elite group of member firms, known as Allied Distributors,serving them as a single point of contact for select insurance carriers. In addition to developing “Best in Class” insurance products, NBP supports Allied Distributors with underwriting, administration and consolidated billing services. NBP is not a Managing General Agent (MGA). Instead, we serve as a key distribution channel for our Allied Carriers who contract directly with our Allied Distributors at the highest commission levels. Regardless if it’s a new contract or existing one, the partnership with NBP earns the Allied Distributors 100% of the highest commission level from the first dollar of production. This includes all carrier incentives such as trips, bonuses, stock options, and more. NBP serves as a “Super” regional office for multiple carriers. We go to market to get the best underwriting, handle the product proposals, sales support, training, problem resolution, and more. The combined production from our Allied Distributors creates significant market leverage which leads to optimal contracts and underwriting. NBP’s service model is to provide one dedicated source for every ten Allied Distributors. This ensures that their Allied Distributor’s get professional prompt service for all their marketing needs. NBP also has direct access to carrier’s senior and executive level management as well as dedicated underwriting and service teams. NBP prides itself on superior professional customer service that is personalized to every Allied Distributor. NBP Allied Carriers include: Allstate, Bankers Fidelity, Combined Insurance, Lincoln Financial Group, Mutual of Omaha, Spectera, Symetra, United Health Care Dental and Vision, Beazley Group, AIG, WellMec, and Loyal American. NBP Allied Service Providers: Ameriflex, Hourglass Systems, Legal Access Plans, Liberty Mutual, Pet Assure, PetFirst Healthcare, SecurityPlus Debit Card, Vision Financial Services, Call A Doctor Plus, Brainshark, HR360, and WellWorks.

NBP LeadershipTeam

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Dan Jund

  • Principal and Founding Partner of NBP
  • Former President and CEO of Transamerica Assurance Company and Chief Marketing Officer for Transamerica/Occidental
  • 40+ years’ experience in life insurance and Worksite Marketing
  • Graduate of Pepperdine University

A founding member of NBP, Dan Jund has served the past 10 years as the Managing Partner and Chairman for National Benefit Partners. Prior to help starting NBP, Dan assumed responsibility for Transamerica’s start­up Worksite Marketing Company in 1990 developing an innovative worksite product portfolio including Universal Life with Living Benefits, including Long Term Care and Critical Illness. Sales Growth – from less than 1 Million in sales in 1990 to 80 Million + by year­end 2001.

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Frank Doherty

  • Principal and Founding Partner of NBP
  • Former VP of Sales Development and President of Copeland Financial Services
  • 35+ years’ experience in life insurance and worksite marketing
  • Graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and Purdue University Insurance Institute

A founding member of NBP, Frank Doherty has served the past 10 years as the Managing Partner and CEO for National Benefit Partners. Prior to help starting NBP, Frank started his own distribution agency in the Eastern half of the United States for Transamerica Worksite Marketing. Averaging 35% compound annual sales growth for the next 10 years and generating more than two hundred sixty million dollars in new premium, his success became the impetus and model upon which National Benefit Partners was created. Frank is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and Purdue University Insurance Institute.

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Paul LaRoche, CLU

  • National Benefit Partner’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
  • 35 years’ experience in Worksite Marketing.

Entering the industry in 1976 Paul spent the first 4 years in individual sales prior to changing his focus to the voluntary employee benefits marketplace. Over the past 35 years Paul has touched all areas voluntary market from employer sales and enrollment to his current position as NBP’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, a post he has held for the past 9 years. Prior to joining NBP, Paul continued developing his skills with positions of increasing responsibility with Chubb, at Concord General Life as Director of Marketing and at Baltimore Life as Vice President. While at Baltimore Life he developed and implemented a business strategy creating a new sales division and voluntary benefits distribution channel which grew to nearly 100,000 insured’s with an annualized premium volume of $22+ million over a 6 year period. Some of Paul’s other industry achievements; Chairman – Voluntary Employee Benefits Board, President and Board Member of the Mass Marketing Insurance Institute, LIMRA Worksite Marketing Committee, Published articles and spoken domestically and internationally on the subject of worksite marketing. Paul is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University.

George Thomas

  • NBP Vice President of Sales Development
  • Former Senior Officer and Vice President in Sales and Operations with Transamerica
  • 35+ years’ experience in the insurance industry
  • Graduate of University of Akron

Active in the voluntary benefits marketplace for over 17 years, George Thomas has served the past four years as Vice President of Sales Development for the Western Region of National Benefit Partners. Prior to joining NBP George was a Regional Vice President for Transamerica Worksite Marketing, growing new business sales from $4 million to $11 million within three years time frame.

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Sandy Tarpley

  • NBP Vice President of Sales Development
  • Former Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Great Southern Life
  • 25+ years’ experience in Worksite Marketing

Active in the voluntary benefits marketplace for over 24 years, Sandy Tarpley has served the past four years as Vice President of Sales Development for the Southern Region of National Benefit Partners. She began in 1986 with Great Southern Life as an enrollment coordinator and eventually became the first Female Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She went on to work at Provident and Transamerica Worksite Marketing in similar roles.

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Brian Jund

  • President – West Coast Operations
  • Former Sales Associate and District Manager for employee benefits and HR outsourcing
  • 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing
  • Graduate of University of La Verne

Active in the employee benefits and benefits administration industry for 10 years, Brian Jund served 5 years as the Director of Sales & Marketing for National Benefit Partners and the last 3 years as President of the West Coast Operations. Under his leadership the National Benefit Partners West Coast Division has consistently experienced 20% compound annual sales growth.

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Doug Kreszl, CFP®

  • Director of Sales and Marketing
  • 11+ years’ experience in investment consulting
  • Graduate of Rider University

Joined National Benefit Partners in 2015 as Director of Sales and Marketing. Prior to National Benefit Partners, Doug worked for Hartford Funds in their Investment Advisory Group heading up research for Alternatives and Asset Allocation Funds from 2013-2015. Prior to that Doug worked at Mercer for 11 years as an investment consultant, advising corporations on their Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plan investments. Doug graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration, major Finance, from Rider University. Doug Kreszl is a CFP® certificate.

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Gail Stark,

  • NBP Vice President of eVolve Marketplace
  • Co-founder of eVolve Benefits
  • 20+ years’ experience in management consultant
  • Graduate of University of Nebraska (MBA) & University of South Dakota (BA)

Joined National Benefit Partners in 2015 as Vice President of eVolve Marketplace, a new division of NBP. Gail’s professional experience has been based on the understanding that fulfilling the needs of the client has to be the cornerstone of his efforts to ensure success. As a Partner with eVolve Benefits, Gail used his extensive experience in corporate environments and his depth of knowledge within the Voluntary Insurance industry to provide the optimal solution for the insurance broker.

Gail has spent over two years carefully building a base of experience and knowledge within the Voluntary Insurance industry. Through these efforts he has become uniquely qualified to launch the eVolve Benefits endeavor to assist the insurance broker in the expansion of their professional efforts.

Previously Gail worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, for 19 years, in the Management Consultant industry. He lead/managed diverse teams in challenging assignment environments, both in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area and in the St Louis Metro region.

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Matt Boeshore,

  • NBP Vice President of eVolve Marketplace
  • Co-founder of eVolve Benefits
  • 8+ years’ experience in employee benefits and worksite marketing
  • Graduate of Terry College of Business at University of Georgia

Joined National Benefit Partners in 2015 as Vice President of eVolve Marketplace, a new division of NBP. Matt’s professional experience has been based on the need to build the long term relationship with both clients and brokers. He has eight years of experience in employee benefits brokerage and consulting.

As a Partner with eVolve Benefits, Matt used his entrepreneurial spirit to innovatively assist brokers by providing an efficient and effective way of entering the Voluntary market. With past relationships and experience in the Voluntary world, Matt brings years of product, carrier, and technology experience that make The eVolve Way so special.

Matt was formerly Principal at TriStar Benefit Solutions where he lead the Voluntary brokerage to enrollment success before partnering to start the revolutionary concept with eVolve. Previously to that, he worked as District Coordinator at Aflac for seven years leading multiple teams of consultants in both the Atlanta and Middle Tennessee markets to rank nationally and locally in many categories.

Marcia Ellis, Marcia

  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Extensive Healthcare Management Experience
  • Healthcare Management Consulting

Marcia Ellis joined NBP in July of 2015. Marcia began her healthcare career as a medical technologist working for the Veteran’s Administration. Her career quickly evolved into laboratory management with chief technologist and laboratory director positions. Ms. Ellis moved from the hospital laboratory environment to healthcare management consulting with an emphasis on revenue enhancement and operational improvements. Ms. Ellis started a consulting practice specializing in operational improvements, electronic health record system selection and implementation, and process improvement. Today, Marcia manages the “Benefits That Benefit Children” cause marketing campaign that partners with Children’s Hospitals across