Doug has spent over 30 years consulting with businesses, with over 20 of it focused on benefits, HR compliance, and the employee / employer relationship. His range of experience includes everything from small organizations up to firms with thousands of employees. Doug also spent a total of 17 years with ADP, in their PEO, and HR/Payroll divisions, and a number of years advising on, and implementing, mid-market ERP solutions.
Doug says, “I realized, for far too long, employee benefits were in their own separate silo, and were never considered as part of the equation when organizations were looking to attract, and retain, employees. Health benefits were simply healthcare, dental, and vision coverage, with some form of disability thrown in. Over the years, as benefit costs began to dramatically increase, the answer always seemed to be, increase deductibles, and maybe pass some back to the employees. As self-insured programs began to take-off, organizations still were not truly drilling down to see where their costs were, and how it could be corrected. The stance I take is to see where the biggest cost impacts can be made, coupled with putting measures, in place, to stabilize costs. I also take the time to ensure benefit solutions match the needs of employers, employees, along with the industry they are in, and where they are geographically located.”
Doug is a graduate of King’s College, with a BS in Accounting and Business. He lives in Houston, TX, with his wife, Debbie, and their Newfoundland, Dixie.
Jennifer brings over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and now enjoys helping businesses build a company culture that attracts and retains the best employees by providing the best benefits. She also has experience in the Oil and Gas Industry, as a buyer/ planner.
Jennifer resides in the Houston area. When she isn’t busy helping clients, she enjoys spending time with her four children, creating new, healthy recipes in the kitchen, and pedaling away on her Peloton.