SOURCE: Craford Benefit Consultants

January 09, 2008 14:37 ET

Craford Benefit Consultants Strengthens Senior Management Team With Key Human Resources Veterans

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - Craford Benefit Consultants, based in San Rafael, CA, announced today the addition of two veteran Bay Area human resources executives to its management and consulting team.

Dianna Wilusz joined the firm as Managing Director of Private Equity Services. In this role, she will have overall responsibility for leading the firm's private equity business strategy, merger and acquisitions, due diligence, and human capital consulting services. Jill Madison joined as Managing Director of Consulting Services. She will be responsible for the effective operation of Craford's consulting practice and will work closely with senior management in driving the firm's overall growth. Both executives will be based in Craford's San Rafael corporate office.

"Dianna and Jill bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team at a time when we are growing and looking to expand the services we provide to clients," said Mike Craford, Managing Principal of Craford Benefit Consultants. "Both have proven records of success in the human resources industry and are highly regarded for their leadership and innovative approaches to developing successful HR programs. We are delighted that they have joined our team."

Wilusz has more than 19 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining Craford, she was the Managing Director of HR operations at Lam Research, where she was responsible for ensuring effective and efficient processes, systems, and financial performance of its HR organization. Wilusz also held senior HR leadership positions at National Semiconductor and Beceem Communications.

Madison brings more than 25 years of human resources experience to Craford. Most recently, she was a Worldwide Partner in the San Francisco office of Mercer Human Resources Consulting where she spent 22 years consulting with a wide variety of U.S. and global employers on their health care and human resource programs and strategies. Madison also held various positions with Johnson & Higgins and Aetna.

About Craford Benefit Consultants

Craford Benefit Consultants with offices in San Rafael, CA, Portland, OR, and Charlotte, NC, specializes in Health and Welfare Benefit Consulting, Human Capital Consulting, Private Equity Services, and Human Resource Solutions and Services. Craford Benefit Consultants create value to their clients by solving business issues that increase organizational effectiveness and financial performance. Craford's services and capabilities are described in detail at the firm's website: www.craford.com.

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