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Burnham Benefits

June 12, 2017 12:00 ET

Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Vice President and Managing Director of LA Office

Proven Sales Leader, Nathan Ackeret, Joins Award-winning Employee Benefits Brokerage

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2017) -  Burnham Benefits Insurance Services -- one of California's most dynamic employee benefits brokerage firms -- is thrilled to welcome Nathan Ackeret to the role of vice president, managing director of the Los Angeles office. A successful sales leader with more than 15 years of experience achieving top sales performance -- leading teams and developing profitable products -- Ackeret's proven record of developing business adds tremendous value to Burnham's strong growth trajectory. In his new role, Ackeret will not only provide leadership and cultivate creativity for the Los Angeles team, but he will also help to ensure the company maintains its overall growth.

"As Burnham continues to grow and expand, it's imperative that we bring on skilled leaders for our burgeoning teams," said Kris Allison, president and CEO of the company. "Simply put, Nathan's management skills and leadership are excellent. His vast experience will be a strong support system for the LA office and his thought leadership will only add value to Burnham."

Prior to joining Burnham, Ackeret served as the executive vice president/principal at Trapani Dickins & Associates Insurance Services in Los Angeles where he increased company revenues by 30 percent in two years. Before that, he was the vice president of employee benefits at ORION Risk Management Insurance Services and sold $3.9MM in premium his first year, surpassing revenue goals by 153 percent. He is currently both the district chairman and the board director of Professionals in the Human Resources Association, Los Angeles. A leader in business as well as in his community, Ackeret is also a division member at Lake Avenue Church, a school site council member at Don Benito Fundamental School in Pasadena, Calif. and is on the advisory council for water technology.

"As a leader -- whether in my job or in the community -- my goal is to make sure people are in their best role, and that they are allowed to use their skills and talents in ways that best suit them and best suit the company as a whole," said Ackeret. "Burnham is a strong company comprised of people that really want to be here -- for their clients and for each other. That positive attitude is remarkable and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this organization."

For more information about Burnham Benefits, please visit www.burnhambenefits.com.

About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services: Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. is a privately held, full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. The firm is among the largest in the state to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services. With a comprehensive offering of client-first health and wellness programs, Burnham effectively manages over $1.7 billion in premiums for more than 475 clients. A certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp), the firm maintains a more than 93 percent client retention rate and has averaged 23 percent growth annually over the past 10 years. Because Burnham Benefits does not have outside shareholders, it can easily adapt and create customized solutions that fit clients' best interests -- investing in cutting-edge technology and the tools and resources needed to provide the specialized level of service that today's rapidly challenging climate demands. Its team of more than 80 highly skilled industry professionals includes in-house underwriters, compliance officers, healthcare reform consultants, communications specialists and wellness experts. Through a strategic partnership with Burnham Gibson Wealth Advisors, Inc., Burnham also provides retirement planning and wealth management services. Burnham Benefits' footprint currently spans offices in Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sacramento and San Diego, Calif. Burnham Benefits holds national recognition as Business Insurance's #1 Best Places to Work in Insurance 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, has been ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for six years running. Burnham Benefits president and CEO Kristen Allison earned the Distinguished Founders Award from the Annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in 2016. For more information, visit www.burnhambenefits.com.

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