As the Executive Vice President of the Employee Benefits Practice, Ray has more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. He specializes in benefit solutions for employer groups of 50-1,000 employees, with a focus on technology-based consumer driven products. While Ray’s clients are of various sizes and industries, he has primarily served municipalities and non-for-profit entities.
In addition to managing the Benefits Practice Group, Ray is responsible for new account development and assuring that clients receive the highest levels of customer service. Further, he has outstanding relationships with the leading health insurance companies, including underwriting and claims experts and senior management throughout the country. Ray and his staff operate under the philosophy that maintaining strong carrier relationships leads to continuous growth in the ever-evolving benefits insurance marketplace.
Ray was President and Founder of Westbrook Financial Services, an employee benefits brokerage firm, for nearly 20 years until he sold the company to AssuredPartners Illinois in 2009. Prior to forming his own company, he held an employee benefits sales role at National Hospital and Healthcare Services Company.
Ray actively serves on a number of insurance carrier boards, including but not limited to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Aetna and United Healthcare.