Meet the Benefex Team
BA (Econ), CLU, CHS, GBA, RPA, CEBS
Wade has worked in the group life, health and retirement business for 37 years. His experience includes regional group sales management responsibilities for two major insurers in three different provinces. He has worked in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Wade got his start working in the sales and management of individual insurance products, individual and group retirement/pension products, and employee benefit plans for London Life in Ontario. He progressed to manage the London Life office in Saskatoon and subsequently managed the Canada Life office in Edmonton. Wade joined Benefex as a consultant in 2003 and became a partner in 2004. Because of his analytical persona, effective solutions for our clients are properly implemented. Wade has taught courses in Group Insurance as part of the CLU program with Advocis.
Brad prides himself in developing long-term client relationships where he can apply his passion
in developing effective benefits strategies to assist them in meeting their long-term business goals. Brad brings to our clients more than 23 years of experience in the group benefits industry. His career includes roles in various sales and leadership capacities, developing benefits solutions for groups ranging in size from small businesses to large international organizations. His substantial underwriting and plan design knowledge is of significant value in building winning client solutions. Most recently Brad was the Director of the Manulife Financial Group Benefits office in Edmonton. Brad is a member of the Executive at his local chapter of the CPBI (Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute).
BSc. (Econ), GBA, RPA, CEBS
Kyle is a Benefex partner with over 10 years of consulting experience. He deals with all aspects of client’s benefits plans including: financial underwriting, plan design, funding arrangements, renewal negotiations, retirement planning, and investment management. Before joining Benefex Kyle managed valuation and consultation assignments on a diverse range of investment grade commercial real estate assets for some of Canada’s largest REIT’s, Pension Funds, and publicly traded companies. He was responsible for annual valuation in excess of $500 million and brings a multi-faceted approach to our consulting work. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University with a Major in Economics & Finance. He is an active member of the Edmonton Sunrise Rotary Club.
BComm, GBA, RPA, CEBS
Ehren has 10 years of experience in numerous fields within the group benefits industry. The first was as a Disability Case Manager at
Great West Life Assurance Co. There he managed an existing caseload of short-term and long-term disability claims, and was chiefly responsible in developing plans to achieve the full recovery and return-to-work of his claimants. Ehren was also previously an Account Executive with Manulife Financial; first managing Small business clients (<50 lives), and then Medium (50-400 lives) and Corporate (>400 lives) sized business. Due to his years of experience in disability claims management, Ehren has developed a reputation as an expert in all matters related to disability and is frequently used as a general resource by his clients for disability and related human resources questions.
Randy, in partnership with Gerry Maciejko, formed Benefex Consulting Inc. in 2002. Randy has 47 years of experience, on both the Insurance Company and Consultant side of the employee benefits industry. He is primarily involved in helping client’s design and finance employee benefit programs that are efficient, effective and consistent with their organizations objectives and the needs of their employees. He also provides senior resource input and peer review for other Benefex consulting activities. Randy is known for creative thinking and finding innovative solutions to clients’ needs thereby helping them to realize their employee benefit program objectives. Over the years Randy has taught CEBS Group Insurance and Group Retirement/Pension courses at Humber College locations in Edmonton and Toronto as well as NAIT.