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Company History

 

Formed via a merger of Lyceum Business Services, Inc., a technology provider and BenePAY, LLC., a payroll/human resource service company, Benepay Technologies (BPT) solves the administrative challenges for organizations of all sizes. The strength of the newly formed BPT is in its ability to leverage best-in-class technology and to change the ecosystem of human resources, benefits administration, compliance and payroll for the organizations they serve.

As a technology company founded in 2003, Lyceum provides an integrated Human Capital Management (HCM) processing solution that eliminates time-consuming administrative tasks, allowing its clients to be more efficient. The OneTouch solution simplifies, integrates and automates the daily essential processes of small to mid-sized organizations, while providing the tools to track and maintain their compliance. The Lyceum growth path included the acquisition of stellar clients such as United States Public Health Service, Skype, several Jewish Community Centers, GetWell Network and the YMCA.

Established in 2008, BenePAY quickly emerged as an industry leader that currently processes payroll for over 1,400 clients in all 50 states, in all industries including manufacturing, construction, professional, agricultural and restaurant/hospitality. With clients ranging in size from 1 to over 4,500 employees, BenePAY LLC. is extremely proud of its ability to provide a continuously superior level of service while controlling costs for its clients.

The combined company is composed of richly talented and knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about offering dedicated, immediate service to our clients. We share a strong belief that our customers’ success propels our success. Our technology and innovations provide the foundation and our highly skilled staff ensures the accuracy of our solution and its ease of use.

Benepay Technologies capitalizes on its OneTouch technology to expand the scope of our solutions and improve the quality of our relationships with partners and our clients. Our goal is to change the landscape of the benefit administration, human resource, and payroll world, by offering a truly single database, single sign-on, fully integrated solution powered by the best service and technology in the industry.

 

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Dan Robson, Market President, MidAtlantic at Humana

 

Our Team:

Casey Young, Chief Executive Officer of Benepay Technologies, Casey is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Davenport College School of Business. Casey started Stonehenge Consulting PLC. He introduced a new service model by working as Chief Financial Officer, VP or Finance, and Controller for clients. Casey has been a part of multiple management teams learning a variety of industries. This model allowed Casey to work with a number of management teams and learn industry best practices. Casey has been a key member in business recovery projects with a number of West Michigan companies.

He is also an entrepreneur. Casey created the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Trust (BCT) for the construction industry, the first in Michigan and now used nationally.. He also was instrumental in the creation of a number of new business endeavors including: BenePAY a payroll service provider, formed a Reinsurance Agency Captive and Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) and started a successful employee leasing company for the public sector-Edustaff, LLC. Edustaff has over 10,000 employees and serves nearly 100 Michigan school districts.

Erik Rind, President & Chief Operations Officer, is one of the nation’s leading experts in payroll and human resources functionality and processing. After earning a Bachelor’s degree at the George Washington University, Erik joined the human resources consulting group of Price Waterhouse. As a staff and senior consultant with Price Waterhouse, Erik worked on the design and implementation of new payroll systems for the civilian employees of the Navy (NAVSCIPS) and the civilian employees of the Army (STARCIPS); and was the key architect of a new human resource/payroll data information retrieval system (PAIDS), designed and implemented for the Central Intelligence Agency. He authored the protocol for the federal government’s JFMIP (Joint Financial Managers Improvement Program) that redefined and consolidated the requirements for processing human resource and payroll transactions for federal government employees; and was also the key resource in negotiating a joint venture between ADP and Price Waterhouse to provide outsourced payroll services to the federal government.

Norman Ireland, Executive Vice President, is responsible for business development in the MidAtlantic region for BPT. At Lyceum, and previously while he was with Acterna Corporation, Patton Electronics Co., Hughes Network Systems, and Dynatech Communications, Norman developed sales channels, established multinational and international accounts, developed new geographic and vertical markets, and managed diverse teams to successfully launch new Internet-based technology products. Leveraging a strong technical and project management background with sales, marketing and product management expertise, he is an expert at introducing new products into competitive markets. He holds an MBA in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Michael Rosen, Chief Financial Officer, was the CFO for Carlson Group, Inc., a national design and construction services company offering facility assessment and risk analysis, construction consulting and management, prior to joining Lyceum in 2004. At Carlson, Mr. Rosen was responsible for all aspects of the financial, human resources and administrative functions for this $300 million firm of 500 employees. Prior to his position at Carlson, Michael served as CFO for a publicly traded telecommunications firm, a publicly-traded manufacturing firm, and the Australian subsidiary of a publicly-traded environment and engineering company. He began his career at Ernst &Young in Washington, DC after completing his BBA degree at George Washington University.

Darrell Newsone, Chief Insurance Sales Officer, has over 30 years’ experience in the health care field. Darrell worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for over 25 years. During that tenure he has managed all of the claims operations areas for BCBSM and was the Director of Operations at Blue Care Network. Prior to his retirement at BCBSM Darrell was the Regional Sales Director with responsibility for all of the large and “key” accounts in the West Michigan area – a territory that encompassed one quarter of the Michigan market share. During the last 5 years Darrell has owned and operated Care Point Benefits, an agency that provides comprehensive benefit solutions to employer groups. Darrell has also owned and operated Crown Point Management, a Managing General Agency that provides innovative financing solutions to employer groups and to brokers. During Darrell’s tenure at Crown Point Management he developed a multi-year funding arrangement which included a unique stop-loss solution that was marketed and sold to Association and Trust organizations. Darrell holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from William Tyndale University. He also spent 2 years at Eastern Michigan University working on a Clinical Psychology Masters prior to joining BCBSM.

Christopher McMillan, Chief Sales Officer, most recently served as the General Manager and CEO for BenePAY, LLC. Chris possesses 17 years experience in the Payroll/HR industry and is at the leading edge of knowledge as the new Human Capital market is being defined. Prior to co-founding BenePAY, LLC in 2008, Chris spent many years with Paychex, Inc. in various roles, including Major Market Sales Manager for one of the highest performing districts in the country. Throughout his career, Chris has established working relationships with many of the most respected human resource and payroll experts in the country. He possesses a unique ability to understand complex business environments and provide comprehensive solutions. Chris has been recognized as one of the top business professionals in the West Michigan area and was inducted into the Grand Rapids “40 UNDER FORTY” class of 2009. Chris’s well rounded experiences have helped him lead BenePAY, LLC to significant growth in market share, reputation and profits. Mr. McMillan holds a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Western Michigan University.

William Traywick, Executive Vice President, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to BPT. Bill has held a number of key sales positions with Procter and Gamble and the Kellogg’s Company. Bill has extensive experience in new business development and has over his 32 years of sales experience with P&G and Kellogg’s. During his tenure at these two Fortune 40 organizations he successfully led sales teams that worked with Wal-Mart, Target, Sam’s Club, Dollar General, and Family Dollar. Most recently, Bill served as the Director of Operations and Business Development for MEBS, a Third Party Administrator that specialized in health care delivery and financing. With experience in both sales and operations he understands the challenges and needs of agents, TPA’s and Human Resources professionals. Bill has a thorough understanding of the types of business challenges that employers face today, i.e. Human Resource Administration, Compliance, and the ever growing need for access to Key Performance Indicators data. Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Mark Hanson, Executive Vice President, previously served as CEO for BPI Business Solutions, a health insurance brokerage. After expanding BPI’s capabilities, he set out to streamline administrative processes -- and found Lyceum. When Lyceum acquired BPI in 2010, Mark was named to the Board of Directors and holds the titles of Executive Vice President, Lyceum Business Services as well as President, Lyceum Insurance Services. Early in his career, Mark worked in sales and general management for Chevy Chase Bank, Sequoia Bank and United Bank, where he managed the integration of Sequoia, Grand and Century Banks. Mark studied business administration and economics at Montgomery College and the University of Maryland after serving in the US Army.

OZ Fretz, Board Member and Consultant, has over 30 years’ experience as an IT consultant, sales leader, and system engineer. Oz is a graduate of the Naval Academy, and a former Marine Officer. After serving his country he joined Price Waterhouse (PW) and designed and implemented accounting and HR systems for the Department of Treasury, Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, and the CIA. He became a partner with PW. He is a SAP expert and managed the relationships with Westinghouse, WR Grace, and Pratt and Whitney for PW. PW merged with Coopers and Lybrand and he was appointed the PWC consulting group and led the $1B organization.

Oz also led IBM’s Global Business Services after PWC merged their consulting practice with IBM. He also was IBM’s Global Relationship partner for Coca Cola Company. Following his career at IBM, Oz started his own company OS Consulting Enterprises for the technology and staffing industries. He has been involved with multiple divisions of the Randstad companies including two years as President/CEO for B2B Workforce specializing in the ERP staffing and consulting solutions.

Mr. Fretz has a BS in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He is a member of the American Mensa Society. He is on the Board of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, serves on the boards of Lyceum Business Services, API, and Systems Alliance, Inc.

Steve Aden, VP of Operations, works closely with the branches in the organization that provide service and support to hundreds of our valued clients. By leveraging a strong technical background and process oriented leadership, he is able to find and empower highly talented people for Benepay Technologies' customer service staff. He oversees the performance and activity of the team and has lead them to unprecedented levels of service quality and implementation efficiency. His responsibilities as an executive leader extend to customer support, implementation, and logistics.

Steve was invested in digital and computer competencies since an early age, eventually earning his degree in Computer Sciences. At Dow Chemical he implemented his technical knowledge as well as his skills to develop managerial efficiency tools that would be used globally to streamline the organization's processes. Later, his years of experience and knowledge became pivotal in the development of processes for service implementation, support and customer service that are so successful today. Steve has become an expert when it comes to engineering methods to streamline internal and external processes at the service of customer support and satisfaction.

 

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