September 2, 2016 – Schaumburg, IL – Jocelyn Purtell has joined benefitexpress as Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for leading all aspects of client service including operations and client management for benefitexpress, which includes the newly acquired benefitsCONNECT.
Ms. Purtell’s extensive experience in operations extends benefitexpress’ ability to lead the benefits services industry. This appointment is another step in the company’s building of the most experienced and successful management team in the industry.
Michael Sternklar, CEO of the recently combined companies said, “Jocelyn brings a wealth of leadership and hands on experience at a critical time for benefitexpress. Her ability to quickly impact our business and focus on the needs of our clients and partners is a testament to her deep understanding of what it takes to be successful in benefits administration.”
Ms. Purtell has 30 years of experience in the human resources outsourcing industry including benefits, HR, and payroll. She understands the importance of integration across all HR services. Prior to joining benefitexpress, Ms. Purtell was President, North America for NGA, Head of U.S. Operations for Mercer Outsourcing, and Senior Vice President, North America Operations Outsourcing Leader at AonHewitt. Her career has included managing 10,000+ employees, global operations management, and serving clients of all sizes and industries.
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