Valued Industry Account Executive Joins Burnham Benefits

Benefits Brokerage Welcomes Christian Hariot as Account Executive

IRVINE, CA (June 9, 2015) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services—one of California’s most successful employee benefits brokerage firms—today announced the addition of its newest team member, Christian Hariot, to its Los Angeles office. As account executive, Hariot will work with other executives to ensure clients are always provided with the top tier services Burnham Benefits guarantees.

“Christian’s benefit specific experience with a major California PEO where he managed multiple client renewals and open enrollments will provide our clients with someone who sees the employer’s perspective and they can trust, providing them tailored services to their individual needs,” says Kristen Allison, president and CEO of Burnham Benefits. “His understanding of the industry and goal to enhance our LA office makes him a valuable addition to our team.”

Hariot was brought on to the Burnham team for his extensive knowledge and inventive approaches to business solutions. His plan to build relationships with clients and decision makers in the region stems from his desire to collaborate with others and work with his team to provide the utmost excellence to all of his accounts. Hariot strives to be someone others can look to as a leader, as well as someone who will share his experiences to benefit the rest of Burnham.

“The opportunity to join a team like Burnham is once in a lifetime,” says Hariot. “I look forward to being involved in a company that encourages collaboration and is constantly aiming to be the best they can be.”

Prior to joining Burnham Benefits, Hariot worked as a benefits operation manager where he was responsible for managing client benefit plans, communications between carrier and client, and the planning and execution of proposals for individual client cases. Hariot’s experience has given him insight into the industry that will continue to enhance all that Burnham has to offer.

“Burnham provides a level of consideration for their team and community of clients that surpasses expectations,” says Hariot. The continuous evolution of solutions and approaches to solution development are truly outstanding. I am thrilled to be a part of a company culture like that at Burnham Benefits.”

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 more than $1.5 billion in premiums for more than 400 clients. The firm maintains a more than 95 percent client retention rate and has averaged 25 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 75 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 Financial Group, 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., as well as a satellite office in the Washington D.C. metro area. Burnham Benefits holds national recognition as Business Insurance’s #1 Best Places to Work in Insurance 2013 and 2014 and has been ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for four years running. For more information, visit

Leslie Licano
Beyond Fifteen Communications

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