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Burnham Benefits Hires Pilar Ruiz as Employee Benefits Advisor & Consultant
By Burnham
Burnham Benefits Pilar Ruiz Advisor

Welcome, Pilar Ruiz

Our season of growth continues at Burnham Benefits – join us in extending a warm welcome to Burnham’s newest Advisor, Pilar Ruiz.

Pilar Ruiz brings two decades of transformative benefits experience to Burnham, advising a variety of national, multilocation firms as well as regional groups. Her leadership and expertise on both the broker and carrier fronts will drive Burnham’s continued growth and expansion.

Throughout her tenure, Pilar advanced sales, service, renewal, and account management and was integral in creating proprietary service models for large, complex accounts. While a brief glance into her resume is enough to turn heads, Pilar’s approach, attitude, and perspective on industry leadership make her a vital force as Burnham broadens its national footprint in partnership with Baldwin Risk Partners:

“I am confident that every success is born out of collaboration,” says Pilar. “In a constantly changing industry, it’s imperative that you’re able to evolve alongside it by learning from others. It’s uncommon to see organizations that actively instill this philosophy in their day-to-day. I remember when I started my career, it almost seemed ‘taboo’ to ask for help, and sometimes even to help others. But it’s precisely those virtues, knowledge-sharing and teamwork, that deliver the best results. That’s what excites me at Burnham – collaboration and mentorship are clearly central to our operations and our collective growth.”

Pilar’s new role

In her role as Advisor, Pilar will support Burnham’s mid-to-large group sectors in our Irvine office, further developing relationships with clients and colleagues by providing them with the strategies, tools, and peace of mind needed to succeed.

“We need an advisor to support our clients through our growth, and we understand this role requires a more agile, more inventive, and more dedicated individual than the norm,” notes Regional President, Kristen Allison, “Clients naturally gravitate to Pilar for leadership on accounts – she understands the industry holistically, and she’s extremely resourceful at bringing the right tools to the table. Her expertise, complemented by her innate ability to mentor and educate, made her not only the ideal candidate, but one we knew we could put 100% of our confidence in.”

Beyond her professional life, Pilar spends her time traveling, noting her love of different cultures, people, cuisines and music: “I think it’s beautiful that the world is so different. And I truly believe we grow in every capacity when we travel and see the world. It helps to inform why we do what we do and whom we do it for.”

Please join us in congratulating Pilar on her new role and welcoming her to the Burnham family!


About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, LLC:

Burnham, a BRP Group, Inc. partner, consults with clients on employee benefits, property and casualty, and retirement and wealth management solutions. Burnham is a national full-service strategic consulting and brokerage firm based in Irvine, California. The company easily adapts to today’s rapidly changing business climate, investing in cutting-edge technology, tools, and resources, and creates customized programs to fit clients’ best interests. A cadre of highly skilled industry professionals and strategic partnerships provide unmatched personal service. Burnham is a Certified B Corporation (B Corp), holds national recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine for the ninth year and counting, and over the last decade consistently ranks as one of the Best Places to Work by the Orange County Business Journal, North Bay Business Journal, and Los Angeles Business Journal.