Excellence begins at the top.
The leadership team at Sagewell Partners is deeply committed to the company’s mission to bring excellence and integrity to every project and every relationship. Respect for every client, employee, and partner is and will always be the primary principle by which Sagewell Partners is governed.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Bob leads our business development efforts at Sagewell. Bob has 25+ years of experience in employee benefits consulting and brokerage, and is an expert in employee benefit plan design, financing, administration, and communication. He has worked with hospitals, healthcare systems, technology companies, manufacturing and retail businesses, associations, and other affinity groups. Bob’s wealth of experience grants him a unique perspective on the sustainable value created by well-designed employee benefits programs.
Prior to founding Sagewell Partners, Bob managed his own consulting firm. He also worked for international consulting organizations, employee benefits carriers, and a hospital group purchasing organization.
Bob earned a BA and MBA from Duquesne University and is an active supporter of several community, educational, and other civic organizations, including Smile Train and the MS Society.
CONTACT BOB AT 412-863-4599 OR RHOLLAND@SAGEWELLPARTNERS.COM.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, DISABILITY & LIFE PRACTICE LEADER
With more than 20 years of experience in the employee benefits industry, Rich is a recognized expert in the underwriting, design, negotiation, development, and implementation of a broad range of employee benefits plans. As the leader of our Group Disability & Life practice area, Rich has worked extensively with organizations to design strategic, highly effective programs.
Before founding Sagewell Partners, Rich served as the President of Fennell Consulting Group, a benefits consulting firm that specialized in providing expert group disability & life consulting support to mid- and large- market organizations. Prior to that, he was a National Practice Consultant for UnumProvident Corporation, where he designed and implemented group disability & life arrangements.
Rich earned a BA from Bowdoin College and is active with a number of civic and charitable organizations, including the HOPE Network and Children’s Hospital Foundation.
CONTACT RICH AT 412-863-4584 OR RFENNELL@SAGEWELLPARTNERS.COM.
DIRECTOR, ABSENCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
Holly specializes in developing strategies and implementing solutions that mitigate the costs associated with employee absences. Working closely with carriers and other vendor partners, Holly brings more than 15 years of expertise in absence management best practices, return to work programs, leave of absence statutory requirements, and disability management programs. She is highly skilled at developing and implementing practical, customized solutions that focus on outcomes and maximize cost savings for employers of all sizes.
Holly has served as Vice President on the Board of the Disability Management Employer Coalition – Ohio Chapter, and has presented for The Ohio State Bar Association, The Ohio Self Insurers Association, The Michigan Self Insurers Association, The Disability Management Employer Coalition, and The Integrated Business Institute’s CE Series.
She earned her BA in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace College and her Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (15068).
CONTACT HOLLY AT 412-863-4572 OR HMOYER@SAGEWELLPARTNERS.COM.
DIRECTOR, DATA ANALYTICS PRACTICE
Mike and his team of data analytics experts offer a valuable strategic resource for our clients by providing information and analyses necessary to make effective business decisions. Mike specializes in providing an overall vision and strategy for data analytics with a focus on areas including disability, life, and absence management programs. He is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience working within healthcare, benefits administration, and information technology. Prior to joining Sagewell, Mike served as the Manager, Business and Strategic Analysis for the UPMC Health Plan’s Division of Health Economics and as a Director of Operations and Manager, Information Technology, for United Healthcare.
Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Applied Statistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as professional certifications including Principles and Techniques of Project Management (PMI/PMBOK) from Boston University and Project Management Concepts for Information Technology.
CONTACT MIKE AT 412-863-4596 OR MSECRIST@SAGEWELLPARTNERS.COM.