ADP Establishes Strategic Advisory Services Group

September 8, 2011 ( - ADP has announced the establishment of a Strategic Advisory Services group dedicated to advising clients on their benefits administration services.

The Strategic Advisory Services group at ADP will work directly with clients to provide business intelligence and analysis of the constantly changing benefits administration landscape. The new organization is part of the company’s broader growth strategy to expand the depth and breadth of its benefits solutions offerings, particularly for large and mid-sized companies.  

“Due to health care reform mandates and other regulatory measures, benefits administration is becoming an increasingly expensive and complex activity for employers,” said Tim Clifford, President, ADP Benefits Services, in the announcement. “The goal of our new Strategic Advisory Services group is to provide our clients with value-added analytics, insights and actionable ideas that will help them successfully execute their benefits strategies and provide a high quality participant experience.”  

David Marini will join ADP as Managing Director of the new organization. He  will be responsible for developing and growing the group. Chief among his responsibilities will be leading a team of industry experts in providing ADP clients with thought leadership and consulting services around best practices for delivering compliant, cost-effective benefits outsourcing services.   

According to the announcement, Marini brings more than 30 years of executive management and operations experience in the HR, Benefits, consulting, and financial services fields to ADP. Previously, he  held senior leadership positions at TMI Executive Resources, The Palladium Group,  echnologies Partners, Inc., Watson Wyatt (now Towers Watson), and Trilog Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CIGNA Corporation.