Gillis works with clients on setting and reaching goals and objectives and resolving issues in employee benefits. With a background in underwriting health insurance, she specializes in complex financial analysis such as stop-loss and alternative health care plans. She is experienced in the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and flex spending account (FSA) issues. Gillis was a lead consultant with Strategic Benefit Advisors, a senior underwriter with HealthNet Northeast and a group underwriter of major accounts with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island. She holds bachelor’s degree in economics and a bachelor’s of science in finance from Rhode Island College.
McDermott is responsible for creating new business opportunities, meeting with entrepreneurs, financial executives, and HR professionals. Most recently he was a managing director and sales representative with consultancy McDermott & Thomas Associates, working with group health plans. Before that, he was an investment adviser at Boston Partners Financial, a general agency of John Hancock. McDermott is a graduate of The Catholic University of America.Longfellow Benefits, in Boston, provides consulting services for employee and executive benefits.