BRIO’s People People

Brio is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable company culture. Our focus on diversity strengthens us as a team. Everyone is welcome at Brio."

Richard Kosinski Partner Brio, New York NY

Austin Aloi

Strategy Advisor

D: 626-353-3881

C: 585-313-9332

Professional Summary
Austin graduated from the University at Cortland in 2017 with a degree in Sport Sales & Marketing. Began professional sales career with Paychex. Started career as a Sales Representative before becoming an HCM Consultant in Manhattan. Spent three years in the role, working with Small Business owners providing solutions to improve their processes regarding various aspects of the employee lifecycle. Recently joined Brio as a Strategy Advisor in March 2021 and is excited to contribute to the team. Native of Rochester, NY.

aaloi@briobenefits.com

Vincent Ashton

VP of Client Relations

D: 646-790-7975

C: 718-309-5064

Professional Summary
Vinny has worked in the Healthcare industry since 2005. His focus includes overall strategic planning, handling escalated issues, developing communication strategies, and customizing wellness/lifestyle solutions to his clients’ needs. Vinny holds a BA in business management from Hofstra University. A true student of the industry, Vinny has worked on clients with as little as 3 employees & up to 5,000 enrolled employees.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family as well as mentoring children at his former school.

vashton@briobenefits.com

Keisha Benoit

Benefit Analyst

C: 516-647-1374

Professional Summary
Keisha joined Brio Benefits Consulting in 2020 as a Benefit Analyst bringing over a decade of experience in the Insurance Industry. In her prior life Keisha worked with in the consultant capacity with clients from a variety of industries including manufacturing, Financial Services and Private Equity Firms. In her current role, Keisha works closely with Clients and Strategy Managers to evaluate and meet the needs and goals of all involved. Keisha applies her strong analytical skills and statistical methods to analyze data and generate useful financial reports. Providing management planning and control information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing benefit data and trends helping clients to make better, more informed decisions.

kbenoit@briobenefits.com

Jill Brown

Relationship Manager

C: 646-228-4440

Professional Summary
Jill joined Brio as a Client Relationship Manager in August of 2020. After attaining her BA from Villanova University, Jill worked several years in the television and advertising space. In 2014, she began her insurance career with AmeriHealth NJ as an Account Executive in the mid-size market. Wanting to expand her experiance and ability to connect to employees and members, Jill made the choice to explore the consultant side in 2018. She is excited to broaden her knowledge of both the industry and Brio’s innovative approach to benefits.

She enjoys traveling with family, discovering interesting films with friends, and trying new recipes in the kitchen. She currently resides in New York City with her new roommate Monty, an 8-year-old Yorkie.

JBrown@briobenefits.com

Raymond Burett

EVP / Chief Compliance Officer

D: 646-790-7976

C: 646-648-0943

Professional Summary
Ray is Brio’s Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and an integral part of the firm’s 401(k) and retirement division. Dubbed Brio’s “most interesting man in the world,” Ray joined Provident Life and Accident, following an NHL career. He left to start his own firm, The Lake Group, which later merged with Brio. A founding charter member and first chair of United Benefit Advisors, Ray has been published and quoted in many publications, including The New York Times, Employee Benefit News, Fortune, and others.

rburett@briobenefits.com

Jordan Cohen

Strategy Manager

D: 646-790-7986

C: 516-330-4096

Professional Summary
Jordan started in the benefits industry at a national brokerage firm and joined Brio in the Spring of 2016. He began as a Benefits Analyst, working on large group accounts and was promoted to Strategy Manager in February of 2017 where he works with companies on their employee benefits strategy. The majority of Jordan’s clients have 100 or more employees, but he has experience working with companies of all sizes.

jcohen@briobenefits.com

Matthew Compton

Director of Retirement Services

D: 646-790-7988

C: 646-522-3763

Professional Summary
Matt is the Director of Retirement Services for Brio Financial Services. Matt’s enthusiasm and extensive experience in the corporate retirement plan market serve as the building blocks in a process that results in customized solutions for plan sponsors and participants.
Matt is a Smithtown, NY native. He graduated from the University of Scranton, in Scranton, P.A. with a B.S. in Marketing. Matt has over 15 years of experience in the industry. Matt along with his wife, Katie, and three children, Sean, Ellen, and Colin reside in Lincroft, NJ.

mcompton@briobenefits.com

Andrew Coral

Relationship Manager

D: 646-790-7989

C: 774-242-2574

Professional Summary
Not long after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Andrew joined the Brio team in late 2017.
Thrilled to be a member of Brio, he assists in organizing data, presentation building and client relations. He is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish and in his free time he enjoys playing the drums and checking out events around the city.

acoral@briobenefits.com

Kelly Du

Benefit Analyst

D: 646-790-7971

C: 203-508-2018

Professional Summary
Kelly graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Healthcare Management. She began her career at Alight Solutions as a Dedicated Client Specialist assigned to a large market client. In her role, she handled employee escalations, operations, and annual enrollment. Kelly is excited to contribute to the team as a Benefit Analyst. In this role she will take advantage of her background focus on financial exhibits, plan marketing, data analytics, and experience reporting.

kdu@briobenefits.com

Caitlin Hittner

Strategy Advisor

C: 626-353-3881

Professional Summary
Caitlin graduated from Miami University with a degree in Journalism and a degree in International Studies. She then spent five years working as an Employee Benefits Sales Representative on the Carrier side, before making the transition to her current role, Strategy Advisor at Brio. She resides in Manhattan.

Chittner@briobenefits.com

Alexandra Horneman

Client Solutions Manager

Professional Summary
Allie began her career in Connecticut’s small group marketplace supporting the sales team at Access Health CT after graduating from the University at Buffalo. In 2014, she grew her interest for employee benefits and healthcare at HealthPass NY, an exchange for small businesses, where she supervised the Account Management team.
After four years at HealthPass NY, Allie joined Brio Benefits where she’ll apply her expertise in working with the small group market and expand on her large group knowledge and the industry as a whole. In her spare time, she loves doing anything and everything active, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

ahorneman@briobenefits.com

Lisa Johnson

Director of HCM Technology

C: 508-954-0099

Professional Summary
As the Director of HR Technology at Brio, Lisa Johnson specializes in providing HCM technology expertise to our clients. Her area of focus is assisting our clients in the enhancement of their current technology or, if appropriate, matching them with the best technology solutions for their needs.

Lisa provides support to our clients from the discovery phase through post implementation where needed. Ms. Johnson brings more than a decade of extensive experience to Brio in benefits, payroll, HCM, and HR focusing on: staff management, recruiting, onboarding, 401K administration, benefit management and administration, and implementation and support of HCM systems.

ljohnson@briobenefits.com

Richard Kosinski

Co-founder/Partner

D: 646-790-7972

C: 718-757-6534

Professional Summary
A Co-founder and Partner at Brio Benefits. Rich is a native New Yorker who began a career in insurance at Cigna in 1999. After growing up in Queens Rich lives in NJ with his wife and 3 sons. Rich loves coaching his boys sports teams during his free time.

rkosinski@briobenefits.com

Austin Lederer

Retirement Services Coordinator

C: 516-398-6627

Professional Summary
Austin is a graduate of The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation, he worked at Argyle Executive Forum as a Sales Development Representative. In February 2021, Austin joined the Brio team as a Retirement Services Coordinator. A native of Roslyn, New York, Austin now resides in Manhattan. He is passionate about working with individuals, helping them plan and meet their financial goals. Some of his hobbies include being an avid golfer, tennis player, and snowboarder. Austin also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

alederer@briobenefits.com

Jacob Light

Strategy Advisor

D: 646-790-7984

C: 617-595-7375

Professional Summary
Jacob graduated from the Love School of Business at Elon University with a degree in Marketing and Sales. Soon after graduating, Jacob joined the Brio team in June of 2015. After spending two years as a Relationship Manager, Jacob transitioned into his current role as a Strategy Advisor. He is passionate about his role helping employers create innovative benefits programs to attract and retain top talent. Jacob currently lives in Long Island City with his wife and their dog.

jlight@briobenefits.com

Jason Pastrano

Co-founder/Partner

D: 646-790-7973

C: 646-734-1953

Professional Summary
A co-founder and partner at Brio Benefits, Jason has spent over 20 years in the industry. He began his career in sales at Oxford Health Plans followed by 6 years at CIGNA before starting Brio. He is passionate in his pursuit of an extraordinary benefit consulting experience measured by his client’s success, satisfcation and results. He resides in NYC with his wife, 2 teenage children and their French Bulldog named Ferguson. Jason has committed much of his time to supporting organizations for Autism, and diversity and inclusion. His above commitment is only rivaled by his love for homemade chicken cutlets and dem Cowboys!

jpastrano@briobenefits.com

Zach Policella

Strategy Manager

D: 646-790-7979

C: 914-806-7678

Professional Summary
Zach graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Mathematics. Soon after, Zach joined a national consulting firm as a Benefits Analyst. Zach spent 2 years in this role before joining Brio in January of 2017. Starting as a Benefit Analyst, he assisted the team with plan RFP’s, financial reports, benchmarking, and strategy meetings. Since then, Zach has been promoted to a Strategy Manager, where he works on strategy with clients in perfecting their employee benefits package. Zach is Advanced Self-Funding certified through the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) with expertise in overall benefits plan strategy, financial projections, claims analysis, and marketing strategies. In his free time, he enjoys any and all outdoor activities with friends and family.

zpolicella@briobenefits.com

Neil Ratsutsky

Senior Strategy Advisor

D: 646-790-7980

C: 917-577-5113

Professional Summary
Neil is a strategy advisor specializing in the mid-size market and has been in the Healthcare Industry since 2009. After graduating with a Degree in Business Management & Finance from Brooklyn College, Neil worked in various areas of the Pharmaceutical Industry, ran a startup business, and took part in a number of business initiatives before eventually joining Brio Benefits in 2013.
He has brought his unique skillset of large corporate and small business management to his clients and loves every aspect of his role in making a lasting impact on some of the country’s best employers and their staff. Neil now resides in NJ with his wife and their two amazing sons, Sebastian and Jordan.

neilr@briobenefits.com

Kevin Ritchie

Chief Business Officer

D: 646-790-7987

C: 646-342-3785

Professional Summary
Kevin began his benefits career at CIGNA upon discharge from the Army in 1997. After roles in customer service and underwriting, he served in management roles within both sales and operations. Kevin's most recent position at Cigna was VP of Sales and Account Services in the 250-5,000 employee segment. In total spending around 18 years with the enterprise.
A Bronze Star Medal recipient, Kevin remains active in charities which support Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans in the NYC area.

kritchie@briobenefits.com

Janine Sartori

Finance

D: 646-790-7981

Professional Summary
Janine is a graduate of Seton Hall University where she earned a BS in Marketing and a Masters in Finance. Upon graduation, she began her career as a marketing professional in the Beauty industry. She worked in various roles for several top companies including Coty and L’Oreal. She joined the Brio team in 2012 where she currently oversees the day to day finances. A native of Staten Island, NY, Janine now resides on Long Island with her husband, Tiziano, and twin boys, Luigi and Anthony.

jsartori@briobenefits.com

Jennifer Remmen

Relationship Manager

D: 646-790-7985

Professional Summary
Jennifer joined our team in 2017 with 20 years of experience in the Insurance industry. Her passion, perseverance and integrity make her a dynamic part of the Brio Team..

CEBS Fellowship and NAHU Certifications in Compliance and Wellness show her Dedication to Employee Benefits. She continuously strives to earn positive feedback from clients and employees with her drive and desire to ensure that employees truly value their employers’ benefit offerings. By educating, empowering and strengthening all vendor, carrier and Human Resource relationships, she is an asset to all Brio clients.

jremmen@briobenefits.com

Aurora Vasil

Relationship Manager

D: 646-790-7982

C: 201-320-9341

Professional Summary
Aurora joined Brio as a Relationship Manager in January of 2019 and transitioned into her current role as a Strategy Manager in February of 2021. Prior to joining Brio, she spent nine years with the U.S. Department of Labor, where she specialized in ERISA and related laws. Aurora holds a BA in Politics from the Catholic University of America and an MPA with a concentration in Health Policy from George Washington University. In her free time, she is a marathoner and fitness enthusiast, and enjoys volunteering with a food rescue organization in her home state of New Jersey.

avasil@briobenefits.com
 

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