Our Company

About Us

Since 1994, Vertus has grown to provide the entire spectrum of solutions needed for the design and implementation of a first-class employee benefits program, backed by a leadership team and support services that sets us apart in a crowded employee benefits marketplace. We make the benefit difference.
Consistently. Efficiently. Cost-effectively.

1994
Employee Benefits Consulting Group was formed from a foundation of more than 20 years of carrier experience.
2013
Employee Benefits Consulting Group undertook an aggressive strategy to bring on leaders with global employee benefits experience and abbreviated the company name to EBCG.
2016
Mike Malouf joined EBCG as Managing Partner, bringing C-suite experience with some of the largest and most prestigious carriers in the employee benefits industry.
2018
EBCG was invited to join The Worldwide Broker (WBN), the world’s largest network of independent employee benefits consultants.
EBCG named to the Inc. 5000 List and a top company to work by Inc. Magazine.
2019
EBCG rebranded to Vertus, an identity and promise to “Make the Benefit Difference” for clients across a wide range of industry segments.

Our Leadership Team

Vertus is driven by a leadership team of industry experts possessing an average of 30 years of experience in carrier and consulting engagements with domestic US and global markets. The entire Vertus team ensures that your solutions are designed and implemented with insight, innovation and unrelenting client focus.

Geoff Apgar
Chris Burns
Eric Eckenstahler
Helen Flores
Debra Hozer
Sue Lappas
Mike Malouf
Jennifer Ostrolencki
Dan Papajcik
Richard Rapp
Sam Sherman
Brandi Thompson Boyce
Bridgette Thompson
Dan Yost

Making a Difference in the Community

Forming strong relationships in the communities where our employees and clients work and live is a part of our overall commitment. Vertus is proud to actively support the missions of these important community organizations.

Veterans Moving Forward
Clearbrook
The Awesome Foundation

Awards & Recognition

As a totally client-focused organization, the recognition received from customers whose expectations have been met and exceeded is our greatest reward. At the same time, we are proud of the external recognitions and awards we have received noting our commitment to excellence.

Best Workplaces 2018
Inc 5000
2020 Power Broker