Paul J. Burt Inducted into Lumen Institute

Burt to Join Corporate Leaders in Prestigious Faith-Based Organization

BUFFALO GROVE, IL – (July 7, 2014) – WestLake Financial Group, Inc., a recognized leader in voluntary benefits, human resources consulting, and employee benefits technology is proud to announce its Founder and CEO, Paul J. Burt, has been inducted into the esteemed Lumen Institute.

Lumen Institute is a Christian association of like-minded business and cultural leaders that has identified three specific areas where it seeks to strengthen its members: Character, Faith, and Leadership. The primary goal of the Lumen Institute is to help business leaders and members of Lumen to know what is truly best for them and their teams. This would include acquiring the habits of truth, goodness, beauty, and unity in business and personal life. Through Lumen, members strengthen their integrity of thought and action and become one person of character inside and out.

Paul is excited to deepen his faith through his involvement with Lumen. He will have the opportunity to participate in many activities including Leadership Circles, Spiritual Coaching Sessions, and an annual National Retreat, among others. “I have met like minded leaders with faith based leadership philosophies…and have gained friends, learned skills, and deepened my understanding of God’s message regarding the mentoring and leadership of others through my Lumen relationships,” said Paul J. Burt, CEO of WestLake Financial Group, Inc. and co-founder of CERA Solutions. “This is exactly what I was looking for”

Lumen places a high priority on each member actively working to round out their personal development by giving back to the community. Paul is extremely involved with the American Heart Association. Operating as the Event Chair for the recent Heart Ball in Chicago, he spearheaded the largest fundraiser in the history of the event, raising $2.6 million to save lives.

About WestLake Financial Group, Inc.

Established in 1991,WestLake is a recognized leader in HR consulting and employee benefits technology services. By utilizing technology and personalized expertise to provide clients with web-based solutions, claims administration, broker and consulting services, third party administration, and call center support, WestLake enables clients to focus on core human resource activities. For more information on WestLake and the services they offer, please visit

About CERA Solutions

CERA Solutions, LLC. specializes in emerging technologies with a focus on tablet and mobile computing and applications. Taking the name from the ancient Roman wax covered tablets, called “Tablulae Cera,” that were used to record important transactions, CERA develops solutions for Apple and Android devices as well as wearable technologies, including Google Glass, to mobilize Fortune 1000 organizations. For more information on CERA Solutions please visit

About Lumen Institute

Lumen Institute is an organization that provides highly personalized formation for leaders in corporate American including guiding, training, and educating each member in an integral way. The primary goal in guiding each member is to know what is truly best for him or her. This would include acquiring the habits of truth (in business and personal life), goodness (in thought and action), beauty (in respecting created things) and unity (by being one person of character inside and out). For more information on Lumen Institute please visit