WestLake FG Names Christopher N. Clemmensen as President

WestLake Financial Group, Inc. Names Christopher N. Clemmensen as President: Burt Retains CEO  and Chairman of the Board Position

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WestLake Financial Group, Inc., a recognized leader in HR consulting and employee benefits solutions, announced today that Christopher N. Clemmensen has been named president.

“I believe that WestLake Financial Group’s suite of high quality solutions and technology will continue to help organizations optimize human resource benefits, especially during this dynamic time in the healthcare industry.”

Paul J. Burt, founder, will remain chief executive officer and chairman of the board for the company.

Clemmensen has held several leadership positions throughout his 27-year career. Most recently, Clemmensen served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Brickfish, a Chicago-based social media technology company. Prior to that he was vice president of marketing at Press Ganey Associates, Inc, a leader in healthcare performance improvement helping more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide – including 50% of all U.S. hospitals.

Clemmensen has also served as senior vice president of the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, now Truven Health Analytics, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, combining industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.

Previously he held management roles at Kraft Foods, S.C. Johnson & Sons, and Caremark, where he repositioned the company and oversaw client and consumer communication to their customers and 29 million covered lives. Clemmensen started his career in the management training and fixed income sales program at Solomon Brothers in New York.

He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Management at the University of Virginia.

“It is an honor to join an organization on the cutting edge of HR consulting and employee benefits administration, brokerage services and benefits technology for the Fortune 1000,” said Clemmensen. “I believe that WestLake Financial Group’s suite of high quality solutions and technology will continue to help organizations optimize human resource benefits, especially during this dynamic time in the healthcare industry.”

“Further, I am fortunate to have such an experienced business partner in our CEO and company founder, Paul J. Burt, whose innovation has lead the industry in HR solutions,” Clemmensen continued. “I look forward to working with Paul and the entire WestLake Financial Group team to continue to deliver breakthrough solutions that drive efficient administration of our services.”

“We are delighted to have Chris Clemmensen join WestLake as president. He is the right person to guide the company through a very exciting time. WestLake’s state-of-the-art on-line enrollment application continues to revolutionize open enrollment, helping employees get the most from their benefits, while cutting costs in the end for the employer,” said Paul J. Burt, CEO of WestLake Financial Group. “WestLake is a leading company in the benefits administration industry and should play an even more prominent role under Chris’ leadership.”

About WestLake Financial Group, Inc.

Established in 1991, WestLake is a leading HR consulting and employee benefits solution provider. By utilizing technology and personalized expertise to provide clients web based internet solutions, claims administration, traditional broker services, consulting services, outsourced services and call center support, WestLake allows clients to focus on core human resource activities. For more information on WestLake and the services they offer, please visit www.westlakefg.com.