Leadership Team

Brad Johnson, Partner,  GBA, REBC, RHU, SHRM-CP

Brad is not your typical benefits professional. He has the unique ability to make employee benefits interesting; providing an understandable review of your options, in simple, easy-to-follow terms. By doing so, he ensures everyone understands the key issues and makes informed decisions. Brad’s insights are a result of his 25-year career working with benefits; having served as a national accounts underwriter, benefit analyst, researcher, large group consultant, and college lecturer. He founded the company to provide the expertise of large consulting firms, including access to all markets, without the high overhead and negative influences of commissions that plague traditional brokerage models. Brad is a teacher at heart. Whether he’s working one-on-one with a member of your team, or leading a seminar for 1,000 people, he conveys valuable information in an easy-to-understand, enjoyable fashion. He’s not your typical benefits professional. But perhaps he should be yours!

Tally Neofotist, Partner

Tally brings creativity and fun to every project she touches – whether it’s creating memorable employee communication pieces using the latest technology, spicing up a compliance training, rolling out an online enrollment platform, or helping an organization solve a challenging problem. Her genuine, helpful, and friendly demeanor will quickly endear her to any member of your team.  Once you meet Tally, you won’t be surprised to learn that her strong entrepreneurial and organizational ability were honed from years of being a business owner as well as a parent!

Jeffrey Scarpinato, MHA, Partner

Jeff is considered an expert in health care finance due to his 25 years of experience in the Quad City medical field ranging from working for the area’s largest insurance carrier, to running a local Physician Hospital Organization (PHO), to opening and expanding the Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois regional office of one of the country’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms.  With a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration, Jeff’s knowledge has assisted some of the area’s premier employers and municipalities in providing innovative benefit programs to employees in a cost efficient manner.  His commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of his clients has been well received and appreciated by both labor and management.  Knowing firsthand the potential conflict of incentives of commission based compensation, Jeff is excited to join the Benefit Staff team and working in a fee based transparent environment.

Mike Beaderstadt, Partner, CPA

Mike has looked at benefits from all sides in his nearly 40 years in the business world – working for a major HMO, as a director at a local hospital, as a COO at a large medical group and as a CFO. As a result, Mike’s approach to problem solving involves walking all the way around the problem and viewing it from many different angles. He understands the major drivers of your claim experience and has a proven track record of making an impact on that experience. He is keenly aware of how benefits impact an organization – its employees and their morale/job satisfaction, its recruiting for the best and brightest, and its bottom line. As a manager, Mike was most proud of his ability to develop people. His creativity is contagious, and people who have worked with Mike say they are better at problem solving because of the skills Mike taught them. Let Mike look at your employee benefit problems – and show you another perspective.

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Benefit Staff LLC