The Segal Group Acquires Industry Leader Benz Communications
The Segal Group has acquired Benz Communications, an award-winning, industry-leading HR and employee benefits communications consulting firm. The acquisition significantly expands The Segal Group’s award-winning communication consulting practice. Both firms have longstanding relationships with clients who look to them to successfully engage employees and participants in strategic HR and benefits programs.
Founded in 2006, Benz Communications is a well-known firm, serving talent-focused large employers, including top technology and financial services companies as well as prestigious universities. The firm is among the largest women-owned companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are also a five-time honoree on the Inc. 5000, which lists the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.
“The acquisition of Benz Communications enhances Segal’s ability to help clients solve their most pressing HR and benefits communication challenges,” noted David Blumenstein, President and CEO of The Segal Group. He added, “Our new colleagues from Benz Communications are known as strategic and creative thought leaders. Their services focus on creating modern, fresh, and engaging communications that will help our clients stay ahead of industry trends.”
The combined group is named Segal Benz (segalbenz.com) and will be led by Jennifer Benz, Senior Vice President, who was CEO of Benz Communications. Segal Benz has professionals nationwide and serves clients across the U.S., with employee and participant populations around the world.
“We are honored to join The Segal Group and build on their long history of providing objective trusted advice to clients,” said Ms. Benz. “There has never been a more important time to get people engaged in their health, finances and jobs overall. Joining The Segal Group will give our current clients access to expanded consulting expertise while we continue to deliver cutting-edge communications strategies.”
Ms. Benz is based in San Francisco. The Segal Benz leadership team will include New York-based Randolph B. Carter, Senior Vice President, who was the leader of Segal’s national communications practice, and San Francisco-based Isabelle Englund-Geiger, Senior Vice President, who co-led Benz Communications with Ms. Benz.
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Segal Marco Advisors, a member of The Segal Group, provides trusted advice that improves lives. Segal Marco delivers innovative, client-driven investment consulting advice, outsourcing solutions, proxy voting and corporate governance services. Clients include joint boards of trustees administering benefit plans under the Taft-Hartley Act, state and local governments, corporations, non-profit organizations, endowments and foundations. The firm works with financial services firms through Rogerscasey, a Division of Segal Advisors, and with Canadian clients through Segal Rogerscasey Canada.