Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Technology Meets Human Resources

Make managing human resources more efficient - and your job easier. Learn how EBS is taking benefits into the future while still offering the person-to-person attention you depend on.

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Our Team

We're not your average brokers. And that's a good thing.

Brian Matz

Vice President of Sales

Early Years:

Team work: that what it's all about. Well, we've got your man. A Towson native, Brian graduated from Calvert Hall College, where he was an All-State baseball player. He played varsity basketball, too. Before you could blink, it seemed Brian was all grown-up and attending Clemson University on a baseball scholarship. Before EBS signed him on first-string, he made it all the way to the pros - under contract with the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals). What does seven years in the big leagues earn you? Perseverance, communication skills and leadership qualities. That is, if you're keeping score.

What we know about Brian:

Hitting "Plan B" out of the ballpark.

When shoulder surgery ended the possibility of an MLB career, Brian completed his education at the University of Baltimore, graduating with a Business degree. Next to the plate? A career in insurance - with a goal to someday own his own business. In 2007, he affiliated with the group that is now EBS of Maryland, where it's safe to say that he still delivers a great pitch. But his biggest hit came when he married wife Christian in 2014, and happily settled in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood.

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Fun Facts

First man on. I worked for Under Armour during off-season as one of just 20 employees - I helped make them what they are today!

Stand up straight. At Military School elementary school, I was voted "Most Admired Cadet" by classmates and as a 1st grader, named the school newspaper The Cadet Copy.

Pujols, schmujols. I once struck out Major League All-Star Albert Pujols in a spring training game.

Game On. I am a fiercely competitive golfer and bocce ball player.

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Beth Appel

Client Care Specialist

Early Years

An eastern shore native, Beth graduated from Severna Park High School. She then graced the locals by choosing to attend Towson University. Her husband, BJ, was pretty happy about that, too. They met through mutual friends while both were TU students. After years living the sunny life in different states -- she in San Diego and he in West Palm Beach -- the two got hitched and decided to move back home to crab town.

What we know about Beth

She performs somersaults for her clients.

Beth started her career as a Gym Director for a gymnastics facility. She then cartwheeled straight into the insurance biz as a customer service rep at KELLY, where she quickly moved up the latter to become a customer service team leader and trainer before having her first child.

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Fun Facts

She's got great taste in past times. I spend my free time playing with my one-year-old daughter, Blakely, or watching Netflix.

She puts her money where her mouth is. I love a good brewery tour, wine tasting, and going out to dinner around Baltimore. I also like to I like to bake!

She walks the walk. I hiked the Grand Canyon rim to river and back in 2010 with a friend.

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Jayson Hudgins

Client Advisor

Early Years

Jayson grew up in Goldsboro NC, has four siblings and graduated from Spring Creek High School. Growing up, soccer and tennis were his rackets. By junior year, his tennis team made state finals and college soccer and tennis recruiters came 'a knocking. However, Jayson knows his priorities (a reason to love him) and instead opted to focus his energies at a large party school with a big football atmosphere. At East Carolina University, Jayson majored in Distribution & Logistics, minored in Business Administration, joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon and played club soccer. In the end, he defeated "all odds" by graduating in 4 years with a job right out of the gate.

What we know about Jayson

From wanderlust to growing roots.

Jason has called Baltimore home for 7 years and lives in the 'burbs of Harford County with his wife and twins. But initially, he wanted to escape the small town feel and eastern NC. "I packed up and took an outsides sales role in Orlando." His first real world job experience was with a company in the construction equipment industry. Later that year, that company transferred our hero way up north to DC and he later landed a sales role for a 3PL broker in Baltimore. For just under 5 years, he then worked in the international supply chain at Under Armour and helped the brand expand internationally.

Read more

Fun Facts

Square peg. I can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 2 minutes.

International Affair. I've been to 5 different countries and 3 continents in the past 2 years and plan on hitting all 7 continents. Two to go!

You can take the boy out of the South, but... The shortest way to my heart? Bojangles and sweet tea.

Seeing Red. I was issued a red card in high school before the game even started! I mooned the other team as their bus arrived. Who knew you could be red carded during warm-ups?

It's All Chinese. I took a mock Chinese CPA exam online while in Shanghai. It was a joke, but I passed!

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Khris Wilson

Client Care Specialist

Early Years:

Khris was born in sunny Manila, Philippines and moved to Baltimore with her family in the early 90s. She attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore and earned her Business degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

What we know about Khris:

Talk techy to me.

Growing up as a kid, back when Google wasn't a household name yet and dial-up connections were both deafening and slow, Khris embraced the digital media world and began creating her own personal websites and blogs for fun at age 12. Though she has no formal technical education, she carries the same enthusiasm for technology to her new role. She manages clients' onboarding process to various benefit admin platforms from start to finish, primarily the EBS flagship system Maxwell Health, as well as provide internal and external support year round. To clients she is a benefit admin system expert but to her colleagues in the office, she's simply the designated tech guru who can fix wonky Excel spreadsheets and jammed printers from time to time.

Read more

Fun Facts

I taught myself English by listening to books on tape. I may not speak Tagalog anymore but I understand my parents when they talk about me to relatives.

Unique, just like 70 million other people. A Myers-Briggs certified INFJ, I am among only 1% of the world's population.

I have three dogs. Wicket the shih-poo, Puddles the cavapoo, and a golden doodle Sperry.

I met my husband in a bar while dressed as Lara Croft. His female friend agreed to pose as his sister. The truth was revealed on our first date

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  • Brian Matz

    Vice President of Sales

    Early Years:

    Team work: that what it's all about. Well, we've got your man. A Towson native, Brian graduated from Calvert Hall College, where he was an All-State baseball player. He played varsity basketball, too. Before you could blink, it seemed Brian was all grown-up and attending Clemson University on a baseball scholarship. Before EBS signed him on first-string, he made it all the way to the pros - under contract with the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals). What does seven years in the big leagues earn you? Perseverance, communication skills and leadership qualities. That is, if you're keeping score.

    What we know about Brian:

    Hitting "Plan B" out of the ballpark.

    When shoulder surgery ended the possibility of an MLB career, Brian completed his education at the University of Baltimore, graduating with a Business degree. Next to the plate? A career in insurance - with a goal to someday own his own business. In 2007, he affiliated with the group that is now EBS of Maryland, where it's safe to say that he still delivers a great pitch. But his biggest hit came when he married wife Christian in 2014, and happily settled in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood.

    Fun Facts

    First man on. I worked for Under Armour during off-season as one of just 20 employees - I helped make them what they are today!

    Stand up straight. At Military School elementary school, I was voted "Most Admired Cadet" by classmates and as a 1st grader, named the school newspaper The Cadet Copy.

    Pujols, schmujols. I once struck out Major League All-Star Albert Pujols in a spring training game.

    Game On. I am a fiercely competitive golfer and bocce ball player.

    More Team Members
  • Beth Appel

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years

    An eastern shore native, Beth graduated from Severna Park High School. She then graced the locals by choosing to attend Towson University. Her husband, BJ, was pretty happy about that, too. They met through mutual friends while both were TU students. After years living the sunny life in different states -- she in San Diego and he in West Palm Beach -- the two got hitched and decided to move back home to crab town.

    What we know about Beth

    She performs somersaults for her clients.

    Beth started her career as a Gym Director for a gymnastics facility. She then cartwheeled straight into the insurance biz as a customer service rep at KELLY, where she quickly moved up the latter to become a customer service team leader and trainer before having her first child.

    Fun Facts

    She's got great taste in past times. I spend my free time playing with my one-year-old daughter, Blakely, or watching Netflix.

    She puts her money where her mouth is. I love a good brewery tour, wine tasting, and going out to dinner around Baltimore. I also like to I like to bake!

    She walks the walk. I hiked the Grand Canyon rim to river and back in 2010 with a friend.

    More Team Members
  • Jayson Hudgins

    Client Advisor

    Early Years

    Jayson grew up in Goldsboro NC, has four siblings and graduated from Spring Creek High School. Growing up, soccer and tennis were his rackets. By junior year, his tennis team made state finals and college soccer and tennis recruiters came 'a knocking. However, Jayson knows his priorities (a reason to love him) and instead opted to focus his energies at a large party school with a big football atmosphere. At East Carolina University, Jayson majored in Distribution & Logistics, minored in Business Administration, joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon and played club soccer. In the end, he defeated "all odds" by graduating in 4 years with a job right out of the gate.

    What we know about Jayson

    From wanderlust to growing roots.

    Jason has called Baltimore home for 7 years and lives in the 'burbs of Harford County with his wife and twins. But initially, he wanted to escape the small town feel and eastern NC. "I packed up and took an outsides sales role in Orlando." His first real world job experience was with a company in the construction equipment industry. Later that year, that company transferred our hero way up north to DC and he later landed a sales role for a 3PL broker in Baltimore. For just under 5 years, he then worked in the international supply chain at Under Armour and helped the brand expand internationally.

    Fun Facts

    Square peg. I can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 2 minutes.

    International Affair. I've been to 5 different countries and 3 continents in the past 2 years and plan on hitting all 7 continents. Two to go!

    You can take the boy out of the South, but... The shortest way to my heart? Bojangles and sweet tea.

    Seeing Red. I was issued a red card in high school before the game even started! I mooned the other team as their bus arrived. Who knew you could be red carded during warm-ups?

    It's All Chinese. I took a mock Chinese CPA exam online while in Shanghai. It was a joke, but I passed!

    More Team Members
  • Khris Wilson

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years:

    Khris was born in sunny Manila, Philippines and moved to Baltimore with her family in the early 90s. She attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore and earned her Business degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

    What we know about Khris:

    Talk techy to me.

    Growing up as a kid, back when Google wasn't a household name yet and dial-up connections were both deafening and slow, Khris embraced the digital media world and began creating her own personal websites and blogs for fun at age 12. Though she has no formal technical education, she carries the same enthusiasm for technology to her new role. She manages clients' onboarding process to various benefit admin platforms from start to finish, primarily the EBS flagship system Maxwell Health, as well as provide internal and external support year round. To clients she is a benefit admin system expert but to her colleagues in the office, she's simply the designated tech guru who can fix wonky Excel spreadsheets and jammed printers from time to time.

    Fun Facts

    I taught myself English by listening to books on tape. I may not speak Tagalog anymore but I understand my parents when they talk about me to relatives.

    Unique, just like 70 million other people. A Myers-Briggs certified INFJ, I am among only 1% of the world's population.

    I have three dogs. Wicket the shih-poo, Puddles the cavapoo, and a golden doodle Sperry.

    I met my husband in a bar while dressed as Lara Croft. His female friend agreed to pose as his sister. The truth was revealed on our first date

    More Team Members

As employee benefits brokers, our core competency is to provide you access to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance products. We help you navigate employee benefits through automated technologies that streamline and automate the process, such as integrated payroll, enrollment platforms, benefits administration, and Human Resource Information Systems. We keep you out of the penalty zone by advising you and providing solutions to meet your ERISA and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, including reporting and distributing notices. We protect your bottom line by providing financially-focused and strategic planning, cost containment strategies, and risk management. We back all of this up with incredible customer service that is with you every step of the way. We are Employee Benefit Services. We are easier, better, smarter.