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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Jennifer O'Leary

Director of Client Care

Early Years

Jennifer grew up in Towson and attended Notre Dame Prep, where she was quite the sport. In fact, "JO" played 3 sports, was Gym Meet Manager, and voted "most athletic" for 4 years. As the oldest child and the only girl, she could hold her own (and still can). She had also had a passion for art and wanted to go to Maryland Institute College of Art, but landed at University of Maryland, College Park.

What we know about Jennifer:

She's a smooth Operator

Jennifer recently celebrated her ninth year at EBS and has 12 years' experience in the industry. As our Director of Client Care, she is here to make your life easier. Jennifer manages and trains our internal Client Care Specialists to ensure impeccable service. This includes (but you can bet is not limited to) daily communication with our clients' HR Directors, HR Generalists, and C-Suite executives, as well as their employee population. She also serves as a liaison for our clients with TPA's, Carriers, Vendors, and HR Consulting Firms, trouble shooting any issues associated with employee benefits and handles enrollments, plan implementations, claims issues, appeals to MIA. She works closely with our in house consultants on managing our key accounts.

What you don't know about Jennifer

Personal Interests: Sports, Cooking, Hiking, Anything by the water, Art Museums

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Fun Facts

Her daughters call her "Coach." I coach my daughters in basketball and field hockey. Hup To!

She's a pistol: I recently began a hunter's education and firearms safety course.

She's into A LOT: I'm a huge dog lover, and adore cooking, country music, hiking, anything by the water and Art Museums.

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Kelli Argo

Client Care Specialist

Early Years:

Born in Maryland, Kelli is the oldest of three sisters. Always one to stay active, this kid sashayed her way into dance class at age five and kept dancing for 10 years! Kelli also played high school softball and, later, actively sought out adventure by studying abroad in Spain for three wonderful months while a student at the University of Delaware.

What we know about Kelli

After college, Kelli embarked on a career as a reporter for a weekly paper in Dover, Delaware. It took her just three years to realize the small salary wasn't going to cut it forever. After bartending to pay off debts, she ditched the booze and became dazzled by the world of insurance. "For seven years, I worked for State Farm and, as cheesy as it sounds, I really became that good neighbor my clients could count on."

After working as a benefits advisor and training specialist for KELLY, she joined EBS in early 2017. "For the first time ever, I feel like I've found my forever work home. I look forward to servicing our clients and helping our team grow the business for years to come." Aw, shucks. We feel the same way!

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Fun Facts

Good Fake! One night, I asked this guy Eric to be my pretend boyfriend to keep a creepy older gentleman from hitting on me at a bar. It became pretty obvious he wasn't actually my boyfriend when we later exchanged numbers! No matter. The pretend boyfriend is now my husband!

Ok . . . Another Good Fake! I have a tiny tattoo on my foot, but my decision to get one was far from spontaneous. I wore a fake tattoo for a week to make sure I liked it first.

Getting Real. I am obsessed with being a mom. I never knew I could love a person so much. Madison "Maddie" has my heart! Eric - don't be jealous!

Just No. I am far from a picky eater but strongly dislike peas. They are gross.

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Susan W. Bryant

Vice President, Client Advisor

Early Years

Born and raised in Baltimore, Susan graduated with a B.A. from Goucher College in Towson -- and being the Marylander-at-heart that she is, decided to keep her considerable skills In-State. You're welcome.

What we know about Susan

Susan first entered Insurance as a Group Sales Representative for Sun Life Financial in 1995, became Director of Broker Sales for Central Maryland Insurance Company and was welcomed as Director of Group Insurance at First Financial Resources in 2004. During the company's 2013 transition to Wealth Preservation, Susan became Vice President, Employee Benefits.

What you'll love about Susan

As far she's concerned, customer service is the cornerstone of a good business model. "In today's market, there's shrinking choice and little differential between what brokers and agents bring to clients in terms of insurance products. So my goal is to find the best value for clients (that's you!) and then provide exemplary service."

Susan is also Life and Health Licensed in Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and is an RHU Candidate.

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Fun Facts

Two boys, an insurance career, and a commute. I live with my two sons -- way out West in Howard County. And love it.

Ten-hut! I was in the Army after high school. (Salute if it feels right.)

Competition rocks. Field hockey and horseback riding in college. Then tried deep sea fishing and won a compeition my first time out. Now I'm on a basketball team to keep my competitive edge.

Play it again, Sam! My kids are 16 years apart. Keeps it interesting!

More Team Members
  • 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
  • Jennifer O'Leary

    Director of Client Care

    Early Years

    Jennifer grew up in Towson and attended Notre Dame Prep, where she was quite the sport. In fact, "JO" played 3 sports, was Gym Meet Manager, and voted "most athletic" for 4 years. As the oldest child and the only girl, she could hold her own (and still can). She had also had a passion for art and wanted to go to Maryland Institute College of Art, but landed at University of Maryland, College Park.

    What we know about Jennifer:

    She's a smooth Operator

    Jennifer recently celebrated her ninth year at EBS and has 12 years' experience in the industry. As our Director of Client Care, she is here to make your life easier. Jennifer manages and trains our internal Client Care Specialists to ensure impeccable service. This includes (but you can bet is not limited to) daily communication with our clients' HR Directors, HR Generalists, and C-Suite executives, as well as their employee population. She also serves as a liaison for our clients with TPA's, Carriers, Vendors, and HR Consulting Firms, trouble shooting any issues associated with employee benefits and handles enrollments, plan implementations, claims issues, appeals to MIA. She works closely with our in house consultants on managing our key accounts.

    What you don't know about Jennifer

    Personal Interests: Sports, Cooking, Hiking, Anything by the water, Art Museums

    Fun Facts

    Her daughters call her "Coach." I coach my daughters in basketball and field hockey. Hup To!

    She's a pistol: I recently began a hunter's education and firearms safety course.

    She's into A LOT: I'm a huge dog lover, and adore cooking, country music, hiking, anything by the water and Art Museums.

    More Team Members
  • Kelli Argo

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years:

    Born in Maryland, Kelli is the oldest of three sisters. Always one to stay active, this kid sashayed her way into dance class at age five and kept dancing for 10 years! Kelli also played high school softball and, later, actively sought out adventure by studying abroad in Spain for three wonderful months while a student at the University of Delaware.

    What we know about Kelli

    After college, Kelli embarked on a career as a reporter for a weekly paper in Dover, Delaware. It took her just three years to realize the small salary wasn't going to cut it forever. After bartending to pay off debts, she ditched the booze and became dazzled by the world of insurance. "For seven years, I worked for State Farm and, as cheesy as it sounds, I really became that good neighbor my clients could count on."

    After working as a benefits advisor and training specialist for KELLY, she joined EBS in early 2017. "For the first time ever, I feel like I've found my forever work home. I look forward to servicing our clients and helping our team grow the business for years to come." Aw, shucks. We feel the same way!

    Fun Facts

    Good Fake! One night, I asked this guy Eric to be my pretend boyfriend to keep a creepy older gentleman from hitting on me at a bar. It became pretty obvious he wasn't actually my boyfriend when we later exchanged numbers! No matter. The pretend boyfriend is now my husband!

    Ok . . . Another Good Fake! I have a tiny tattoo on my foot, but my decision to get one was far from spontaneous. I wore a fake tattoo for a week to make sure I liked it first.

    Getting Real. I am obsessed with being a mom. I never knew I could love a person so much. Madison "Maddie" has my heart! Eric - don't be jealous!

    Just No. I am far from a picky eater but strongly dislike peas. They are gross.

    More Team Members
  • Susan W. Bryant

    Vice President, Client Advisor

    Early Years

    Born and raised in Baltimore, Susan graduated with a B.A. from Goucher College in Towson -- and being the Marylander-at-heart that she is, decided to keep her considerable skills In-State. You're welcome.

    What we know about Susan

    Susan first entered Insurance as a Group Sales Representative for Sun Life Financial in 1995, became Director of Broker Sales for Central Maryland Insurance Company and was welcomed as Director of Group Insurance at First Financial Resources in 2004. During the company's 2013 transition to Wealth Preservation, Susan became Vice President, Employee Benefits.

    What you'll love about Susan

    As far she's concerned, customer service is the cornerstone of a good business model. "In today's market, there's shrinking choice and little differential between what brokers and agents bring to clients in terms of insurance products. So my goal is to find the best value for clients (that's you!) and then provide exemplary service."

    Susan is also Life and Health Licensed in Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and is an RHU Candidate.

    Fun Facts

    Two boys, an insurance career, and a commute. I live with my two sons -- way out West in Howard County. And love it.

    Ten-hut! I was in the Army after high school. (Salute if it feels right.)

    Competition rocks. Field hockey and horseback riding in college. Then tried deep sea fishing and won a compeition my first time out. Now I'm on a basketball team to keep my competitive edge.

    Play it again, Sam! My kids are 16 years apart. Keeps it interesting!

    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.