CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC), announced today the appointment of Brian Marsella as a Partner in its Health & Benefits business. Based in Chicago, he will serve as a lead consultant, building new client relationships and consulting with large-market clients in the Midwest. He will report to Nancy Coletto, Partner and the Health & Benefits Business Leader for Chicago and Milwaukee.
“We’re excited to welcome Brian to Mercer,” said Ms. Coletto. “Brian has a keen understanding of the most pressing issues facing our clients, grounded in his many years of industry experience. His innovative ideas and practical solutions make him a great fit for our Health & Benefits team, and I know our large-market clients will agree that he’s a valuable asset for solving their most complex HR and benefits challenges.”
Mr. Marsella joins Mercer with 24 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, he was Vice President, Large Case Sales and Producer Relations, Product & Marketing, at Aetna. Mr. Marsella spent 12 years at Aetna, where he held various roles of increasing responsibility, the majority of which focused on Aetna’s largest customers in the Midwest. Prior to Aetna, Mr. Marsella held various roles in underwriting, account management, and sales at Cigna for 12 years.
Mr. Marsella earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA from the College of the Holy Cross. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Erie Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center whose mission is to provide quality, community responsive, cost effective primary healthcare services, regardless of ability to pay.
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of $13 billion and 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.