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.

Kevin Grace

Vice President of Sales

Early Years

Kevin grew up in Crofton Maryland, and it's safe to say his parents wanted him to experience a devout Catholic education. Kevin attended St. Pius X grade school, Dematha High School and graduated from St. Mary's High School (whether he ever experienced "the ruler" we have no idea). Kevin lettered in football, lacrosse and wresting, then went on to Salisbury University, where he made one of his toughest decisions ever - to put sports on hold to concentrate on earning a business degree.

What we know about Kevin:

He's practically the EBS mascot.

Kevin, a seasoned employee benefits consultant and top producer, has been recognized for his ability to develop new business in a consultative sales process. He also delivers high-quality, cost-effective creative solutions and services that result in many of EBS's many long lasting client relationships. How does Kevin manage all of this? Well, we humbly admit Kevin's extensive employee benefits knowledge includes (but is not limited to) plan designs, cost containment strategies, alternate funding, market trends, ACA compliance, technology decision support analytics, and technology based employee communications, so he juggles with ease and professionalism. He hopes to leverage his extensive charisma in his bid to become the next Oriole Bird mascot.

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Fun Facts

I was the high school prom king. True.

I once held the record for the 6 and under backstroke. Crofton Swim and Tennis Club has never been the same.

I love any outdoor activity. Trail running and mountain biking are my favorites, but toss the coin and I'm in.

All of the mushy stuff is reserved for my family. To me, spending as much time with my young family as possible is the definition of quality time.

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Kylie DeGourse

Client Manager

Early Years: Destiny Unfolds

Kylie grew up in Laurel, Maryland. She used to deal underground poker (Texas Hold 'Em), so we knew what we were dealing with when we hired her. She'd also been skiing since she could walk but never developed a passion for it. Safe from a career on the slopes, she focused all her youthful thoughts on becoming a guidance counselor. But truth be told, we had her pegged as an insurance guru all along.

What we know about Kylie: Rise to the Top

Kylie has been in the insurance industry for 12 years now, on the agency side. She started out as a customer service rep, rose to account manager, then to senior account manager and finally to director. We're so proud. "Coming to EBS was a giant step outside my comfort zone that I call 'the island', she muses. "I lived, worked, and played within a 5-mile radius of my house." Her boys are her world and they keep her on her toes. 'Irish twins' they?re just 11.5 months apart.  "In my free time, I like to . . . ha ha! Like I have free time!"

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Fun Facts

Jaw Wide Shut. I had my jaw broken and wired shut for 8 weeks and gained weight! My doc said in all his years of practice, he had NEVER seen that happen. 

The Right Stuff. I played soccer and softball. Got benched in JV soccer once for refusing to fetch varsity girl's game balls.

Bed Bugs. My sister used to hide under my bed to scare me at night.  I may or may not still jump into bed after I turn the out the light!

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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.

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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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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
  • Kevin Grace

    Vice President of Sales

    Early Years

    Kevin grew up in Crofton Maryland, and it's safe to say his parents wanted him to experience a devout Catholic education. Kevin attended St. Pius X grade school, Dematha High School and graduated from St. Mary's High School (whether he ever experienced "the ruler" we have no idea). Kevin lettered in football, lacrosse and wresting, then went on to Salisbury University, where he made one of his toughest decisions ever - to put sports on hold to concentrate on earning a business degree.

    What we know about Kevin:

    He's practically the EBS mascot.

    Kevin, a seasoned employee benefits consultant and top producer, has been recognized for his ability to develop new business in a consultative sales process. He also delivers high-quality, cost-effective creative solutions and services that result in many of EBS's many long lasting client relationships. How does Kevin manage all of this? Well, we humbly admit Kevin's extensive employee benefits knowledge includes (but is not limited to) plan designs, cost containment strategies, alternate funding, market trends, ACA compliance, technology decision support analytics, and technology based employee communications, so he juggles with ease and professionalism. He hopes to leverage his extensive charisma in his bid to become the next Oriole Bird mascot.

    Fun Facts

    I was the high school prom king. True.

    I once held the record for the 6 and under backstroke. Crofton Swim and Tennis Club has never been the same.

    I love any outdoor activity. Trail running and mountain biking are my favorites, but toss the coin and I'm in.

    All of the mushy stuff is reserved for my family. To me, spending as much time with my young family as possible is the definition of quality time.

    More Team Members
  • Kylie DeGourse

    Client Manager

    Early Years: Destiny Unfolds

    Kylie grew up in Laurel, Maryland. She used to deal underground poker (Texas Hold 'Em), so we knew what we were dealing with when we hired her. She'd also been skiing since she could walk but never developed a passion for it. Safe from a career on the slopes, she focused all her youthful thoughts on becoming a guidance counselor. But truth be told, we had her pegged as an insurance guru all along.

    What we know about Kylie: Rise to the Top

    Kylie has been in the insurance industry for 12 years now, on the agency side. She started out as a customer service rep, rose to account manager, then to senior account manager and finally to director. We're so proud. "Coming to EBS was a giant step outside my comfort zone that I call 'the island', she muses. "I lived, worked, and played within a 5-mile radius of my house." Her boys are her world and they keep her on her toes. 'Irish twins' they?re just 11.5 months apart.  "In my free time, I like to . . . ha ha! Like I have free time!"

    Fun Facts

    Jaw Wide Shut. I had my jaw broken and wired shut for 8 weeks and gained weight! My doc said in all his years of practice, he had NEVER seen that happen. 

    The Right Stuff. I played soccer and softball. Got benched in JV soccer once for refusing to fetch varsity girl's game balls.

    Bed Bugs. My sister used to hide under my bed to scare me at night.  I may or may not still jump into bed after I turn the out the light!

    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
  • 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.