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.

Emily Yeakle

Client Manager

Early Years

Born and raised in Baltimore, Emily went to Notre Dame Prep where she played field hockey and lacrosse. In fact, her love for the game had her planning on playing Division III college lacrosse. But who needs planning when you can follow your ever-changing heart? "At the very last minute, I decided to attend Virginia Tech and become a Hokie." (That's Hokie. Not hooky. Sheesh.) Good strategy, Em! At Virginia Tech, our star wore lots of orange, studied Public Relations and Marketing, and pledged Delta Gamma. (Hoki, Hoki, Hoki, Hy!)

What we know about Emily

Charmer in Charm City.

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2013 (Sola-Rex, Sola-Rah!), Emily replanted her roots right back in her hometown. Once settled in Locust Point, she ensconced herself in Baltimore life, starting with her first career at an IT staffing industry. After 2 years, Emily left staffing to join a large healthcare company -- and after about a year, landed at EBS as an Account Manager. (Team! Team! Team!)

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Fun Facts

Purple passion. I am obsessed with the Ravens and my sorority voted me most likely to marry Ray Lewis.

Pepto-Bismol please! I once won an award for being a human garbage disposal. I can out-eat most people, especially when it comes to Italian food.

Puppy love. I am obsessed with my golden retriever and all golden retrievers.

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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!

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Ryan Sullivan

Managing Partner

Early Years

Ryan gives new meaning to the title Water Boy. He grew up on Cape Cod where he graduated from Falmouth High School and later, the University of Massachusetts. As a coastal townie, Ryan spent much of his life on the water, boating, fishing, and simply enjoying the peacefulness of the open water. Today, you'll find him chasing around four rambunctious boys - typically on the boat - and still trying to convince his beautiful wife she picked a winner.

What We Know about Ryan:

Charting new courses comes with the territory.

Ryan began his insurance career at as a sales representative for Unum, where he learned the importance of employer sponsored benefits and the impact they have on recruiting and retaining quality employees. The experience formed in him a deep understanding of how underwriters view risk-and how to negotiate a favorable outcome for the client. In 2004, Ryan took this experience to the retail side of the business and started calling on clients directly. Since then, he has consulted with hundreds of clients and built a foundation of success that he shares with his two business partners as they continue to grow presence of EBS in the marketplace.

Read more

Fun Facts

Sinking Feeling. In High School, an innocent boat ride to a remote island party turned into the sinking of the Sullivan family sailboat. Sorry Mom.

I've never "Paaahked my caaaah in Haaaahvid Yaaaahd." Even though I grew up in Boston.

I deflated Tom Brady's footballs. And I take full responsibility for it.

More Team Members
  • Emily Yeakle

    Client Manager

    Early Years

    Born and raised in Baltimore, Emily went to Notre Dame Prep where she played field hockey and lacrosse. In fact, her love for the game had her planning on playing Division III college lacrosse. But who needs planning when you can follow your ever-changing heart? "At the very last minute, I decided to attend Virginia Tech and become a Hokie." (That's Hokie. Not hooky. Sheesh.) Good strategy, Em! At Virginia Tech, our star wore lots of orange, studied Public Relations and Marketing, and pledged Delta Gamma. (Hoki, Hoki, Hoki, Hy!)

    What we know about Emily

    Charmer in Charm City.

    After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2013 (Sola-Rex, Sola-Rah!), Emily replanted her roots right back in her hometown. Once settled in Locust Point, she ensconced herself in Baltimore life, starting with her first career at an IT staffing industry. After 2 years, Emily left staffing to join a large healthcare company -- and after about a year, landed at EBS as an Account Manager. (Team! Team! Team!)

    Fun Facts

    Purple passion. I am obsessed with the Ravens and my sorority voted me most likely to marry Ray Lewis.

    Pepto-Bismol please! I once won an award for being a human garbage disposal. I can out-eat most people, especially when it comes to Italian food.

    Puppy love. I am obsessed with my golden retriever and all golden retrievers.

    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
  • Ryan Sullivan

    Managing Partner

    Early Years

    Ryan gives new meaning to the title Water Boy. He grew up on Cape Cod where he graduated from Falmouth High School and later, the University of Massachusetts. As a coastal townie, Ryan spent much of his life on the water, boating, fishing, and simply enjoying the peacefulness of the open water. Today, you'll find him chasing around four rambunctious boys - typically on the boat - and still trying to convince his beautiful wife she picked a winner.

    What We Know about Ryan:

    Charting new courses comes with the territory.

    Ryan began his insurance career at as a sales representative for Unum, where he learned the importance of employer sponsored benefits and the impact they have on recruiting and retaining quality employees. The experience formed in him a deep understanding of how underwriters view risk-and how to negotiate a favorable outcome for the client. In 2004, Ryan took this experience to the retail side of the business and started calling on clients directly. Since then, he has consulted with hundreds of clients and built a foundation of success that he shares with his two business partners as they continue to grow presence of EBS in the marketplace.

    Fun Facts

    Sinking Feeling. In High School, an innocent boat ride to a remote island party turned into the sinking of the Sullivan family sailboat. Sorry Mom.

    I've never "Paaahked my caaaah in Haaaahvid Yaaaahd." Even though I grew up in Boston.

    I deflated Tom Brady's footballs. And I take full responsibility for it.

    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.