The ERISAPros Difference

At ERISAPros, we bring together a team of industry specialists under one roof to provide comprehensive ERISA compliance services to employers and plan sponsors. Focusing on all types of health and welfare benefit plans, and with over 60 years of combined experience in the industry, our staff of professionals includes seasoned sales and ERISA compliance team members. Our mission is to help our clients meet their fiduciary responsibilities and navigate the complex world of ERISA regulations, providing superior service at every step of the way. This focus on excellence has allowed us to serve thousands of employers located in every state of the US. By working with us, you can trust that your plan is in good hands and that you’ll receive top-notch service from start to finish. Whether you need assistance with Wrap plan design, annual reporting (Form 5500), or ongoing compliance, you can rely on our team of experts to deliver the highest level of service and support.

Founder & President

Bernard Kearse

Bernard Kearse is the founder of ERISAPros. His goal is to provide a gold standard of service and assisting employers with the complexities of ERISA reporting and disclosure compliance.

Bernard has focused on ERISA for over 25 years and has designed, drafted, and reviewed almost every type of employee benefit plan. His work experience includes acting as Employee Benefits Counsel for a Fortune 200 company, as well as practicing law with two national firms and a boutique corporate mergers and acquisitions firm before forming a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia years ago.

Bernard’s health and welfare plan experience includes prior representation for many years of a major insurance company. He has also been engaged as an expert witness and acted as Employee Benefits Counsel in pension and Welfare Benefit Plan litigation cases.

Bernard was a charter member of the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Counsel. He enjoys exercise, reading books on health and creative writing.

Vice President

Kaan Sakar

Kaan, Vice President of Finance and Strategy, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. With a Bachelor’s Degree in International Finance and a Master’s Degree in International Business Management, he has acquired a strong educational foundation in the field.

His extensive experience spans various areas such as micro and macroeconomics, statistics, organizational behavior, and financial modeling. This breadth of knowledge enables him to analyze complex financial data, assess market trends and make strategic decisions to drive the company’s growth and success.

Before joining ERISAPros, Kaan founded startup companies in United Kingdom and helped other businesses grow in different industries.

Kaan has lived in four countries and has a good understanding of global events and their impact on the business landscape. He enjoys researching and cooking.


Vanessa Achenbach

Vanessa is a Compliance Manager with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from The State University of New York at Albany.

With almost a decade of experience working for a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics, Vanessa has helped customers increase productivity and achieve targeted outcomes.

Vanessa enjoys improving and streamlining processes that provide clients with exceptional customer service. Her interests include traveling, creative writing, and spending time with family.

Senior Director

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor is an accomplished Senior Director with expertise in Sales, Customer Service, and Mass Communication. Prior to his current role at ERISAPros, Chris embarked on a journey of professional growth, learning invaluable lessons from the most distinguished sales professionals across diverse industries.

Chris has consistently driven teams to surpass targets, solidifying his reputation as an exceptional sales strategist. He attended Middle Tennessee State University, and he proudly holds the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout, a testament to his commitment to excellence.

In his leisure time, he enjoys golfing, and finds joy in spending quality moments with his family and friends. Chris also channels his creative energy through playing the guitar.

With an unwavering spirit and a natural ability to inspire others, Chris continues to redefine what it means to be a true leader in the world of sales.

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