About Us

Bernard V. Kearse, III, JD, LLM

Bernard V. Kearse, III, JD, LLM Bernard Kearse founded ERISAPros to assist employers with the complexities of ERISA reporting and disclosure compliance requirements for health and welfare benefit plans.

Bernard has focused on ERISA for over 25 years and has designed, drafted and reviewed virtually every type of employee benefit plan, representing both public and private companies. 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 his own law firm over fifteen years ago.

Bernard's health and welfare plan experience includes prior representation of a major insurance company, providing assistance and advice on various ERISA welfare benefit matters, including proper drafting for administrative service only (ASO) agreements for self-funded medical arrangements. He has also been engaged as an expert witness and acted as Employee Benefits Counsel in pension and welfare litigation cases.

Education -

  • Wofford College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of South Carolina, JD (Law Review Editor)
  • University of Miami, LLM (Masters in Law)

Professional Affiliations -

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • South Carolina State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Member, Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


Sales & Marketing
Michael Eaton

Michael Eaton Michael Eaton, Vice President of Sales, heads up ERISAPros' sales and marketing efforts with the objective of establishing strategic partnerships with insurance brokers, benefits consultants, and other professional advisors to provide ERISAPros' compliance programs as a value-added service to their clientele. He is a veteran business development executive with over 20 years of experience in mobile communications and e-commerce technology sales. Prior to joining ERISAPros, Michael was president of Powertrade, Inc., a start-up company he built into a multi-million dollar business providing Internet based inventory disposition of excess merchandise to Fortune 500 companies such as Home Depot, Pep Boys, and Palm. Most recently, he was an Internet sales consultant to The PGA Tour Superstore where he built a high-volume production facility, implemented e-commerce software, and employed interactive advertising strategies to sell large quantities of brand name golf equipment through various Internet sales channels. Michael's business and sales acumen has earned him recognition from various companies, including Nextel, Philips, and Intellivoice Communications. In Michael's free time, he enjoys reading about famous historical people and events, working out, and bass fishing.

Tim Nantz

Tim Nantz Tim Nantz, Director - Major Accounts, Sales, holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Tim has held executive positions in sales, marketing, product development, product management, customer support and operations in both large, established (Lucent and Avaya) and small, start-up (Raritan and Integral Access) companies. Prior to joining ERISAPros, Tim was Director – Business Operations and Planning at Avaya, where he led efforts to simplify the product portfolio and develop processes to enhance new product introduction. Tim's expertise is in understanding a customer's needs and bringing them value-added solutions. Tim enjoys traveling, reading, learning web design and digital photography.

Ron Cuen

Ron Cuen Ron Cuen, Director – Major Accounts, Sales, graduated from the University of South Alabama in Mobile with a B.S. in Finance. Ron is a seasoned insurance professional with over 35 years of experience as a commercial property and casualty insurance agent, risk management consultant and special risk underwriter. This diverse insurance background gives Ron a unique understanding of the complex business relationships between insurance agencies, clients, insurance companies and producers. Among his strengths are active listening, effective communication, and solving complex problems. Ron enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and watching and attending college football games.

Rory Young

Rory Young Rory Young - Director of Major Accounts, Sales, brings more than 20 years of group insurance industry experience to ERISAPros. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Young was a group sales executive and reinsurance broker with leading companies including MetLife, United Healthcare, Reliance National and John P. Woods. Mr. Young is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a BA in Political Science and holds an MBA in Marketing Management from the J. Mack Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University. In his leisure time, Mr. Young is an active Rotarian having served as Club President, Assistant Governor and three time District Conference Co-chair. He enjoys traveling, cooking and TarHeel sports of every kind.

Evelyn King, J.D.

Evelyn King, J.D. Evelyn King, J.D., Vice President of Compliance and Operations, graduated from The Ohio State University-Mortiz College of Law. Prior to joining ERISAPros, Evelyn gained over 15 years of experience working with several Fortune 500 companies as well as several privately held organizations, specifically in the area of corporate benefits. Her experiences range from benefit plan design, vendor management, administrative operations, plan compliance, audits, and strategic planning to drafting and modifying health and welfare plan documents. Evelyn enjoys making the complex area of ERISA into something that can be understood and administered by non-specialists. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking with her children, and going to the movies.

Lindsay Mahoney, J.D.

Lindsay Mahoney, J.D. Lindsay Mahoney, J.D.,Compliance Manager, graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, Lindsay focused her internships on domestic litigation and personal injury law, both with a heavy emphasis on client contact. Prior to joining ERISAPros, Lindsay contracted with the Special Resources Department of Alston & Bird, LLP to review and analyze e-discovery for A&B's corporate clients. Lindsay is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Her personal interests include reading, watching movies and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Aneesh Iyengar, J.D.

Aneesh Iyengar, J.D. Aneesh Iyengar, J.D., Compliance Consultant, graduated from The University of Maryland, College Park and Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. During law school, Aneesh focused on criminal law, international tax and regulatory compliance. After graduating, Aneesh embarked upon his compliance career by directing LexisNexis' global Anti-Money Laundering Compliance treatise. Subsequently, Aneesh gained experience in the financial services industry while serving as a Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Officer at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, Georgia. Aneesh comes to ERISAPros with nearly three years of compliance and contractual specialization. Aneesh's personal interests include sports, film, travel and philosophy.

Candyce Whitney, J.D.

Candyce Whitney, J.D. Candyce Whitney, J.D., Compliance Consultant, graduated from the University of the Missouri School of Law in Columbia, Missouri. Prior to joining ERISAPros, Candyce worked as a Wealth Management Associate for a large accounting firm in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri and as an e-discovery attorney for several large-scale litigations. She is a member of the State Bar of Missouri and the District of Columbia Bar. Candyce enjoys working with clients and finding solutions for complex issues. Her personal interests include spending time with family, traveling, and reading.

Nathanael M. Alexander, J.D.

Nathanael M. Alexander, J.D. Nathanael M. Alexander, J.D., Compliance Consultant, graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in English and went on to attend Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. Upon the completion of his law school matriculation, Nathanael returned to Atlanta where he became a member of the State Bar of Georgia, subsequently accruing over three years of legal experience with a primary focus in the area of Real Estate. In his spare time, Nathanael enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, and watching movies.

Georgia Bentley

Georgia Bentley Georgia Bentley, Compliance Specialist, received her MS degree from Western Illinois University and her BS degree from Colorado State University. Prior to joining ERISAPros, Georgia gained over 15 years of management experience working for a Fortune 50 company and both private and public universities. She has led teams in Human Resources, Customer Service, Sales, and Operations. Currently Georgia serves on the Board of Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute. This past year she served as Chair of the Junior League of Atlanta's Sustainer Council and was named their Sustaining Member of the Year. In prior years she has served on several advisory boards throughout the country.

Christine B. Templeton

Christine B. Templeton Christine B. Templeton, Compliance Manager - Financial Reporting, holds a Bachelor's Degree from Mount Holyoke College and a Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of Hartford. In addition, she has passed the CPA exam. Chris has worked in the Employee Benefits field for over 30 years. Her work experience includes eight years in the underwriting department of a major insurance company and 25 years working with external auditors on ERISA Plan audits for a Fortune 500 company. Outside of work, Chris is an active volunteer for organizations such as the Georgia Aquarium and the Center for Puppetry Arts, where she was voted Volunteer of the Month. Chris is also an avid traveler and reader.

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