Largest Employee Benefits Division in Northeast Ohio, Oswald, Continues to Invest in Talent, Technologies and Client Resources

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CLEVELAND – March 21, 2017 – The Employee Benefits Division of Oswald Companies was recently featured as the largest in the Greater Cleveland region, by Crain’s Cleveland Business, in its annual listing of the largest Employee Benefits Service Firms.

“The last 18 months have been truly transformative for our division, which now employs nearly 150 employee-owners here in Cleveland,” said John Fasola, Managing Director, Employee Benefits. “As the area’s leading benefits advisor, we will continue to make investments in the talent and technologies necessary to bring superior solutions to our clients. I couldn’t be more proud of the accomplishments reached by our Cleveland and regional teams.”

The past year has been marked by a series of major developments for the division. Among the advancements, the establishment of the Human Capital Consulting Practice has led to swift growth in Oswald’s consulting and large employer markets; information technology investments have underscored Oswald’s rapid deployment of new analytics and risk management technologies; and client growth continues thanks to the expansion of the business development team, as well as continual strong performances from the middle market division and specialty practice areas.

“We are honored to be the region’s premier benefits provider when it comes to attracting and retaining great talent,” added Fasola. “We intend to continue investing in the local resources, technology, and propriety solutions necessary to support our employee-owners, and help our clients to optimize their total reward strategies.”

“Oswald Companies is consistently recognized as a top employer in Northeast Ohio, and our ability to attract and retain the region’s very best talent speaks volumes amidst the current competitive brokerage environment,” said Robert J. Klonk, Chief Executive Officer, Oswald Companies.

Klonk added, “As an independent, employee-owned company, we work for one another, and put our clients’ needs above all else. That is why we focus our time and investments in our talent and market-leading innovations, from our Cleveland home and throughout the world.”


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About Oswald Companies

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals can service and support the needs of our clients worldwide. Learn more at