hireneXus Helps Client Acquire New CFO

News Release



Michael Reeves

(847) 697-2201 x22

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(Elgin, Illinois) May 1, 2010 – Management Recruiters of Elgin, recognized as one of the top 3% offices of MRINetwork, has successfully assisted Health Plan Services of Tampa, FL in acquiring their new Chief Financial Officer, Michael Whitton. Whitton, a resident of Tampa, spent his entire 24 year career with New York Life Insurance Company of New York, NY where he began as an Internal Auditor and eventually became Senior Vice President & Business Unit CFO of the Company’s largest Business Unit.

“I am delighted to have joined the Executive Management Team of Health Plan Services Corporation. The Organization will be a great place for me to leverage my strategic and financial background to contribute significantly to the growth and value of Health Plan Services. I believe Health Plan Services is uniquely positioned to capitalize on Health Care Reform which is one of many reasons I was attracted to joining this outstanding organization. I am sure there will be many unique challenges and hurdles that I look forward to facing as a member of a top level executive management team,” said Whitton.

Jason Stotlar, Partner – North American & Latin American Operations/Executive Recruiter, began working with Jeff Bak, CEO of Health Plan Services, in June of 2009 to assist Jeff with his search for a new CFO. “I am grateful that Mr. Stotlar could be instrumental in helping us identify Michael as our new Chief Financial Officer,” said Jeff Bak, CEO of Health Plan Services. “I am very excited to have Mr. Whitton joining the team. I think his in-depth of knowledge of the industry and his passion for Finance will be of tremendous value to our organization. We welcome him to the team and are looking forward to his impact in our company.”

“Jason is one of the most dedicated search professionals in the industry,” said Mike Reeves, owner of Management Recruiters of Elgin. “He consistently gives superior service to both his clients and his candidates, and has been rewarded by their loyalty to him.”

Reeves noted that Jason has been a consistent high performer over the years he has been in business. He has also ranked first in the Midwest Region in December of 2009, in the Top 10 Worldwide in December 2009 and second worldwide in Accounting & Finance for 2009. In addition, Stotlar has been a Pacesetter—an elite group of top MRINetwork recruiters—every year since he began working for Management Recruiters of Elgin in 2000.

Stotlar, who has been in the business since 1998, specializes in Accounting & Finance in the United States & Latin America.  “I have enjoyed identifying talent than can make an immediate impact in an organization,” he said.  “It is a pleasure to work with professionals and organizations who understand the intrinsic value that top talent brings to the table.”

Management Recruiters of Elgin, which has been in operation since 1976, also has recruitment specialties in the Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Managed Care, Patent Law/Legal, Healthcare, IT, Local Market, Engineering and Commercial Finance industries.


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About Management Recruiters of Elgin:
Management Recruiters of Elgin, Inc. (www.mrelgin.com) is an executive search firm providing staffing and recruiting services to companies around the world seeking top-caliber talent. Founded in 1976 by Ronald C. Reeves, Management Recruiters of Elgin, Inc. is an independently owned franchise of MRINetwork™, one of the world’s largest executive search and recruitment firms (www.MRINetwork.com).

About Health Plan Services:
HealthPlan Services (HPS), a Water Street Healthcare Partners affiliate (www.healthplan.com), is the largest independent provider of service and technology solutions exclusively for insurance companies and managed care organizations. Since 1970, HPS has offered customized administration and distribution services to insurers in the niches of individual and group medical, individual and group voluntary and ancillary plans (i.e. dental, life, disability, accident) and individual and group association plans. In addition to administrative services, HPS enables membership growth and retention through its 9,000 commission brokers and agents that sell into this market.