Alera Veterinary was built to provide a unique perspective to employee benefits with a focus on long-term strategic planning. OUr mission: Build a benefits community for the Veterinary Industry.

 
 

Brent RoseN, CBC

Brent is a Vice President of Benefits Consulting at Alera Group. Brent has developed considerable expertise in working with multi-location companies, and those growing through acquisition, specifically in the Veterinary Industry. Brent co-manages Alera Veterinary, and has proudly served as the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) preferred-provider for employee benefits since 2009.

In addition to group medical and ancillary lines of insurance, Brent also works to provide expert and objective guidance with respect to 401(k) and other salary-deferral plans, pension and profit-sharing plans, deferred-compensation plans and executive benefits. Brent has also earned the Chartered Benefits Consultant (CBC) designation, provided by the National Association of Alternative Benefits Consultants, which demonstrates his expertise in Consumer-Driven Health Plans.

Brent is a graduate of Indiana University, where he studied Finance at the Kelley School of Business, while also spending a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Brent has lived in Chicago since 2002. He enjoys playing guitar, exercising, reading, cooking, and is an enthusiastic world traveler. Brent is also an active member of the GCG Hardly Riders Team, and participates annually in a nationwide chartable ride, "Cycle for Survival," that raises money for research for rare cancers.

Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative, Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Triad Advisors, LLC., Member FINRA/SIPC.

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Direct: 847.457.3719 | Email: brent.rosen@aleragroup.com

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Cory Friedman, CBC

Cory is a Vice President of Benefits Consulting at Alera Group. Cory has developed considerable expertise in the Veterinary Industry, working with veterinary hospitals all over the country. Cory co-manages Alera Veterinary, and has proudly served as the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) preferred-provider for employee benefits since 2009. Cory works to provide guidance and objective analysis of group insurance benefits and is currently responsible for the health insurance and employee benefit programs of more than 150 veterinary practices.

Cory has earned the Chartered Benefits Consultant (CBC) designation, provided by the National Association of Alternative Benefits Consultants, which demonstrates his expertise in Consumer-Driven Health Plans. In 2016, he was selected as a Young Gun Award recipient by Insurance Business America, which recognizes young professionals making a significant impact in the insurance industry. Cory was also named a “Rising Star” in 2017 by Employee Benefit Adviser, earning recognition as one of only 20 brokers age 35 and younger nationwide who exhibit quick thinking, openness to change, and the ability to navigate the ever-changing employee benefit landscape. Cory was selected for the 2nd year in a row as a 2018 Employee Benefit Adviser Rising Star, recognized again as one of only 20 standout advisers ages 35 and younger who are taking charge of the employee benefit supply chain with a determination to reduce costs and improve client outcomes.

Cory is a graduate of Indiana University, where he studied Finance at the Kelley School of Business. Cory lives in Chicago, and enjoys spending time with his wife Genna, playing hockey, traveling, reading, and writing.

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Direct: 847.457.3041 | Email: cory.friedman@aleragroup.com

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George H. George

George is an associate Benefits Consultant at Alera Group. George is part of the Alera Veterinary team, dedicated to serving the needs of the veterinary profession, and has developed considerable expertise helping animal hospitals navigate the complexities of offering group health insurance and other employee benefit programs.

George works to provide guidance and objective analysis of group insurance benefits, and holds himself to the highest standard, driven to deliver excellence to his clients.

George is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where he studied Economics, and is committed to continuing his education in the healthcare industry. George lives in Palatine, Illinois and enjoys spending time with his friends and family, and also dedicates time to the local community by volunteering with youth groups and families in need. 

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Direct: 847.457.3230 | Email: george.george@gcgfinancial.com

 
 
 
 
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