Meet Our Gallagher Marketplace Specialists

To provide more insight into the Gallagher Marketplace thought leaders, we've provided several brief profiles below.

Rick Strater

Division Vice President, HR & Benefits Technology Sales National Practice Leader Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Rick leads the execution of the company’s strategy for the Gallagher Marketplace. He is also responsible for coordinating the selection of carriers and vendors, plan designs, and products and services for the Gallagher Marketplace.

Ken Barlotta

Director of Sales, HR & Benefits Technology Sales Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Ken works with Gallagher consultants to identify employers who may improve their financial results and achieve more cost-effective, efficient benefits administration by transitioning to the Gallagher Marketplace. He also supports the success of the Gallagher Marketplace by contributing to its strategic direction, providing internal training, and managing sales activity to achieve growth objectives.

Rick Farmer

HR & Benefits Technology Sales Leader, Western Region Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Rick supports the efforts of local teams in the Western Region to develop consulting strategies for the Gallagher Marketplace. With several years of benefits-focused industry experience, he serves as a go-to resource for clients and consultants who want to evaluate how an approach using the Gallagher Marketplace aligns with specific organizational needs and objectives. In addition, he consults one-on-one with clients about compliance and other topics of interest, and provides in-depth competitive benchmarking and customized employee communications.

Chris Baldwin

HR & Benefits Technology Sales Leader, South Central Region Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Chris focuses on managing the sales process, driving marketing strategy, and increasing lead generation for the Gallagher Marketplace. As a trusted advisor on the essential elements of Gallagher Marketplace success, he combines expertise in benefits and HR consulting, production, benefit communications, plan implementation, and analysis of healthcare reform’s financial impact.

Caroline Melson

HR & Benefits Technology Sales Leader, Great Lakes Region Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Caroline oversees the distribution strategy and manages communications for the Gallagher Marketplace online solution. She advises consultants and clients on state-by-state analyses and updates, implementation best practices, and other considerations that guide a successful decision to move to the Gallagher Marketplace. Caroline proactively anticipates challenges, taking a strategic, holistic approach to helping clients find a total-rewards solution that best fits their needs.

Ansu Kpandeyenge

Exchange Practice Leader, Great Lakes Region, Gallagher Marketplace Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Ansu helps guide and grow the strategic vision and direction of the Gallagher Marketplace solution. His sales and training expertise, combined with private exchange service and enrollment platform knowledge, informed by years of experience, drives his ability to work effectively with leadership on sales strategy and objectives. Ansu also manages the regional pipeline to achieve sales targets and trains consultants on the Gallagher Marketplace sales process.

Kelly Prange

HR & Benefits Technology Sales Leader, Southeastern Region Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Kelly works closely with consultants and employer groups to deliver and implement effective and innovative Gallagher Marketplace solutions. As a keen observer of health and welfare trends with over 20 years of industry experience, she is passionate about data analytics, consumerism and developing sustainable benefit programs for employers.

David Winkler

HR & Benefits Technology Sales Leader, Heartland Region Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Dave works with Gallagher consultants and their clients to leverage best-in-class technology that helps increase employee engagement, improve cost containment and meet compliance requirements. He brings more than 20 years of broad-based industry knowledge to the process of solving business issues, including expertise in payroll, HRIS/ERP deployment, benefits administration, private exchanges and data analytics.