Meet our Human Resources & Benefits Technology Specialists

To provide more insight into the HR & Benefits Technology Consulting thought leaders, we've provided several brief profiles below.

Rhonda Marcucci

Vice President, HR & Benefits Technology Consulting Practice Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Rhonda, together with practice partner Ed Barry, co-leads a team of HR and benefits technology consultants who provide unbiased, well-researched and client-tailored HR and benefit administration technology sourcing advice and service provider capability audits. Their knowledge and expertise ensures a best-fit match between employer needs and available solutions across eight market sectors. Rhonda’s extensive and broad-based experience in finance, accounting, administration, strategic planning, information systems, sales and marketing, and operations is instrumental in helping clients identify a comprehensive strategy and execute against it. Her industry thought leadership, coupled with her deep working knowledge of market players, keeps her in high demand. Rhonda’s personal commitment to excellence is evident by her energy, enthusiasm and “can-do” spirit—traits she instills in her consultancy philosophy and team members. 

Ed Barry

Vice President, HR & Benefits Technology Consulting Practice Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Ed, together with practice partner Rhonda Marcucci, co-leads a team of HR and benefits technology consultants who provide unbiased, well-researched and client-tailored HR and benefits administration technology sourcing advice and service provider capability audits. Their knowledge and expertise ensures a best-fit match between employer needs and available solutions across eight market sectors. Ed’s career-long focus has centered on process and financial improvement to help companies strategically realize savings and efficiencies. His familiarity with HR, payroll and benefits on the user/purchaser side provides a valuable perspective for clients. His expertise in the opportunities associated with the integration of “point” solutions with all-in-one platforms helps deliver maximum results and end-user satisfaction. In addition to working directly with clients, Ed leads all Gallagher national partnerships for the HR and benefits technology practice.

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.

Don Leith

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

North America

Don focuses on establishing the vision and strategic direction for the Gallagher Marketplace and other HR and benefit technologies. In addition to consulting on defined contribution benefit programs, he helps internal teams and their clients understand new, technology-driven HR solutions. His expertise is also instrumental in delivering these solutions and ensuring they’re smoothly implemented and integrated.

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.

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.

Charnique Walker

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

North America

Charnique helps clients more comfortably navigate the complexities of HR technology by providing insights on strategy, purchasing, implementation and optimization. Having gained deep knowledge as a sales and business development leader with broad exposure to many industries, she has a keen ability to proactively anticipate challenges and bring resources together to deliver a comprehensive solution. She is a credentialed scholar and a committed instructor who enjoys connecting people to new ideas through a practical understanding of their value.

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.