Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer Mike Sullivan is joined by Eric Haglund, Principal at OneDigital’s Georgia operation, to discuss the acquisition of his firm, Georgia Benefits, as OneDigital’s first acquisition 11 years ago. In this short episode, you’ll hear about the company's early growth, what’s changed years later, and what elements of OneDigital’s business and culture have remained steady.
Mike Sullivan, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer, utilizes more than three decades of leadership experience in the insurance and distribution space to manage OneDigital’s strategic growth initiative’s via acquisition and partnership. He is also responsible for the firms efforts in expanding into adjacent markets and lines of business. Since 2000, Mike has helped position Digital as the largest and most innovative brokerage solution for small- and medium-sized employers across the United States.Mike began his career with MassMutual, where he spent 13 years, most of them as regional vice president of sales in the mid-Atlantic region. In 1997, he joined NYLCare, and later Aetna, as vice president of East Coast national account sales. Briefly before joining OneDigital, Mike worked with a Colorado Springs-based VC-funded technology infrastructure company.
After receiving a bachelor's degree in history from Amherst College, Mike earned a master's degree in business administration from George Mason University, which included international course work at Oxford University in England.
Eric Haglund is a principal at OneDigital, a national team of experienced, local employee benefits advisors who create greater value for employers and inspire individuals to become more engaged health care consumers.
Mr. Haglund graduated from the University of Georgia Terry School of Business with a bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing. Entering the insurance business straight out of college, Eric has owned Georgia Benefits Inc. for over 20+ years and has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including being named "New Agent of the Year" at the General Agents and Managers Conference, a "Silver Medalist" by Mass Mutual National Career Development and "MVP Broker" by Coventry Healthcare of Georgia.