Verisight Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Laura Ramanis has joined Verisight’s leadership team as chief operating officer, effective November 17.

Ramanis, reporting to Greg Tschider, will work alongside Nancy Worth to oversee recordkeeping and compliance, operations and client services for both the DailyAccess and Verisight brands. She is tasked with broadening inter-company communications and aligning senior management across Verisight’s operations, consulting and client services teams.

In this role, she will unify Verisight’s and DailyAccess’ processes, setting the stage for continued  growth and efficiency while maintaining the relationship management and service that clients have come to expect from both organizations.

Asked how this leadership position will affect the onboarding of clients of The Newport Group, which Verisight recently acquired, Verisight said it is not able to discuss the details of that transaction at this time.

The company told PLANADVISER there are no new initiatives planned at this point. However, it anticipates introducing positive changes under Ramanis’ management, “as our goal is always to find ways to enhance our overall level of client service, maximize our resources, and improve our operating efficiencies.” The company said it will continue to offer plan sponsors and employers a full spectrum of service offerings, such as Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) consulting and fully bundled solutions, including trust services for clients of all sizes, types and complexity.

“Laura is an important addition to our executive team,” said Tschider, in a press release. “Her extensive experience, as well as her reputation throughout the industry, makes her a perfect choice to help Verisight usher in the new era of growth that began with our acquisition of DailyAccess earlier this year. We also anticipate that she will be instrumental in coordinating our brands and leadership team while reinforcing continuity across the organization.”

Most recently, Ramanis served as the managing senior partner for Mercer’s New England business and sales leader for the Northeast from 2011 to 2014. In these capacities, she was responsible for driving revenue growth and coordinating sales efforts from multiple lines of business, including Health & Benefits, Retirement, Talent, Investments and Administration. In addition to her leadership responsibilities, Ramanis led cross-discipline engagements and managed global client relationships for large, complex organizations. She also served as executive sponsor for several key accounts.

Ramanis joined Mercer in 2000 and held a variety of roles within the organization, including serving as the retirement business leader in New England and a managing partner in the organization’s Cincinnati and Minneapolis offices. Prior to her service at Mercer, Ramanis spent several years as client relationship manager with Towers Watson in Chicago.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.