Milliman names Garry Simmons as director of business development

11 October 2019 2 min. read
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Consulting and actuarial firm Milliman has hired Garry Simmons as director of business development for health and group benefits consulting services. His duties will include providing employee benefit consulting, data analytics, and actuarial expertise to large businesses. 

"Garry will represent Milliman's diverse expertise to group benefit clients looking for fresh, independent, and innovative perspectives," Jeff Budin, director of Milliman’s global employee benefits practice, said. "Milliman already has a strong presence with middle- and large-market employers, and Garry's work will deepen and expand that foothold.”  

Prior to joining Milliman, Simmons served for nearly 12 years as Aon’s senior vice president and health solutions sales leader. He also spent more than 10 years at Cigna Healthcare, first as a new business manager, then as vice president of sales for the North Carolina office. Simmons has also worked as a consultant at Willis Towers Watson, and a senior account executive at United Healthcare. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and economics from Illinois State University. 
Garry Simmons, Director of business development at Milliman"What attracted me to Milliman is its sharp focus on delivering value to its clients, the wealth of data assets and healthcare intelligence available, as well as the depth of top industry professionals who work here," Simmons said. "Milliman is unique among its competitors in this space. We are fiercely independent, bring fresh, innovative perspectives to our clients, and help employers make informed, data-driven decisions regarding their benefits program. As a result of our long history of working directly with insurers, healthcare providers, and employers, Milliman offers a unique and differentiating view of the entire benefits eco-system. That makes us a stronger business partner and consultant for our employer clients seeking ways to truly optimize all aspects of their benefits program.”

Milliman was founded in 1947 and is one of the world’s largest actuarial services providers. It consults businesses via practices in healthcare, property and casualty insurance, life insurance, financial services, and employee benefits. The firm is based in Seattle, Washington and operates out of 59 offices. It employs more than 3,000 people. It is independently owned and managed.