Meet the Zevo Leadership

Zevo was founded on deep roots in benefit administration and large employer data management with the ACA employer filings. The team has more than 100 collective years in employee benefits leadership at companies such as Mercer, ADP/Employease, Unum, Tricerion Group, Innovative Process Administration (IPA) and others.

Understanding the data elements that are critical for connecting with carriers, payroll, and other HRIS systems cannot be underestimated. We are leading the way in creating an new and intuitive user experience in benefit administration while making the heavy data lifting as easy and automated as possible.

Steve Helsing - Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Steve brings 30 years in the employee benefits industry, primarily focused on start-up and turnaround roles for the organizations he has served. Steve spent more than 11 years with Seabury & Smith (a division of Marsh & McLennan) in consulting and senior management roles. In 1997, he joined Employease as VP of Sales to help launch the first internet based benefits administration and HR system. In 2000, he began consulting with organizations on the integration of online enrollment strategies and voluntary/worksite benefits enrollment, his work eventually led to the formation of Tricerion Group in 2007. With rapid growth over 3 years, Tricerion Group was acquired by USI in 2011. Before co-founding Zevo, Steve co-founded Accord Systems, a leading ACA compliance company. As COO of Zevo, he is focused on organizational structure, operations and development.

Ryan Helsing, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Ryan is nationally recognized as a leader in employee benefits industry technology creation, starting in his mid-teen years with creations such as Benefit Pods. With a Computer Science background, expertise in Ruby on Rails development and a deep understanding of data and benefits, Ryan created the Zevo software, and was most recently recognized by Employee Benefits News as a Tech Innovator.

David Essary - Co-Founder

David brings 20+ years of employee benefits marketing experience, pioneering the delivery of supplemental benefits at the workplace with Unum, and merging that focus into the emerging online enrollment & benefit administration space in the early 2000’s. This culminated in co-founding Tricerion Group with Steve Helsing in late 2007, which was acquired by USI in 2011. David & Steve also co-founded Accord Systems in 2015, focused on providing ACA compliance to companies across the US. David currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Bobby Dodd Institute, and as a Co-Founder of Zevo, he is focused on market development, strategic direction and financial relationships.

Jim Fredrickson, Executive Vice-President

Jim’s role in the Zevo team is to provide mentoring to the management team based on many years of experience in starting successful technology organizations. He also has a focus on growing our licensee/reseller channel. Jim has served as founder of a number of organizations, most notably Innovative Process Administrators (IPA), which sold to Mercer Consulting in 2010.