CBG Benefits

Leadership Team

CBG Benefits is made up of a staff of professionals whose experience is matched by their intelligence and integrity. Our highly-specialized team has helped us build our reputation for excellence and fuel our growth. Meet some of our key personnel below:

Chris Costello

Founder and Principal

Chris founded CBG Benefits in 1999 along with his brother Steven. From the very beginning, Chris has maintained the company’s mission of delivering simple, affordable, and comprehensive management solutions that provide immediate impact to an employer’s bottom line. Chris’ focuses on helping organizations develop a vision and strategy that encompasses employee benefits, HR compliance, workplace wellness, and more. He plays a direct role in helping clients analyze their needs regarding benefits, defining requirements, evaluating and selecting vendors, and planning and managing system implementations. In 2015, Chris was named the “Technology Adviser of the Year” by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine. Chris earned his BA from the University of Maine.

Chris Costello: Founder and Principal of CBG Benefits

Dan Costello


Dan has more than 20 years of Employee Benefits experience, working with client organizations ranging in sizes of two (2) to 5,000 employees. His career includes six(6) years with UNUMProvident as a Group Sales Representative and five (5) years with Hartford Life as a Senior Sales Representative. Dan joined CBG Benefits as Director of Sales and Voluntary Benefits in February of 2004. Dan earned his BA from the University of Maine.

Dan Costello: Principal, CBG Benefits

Steven Costello

Founder and Principal

Steve started in the insurance industry in 1989 as an individual life broker with Phoenix Mutual Life in Boston. In 1991, he joined Unum Life Insurance Company as a group representative located in Dallas, Texas. In 1995, he became a Sales Director and dealt with large municipal clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Steve co-founded CBG Benefits/HRIS with Chris in 1999 and is dedicated to bringing clients the highest possible level of service, at no additional cost. Steve earned his BA from the University of Maine.

Steven Costello: Founder and Principal of CBG Benefits

Jeanne Nicholson

Sr. Vice President of Benefit Consulting

Jeanne has over 30 years of experience with Employee Benefits from both the insurance carrier and brokerage, consulting side. Having worked for one of the largest national and international consulting houses, Jeanne is able to provide the national consulting solutions with a regional brokerage level of outstanding service and commitment. Her background specializes in alternative funding, cost containment, custom plan design, voluntary benefits plans, plan implementation and employee communication. She has the knowledge and foresight to properly understand and analyze employer’s current and future needs.

Jeanne Nicholson, Senior Vice President of Benefit Consulting at CBG Benefits

Ted Haughey

Senior Vice President

Ted has over 17 years of experience in the employee benefits field. Ted specializes in advising employers on group health, life and disability funding methods, plan design, cost containment, flexible benefits, retirement plans, and state and federal compliance issues. With a background of experience at both the carrier and advisor level, he has a strong knowledge of the total delivery system and the funding options available to provide clients the most cost effective solutions to their benefit needs. Ted graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

Ted Haughey: Senior Vice President of CBG Benefits

As a client of CBG Benefits, you will have access to a dedicated team of employees that will ensure you achieve your day-to-day goals and long-term objectives. Here are just a few of our additional team members that may support you.