Meet Our Executive Team
Travis West, CEO
Fringe Benefit Group and its affiliate companies have helped employers and associations design and administer fringe benefit programs since 1983. After assuming his role as CEO in 1998, Travis West successfully embarked Fringe Benefit Group on an ambitious growth plan. He has guided the firm through a period of dramatic expansion that has positioned Fringe Benefit Group as an industry leader in the design, implementation and administration of benefit plans for part-time and hourly workers.
Travis first identified plan administration as a key factor in helping the company meet its sales goals and oversaw the creation of a third-party administration business unit to accomplish this. He has also played an active role in developing the strategy for the company's core products: The Contractors Plan and The American Worker Benefits. The Contractors Plan provides valuable retirement and health benefits to government contractors working on Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Act jobs. The American Worker Benefits offers a variety of insurance plans designed specifically for part-time workers.
Today, Travis spends the majority of his time meeting with insurance advisers, business partners and customers, discussing trends and issues with them while analyzing and assessing new business opportunities.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from Washington and Lee University and received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of Vistage International, a chief executive organization, and on the Board of Rawson Saunders, nationally recognized as a leader in innovative teaching methods tailored specifically to the way dyslexics learn. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing golf, skiing and spending time at the ranch with his family.
Brian Robertson, Executive Vice President
As executive vice president of Fringe Benefit Group, Brian Robertson is responsible for business development with a focus on expanding the company's channel partner relationships with new and existing business partners. His goal is to create and/or strengthen Fringe Benefit Group's partnerships with payroll software firms, brokerage firms, trade associations and insurance carriers.
Brian has been with Fringe Benefit Group since 1994, when he joined the company as a regional sales director. During his tenure at Fringe Benefit Group, he has successfully launched several new product lines, including a variety of voluntary and employer paid insurance products for hourly workers.
A frequent speaker and author on benefits trends issues and trends, Brian serves on the Board of the Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE), the Editorial Advisory Board of Benefits Selling magazine, and is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and the Council for Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB). He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and enjoys spending time with his four children and granddaughter.
Adam Bonsky, Executive Vice President
Adam Bonsky brings more than two decades of financial services, employee benefits and insurance industry experience to his position as executive vice president of Fringe Benefit Group, where he is responsible for client services, product development, marketing, operations and compliance.
Fringe Benefit Group's two national brands, The Contractors Plan and The American Worker, are widely used by companies across many industries including hospitality, staffing, retail and construction, including over 2,000 government contractors. Adam has a deep understanding of the complicated issues related to providing benefits for hourly workers and the related government legislation, such as the Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act, Affordable Care Act, etc.
Before joining Fringe Benefit Group, Adam honed his knowledge and skills at TriNet Group (formerly Gevity), Key Bank, Union Bank of California and Transamerica. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
John Malnar, COO, CFO
John Malnar joined Fringe Benefit Group in April 2017 as COO and CFO, having spent the past two decades working closely with financial services companies on all aspects of corporate and financial operations. He will utilize his prior experience with analytics, reporting and strategy to further manage Fringe Benefit Group's fast growth while identifying new opportunities and streamlining existing processes.
Prior to joining Fringe Benefit Group, he served as CFO for two high-growth companies in California, driving efficiencies and data decisioning in fast-paced environments. Most recently at YapStone, Inc., he worked closely with the CEO and president to build comprehensive reporting tools, implement operational improvements and execute strategic initiatives. Prior to YapStone, he worked in a similar capacity as CFO at PayPros, which was acquired by Global Payments, Inc. During his time in California, he was twice named as a finalist for Private Company CFO of the year by the Los Angeles/Silicon Valley Business Journals.
John graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and spent over a decade in New York post graduation, working in private equity and investment banking disciplines at BlackRock, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan. He's excited to be back in the Austin area, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids and cheering on the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys.
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