CBIZ ESO Chicago Overview

In 2004, the Chicago benefits office joined forces with the Naperville office, under the helm of John Cook, bringing together professionals with decades of combined experience and further supporting CBIZ’s ranking as a top 20 broker of U.S. business. The combined efforts of these offices allow area clients to receive the personal commitment of local professionals with the backing, resources and strength of a national company.

CBIZ Employee Services Organizations’ Chicago office delivers employee benefits consulting, payroll services and HRIS technology to help you navigate the challenges and intricacies in your employees’ life cycles – from hire to retire.

Organizations across the country just like yours are dealing with skyrocketing health care costs, ever-changing compliance mandates, evolving HR technology needs and employees who are asking for more out of their employers than ever. That’s why expert guidance, consulting and resources are critical to your success.

Our tenured, local professionals are dedicated to the Chicago community. We work with you every step of the way to ensure we lay the foundation, consistently provide the service and guide the overall strategy for your benefits and HR success. This top-tier consulting can be combined with our payroll services and HRIS software that provide extensive automation of all your HR-related activities.

John Cook John Cook Business Unit President
James W. Pajauskas James W. Pajauskas Senior Benefits Consultant
Clare (Platt) Schultz Clare (Platt) Schultz Group Sales and Account Manager
Jodi Bates-Crable Jodi Bates-Crable Senior Account Manager
Kathy Katotakis Kathy Katotakis Area Manager


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