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Cory Friedman, CBC

Senior Vice President, Benefits Consulting

Cory Friedman is a Senior Vice President of the Benefits Consulting practice at GCG Financial, LLC. Cory specializes in the mid-market segment, and has developed considerable expertise working in the veterinary and dental industries.

Cory works to provide guidance and objective analysis of group insurance benefits and is currently responsible for the health insurance and employee benefit programs of more than 200 privately held organizations across the country.

Cory has earned the Chartered Benefits Consultant (CBC) designation, provided by the National Association of Alternative Benefits Consultants, which demonstrates his expertise in Consumer-Driven Health Plans. In 2016, he was selected as a Young Gun Award recipient by Insurance Business America, which recognizes young professionals making a significant impact in the insurance industry. Cory was also named a “Rising Star” in 2017 and 2018 by Employee Benefit Adviser, earning recognition as one of 20 advisers nationally age 35 and younger who exhibit quick thinking, openness to change, and the ability to navigate the ever-changing employee benefit landscape.

Upon joining GCG Financial, Cory quickly began building an extensive employee benefits practice and established himself as a champion of client service. Cory has also been recognized as a Circle of Excellence and Delta Club qualifier.

Cory lives in Chicago, Illinois and enjoys spending time with his wife Genna and his son Leo. He also likes playing hockey, traveling, reading, and writing.

Education: B.S. Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University