EOI Service Company today announced key changes to leadership in the company. Founder and current President Jim Davidson will assume the role of Chairman & CEO as the firm announces two new Co-presidents – John Allen and Katie Bikulcius.
“I have been fortunate to lead a company that has seen tremendous growth over the past few years and look forward to this new role within our organization,” said Davidson. “It is no understatement to say that John and Katie understand our services and clients from all perspectives. Their thought leadership has been vital to our advancement and I am thrilled to mentor and support them as they handle the day-to-day leadership of the company.”
John Allen named President & Chief Distribution Officer
Since joining EOI in 2009, John has played a key role in strategic sales and marketing and has lead growth efforts for the company. In that time, John has not only directly contributed to the company’s success, but also to the expansion of our relationships with employers, brokers, and carriers. John is known as an industry thought leader, strategically positioning value-based solutions for HR business partners that reach far beyond voluntary benefit offerings.
“Over the past 40 years, EOI has demonstrated a proven track record of making good decisions and sound investments in the firm and our people. I believe we are at a tipping point where we are poised to make decisions that will propel us to the next level,” said Allen. “I look forward to partnering with Katie to continue investments into EOI that will result in even higher levels of value for our clients, brokers, and carrier partners.”
John will continue to oversee EOI’s expansion efforts while also taking on additional responsibility for the day-to-day leadership of the business.
Katie Bikulcius named President & Chief Operating Officer
Katie joined EOI in 2016 and has brought a consultative perspective to EOI, improving execution of services across the entire organization. She has over 20 years of industry experience in people management, process implementation, ongoing assessment and improvement of processes, oversight of system investments, communication to leadership team and consultants nationally, carrier partnerships, ongoing relationships, and more.
“After four decades in business, EOI continues to be a vibrant and thriving company, which is demonstrated by our year over year growth for the past several years. We at EOI have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us and I am thrilled to partner with John to lead the company and our team,” said Bikulcius. “I look forward to growing what has been established under Jim’s leadership and evolving EOI’s services, teams, and partnerships in the coming years.”
Katie will continue to focus on cultivating process best practices and ensuring EOI delivers services in a manner that sets EOI up for long-term success while also taking on responsibility for day-to-day leadership of our business.
About EOI Service Company
After 40 years in business, EOI’s unique capabilities in strategic planning, product evaluation, communication, and enrollment services are stronger than ever. In fact, after tripling their sales from 2013 to 2017, EOI achieved its 8th consecutive record year in 2018.
EOI has expanded their suite of value-added services well beyond the design, communication, and enrollment of voluntary benefit programs to now include a wider array of services designed to meet corporate and HR initiatives. EOI prides itself on its continuous innovation and expansion of services.
EOI has offices in Chicago, Illinois; Santa Ana, California; Grand Junction, Colorado; New York; Dallas, Texas; and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area and is licensed in all 50 states. From 1979 to the present, the company has been privately owned and managed by the same ownership and management group and is well-known for its team of salaried, professional enrollment counselors.