Michael L. Elich
President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael L. Elich joined the Company in October 2001 as Director of Business Development. He was appointed Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2005. He was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2011 upon the death of William W. Sherertz. Effective February 17, 2011, Mr. Elich was elected to the Board and his position as President and Chief Executive Officer was confirmed. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Elich served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Skills Resource Training Center, a staffing services company with offices in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that was later acquired by the Company in 2004. Mr. Elich graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. degree in Economic Science. He is a member of Tournament Golf Foundation, a non-profit organization that has donated more than $14 million to children’s charities since its inception in 1972.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kramer has more than 15 years of insurance industry expertise, joining the Company from Chubb Global Services, a unit of Chubb Limited - the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer - where he spent 12 years. While at Chubb (formerly ACE Limited prior to ACE's acquisition of Chubb), Kramer led the Global Services unit and applied their experience, expertise and infrastructure to support the complex underwriting and servicing needs of large, multinational customers. He also oversaw the delivery of their sophisticated risk management products, programs and services for global programs of U.S.-based companies. Prior to his current role at Chubb, Kramer served as divisional financial officer for ACE Financial Solutions. During this time, he had responsibility for finance and operations, with particular emphasis on accounting, financial controls and systems.
Mr. Kramer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a specialization in finance from Rowan University and an MBA with a specialization in accounting from Drexel University.
Gregory R. Vaughn
Chief Operating Officer-Corporate Operations
Gregory R. Vaughn has served as an officer of the Company since 1998. He joined the Company in July 1997 as Operations Manager. Mr. Vaughn was appointed Vice President in January 1998 and Chief Administrative Officer in February 2012. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer-Corporate Operations in May 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vaughn was Chief Executive Officer of Insource America, Inc., a privately-held human resource management company headquartered in Portland, Oregon, for approximately one year. Mr. Vaughn has also held senior management positions with Sundial Time Systems, Inc., and Continental Information Systems, Inc. Previously, Mr. Vaughn was employed as a technology consultant by Price Waterhouse & Co.
Gerald R. Blotz
Chief Operating Officer-Field Operations
Gerald R. Blotz joined the Company in May 2002 as Area Manager of the San Jose branch office. Mr. Blotz was promoted to Vice President, Chief Operating Officer-Field Operations in May 2014. Prior to joining BBSI, Gerald was President and Chief Operating Officer of ProTrades Connection, where he was instrumental in building ProTrades to 44 offices in four states.
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Gould joined BBSI in 2012 after a 17-year career in advertising, brand strategy and marketing with multiple creative agencies, including Deutsch LA, Arnold Worldwide and WireStone, as well as a number of smaller agencies. During this time, she led and collaborated on multiple business-to-business and consumer-facing initiatives for clients such as Apple, Intel, HP, Kaiser Permanente, Mitsubishi Motors, Volkswagen and the National Australia Bank.
Gould received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, graduating magna cum laude.