Bob Nienaber | CEO

Bob has the responsibility of heading up one of the most prolific cloud-based service providers in the executive benefits business. The organization is comprised of top recognized experts who are dedicated to benefit clients and industry partners. The team has the experience of working with 1000’s of non-qualified executive benefit plans ranging from not for profit organizations through large privately held companies as well as Fortune 100 clients. benefitRFP’s team has the unique experience of working on both national and international corporate executive benefit plans. In addition to his role at benefitRFP, Bob serves on the Advisory Board for the American Association of Life Underwriter (AALU) Executive Benefits Committee, and through AALU’s Impact Committee, works with members of the Congressional Senate Finance Committee on issues affecting corporate executive benefit plans.  



Steffen Nass, ChFC, RIA | VP Digital Innovation

Steffen is the co-founder and VP of Digital Innovation of benefitRFP. 

Born and raised in Germany, he has an intrinsic need to improve efficiencies of process and quality of output. This quest for progress led him to become the visionary architect of the cutting edge benefitMATRIX™ technology.

Fifteen years of experience as an innovation leader in the executive benefits field has guided him to develop an engaging client experience when analyzing and designing executive benefit platforms using his benefitDIAGNOSTIC™, planBUILDER™, and benefitCONCIERGE™ technology solutions.




Leah Atyeo | Marketing and Client Services Manager

Leah Atyeo assists benefitRFP to develop and implement marketing strategies and processes. Leah collaborates on the development of the company’s marketing, website content, and presentations. Leah acts as a liaison for executive benefits, facilitating client plan DIAGNOSTIC & planBUILDER calls, creating financial models for their plans and routinely reviewing the performance of established plans.

With over 20 years of client relationship management, Leah’s extensive background and thorough focus on individual participant financial needs enable her to properly assist advisors to systematically pinpoint company planning needs while also helping to ensure participants achieve their financial goals.

Leah has extensive training in the executive benefits boardroom-ready MATRIX system, which utilizes the DIAGNOSTIC, planBUILDER, CONCIERGE and LiSPT technologies.





Erin Blount | Case Manager

The newest member of our team, Erin Blount joins benefitRFP as Case Manager. Her 15+ years of experience in client relationship management have equipped her with exceptional interpersonal skills.

Erin assists benefitRFP in maintaining client plans. Through excellent communication and organization, Erin reinforces and builds upon our already strong client relationships. Through utilizing our proprietary technology tools such as the benefitCONCIERGE, benefitMATRIX and planBUILDER she assists in developing suitable plans as well as monitoring the performance of existing plans. Erin assists the advisors at benefitRFP in maintaining client service expectations by delivering objective reviews, enabling our clients to make educated decisions for both company and individual retirement needs.

Erin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Erin was born and raised in Southern Mississippi, moving to Sacramento, California in 2011 with her husband of 10 years. This self-professed true crime buff’s hobbies include camping, urban hiking and repurposing antiques. And whether it’s a river, lake or ocean she loves being on the water any chance she gets.





Dan Sutherin | Senior Agency Field Consultant

Dan Sutherin brings 35 years of agency experience to benefitRFP. With a deep history in a three-generation insurance agency and having had started an agency from scratch, Dan has experienced the stresses and the exhilaration of being an agency owner.
With changes occurring in business today, and after several years of dramatic growth in his agencies, Dan joined the team at benefitRFP. As Senior Agency Field Consultant, Dan will coordinate client opportunities with benefitRFP to assure that clients receive only the highest standard of assistance. It is the goal of these operations to guide the development of meaningful client solutions. Solutions that identify and address issues uncovered by our proprietary technology and our rich advisor knowledge base.
Dan graduated from DePauw University, later received his MBA from Cleveland State. His insurance training includes CPCU, CIC, and CRM from Ohio University, Lancaster. He has received the Governors Voluntary Action Commendation from the State of Indiana and the Bernard Raimer Award for lifetime achievement in community service.









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