K. Brian McLaughlin
President & CEO
In 1988, Brian received a BS degree in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. After working for John Hancock Financial Services, Mass Mutual and Benefit Strategies, Inc., he founded Granite Group Benefits in 1992. He has been involved in the employee benefit industry for 24 years. He is a licensed producer and employee benefits broker in the State of New Hampshire and many other states.
Executive Vice President
Jim has been in group benefits since 1986 and has a broad range of experience. He came to Granite Group Benefits from CIGNA HealthCare of New Hampshire where he was Sales Manager for all lines of group coverage for six years. Prior to CIGNA, Jim spent four years as a benefits consultant for Towers Perrin in New York City, working with large employers such as AT&T, NYNEX, and MacMillan/McGraw-Hill. He began his career as an Account Executive for The Travelers in New York. Jim has a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and earned his MBA at the Stern School of New York University.
Trygve joined Granite Group Benefits as Vice President. He came to GGB with a 16 year background in the insurance industry primarily focused on Employee Benefits. In his current role, Trygve is responsible for growth and retention of new business along with the management of his existing client relationships.
Prior to working at GGB, Trygve owned/operated Halverson Insurance Group, an Independent Employee Benefits Agency, worked as a Broker/Producer with a large Multi-Line Agency in Central NH and was a top Sales Representative at Healthsource, NH and CIGNA Healthcare of NH. In these roles, he has developed an extensive knowledge base of the managed care arena including benefit design, implementation and management of fiscally responsible employee benefits.
Mr. Halverson has served on the Advisory Board for MVP Health Care, served as President for the Board of Directors for Bolduc Park Assoc. and is active in the community with youth activities. He resides in Bedford, NH with his wife of 22 years and their two teenage boys.