Lake Forest Businessman Named to “Greek America’s Forty Under 40”

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Nicholas T. Gialamas to be recognized by the Greek America Foundation

A local businessman will be honored this week in New York for his contributions to the Greek community. Nicholas Gialamas, President and CEO of Forest Financial Group, Inc. was named to the Greek America Foundation's “Forty Under 40”.

The 2012 Class of Greek America's Forty under 40 will be honored in New York City at a reception during the organization’s annual national conference on Saturday April 28, 2012. In addition to being recognized at the event, winners will also be featured in an upcoming edition of Greek America Magazine.

Each year, the Greek America Foundation selects a group of young successful leaders of Greek descent. From the organization, “we find power in the young people who comprise Greek America. The success stories that we continue to encounter from coast to coast are a remarkable testament to the spirit of our ancestors-- those resilient pioneers who left their homelands for a better place in the New World.”

About Nicholas Gialamas, President and CEO

Nicholas Gialamas, 39, began his career at a nationally renowned insurance company and in 1998, established Forest Financial Group, Inc. (FFG), an employee benefits consulting firm headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois. His vision is to provide "best-in-class" employee benefit consulting services for his clients.

From humble beginnings, with a strong work ethic learned from his parents – Nick made himself into a successful businessman and a credit to the community. Nick has built FFG into a team of dedicated business professionals and benefit specialists. Guided by Nick’s vision and integrity, the company grew rapidly and expanded both geographically and in its service offerings. He now services hundreds of clients nationally and globally with regional offices in Florida, Indiana and California. In addition to employee benefits, FFG provides wealth management, risk management, and human resource consulting services. The most recent service addition is the development of Forest Advisors, a workplace and domestic violence prevention and intervention division.

Meanwhile, Gialamas has become recognized as a thought-leader in the employee benefits arena. He speaks frequently throughout the country, is an active participant on insurance industry trend advisory boards and is a recognized expert on consumer-driven health plans. Clients have become reliant on his insights and expertise to create and provide world-class benefit programs for their employees.

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