The Farmington Company Announces Executive Appointments

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Three long-serving Farmington Company Executives are recognized with promotions.

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"In his expanded role, Doug will be able to more effectively promote and continue to develop The Farmington Company as a major Benefits Communications force in our industry.”

The Farmington Company today announced several promotions within the company’s senior management team.

Doug Mantz, Vice President, Sales has been promoted to President, Carol Rosenblatt, Vice President, Operations has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chris Tharau, Vice President, Finance has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

“Doug Mantz has been with The Farmington Company for almost 20 years,” commented Bob Burke, Chairman of the Board. “During the last 15 years, he has been the primary driver establishing us as a benefit communications company. Brad Collins (Vice Chairman) and I both feel that the time is right to promote Doug to President. In his expanded role, Doug will be able to more effectively promote and continue to develop The Farmington Company as a major Benefits Communications force in our industry.”

“I’m looking forward to building upon the great foundation that Bob, Brad and Carol have built,” said Mantz. "I am highly confident that these new leadership appointments will allow us to continue to deliver high quality benefits communications and enrollment services to our customers and, ultimately, put us in the best position to become the number one provider in the markets we serve."

The Farmington Company was founded in 1980 by Bob Burke and Brad Collins on three core principles, which are to provide:

  •     Partnership with benefits brokers and consultants to better serve their clients
  •     Ongoing, high-quality products and services to employers and their employees
  •     Unique administrative services to make it easy for employers to offer a comprehensive voluntary benefits program

Today, The Farmington Company is one of the country’s largest firms providing voluntary benefits and benefits communication/enrollment/administrative services. The company staffs over 150 employees at its corporate headquarters in Connecticut, and provides coverage nationally through its regional offices.

The Farmington Company serves over 1,000 employers representing a variety of sectors, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail and municipalities. And, the company’s focus on service and support has allowed it to maintain many long-standing client relationships dating more than 30 years.

Doug Mantz has over 20 years of experience in the benefits communication and voluntary benefits industry, including on the carrier side. Doug is a published author and has spoken on a variety of industry topics. He is a graduate of Boston College with degrees in Economics and Sociology.

Carol Rosenblatt has been with The Farmington Company for 30 years. During that time, she has served in various leadership roles. Carol’s in-depth knowledge of insurance carriers and products is instrumental to selecting the voluntary benefits that best fit our clients’ needs. As a member of the Mass Marketing Insurance Institute, Benefits Marketing Association and the Institute for Management Accountants, she remains active in the industry. Carol graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac College with a degree in Marketing and Accounting.

Chris Tharau has been with The Farmington Company for over 19 years. During that time, he has led the development of the current financial and commissions accounting systems. He is responsible for the financial operations, oversees the Corporate and Commission Accounting teams and has responsibility for the Information Systems and Information Technology teams. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University.

About The Farmington Company
Since 1980, The Farmington Company has been a leader in benefits communication and voluntary benefits enrollment/administration. The company’s unique platform allows employers to offer an extensive menu of voluntary benefits to their employees without imposing additional administrative responsibilities on their Human Resources staffs. The Farmington Company serves producers, employers and employees nationwide through its Farmington, Conn. headquarters and regional offices. For more information about us, please visit or call 800-621-0067.


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