Findley Acquires Hallett Associates

Human resources and employee benefits consulting firm acquires Pittsburgh firm; continues regional, national growth

 COLUMBUS, Ohio and PITTSBURGH – July 10, 2018 Findley, an independent human resources and employee benefits solutions firm with more than 250 associates serving more than 2,000 clients across the country, is growing its footprint with the recent addition of Pittsburgh-based Hallett Associates, which joined Findley effective June 29, 2018.

Further positioning the firm for continued growth as a regional and national player in a rapidly changing marketplace, the transaction with Hallett Associates strengthens Findley’s services with government plans, cash balance and small plans and expands business with multi-employer plans.

“We are excited to continue our growth strategy with a physical presence in Pittsburgh,” said John Weber, managing principal of Findley. “By combining Hallett’s stellar regional reputation, especially in the areas of government and multi-employer plans, with Findley’s depth of resources and breadth of services, we will offer options for employers in western Pennsylvania, western New York and West Virginia that they have not had in the past.”

As part of the transaction, Keith Nichols, President of Hallett Associates, will become a Principal with Findley and lead efforts in the markets noted above. “I am excited about the increased depth of resources and expanded range of services we can offer our region as a result of this transaction,” said Nichols. “This is a major win for our clients and the future clients we will serve.”

The transaction follows the recent rebranding of the 50-year-old firm from Findley Davies|BPS&M to Findley. Findley offers consulting and administration services related to retirement plans, ESOPs, health and group benefits, change management and communications, compensation and rewards, compliance, global services and mergers and acquisitions. The firm serves organizations from nearly all industry sectors including health care, manufacturing, professional services, retail, financial institutions, nonprofits, multi-employers and government entities. Clients range from smaller privately held companies to large multi-national, publicly traded companies with 10,000 or more employees.

About Findley

Findley is an independent human resources and employee benefits consulting and solutions firm that delivers value, responsiveness and expertise to help clients navigate today’s evolving business environment. With 50 years of experience, the firm partners with clients to align people and benefits strategies with business goals. Findley’s more than 250 associates are located in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, Louisville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and Pittsburgh, and serve more than 2,000 clients across all 50 states. To learn more visit


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