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Our History

In 1990, Mark Breen, Principal of Total Benefits Advisors, became a Benefits Specialist working with employers and employees in finding better ways to meet their diverse needs. Having just graduated from Bowling Green State University (John Carroll University his freshman year), Mark was fortunate to begin working for a large Employee Benefits firm in Cleveland, and excelled in their comprehensive corporate benefits consulting program.

Total Benefits Advisors – North Royalton, Ohio

Mark's professional experience working on the vendor side of the business taught him all aspects of corporate benefits such as: plan design, alternative funding, benefits administration, employee education and customer service to name a few. For 13 years he worked with brokers, agents and consultants educating them on how they can be more effective in meeting their clients' needs and helping those clients gain control of their rising benefit costs. Mark's comprehensive knowledge and broad experience in all aspects of employee benefits (Life, Health, Dental, Disability, Medical & 401(k) Retirement Programs) earned him high honors from the companies he worked for and the advisors he worked with all over the United States.

In 2003, Mark decided to capitalize on his vendor experience and became an Independent Benefits Advisor, building direct customer relationships from the ground-up. His big picture approach to managing benefits offered employers a broader sense of meeting the needs of their employees and better solutions for keeping their benefit costs under control. His business grew dramatically entailing all lines of employee benefit programs for his clients. This “total approach” to managing benefits costs led him to rename his practice, Total Benefits Advisors in 2009.

As Mark's business continued to grow, so did his family. In late 2009, Mark decided to move his benefits practice to North Royalton, Ohio and his efficiencies were realized immediately with the expansion of his staff and services. In addition, Mark's office became an official branch of Kestra Investment Services, LLC.

Total Benefits Advisors is fully supported by Kestra Investment Services, LLC where back-office solutions and cutting-edge technology are provided to Total Benefits Advisors so they can compete nationally and at any client size. It is the combination of the Total Benefits Advisors' comprehensive approach, the firm's innovative ideas, and the powerful resources of Kestra Investments Services that will continue to help meet the needs of Mark's clients well into the future.

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