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PE-backed Zenith adds two VPs

Tampa, Florida-based administrative services provider Zenith American Solutions has hired Keith Saeger as vice president of business development for the Central and Midwestern states and Jay White as vice president of business development for the Southeast and East Coast states. Previously, Saeger worked at Associated Bank while White was at Aetna. Zenith is backed by Water Street Healthcare Partners.


TAMPA, Fla., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Zenith American Solutions® (Zenith) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Keith Saeger as Vice President, Business Development for the Central and Midwestern States and Jay White as Vice President, Business Development for the Southeast and East Coast States. Both Saeger and White will be members of Zenith’s leadership team and will report to Ben Pauley, Zenith’s Executive Vice President of Business Development. “Keith’s extensive business development experience working with Taft-Hartley Funds and municipalities give him a unique perspective on the needs of working men and women, and Jay’s expertise in employee benefits and his background in Taft-Hartley and Public sector plans will help support the company’s growth strategy both now and well into the future,” said Pauley.

Saeger was most recently with Associated Bank where he worked in the Commercial Banking Division as a Relationship Manager and Business Development Officer. Previously, he was with JP Morgan Chase Bank where he was a Banking Officer and Universal Banker, and the Construction Laborers Trust Funds where he worked as a Liaison between the Benefit Trust Funds, Contractor and Local Unions. Saeger served in the United States Air Force as an Administrative Specialist from 1984 until 1988.

White comes from Aetna where he worked in Public and Labor Division as the Sales Vice President, and successfully expanded their territory in the Southeastern portion of the U.S. Previously, he was with Morris & Reynolds Insurance where he was both the Director of Business Development and a Partner, and CIGNA Healthcare, where he worked as a National Account Executive, Vice President of Sales Caribbean. White possesses a Business Associates degree in Finance from Saint Leo University.

“We’re excited to have Keith and Jay on the team,” said Pauley. “Their relationships and knowledge of labor unions and public sector plans will prove invaluable in driving the company’s growth within the Taft-Hartley and public sector markets.”

About Zenith American Solutions
Zenith American Solutions, Inc. (Zenith) has been providing high quality administrative services since 1944. With 33 offices across the country, Zenith manages benefit plans as a third-party benefits administrator (TPA) serving over 700,000 health plan members and dependents, and over 800,000 retirement plan participants for Taft-Hartley trust funds, trade associations, government entities and corporate employers. Zenith is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused on the health care industry. For more information, visit