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November 06
​Midwest Talent Boom Continues for Alliant with Addition of Shaan Merchant

Illinois-based benefits expert’s diverse background and regional expertise adds additional strength to growing Midwest team

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Illinois-based employee benefits expert Shaan Merchant has joined Alliant as the company continues to add top-notch regional talent to its team. As First Vice President, Merchant will leverage his diverse background and longstanding regional expertise to service a growing client base throughout the Midwest.

“The addition of Shaan to our team is emblematic of Alliant’s continued growth and expansion both in Illinois and beyond,” said Kevin Overbey, Senior Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director, Alliant Employee Benefits. “He understands the unique needs of employers in the region and has repeatedly proven himself to be an asset to clients across a range of industries.”

Merchant has a breadth of experience designing and delivering employee benefits solutions that lower healthcare costs while bolstering operational strength. This includes a background in cost-benefit analysis, funding, financial management, and forecasting. He also has expertise in strategic planning, process improvement, and operations.

Prior to joining Alliant, Merchant was a Senior Vice President with a national insurance and employee benefits consulting firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He can be reached in the Bannockburn, IL office of Alliant at (847) 444-2610 or at Shaan.Merchant@alliant.com.