Mr. Fries is a Senior Vice President in Sibson’s New York office. He has held such leadership positions as Vice President, Senior Vice President, Co-Head of the New York office, Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Board and Member of the Board's Compensation and Audit Committees.
Mr. Fries has special expertise in qualified and non-qualified plan design, deferred compensation funding strategies, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, and group health and welfare benefits.
Before joining Sibson, Mr. Fries worked as a senior benefits consultant for a major insurance company and a large global money management organization where he provided technical consulting services for pension, defined contribution and deferred compensation arrangements. Prior to this, he worked as a registered investment advisor for a private investment firm specializing in fixed-income investments for pension plans.
Mr. Fries received a BS in both Human Resource Management and Economics from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He participated in several executive management programs at Harvard and attended Harvard’s exclusive program for leaders in professional consultancies. Mr. Fries has lectured on benefits compliance issues, non-qualified plan design, deferred compensation and funding options for several leading benefits and human resource management forums. He has been quoted in several business publications and has taught classes for the American Medical Association and other organizations as part of their credential programs.