Our Team

T. Eric Foster
Managing Principal, Chief Risk Officer

T. Eric Foster oversees the Compass team responsible for strategic design and management of competitive benefits offerings for PEOs. As former head of Aetna’s PEO division, Eric has partnered with industry leaders to shape today’s marketplace.  Eric has 30 years of in-depth industry experience in senior sales and underwriting leadership roles.  He remains actively engaged in the healthcare debate as a member of NAPEO’s healthcare taskforce and contributing writer to PEO Insider. 

Eric has a degree in Economics from The College of William & Mary.  He is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and licensed life and health agent.

Jackie O'Banion
Chief Consulting Officer

Jackie O’Banion has over 30 years’ experience in the group benefit industry, ten of which within the PEO industry. Prior to joining the Compass Consulting, Jackie served as the PEO Director of Account Management with Humana. She has also worked extensively in alternate funding with Trustmark Insurance as well as in the Agency/Broker environment. 

Jackie is licensed in several states for Health & Life insurance and has earned her HIA (Health Insurance Associate) designation.

Lauren FitzGerald
Chief Information Officer

Lauren leads the technology team in the execution of technology strategy and initiatives.  Lauren has over 20 years of operations and business analysis, technology, and program management experience. She has worked with Compass and its sister company Prospective Risk Management since 2013.  Prior to working for Compass, Lauren oversaw various human resources analysis and technology teams at Capital One.

Lauren is a graduate of the Honors program at James Madison University where she earned a BA in psychology.  She also holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Matthew Weaver
Chief Revenue Officer

Matthew Weaver leads the Compass mid-market PEO Strategy with over 15 years of industry experience.  Prior to joining Compass, Matthew served as the Executive Vice President at Cobbs Allen in Kansas City, KS where he founded the office and developed its national PEO practice group.  During his time at Cobbs Allen, Matthew also developed and served as President of Outfront Health, a pooled insurance solution built specifically for the multiple employer.

Matthew holds a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a Certified Self-Funded Specialist & Certified Health Care Reform Specialist.


Kym Porter
Vice President, Client Strategy and Solutions

Kym Porter has over 25 years of experience in the PEO and Health Benefits Industry.  Prior to joining Compass Consulting, Kym served as Vice President PEO Solutions Group at AON, working with multiple PEO’s in the areas of health plan management, project planning, carrier strategies, underwriting practices and sales training.  Kym has also held key leadership positions with TriNet, Willis Towers Watson and Namely. 

Kym has a degree in International Business from Penn State University.  She is a designated Group Benefits Associate (GBA) and Charter Benefits Consultant (CBC).