Meet the Leadership Team
The BlueBack team of industry experts provide ongoing client support in the areas of employee benefits, human resources, compliance and wellness to produce optimal business solutions for our clients.
Eric Thompson, Principal
For over twenty years, Eric has built and has strengthened countless relationships with clients, business associates and centers of influence in the employee benefits arena. He is experienced in all aspects of Group Insurance Products (i.e. Life, Disability, Medical, Dental) and he specializes in strategies that focus on risk control as the means of lowering cost.
Prior to founding BlueBack, LLC in 2008, Eric was the Managing Member for Strategic Employee Benefit Services of CT (an affiliate of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network).
During his tenure at Northwestern Mutual, he led a large team of employee benefits specialists that managed employee benefits programs for over 800 small-to- medium-sized employers. Furthermore, under his leadership, the firm was regularly recognized in the top 25 of over 85 affiliates throughout the country.
Initially, Eric worked for Aetna, Inc. in a variety of positions, including Financial Underwriting, Account Management and New Business Sales. During his time at Aetna, he worked with a number of innovative companies, including PepsiCo, Inc., Converse, Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell and Proliance International.
Currently, Eric is focused on improving a healthcare model that better integrates the patient, the employer, the health plan and ultimately, the treating physician.
Eric graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Finance. Originally from Maine, he also graduated from Maine Central Institute. Eric lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children and he is involved in a number of community and youth activities.
Meghan Martinez, Vice President
Meghan designs award winning, results-oriented health improvement programs for BlueBack’s clients and provides strategic direction and support to all aspects of the business.
Meghan combines business acumen with a passion for health and wellness to work closely with BlueBack’s clients on their benefits programs, including the successful implementation of wellness programs that positively impact the company culture and ultimately the bottom line.
She is certified in worksite wellness through the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and became a member of the WELCOA Faculty in April 2015. Meghan also received fitness training through the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and is a licensed Life, Accident and Health Insurance Producer.
Before joining BlueBack, Meghan worked in commercial real estate with a focus on multi-family investment properties. Prior to that, she worked in Washington, DC for The Glover Park Group (GPG), a leading strategic communications and government relations firm. While at GPG, Meghan had the opportunity to work on integrated communications campaigns for clients such as GE, Visa and Verizon Wireless.
A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Meghan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Advertising from Florida Atlantic University. She enjoys yoga, travel and being active with her family, and lives with her husband and two children in West Hartford, CT.