William (Bill) C. Brown is the co-founder and President of Ardent Solutions in Dallas. Bill is involved in all aspects of marketing, negotiation, compliance, design, and financial analysis of benefit programs and has over ten years experience with employee welfare and fringe benefits plans, as well as retirement plans. He has managed care experience, expertise in ASO contracts, and alternatively funded group insurance programs. Bill achieved a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin where he was also captain of the men’s soccer team. He is currently pursuing the designation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).