Michael Noyes, CEBS, GBA, CMS

President, Benefits Consulting

Mike is the co-founder and President of Ardent Solutions in Houston.  For over 15 years he has focused on the consulting of corporate health and welfare programs.  Mike has extensive managed care experience, expertise in ASO contracts and alternately funded group insurance programs.  He is involved in all aspects of negotiations, plan architecture, contribution strategy, carrier selection, employee communication plan, and ongoing support.

For his clients, Mike’s most significant contribution is his commitment to helping them get the attention, strategic analysis and breadth of solutions generally reserved for larger corporations.

Before starting Ardent Solutions, Mike was a Principal and Employee Benefits Division leader of one of the largest consulting firms in East Texas.  He was also a Consultant with Great-West HealthCare (now a part of Cigna) and New England Financial.  His job responsibilities were to assist the broker and consultant marketplace to produce self-funded sales in the mid-market employee segment.

Mike is a native Houstonian and a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Finance.  He is a frequent speaker and presenter for events throughout the region, an advisor for the National Employee Benefits Advisory Forum (NABF), and also volunteers with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Mike currently resides in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife and three kids.