Annual Convention Speakers

Ed Ligonde

Ed Ligonde

Vice President of Employee Benefits & Technology at the Westlake Village

Ed Ligonde, vice president of employee benefits & technology at the Westlake Village, California based Nielsen Benefits Group is known as an innovative and forward-thinking partner amongst his clients, colleagues and business partners. Ed believes that as a benefits adviser, we have a unique and incredible opportunity to positively impact the employee and employer experience and enhance it in innovative ways. May it be effective technology, lifestyle benefits or unique funding strategies, Ed takes a comprehensive consultative approach to his business.

Ed leads his team with technology initiatives both for benefits and lifestyle benefits, unique and effective benefit plan design and focuses on employee and employer education, driving the best return on investment for benefit plan designs.

Ed is passionate about quality of life. His favorite things outside of his career are spending time with his family (wife and two young children), heading up to wine country and visiting with nearby friends and family. 


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