Doug Ramsthel

Burnham Benefits

I am Senior Vice President and Partner with Burnham Benefits, an Orange County based privately held employee benefits consulting firm with 6 offices serving employer groups throughout the US. Burnham has been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. I am a 1986 graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in Economics, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa. With over 29 years of experience in the employee benefits industry I help mid to large employers find creative solutions for providing cost effective benefit plans to their employees. I have been a contributor to several national publications, as well as a speaker at various HR and employee benefit functions. I have 3 children and am passionate about spending time with them. I also enjoy many sports and the outdoors.

I hired Coachwell in July of 2014, at a time when I was experiencing several business and personal challenges. Our industry was facing Health Care Reform and I was recently made a partner of our firm. In addition, I had just gone through a divorce. Either of these changes could have created major distractions from my ability to accomplish personal and business goals. During this time Scott, of Coachwell, was a huge encouragement and help by providing accountability to get focused on getting things accomplished both professionally and personally. Having gone through other coaching programs, the bi-monthly calls are invaluable to keeping me focused and thinking about next steps and sticking to the plans I have laid out. I definitely recommend Coachwell, as the tools, and frequency of check ins, have helped me “get things done” which can be so difficult in today’s distracted world.