Earlier this year, we announced Chris Judd as Pacific Resources’ new CEO and Ken Vaughan as our new President, along with several other executive promotions.
Chris became our third chief executive, assuming responsibility from Paul Barden. Paul was a leader at Pacific Resources for 20 years. During his ten years as CEO, he led the company’s growth to over a 400% increase in revenue. With this change in leadership, Paul will continue to be an advisor to Pacific Resources in addition to his new leadership role with Brown & Brown Insurance.
For eight years as Executive Vice Presidents of Pacific Resources, Chris was responsible for consulting service operations, delivery and strategy and Ken was overseeing client service operations and distribution, as well as the company’s global business. Both Chris and Ken have nearly 30 years of consulting and executive leadership experience in non-medical employee benefits.
“For the past eight years, Chris Judd and Ken Vaughan have worked as part of our leadership team and have helped our organization grow into the diverse company it is today. I’m confident that Chris will continue to push Pacific Resources in the same positive trajectory that we’ve been accustomed to over the last ten years,” Barden said. “Chris’ strong relationships with our clients and teammates, along with his understanding of our markets and strategy, creates a seamless transition for everyone. All while enhancing our value proposition that we already offer our clients.”
Commenting on his appointment as CEO, Chris said: “I’m excited to lead an organization comprised of exceptional teammates. We will continue to serve clients at the highest levels while finding new opportunities to help them meet their challenges. Our outlook for continued growth is very promising.”