The Hyas Group takes a direct, active approach to all consulting mandates. We seek to simplify the process for our clients, ensuring successful long-term partnerships. We provide the following comprehensive services:

OUR MISSION

We strive to be the premier retirement and investment consulting firm for large and mid-sized plans. By providing unparalleled client service, regulatory guidance, investment selection and monitoring, portfolio construction and vendor selection and monitoring, we will enable our clients to be secure in fulfilling all of their fiduciary responsibilities.

Our Firm

The Hyas Group, an independent investment consulting practice, focuses exclusively on the needs of institutional clients. Located in Portland, Oregon and nationally recognized for retirement plan knowledge and expertise, we are passionate about client service and our fiduciary duty.

The people who comprise the Hyas Group average more than 17 years of experience with defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans and investments. Collectively, we represent and advise on $18 billion in client assets, including all types of retirement plans and other post-retirement benefits. Governmental, corporate and non-profit plan sponsors have all sought the analytical skills and proactive services offered by Hyas.

 

The Hyas Group is structured as an Oregon Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) and is 100% employee owned.

“The Best I’ve Ever Seen” William Bernstein comments on TriMet’s 401(k), serviced by The Hyas Group.

- Brent Hunsberger, The Oregonian, Here’s What a Great Retirement Plan Looks Like

Services

The Hyas Group was formed in 2008 and has a specific and dedicated focus on institutional plan sponsors. The firm benefits from having professionals who have served clients for decades.  The vast majority of Hyas Group employees have worked together previously for more than a decade, so the relationships extend beyond the formation of the firm. In fact, one of the key driving factors in the founding of the firm was the desire to produce value by utilizing those years of experience, providing an array of well-executed services that truly fit our clients’ needs.

VALUE STATEMENT

The Hyas Group is a unique consulting firm.  We were independently formed to focus our expertise and efforts on delivering innovative solutions to institutional retirement plan sponsors and to drive meaningful participant outcomes by building effective retirement plans for our progressive, forward-thinking clientele. Services include:

Team

Christy Bennett, SHRM-CP

Human Resources and Accounting Administrator

Christy Bennett is human resources and accounting administrator for the Hyas Group. In addition to her primary role, she provides support for the Hyas Group’s performance reporting...
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Tom Breaden, CFA

Director of Analytics

As Director of Analytics, Tom Breaden is responsible for contributing in a variety of capacities including manager due diligence, client consulting, plan and vendor analyses, ...
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Melissa Cikara

Senior Administrative Assistant

Melissa Cikara is a senior administrative assistant, bringing over 15 years of administrative experience to Hyas Group. She provides high level support to senior consultants and various firm...
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Rasch Cousineau

Senior Consultant

Rasch Cousineau is a senior consultant for the Hyas Group and focuses on the firm's retirement plan sponsor clients....
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Jayson Davidson, CFA

Partner, Senior Consultant

Jayson Davidson is a managing partner and the director of consulting services for the Hyas Group. He is responsible for providing a wide range of consulting services to the firm...
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Scott Faris, JD, CFA

Senior Consultant

Scott Faris JD is a senior consultant for the Hyas Group where he is responsible for developing and managing institutional client relationships....
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Vincent Galindo

Senior Consultant

Vincent Galindo is a senior consultant for the Hyas Group and focuses on the firm's public sector retirement plan sponsor clients. With over 20 years of experience in the investment......
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Geoff Hildreth

Performance Evaluation Analyst

Geoff Hildreth is a senior analyst for the Hyas Group. He is responsible for contributing to a variety of projects including production of investment performance reports, plan and vendor...
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Brian Loescher, CFA

Partner, Chief Investment Officer

Brian Loescher is the chief investment officer and serves as the director of research for the Hyas Group. He is responsible for leading the firm’s investment research efforts and marshalling...
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Matt MacDonald, CFA

Senior Analyst

Matt MacDonald, CFA is a senior analyst and is responsible for contributing to research and a variety of projects....
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Matt Morganroth

Senior Analyst

Matt Morganroth is an analyst and is responsible for contributing to a variety of projects including plan and vendor analyses, manager due diligence and research, production of investment pe...
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Dale Parker

Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Dale Parker is the chief operating officer and director of analytical services for the Hyas Group. He is responsible for supporting all aspects of the firm’s operations, investment research...
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Michelle Ruppelt

Chief Compliance Officer

Michelle Ruppelt is chief compliance officer for the Hyas Group. She is responsible for ensuring the Hyas Group's compliance with all SEC and state regulatory requirements....
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Greg Settle

Senior Consultant

Gregory Settle is a senior retirement plan and investment consultant for the Hyas Group. He has nearly 30 years of experience working in the design, implementation, and operation of the...
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Liz Skourtes

Marketing and RFP Manager, Administrative Assistant

Liz Skourtes is a Marketing and RFP Manager and is responsible supporting senior consultants with high level administrative functions. She also serves as project manager for the firm’s sales...
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Alin Syed

Analyst

Alin Syed is an analyst for the Hyas Group. He is responsible for a broad range of client projects. Mr. Syed is currently studying Business Finance at Portland State University. Prior to...
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Ned Taylor

Senior Consultant

Ned Taylor is a senior consultant for the Hyas Group and is responsible for developing and managing institutional client relationships....
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Kathi Welch

Operations Manager

Kathi Welch is the operations manager for the Hyas Group. She is responsible for supporting the firm's operational and administrative functions and serves as an additional resource on...
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Contact

108 NW 9th Avenue
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97209
971-634-1500