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 assisting our clients with plan regulatory guidance and providing unparalleled client service in the form of investment selection and monitoring, portfolio construction, fee assessment and vendor evaluation, we will enable our clients to be secure in fulfilling all of their fiduciary responsibilities.

Our Firm

The Hyas Group, an 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 20 years of experience with defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans and investments. Collectively, we represent and advise on $45 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 Group.

Hyas Group is a separate business unit within Morgan Stanley Institutional Investment Advisors LLC.

 

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

Vice President, Business Operations

Christy Bennett is vice president of business operations for the Hyas Group. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm with an emphasis on firm financials and technology....
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Tom Breaden, CFA

Executive Director, Director of Analytics

Tom Breaden, CFA serves as executive director and the director of analytics for the Hyas Group and leads the firm’s analytics department which includes oversight and project management...
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Denise Chapman

Senior Client Services Administrator

Denise Chapman is a senior client services administrator for the Hyas Group. She is responsible for supporting senior consultants with high-level administrative functions. ...
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Rasch Cousineau

Executive Director, Senior Principal

Rasch Cousineau is an executive director and senior principal for the Hyas Group and focuses on the firm's retirement plan sponsor clients....
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Jayson Davidson, CFA

Executive Director, Managing Principal

Jayson Davidson is the executive director and managing principal for the Hyas Group. He is responsible for providing a wide range of consulting services to the firm...
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Vincent Galindo

Executive Director, Senior Principal

Vincent Galindo is an executive director and senior principal for the Hyas Group. With more than 25 years of experience ...
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Marlee Griffith

Graphic Designer

Marlee Griffith is a graphic designer for the Hyas Group. She is responsible for establishing company brand guidelines and...
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Ted Grigsby, CIMA

Executive Director, Senior Principal

Ted Grigsby, CIMA is an executive director and senior principal for the Hyas Group and focuses on serving the firm's retirement plan sponsor clients. With more than 16 years of experience ...
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Geoff Hildreth

Vice President, Senior Performance Analyst

Geoff Hildreth is a vice president and a senior performance analyst for the Hyas Group. He is responsible for contributing to a variety of projects including production of investment...
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Matt MacDonald, CFA

Vice President, Senior Analyst

Matt MacDonald, CFA serves as a Senior Analyst and is responsible for contributing to a variety of projects. He is a member of the Investment Committee...
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Kathryn Talley Manning

Senior Client Services Administrator

Kathryn Talley Manning is a senior client services administrator for the Hyas Group. She is responsible for supporting senior consultants with high-level administrative functions. ...
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Michelle Moreno

Senior Client Services Administrator

Michelle Moreno is a Senior Client Services Administrator for the Hyas Group. She is responsible for supporting senior consultants with high-level administrative functions....
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Kathi McKiernan

Vice President, Client Service Operations

Kathi McKiernan is vice president of client service operations for the Hyas Group. She is responsible for supporting the firm's operational and administrative functions and serves ...
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Matt Morganroth

Vice President, Senior Analyst

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

Executive Director, Managing Analyst

Dale Parker is the executive director and managing analyst for the Hyas Group. He is responsible for supporting all aspects of the firm’s operations...
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Michelle Ruppelt

Vice President, Business Control & Risk

Michelle Ruppelt is is vice president of business control & risk for the Hyas Group. In her role, Michelle is responsible for developing and maintaining an effective risk and control frame...
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Greg Settle

Executive Director, Senior Principal

Gregory Settle is an executive director and senior principal for the Hyas Group. He has nearly 30 years of experience working in the design, implementation,...
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Liz Skourtes

Assistant Vice President, Marketing and RFP Manager

Liz Skourtes is a Marketing and RFP Manager and is responsible for the firm’s sales and marketing efforts....
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Alin Syed

Senior Analyst

Alin Syed is a Senior Performance Analyst for the Hyas Group. He is responsible for contributing to a variety of projects including production of investment performance reports...
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Ned Taylor

Executive Director, Senior Principal

Ned Taylor is an executive director and senior principal for the Hyas Group and is responsible for developing and managing institutional client relationships....
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Audrey White

Executive Director, Senior Principal

Audrey White is an executive director and senior principal for the Hyas Group. She is responsible for managing institutional client relationships and providing advice to plan sponsors, ...
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Contact

9755 SW Barnes Road
Suite 660
Portland, OR 97225
971-634-1500

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