Biography

TJ Telford

Area Senior Vice President

TJ Telford is Area Senior Vice President, Executive Benefits, in the Financial & Retirement Services practice area within Gallagher’s Benefits and HR Consulting division. As Area Senior Vice President he is responsible for consults with executives and boards on best practices for attracting, retaining, and rewarding key leadership.

TJ’s career is focused on the financial services industry, with more than 15 years of experience in consulting to consumers,executives, and boards. TJ’s areas of expertise include nonqualified executive benefits, deferred compensation,institutional asset management, and benefit liability management. He consults with executives and boards on best practices for attracting, retaining, and rewarding key leadership.

As a senior consultant at Gallagher, TJ customizes benefit plans to meet the goals of both the executive and the board. His experience working with regional examiners, what they are looking for each plan type, adds to his focus on regulatory compliance. TJ is also a popular national speaker. He presented “Recruiting and Retaining Your A-Team” at the 2017 Association of Chief Executives for Sport Conference and “Executive Benefits: When Is Enough, Enough?” at the 2016 Directors and CEOs Leadership Convention.

TJ’s “work hard, play hard” philosophy is evident in his high level of commitment and service to his clients and his family’s great love of the outdoors. TJ and his wife Stacey have four children who are active in golf, hockey, basketball, and dance. His two sons are following in his footsteps in becoming avid competitive golfers. As a family, they can frequently be found on the ski slopes.

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