Jim Ouimet is co-founder of NXT.Services, the insurance industry’s leading event built to spotlight the dynamic innovations and changes disrupting the distribution of employee benefits and related services.
Prior to co-founding BenNext, Jim was President, US Marketing & Sales, for Afinium, Ltd., a customer centric enterprise enrollment and marketing platform.
Jim began his career with MetLife where he was instrumental in the development of Met’s individual voluntary benefits program.
He subsequently served as VP Broker Sales for BCBS of Kentucky, and was CEO of Kentucky Home Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Jim served as the first president of the Workplace Benefits Association and sat on its board for over a decade.
He has addressed many groups in insurance and financial services, and has been published in a number of prominent industry magazines.
He authored The True Basics of Successful Selling, and eBooks, Becoming Customer Centric in a Product Centric Industry and Big Data Big Sales.
In 2000, Jim was inducted into the Worksite Marketing Hall of Fame, and in 2016 was named the first recipient of the Workplace Benefits Association’s prestigious Walt Podgurski Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is a graduate of Dominican College and received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.