Who We Are

Leadership Team

Lindy McCoy

Lindy McCoy, QKA, QPA

Vice President of Operations

Matt Schall

Matt Schall

Conversion Manager

Mathew Perkins

Matthew L. Perkins AIF®, CPFA®, NSSA®

Senior Consultant

Rob Janicki

Rob Janicki, ERPA, QKA

Plan Consultant/Compliance Manager

Kelly Tisdall

Kelly Tisdall, QKA

Daily Operations Supervisor

Lindy McCoy

Lindy McCoy, QKA, QPA

Vice President of Operations

LindyM@abgmi.com
 

Lindy joined Alliance Benefit Group in 2001. Her background in operations and dedication to client satisfaction are key in her current role.

Because she enjoys the ever-changing industry of the private retirement system she has found that she can contribute more to the industry by volunteering as a member of the ASPPA Government Affairs 401(k) subcommittee where she has served since 2010.

Lindy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. She is a member of ASPPA and has earned the designations of Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) and Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA).

When not working on retirement plan business, Lindy is kept busy with her family; she is married with two young daughters. Lindy also enjoys reading, cooking and entertaining.

Matt Schall

Matt Schall

Conversion Manager

MattS@abgmi.com
 

Matt got his start in the retirement plan industry in 1992 and has held a variety of positions (group meeting presenter, benefit consultant, benefit consultant manager, recordkeeping department manager and conversion manager) over the years. The experience he gained in these different positions has enabled Matt to have a unique perspective on the plan conversion process.

Through the years, Matt is quick to point out that one thing has never changed -- "In everything we do, it’s still all about the client." Plan conversions are a great opportunity to help the client improve their plan and help their participants. While most plan conversions share common characteristics, no two are alike. Each takes on its own identity and comes with opportunities, challenges and growth.

Handling conversions for ABG is a very good fit for Matt. It’s a unique position that requires interaction with plan sponsors, advisors, ABG principals, compliance experts and operations staff. At one point or another, a conversion touches every department in the firm.

Matt is married with three grown kids. He enjoys volunteering with his wife at their church’s outreach/food pantry and singing in their church’s vocal ensemble. He's a lifelong Detroit Tiger fan and enjoys playing tennis with his "kids".

Mathew Perkins

Matthew L. Perkins AIF®, CPFA®, NSSA®

Senior Consultant

MattP@abgmi.com
 

Matt joined ABG in 2007 and has been in the retirement plan services industry for over 15 years. He began his career as a Financial Advisor with Raymond James & Associates where he specialized in investment and retirement planning for high net worth individuals. As a Senior Consultant with ABG, Matt is responsible for providing guidance and education in all areas of investments, retirement and social security planning to Plan Participants and Sponsors. He also specializes in working with Advisors to provide coaching and assistance in all areas of Qualified and Non-Qualified Retirement Plans.

Mr. Perkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University, Rochester MI. He currently holds a FINRA Series 65 license as a qualified Investment Advisor Representative and in the past has held additional licensing including the Series 7, 63, Life, Accident & Health Licenses. He also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation from Fi360, the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®) designation from the National Association of Plan Advisors, and is a credentialed member of the National Social Security Advisors (NSSA®).

The passion Matt has for the retirement services industry is largely from the ongoing changes and evolution of the business. With the work he does at ABG, he believes there is opportunity each day to improve retirement outcomes for American workers. Matt and his wife Kim live in Rochester Hills, MI with their three children. He enjoys coaching youth baseball and spending time outdoors with his family in his free time.

Rob Janicki

Rob Janicki, ERPA, QKA

Plan Consultant/Compliance Manager

RobJ@abgmi.com
 

Rob joined Alliance Benefit Group in 2006 and has over 18 years of retirement plan and compliance experience. Rob’s background was previously in the CPA/Accounting industry, so the transition to the retirement plan world has been a very good fit for him.

Rob earned a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Walsh College. He is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and has earned the designation of Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA). Rob has also earned the designation as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA), which is a classification of professional allowed to practice before the IRS and to represent clients in retirement plan matters.

Rob’s extensive knowledge and experience allows him to provide clients with a better understanding and review of their individual plan needs, which helps to provide the perfect retirement plan design for their specific organization. He feels that the best client experience is one in which he can help the client to understand how their plan works and how it fits their goals.

Outside of the office, Rob spends the majority of his time in an ice rink with his wife while enjoying watching their son play travel hockey.

Kelly Tisdall

Kelly Tisdall, QKA

Daily Operations Supervisor

KellyT@abgmi.com
 

Kelly Tisdall – Daily Operations Supervisor – Kelly joined Alliance Benefit Group in 2004 as an operations associate. She has worked in the 401(k) retirement industry for over 14 years with a concentration on the daily operations and processing side of the business.

Kelly is currently pursuing her Qualified 401(k) Administrator designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA).

Service Leaders

Maureen Welsh

Maureen Welsh, QKA

Client Relationship Manager

Joyce Clouthier

Joyce Clouthier, QKA

Client Relationship Manager

Jaylene Laubach

Jaylene Laubach, QKA

Client Relationship Manager

Lindsay Garrison

Lindsay Garrison, QKA

Client Relationship Manager

Maureen Welsh

Maureen Welsh, QKA

Client Relationship Manager

MaureenW@abgmi.com
 

Maureen has worked in the 401(k) retirement industry for over 15 years. She began her career in 1997 with the Principal Financial Group in Spokane, Washington. In 2003, Maureen and her family relocated to Michigan when she joined Alliance Benefit Group as a Client Relationship Manager.

Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Washington University. She is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and has earned a designation of Qualified 401(k) Administrator, (QKA).

Maureen enjoys the 401(k) retirement industry knowing that she is providing an important service helping individuals save for their future. In her leisure time, she likes gardening and spending time with her two children.

Joyce Clouthier

Joyce Clouthier, QKA

Client Relationship Manager

JoyceC@abgmi.com
 

Joyce came to Alliance Benefit Group as a Client Relationship Manager in 2006 after 25 years in the financial services industry. Much of her experience was gained with a large regional bank, which is now PNC Bank.

Joyce graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, (ASPPA) from which she earned a Qualified 401(k) Administrator, (QKA) designation.

In her spare time, Joyce is a member of the Village Players of Birmingham. She has served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors and Editor of the monthly newsletter in addition to working backstage and appearing on stage.

Jaylene Laubach

Jaylene Laubach, QKA

Client Relationship Manager

JayleneL@abgmi.com
 

Jaylene recently joined Alliance Benefit Group as a Client Relationship Manager. She comes to us with 18 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. She spent the last six years as a Relationship Manager for Qualified Retirement plans.

Outside of work, Jaylene enjoys biking with her husband, reading and participating in various group fitness classes, her favorite being Zumba. Jaylene enjoys working at ABG and the retirement services industry as a whole, because she has a passion for helping people achieve the goal of a comfortable and successful retirement which includes providing a paycheck from their 401(k) plans.

Jaylene graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance. To supplement her retirement plan knowledge, she is currently pursuing her Qualified 401(k) Administrator designation (QKA) through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA).

Lindsay Garrison

Lindsay Garrison, QKA

Client Relationship Manager

lindsayg@abgmi.com
 

Lindsay joined Alliance Benefit Group in January 2014 with 10 years of experience in the retirement plan and financial services industry. She is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and has earned a designation of Qualified 401(k) Administrator, (QKA).

Lindsay enjoys her Client Relationship Manager position with ABG because she likes helping clients navigate through the ins-and-outs of retirement plan rules and regulations. Additionally, she is able to help educate participants on the importance of how, and why, to save for retirement.

Outside of the office, Lindsay enjoys mountain biking, hiking, painting and traveling to new and beautiful locations across America and abroad.