Empyrean Welcomes Tim Purkis as Director, Sales – Public Sector to Their Growing Sales Team

Houston, TX. [Dec. 2, 2022] Empyrean, (www.goempyrean.com), a leading technology and service-centric employee benefits administration provider, has announced that Tim Purkis has joined the organization as Director of Sales, Public Sector.

“Tim joins us with over 15 years of deep industry experience, specifically helping organizations in the public sector solve their benefits-related challenges,” said Mike Lee, Empyrean’s VP, Sales. “Public enterprises face many obstacles not experienced by private entities, and these are issues that Tim has vast experience in solving.”

The majority of Purkis’ career has included time spent in sales positions of increasing responsibility with companies like Businessolver, Vimly, Mass Mutual, and Benefitfocus, acting as a true partner and advisor throughout the benefits lifecycle and journey.

Purkis has helped countless state and local municipalities, higher education institutions, public school districts, and other entities solve unique benefits-related challenges faced by organizations in the public sector. 

“Empyrean has a rich history of surpassing client expectations and with a clear focus on the public sector space, the sky is the limit,” added Purkis. “Our very high retention rate and even higher NPS score (especially on the implementation side) give me a great amount of confidence in our ability to deliver on our clients’ needs.”

Purkis joins Empyrean during a time of accelerated growth, as the organization continues to add new clients across the west coast and all U.S. markets. Amidst this growth, Empyrean has launched several new and enhanced offerings, including customized microsite capabilities and an upgrade to their mobile app, EmpyreanGO.

Recently, Empyrean launched a free, interactive online Benefits Maturity Assessment designed to help HR and Benefits leaders understand the full impact of their benefits function. Derived from data collected in an Empyrean-sponsored research study conducted by HR analyst firm NelsonHall, the assessment measures the sophistication of a benefit function against five key indicators identified in their joint research.  

Tim earned a B.S. from Utah State University and an M.A. from the University of Phoenix. He resides in California with his wife and four sons. Tim and his wife are passionate volunteers, and in 2005 founded Friends of NICU, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the financial resources necessary to help parents of NICU patients spend more time with their babies.

About Empyrean

Since 2006, Empyrean has provided employers of varying size, industry, and benefit plan complexity with the innovative technology and best in class service necessary to accelerate their benefits strategies and bring their benefit programs to life. Empyrean’s platform and services were designed to create connected employee benefit experiences that enrich lives, strengthen employer brands, and improve workplace cultures.

Today, more than 4.6 million participants across the U.S. rely on Empyrean’s cutting-edge systems and top notch support teams to inform and guide their benefit enrollment and utilization decisions. Focused on total employee health and wellness, Empyrean is dedicated to delivering a scalable and tailored benefits experience for all employees and their families by combining innovative technology with employee-centric services to empower participants to better understand, access, and engage with their benefit programs not just at enrollment time, but on a year-round basis. 

Empyrean’s technologies and services empower employees to not only better understand the value of the benefit programs offered to them, but to then connect with these benefits in a way that drives better outcomes for themselves, their families, and their organization. 

Headquartered in Houston, TX, Empyrean has additional office locations in Minneapolis, MN and Nashville, TN, as well as remote teams located throughout the U.S. 

Empyrean is a subsidiary of Securian Financial (www.securian.com). 

Brienne Driscoll
Head of Content & Communications