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401k Best Practices: A Guidebook for Plan Sponsors Podcast

Articles & Interviews | Aug 3, 2023 | Ty Parrish

Catch Partner Ty Parrish on BDO Talks ERISA podcast where he shares practical tips on Managing 401k Plans.

Ty Parrish


Ty is a Partner and Practice Leader of Cerity Partners’ Retirement Plan Services Group where he specializes in helping public, private, and nonprofit organizations design “blue ribbon” retirement plans. His areas of expertise include plan design, fiduciary governance, vendor management, and Fiduciary Based Investment Consulting™.

As a twenty-seven-year veteran of the retirement plan industry, Ty was instrumental in the design of Cerity Partners’ proprietary Plan Health Smartcard™ scoring system that helps plan sponsors quickly quantify the overall health of their retirement plans relative to peers. In addition, he created the Blue Ribbon Retirement Plan Award™, which recognizes plan sponsors who have embraced industry best practices and given their employees a clear path to achieving retirement readiness.

Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Ty was a Managing Partner and Senior ERISA Consultant with Blue Prairie Group, where he led the Institutional Retirement Practice Group and worked with their largest retirement plan clients. Earlier in his career, he honed his investment knowledge as a Key Account Executive with RidgeWorth Investments and built the firm’s defined contribution investment-only business. Ty was also the Institutional Business Development Officer at SunTrust Bank, focusing solely on helping Fortune 1000 companies with their retirement plans. He began his career at Great-West Life as an employee benefits specialist.