Paul Sommerstad
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Paul Sommerstad

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Paul is a Partner in the firm’s Retirement Plan Services Group. He has more than 15 years of experience in the retirement plan industry and specializes in helping organizations understand how plan design can dramatically improve their employees’ ability to successfully retire and how proper governance can limit personal fiduciary liability. Paul has worked with a variety of public, private and nonprofit organizations providing them with proven strategies that have resulted in improved outcomes for thousands of retirement plan participants. He is an ardent researcher of behavioral economics and prides himself in using plain language to help plan committees and participants accomplish their goals and objectives.

Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Paul was a Senior ERISA Consultant with Blue Prairie Group where his expertise in vendor negotiations resulted in lower total plan and administrative costs and improved service levels for institutional clients of all sizes.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Management from the University of St. Thomas - Opus School of Business. He also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst (CBFA) and Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) designations.

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Bloomfield Hills

39533 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Chicago

227 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606

Chicago

65 East Wacker Place
Chicago, IL 60601

Cleveland

Terminal Tower
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113

Fort Worth

3526 West Vickery Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Los Angeles

11601 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025

New York

335 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Orange County

3200 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626