Chris Porter is Vice President of Sales & Marketing for FCE. In this leadership role, he has significantly grown FCE’s book-of-business, both in the CRP/AbilityOne
segment of the federal contractor community and in the for-profit community; to this end, he has taken care to cultivate numerous relationships among brokers serving the
Fringe-Benefit market. Though Chris is the VP of Sales & Marketing, he does not relinquish his guidance and care of the client upon finalizing the service agreement;
rather, Chris coordinates various administrative aspects of plan implementation, thereby ensuring that the client enjoys a seamless transition to FCE benefits as well as
monitoring the clients on-going day-to-day Administration.
In addition, Chris works extensively with Government Contractors and Consultants relating to the SCA design structure of benefits, funding strategies, communication and education
of their employee benefit plans. In particular, Chris is an expert on Health Care Reform and provides guidance to clients regarding how the Affordable Care Act will impact their
businesses and overlaps the Service Contract Act (SCA) rules and laws.
Chris earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, graduating in 2006.
Sales and Marketing Executive
Josh is a Sales and Marketing Executive at FCE. Through this role Josh has grown FCE’s book of business and continues to cultivate relationships in both the not for profit and
for profit sectors. Josh focuses his efforts on building mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships with brokers. Josh’s hands-on approach as a sales executive is seen not only
in his attention to detail but also through his ability to maintain positive relationships with his clients and brokers � even following the implementation of the group. As a result
of these contacts and partnerships, he continues to stand out and succeed in the business. In fact, FCE counts on Josh to handle many marketing aspects as well, from trade show
organization to conference presentations.
Josh has been with FCE for over 12 years. He has had several roles with the company including Corporate Marketing Coordinator and Senior Account Executive.
A native of Wayzata, MN, Josh earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Business from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Josh graduated in 2002 and moved to
the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003. After living in San Francisco for 10 years, Josh relocated to Reno, NV where he now lives with his wife and son.
Business Development Director
Jeanette Zakar joins the FCE sales team as Business Development Director. She brings over 25 years of experience in the government contracting health
and welfare employee benefits market. For 15 years, she ran her own small brokerage firm where her clientele was predominantly government contractors.
She has significant experience and expertise in the Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act and Living Wage regulations.
In the early years of her career she applied her skills, knowledge and understanding to the administration and compliance needs of government contractors
and assisted in the development and customization of the Hour Bank software program. This software supported the administration, allocation and accounting
of health and welfare fringe dollars and gave rise to a third-party administration company.
A native of Colombia S.A., Jeanette studied Interior Design and Decoration at the Escuela de Artes in Bogota. After 20 years in San Diego, California she
relocated to Atlanta where she lives with her daughter and son.
Key Account Coordinator
Jennifer Byrne came to FCE with over 13 years of administrative work in a sales related capacity. Her work has included account management roles, customer service, operations,
office management, accounting assistance and project management. Additionally, she has been an executive assistant to the sales manager and associates during her work as a
During her time here with FCE, she has rapidly grown from an Administrative Assistant, to an Account Coordinator, and is now our Key Account Coordinator here at FCE. She is highly
involved with the Implementation of new groups and enjoys creating those lasting relationships. Additionally, Jennifer assists in supporting our Account Management team in
servicing our current clients and employee’s needs however necessary.
Business Development Manager
Parker Barrineau is a member of the FCE Business Development Team. In this role, he is responsible for cultivating relationships with Government Contractors to include
new and existing relationships as well as educating benefit consultants and brokers about the Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis Bacon Acts. Parker is responsible for
marketing FCE’s many services, acquiring leads and business in the southern region of the country. Parker graduated from the University of Alabama in 2015 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Planning and a Master of Science degree in Marketing. While attending the University of Alabama, Parker was member of the Crimson
Tide national championship football team. After graduation, he served as the offensive analyst for the team.
Parker is native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He enjoys traveling and outdoor activities, especially snowboarding, hunting, fishing and hiking.
In her role as Marketing Assistant, Chelsea Perales is responsible for coordination of social media and digital marketing campaigns, maintenance of
current and prospective contact records, client relationship development, and marketing project coordination.
Chelsea has earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees - one in Communications from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, and a second
from California State University Fullerton with an emphasis in Entertainment Public Relations. After college Chelsea worked as a Sales Marketing Coordinator
at Oakley Inc, and as a Project Coordinator at the TechStyle Fashion Group in Los Angeles.
Chelsea is a native of Orange County, California and now resides in San Francisco. She enjoys exploring new places, different cultures, and exotic cuisines
from all over the world. She joins FCE having recently returned from a yearlong sabbatical where she was fortunate enough to see how people live, communicate,
and exchange goods and services in over 21 different countries.