Kenneth B. Berry
KB Berry & Assoc., Inc.
Walnut Creek, California
Mr. Berry is President of KB Berry & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in cost containment programs aimed at reducing Medical and Prescription Drug costs.
Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Berry was President of Associated Third Party Administrators (“ATPA”) and Accelera Health (ATPA’s Cost Containment Subsidiary), a $45M company with over 400 employees.
Over the past 30 years, Mr. Berry has served as a third-party administrator (TPA), auditor and consultant, and has worked with over 100 employee benefit plans, Fund Managers, Attorneys, Benefit Consultants, Actuaries, Trustees, Bank Custodians, Service Providers and Investment Managers relating to issues impacting the various plans.
Prior to joining ATPA, he was Vice President and Benefits Consultant with the Segal Company, where he was responsible for benefits consulting for health and welfare plans, defined benefit pension plans (ranging in size up to 20,000 participants) and defined contribution pension plans,
Mr. Berry’s background also includes:
Six years as a registered pharmacist (RPh)
Two years as an auditor with Ernst & Young
11 years as an owner of a TPA (not including his time at ATPA),
And an additional five years as an auditor, auditing Taft-Hartley Trust Funds with two different public accounting firms, the last being Miller Kaplan Arase & Co.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the California Society of CPAs and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
Mr. Berry holds a BS in Pharmacy from Oregon State University and an MBA in Health Services Management from Golden Gate University.