Burlingon, MA Office


Michael J. Rodgers, Jr.

Principal and Managing Partner of Axial Benefits Group

As the Principal and Managing Partner of Axial Benefits Group, Mr. Rodgers brings his extensive background in health and welfare plans to Axial's clients.

He has been pioneering Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions since 2009, specializing in assisting medium and large corporations, many of whom have multi-state locations, with the development of effective health care programs. Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Peter M. Lawler - AIF®, CRPS®

Principal and Corporate Client Group Director

Peter has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before co-founding Axial Financial Group, he worked as a vice president and corporate client group director for Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, in addition to owning and operating his own manufacturing representative firm. Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Shawna E. Brackett

Account Manager - Employee Benefits

Shawna graduated from Merrimack College in 2007 with a degree in Marketing and Business. While attending college she worked as an intern with Axial and has been with us ever since. Shawna's role as an Account Manager - Employee Benefits includes, but is not limited to, handling all aspects of managing the implementation, enrollments, and Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Ron Carlstrom

Director of Marketing

Ron has over 10 years experience in the Financial Marketing world. Having led Marketing departments at multiple Banks and Credit Unions in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, he understands the regional regulatory and competitive enviroment. Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Lyndsay Diggins

Account Manager - Employee Benefits

Lyndsay graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2004 with a degree in Communications and Sociology. Lyndsay’s role as an Account Manager - Employee Benefits includes handling all aspects of managing the implementation, enrollments, and renewals of various lines of insurance products that our clients maintain. Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Daniel Lahiff

Account Manager - Employee Benefits

Dan graduated from Merrimack College in 2011 with a degree in English, and a minor in Business Administration. While at Merrimack, Dan spent a year interning at Axial, and has remained with the firm since. He currently works as a member of our benefits team, specializing in corporate-sponsored retirement planning, Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Mary Ponte

Account Manager - Employee Benefits

Mary joined Axial Benefits Group in June 2016. She holds a BA degree in Communications and Public Relations from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and a MS degree in Management from Lasell College. She has over 6 years experience in Human Resources, employee health and welfare benefits and company insurance plans. Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Isabelle Rodgers

Account Manager - Employee Benefits

Isabelle started as an intern at Axial Benefits Group in 2014 and officially joined our account management team as a full time employee in June 2017. She has experience in several areas of healthcare administration through her internship and during her time in Vermont at a third party administrator, Cobalt Benefit Administrators.Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

John Schorum

Director of Client Services and Operations

Axial Benefits Group (ABG) is pleased to announce the addition of John Schorum to the Axial Benefits Group Team in the role of Director, Client Services and Operations. John will have direct responsibility for the Client Management Team and will also have oversight over Axial Benefits Group’ operations. Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Emily Wiliams

Business Analyst

Emily graduated from Emmanuel College of Boston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. During her college career, she found herself drawn to data analytics.  She is excited to be working with the benefits team. She is enthusiastic about this opportunity to use her analytical and mathematical skills to help the organization achieve their client-oriented goals. Read Full Bio [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]