HORAN Launches New Company to Support Small and Emerging Businesses

Julie Highley promoted to President of HORAN Emerging Business Advisors


Today, HORAN announced a new company to support the growth of small and emerging businesses in the region led by Julie Highley.

“HORAN continues to grow our footprint as one of the top benefits providers and wealth management firms in the region,” said Terence L. Horan, President and Chief Executive Officer at HORAN. “With Julie in this leadership role, I am confident that her dedication to strengthening the health of small businesses will have a tremendous impact to these leading entrepreneurs.”

Highley brings 33 years of industry experience, 25 of which are at HORAN, to this new role. The establishment of HORAN Emerging Business Advisors reinforces HORAN’s commitment to protecting the future of small businesses in the region.

“HORAN recognized the need for a focused approach to small and emerging businesses before the COVID-19 pandemic and now it has proven to be more important than ever,” said Highley. “We have invested in a dedicated team of experts that is focused solely on the needs of businesses under 100 employees due to the complexity of ever-changing legislation, compliance and products in the market.”

Today, there are over 40 million businesses in the United States with fewer than 100 employees. 90% of all Ohio businesses fall into this category.  HORAN Emerging Business Advisors understands the unique needs of small and emerging businesses because they are one themselves.

 “We believe that small business is the foundation for marketplace growth and we are able to support these employers with the full power of HORAN,” Highley said. “Our unique and proactive business model provides us with the opportunity to create a rewards package that includes health, retirement and executive benefits so small business can attract and retain top talent to help their businesses grow and thrive.”