Jeff Kluge

Principal | Consultant

Jeff Kluge is an Employee Benefits Consultant and Entrepreneur. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and obtained his Undergraduate Degree in Management and Finance and his MBA with a Finance emphasis. Jeff visited Salt Lake City during the Olympics and after meeting many wonderful people and enjoying the beauty Utah has to offer, he permanently moved to Utah in 2002. As an owner of GBS Benefits, Inc in Salt Lake City, Jeff offers unmatched expertise in employee benefits, problem solving, financial analysis, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Health Care Reform.

Jeff has earned the “Chairman’s Circle Award,” every year since he started with Leavitt Group, which recognizes the top ten insurance agents within Leavitt Group’s 125+ offices across the country. He was the top insurance agent in the organization for the 2011 production year – even with his additional responsibilities as an owner – earning the prestigious “Bert J. Leavitt Producer of the Year” award.

Jeff was named a 2014 “40 Under 40 Broker” by Business Insurance, a national insurance publication. The program recognizes standout performers, with the best and brightest talent, demonstrating industry excellence, leadership attributes, client service skills, and expertise, among retail insurance brokers under age 40. Jeff was also named 2015 “40 Under 40” by Utah Business.

As a client of Jeff’s, you can expect him to work relentlessly on your behalf – anticipating your needs, pushing industry standards, and driving innovation. When he’s not running around town attending meetings you can find Capitan Jeff on his sailboat, in the mountains skiing or biking, or traveling and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Highlights

  • Joined GBS in 2006 as a Principal owner

  • Over 20 years of industry experience

  • Experience in all client industries

  • Named one of the 40 Under 40 by Business Insurance Magazine and Utah Business

  • Bert J. Leavitt Producer of the Year recipient in 2011 and 2018.

Interests

  • Spending Time with Family and Friends

  • Competitive Sailing

  • Mountain Bike Racing

  • Watching Formula 1

  • Traveling

Areas of Expertise

  • Negotiation

  • Strategic Innovation

  • Employee Engagement

  • Population Health

  • Management

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Finance, and Management
  • Webster University
 
"I have been working with Jeff Kluge and his team for several years now. I wish I had found GBS earlier on in my career because I would have switched our company over to their service to save me money and headaches! The method in which Jeff and his team work with us resembles a partnership rather than a client. They genuinely care about our employees and work together with us each year to come up with the best possible health and wellness solutions. "
Jay Fugal
Jay Fugal
Vice President Operations at Profire Energy