Working at Bolton
We are dedicated to attracting the best talent and providing an organization of continuous learning, professional mastery and integrity so that our team reaches their full potential and can make the biggest impact where they live, work and play.
Bolton’s Vision: To inspire individuals to live more healthy, productive and financially secure lives within their communities
We embrace the pursuit of continuous learning and constant improvement. We believe that everyone achieves more through healthy collaboration and teamwork. We are intentional in our actions and insist on the highest standards. We empower everyone to deliver the best in all they do and hold ourselves accountable for the results. We promote a culture of fun, health and living well.
A History of Bolton
The beginning. Robert (Bob) Bolton starts Bolton & Associates Actuaries & Consultants, Inc. The newly formed company has an office in the Teacher’s Building located next to lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, Maryland. Bob’s paramount clients are the Park Sausage Co., Maryland MTA, and the Baltimore Orioles.
Bolton & Associates begins to grow. Bob now has 4 employees, including Charles Blazek III, MAAA, EA.
Bolton & Associates moves to the city. The young company has more than doubled in size (now with 10 employees), and Bob Bolton makes the strategic decision to move the office to a brownstone located at 16 East Eager Street in Baltimore City.
The first merger occurs. Bolton & Associates has been doing some health & welfare consulting, but the strength is the pension actuaries. Bob makes another strategic decision to merge with Charlie Offutt, president of the Offutt Group, and form Bolton Offutt, Inc. This union represents the expansion of Bolton’s Health & Welfare consulting division.
Bolton Offutt, Inc. moves to Harbor Court. The company continues to grow and is in need of more space. Bob and Charlie decide to move to the newly built Harbor Court building located on Charles Street, across from the Inner Harbor. The building is of modern design as it has a hotel, health club, condominiums, shops, and offices all on the premises. The Towers at Harbor Court is the tallest residential building in Maryland.
Another merger. Dick Donovan joins the firm, and the corporate name becomes Bolton Offutt Donovan, Inc. The addition of Mr. Donovan strengthens our Executive Compensation expertise.
Adding expertise. Mike Graber, Ph.D., FSA, joins the firm. Mike has worked as an Actuary for the IRS and becomes our in-house pension law expert.
Change is in the air. The Investment Consulting Group (ICG) is formed. Charlie Offutt leaves the firm; the corporate name remains unchanged. Ross Coffey, CEBS is hired as Director of our Health & Welfare division.
Thomas Lowman, FSA, joins the firm. The hiring of Mr. Lowman enriches our actuarial expertise as well as expands our public sector clientele. Tom is also the key player in acquiring our first Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) contract.
Back to the beginning. Dick Donovan retires, and Bolton Offutt Donovan, Inc. becomes Bolton Partners, Inc.
The Florida office opens. Bolton Partners has clients in over 20 states; a growing number of them are in Florida. The office is located in Boca Raton and is run by Bob Bolton and Jeffrey DeLisle.
Northeast expansion. Bolton Partners acquires Stephen R. Thomas Actuarial Associates, a New Jersey based employee consulting firm. We open our Philadelphia office shortly after the acquisition.
Moving. Bolton Partners headquarters relocate from the Harbor Court building to the newly renovated Transamerica Tower at 100 Light Street. The acquired Stephen R. Thomas company is renamed Bolton Partners Northeast, Inc.
Bolton Health Actuarial, Inc. (BHA) is established. BHA provides health actuarial consulting services to health plans, insurers and federal and state governments. BHA is retained by CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services).
President of the Company’s Investment Consulting Division, Carol Boykin, CFA, resigns to take the position as Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. She will be responsible for the investment of the U.N.’s $55 billion defined benefit plan.
Moving. Bolton Partners, Inc. headquarters relocates from the Transamerica Tower to our current location at 36 S. Charles Street.
A new corporate identity is launched including a name change from Bolton Partners, Inc. to Bolton and a new website at BoltonUSA.com.
Bolton is a great place to work! We offer a broad array of benefits that reflect the changing needs of our employees.
Comprehensive Benefits Package
Our benefits include health, dental, vision, short & long-term disability insurance.
Bolton offers a 401(k) program with a generous matching contribution policy.
Bolton reimburses for eligible job-related expenses for degree programs.
Employee Assistance Program
Bolton offers a free Employee Assistance Program that provides confidential counseling, work/life services and legal consultations.
Bolton offers flexible work schedules and the capability to work from home when the need arises.
Some of our other great perks include: modern offices, a monthly health club stipend, generous paid time off and monthly employee birthday and anniversary celebrations.
Bolton has over 100 employees combined in our 7 locations. Due to our size, we offer a dynamic work environment with minimal amounts of bureaucracy and red tape. We have a unique and intriguing client base that spans public sector, multiemployer, and corporate landscapes. Employees are placed in the best area to succeed and are held to high industry and ethical standards. We offer a competitive benefits package, and we are an equal opportunity employer.