Corporate Synergies Group (CSG), a privately held benefits brokers in the US, has appointed Pantelis Georgiadis as the interim CEO, succeeding Thomas Mangan.

Mr Georgiadis is the founder and CEO of Synetro Group, a private investment and advisory firm. Through Synetro he has built several business services and web based technology companies.

Prior to founding Synetro Group, Mr Georgiadis was chief operating officer of Lante. He joined Lante from McKinsey & Company, where he helped organizations to create customer-driven strategies, operations, organizations and technology.

Lew Greenblatt, chairman of board of Corporate Synergies Group, said: “Pete has more than 20 years of experience in advising, building and operating distinctive business-to-business companies. He is fully committed to maintaining the values of CSG and the continuation of its leadership role in the market.”

Mr Georgiadis said: “As one of the top privately-held benefits-only healthcare brokers in the US, Corporate Synergies Group is well-positioned to continue growing and providing unparalleled service to our clients in these challenging times. The senior management team here is a strong one, and I look forward to working with them to lead the company to even greater success.”