Meet Our CEO

Steven J. Cochlan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve founded The Cochlan Group, inc. in 1998 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Regarded as a pioneer in the design, implementation and financing of nonqualified executive benefit plans Steve has served executives and directors of companies, large and small, in diversified industries since 1983.

Steve began his professional career as a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse. Having a mindset that consistently seeks new challenges, he joined Clark/Bardes, Inc. (subsequently Clark Consulting), where he quickly emerged as one of its top consultants and a driving force in the development of innovative approaches to recruit, retain and reward key employees, Directors and other highly compensated employees. Steve’s reputation for innovation and his consistent focus on the welfare of his clients has led to a strong following within the business community.

Steve earned his B.S.B.A. Degree in Accounting at Bowling Green State University and is currently a member of the Bowling Green President’s Club. He is a lifetime member of the International Forum and the Top of the Table. He is also a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters, the Chicago Association of Life Underwriters and the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.

Steve serves on the Boards of Cornerstone University and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Wrestling). He is also a significant contributor to a number of not-for-profit organizations and ministries. Steve and his wife, Susan, are the “proud” parents of three precious children – Cullen, Stephanie and Cassidy.


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