Cory Johnson, MBA

Partner, Benefits Consultant


Cory Johnson is a Partner and Benefits Consultant at JA Benefits.

Cory is an experienced Benefits Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. With his strong entrepreneurship and professional skills in Asset Management, Start-ups, Financial Structuring, Health Insurance, and Risk Management, he hopes to help companies take back control of their benefits.

Cory previously worked for BMO (Bank of Montreal) Capital Markets/Harris N.A. as a commercial lender for 7 years. He was part of the Special Accounts Management Unit as a Vice President and Associate. There, his responsibilities included analysis and management of loan accounts, which required restructuring across multiple industries – including residential real estate project finance, specialty finance business development companies, and transportation and capital goods manufacturing companies.

As for education, Cory received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, graduating from DePauw with honors and distinction in the Management Fellows Program. He later pursued and received a Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, focusing on Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.

Cory excelled in the subject of business, and he continued to pursue his passion outside of college, receiving several certifications and awards. These included his Indiana Health and Life License, the completion of the BMO Capital Markets Relationship Management Development Program, and becoming a founding team member of the Financial Sponsors Loan Program.

Beyond his career, Cory is an active participant in community and family activities. Two of his favorite community activities to be involved in is being a Lawrence County Economic Growth Council Member and being part of the DePauw Alumni Tennis Association.

At home, Cory and his family love the outdoors. He and his wife, Jane, and kids, Wilder and Eleanore, along with their dog, Lola, love to ride bikes, camp and hike. Cory enjoys mountain biking and traveling internationally with his wife – having explored South Korea, Japan, Hungary, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK, thus far.