BBSI Appoints Gary Kramer as Chief Financial Officer

VANCOUVER, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/13/16 -- Barrett Business Services, Inc. ("BBSI" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: BBSI), a leading provider of business management solutions, has appointed Gary Kramer as chief financial officer, effective August 10, 2016. Kramer succeeds Interim CFO Tom Carley.

Kramer comes to BBSI with more than 15 years of insurance industry expertise, joining the Company from Chubb Global Services, a unit of Chubb Limited -- the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer, where he spent 12 years. While at Chubb (formerly ACE Limited prior to ACE's acquisition of Chubb), Kramer led the Global Services unit and applied their experience, expertise and infrastructure to support the complex underwriting and servicing needs of large, multinational customers. He also oversaw the delivery of their sophisticated risk management products, programs and services for global programs of U.S.-based companies.

Prior to his current role at Chubb, Kramer served as divisional financial officer for ACE Financial Solutions. During this time, he had responsibility for finance and operations, with particular emphasis on accounting, financial controls and systems.

"After an extensive national search where we had the opportunity to meet a number of strong candidates, Gary's financial expertise and approach to leadership stood out sharply," said Michael Elich, president and CEO of BBSI. "Gary is a long-term strategic thinker who is well aligned with our culture and our management team. Additionally, his expertise in establishing systems and controls will support continued stability in our model."

Mr. Kramer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a specialization in finance from Rowan University and an MBA with a specialization in accounting from Drexel University.

Commenting on his new position, Kramer said: "BBSI is a company focused squarely on helping business owners build stronger companies. I look forward to using my experience to help drive the continued commitment toward this vision. I can't imagine a more exciting time to join BBSI."

About BBSI
BBSI (NASDAQ: BBSI) is a leading provider of business management solutions, combining human resource outsourcing and professional management consulting to create a unique operational platform that differentiates it from competitors. The Company's integrated platform is built upon expertise in payroll processing, employee benefits, workers' compensation coverage, risk management and workplace safety programs, and human resource administration. BBSI's partnerships help businesses of all sizes improve the efficiency of their operations. The Company works with more than 4,000 clients across all lines of business in 22 states. For more information, please visit

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