Raphy Timour

Co-Founder at Pontrelli, Timour & Associates, Inc.

raphy-timour-pt-benefits-human-resources-731x1024A California native of Pasadena, Raphy Timour stayed close to home when he attended California State University-Northridge. After graduating in 1993, Raphy began his career at Automatic Data Processing as an outside sales representative. During his time with the company, he worked in their Major Accounts Division (100 – 1000 employees), targeting and acquiring new business opportunities.

For over half a decade, Raphy is proud to have achieved  President Club status each and every year. Although he enjoyed working at ADP and learning the full range of employee benefits administration and human capital management , Raphy decided he no longer wanted to be a cog in a Fortune 500 machine. The faceless size and breadth of such a huge corporation prevented him from providing his clients with the customercentric approach that he truly valued. Taking an entrepreneurial step forward, he decided to start a business with his childhood friend Chris Pontrelli.

On May 1, 2003, Raphy and Chris founded Pontrelli, Timour & Associates, Inc. to provide benefit solutions to small to mid-sized businesses throughout Southern California. PT Benefits is a full-service, independent insurance agency specializing in employee benefits. Married with two children, Raphy has a Health & Insurance License from the California Department of Insurance. For over a decade, Raphy Timour and Chris Pontrelli have delivered creative, cost-saving benefit solutions to Southern California Business owners. Looking at  2014 and beyond, Raphy is excited to help guide his clients through the many regulatory challenges presented by  the Affordable Care Act.

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