DS Benefits Group

Certified Partner

About DS Benefits Group

We’re a human capital management company that can help you maximize employee engagement and increase productivity. Customized Employee Benefits | HR Administration Services | Organizational Development

DS Benefits Group is an industry leader in corporate benefits, HR administration, organizational development and financial planning headquartered in Northeast Ohio. Through a uniquely collaborative consulting process, we partner closely with clients to provide innovative, customized group benefit plans covering government regulations, compliance, strategic planning, benefit design, financial analysis and forecasting. We help guide you in the right direction for you and your company to succeed in everything you do.

Team Leaders

Michael Rao, CPHDA


As a partner with DS Benefits Group, Mike utilizes proven behavioral sciences to help clients diagnose, design and develop customized solutions. His strategies have helped countless companies improve their organizational effectiveness, enhance employee engagement and maximize profitability.

Mike’s clients have been recognized by Fortune magazine as well as a number of other prominent business publications. Locally, many of his clients have been recipients of North Coast 99 awards. “It’s such a great thrill and a testament to our work when we see our clients awarded for their results, culture, engagement scores and thought leadership,” Mike says.

A proud father, community advocate and volunteer, Mike has a deep passion for helping others achieve their goals and aspirations.