Meet The Team
Jim Mueller

Jim Mueller

President & CEO

Jim founded mueller QAAS in 2012. As President and CEO, Jim provides leadership and strategic direction to mueller QAAS. Jim also provides clients with objective marketplace insight to help them make strategic employee benefits decisions.

Prior to forming mueller QAAS, Jim served as President of Frank F. Haack & Associates for over 20 years. In this time, Jim helped Frank F. Haack & Associates grow into the largest benefit broker/consultant in Wisconsin and a top 70 brokerage firm nationally. From 1985 to 2005, Jim served simultaneously as President of Frank F. Haack & Associates and Zywave, a technology company spun off from Frank F. Haack & Associates. Jim was also an investor in Trivantage Pharmacy Strategies and FlagshipSails Rx.

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Erin Barke

Erin Unterweger

Consultant

Erin joined mueller QAAS in May 2013. As a consultant, Erin works directly with clients to manage their employee benefit plans. She creates and presents analyses to clients and serves as their contact.

Prior to joining mueller QAAS, Erin worked in various administrative and legal roles in the health care field, including experiences with Rising Medical Solutions, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Froedtert Health. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and her Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School.


Alex Bielinski

Alex Bielinski

Consultant

Alex joined mueller QAAS in March 2014. As a consultant, Alex serves primarily as a client contact and resource. He educates clients on mueller QAAS’ portfolio of services and helps clients identify those that best suit their unique needs. Alex also creates and presents analyses on a variety of topics for clients and prospects.

Prior to joining mueller QAAS, Alex worked in a variety of sales, compliance, and consulting roles, including experiences with Humana, Walgreen Co., and the American Osteopathic Association. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law.

Joe Piraino

Joe Piraino

Sales Director

Joe joined mueller QAAS in September 2015. He creates value for clients by understanding their needs and providing education on newly available health benefits options.

Prior to joining mueller QAAS, Joe worked at G4S as a project manager. In this role, he managed around 300 employees at the operational/human resources level. Joe began his career in insurance benefits at Zywave, a technology company located in Milwaukee’s Research Park that provides software as a service products for insurance brokers. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2009.