Corporate Philosophy
The Vitolo Company’s philosophy always begins and ends with the customer. We strive to provide state of the art, efficient plan designs, along with highly customized client service.  Our goal is to build and maintain long-term relationships, work to meet the needs of our clients’ employees, to make the administrator’s job easier and to assure the benefit plan and administration is compliant with the regulatory environment.  We operate with integrity and strive to earn the respect of our clients and industry associates.
The Vitolo Company is proud to represent a variety of clients and their employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, health status, or disability.
Our Team
Mike Vitolo
President & Broker



Mike is the Founder and President of The Vitolo Company. Prior to launching his company in 1991, Mike was an Economist at the Washington State Office of Financial Management, responsible for publishing the revenue forecast in the Quarterly Economic and Revenue Forecast Report. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master's Degree in Economics from Western Washington University. Mike enjoys traveling, skiing, and a good cup of coffee.

Elisabeth Ellingson
Director of Client Services,
Sr. Account Manager



Elisabeth is a licensed insurance broker, has extensive Employee Benefits management experience, and specializes in brokerage operations. She received her B.A. in International Affairs, concentrating in socio-economic processes, as well as a B.A. in French, from Eastern Washington University. Elisabeth loves playing with her pets, singing, and traveling.

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Greta Foltos
Enrollment Specialist



Greta received her B.A. in English and History from the Evergreen State College. She brings experience in customer service and accounting to her work with the enrollment process. She enjoys knitting, a good book on a rainy day, and travel.

Claire Girard
VP, Operations



Claire manages client services, company operations, and IT. She received her Bachelor's degree in Business and Finance from Western Washington University and MBA from Seattle Pacific University. Claire worked for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle in auditing, before joining The Vitolo Company. Claire loves horses, her book club, and world travel.

Kien Luong
Account Manager, 
Claims Manager



Kien studied Linguistics at the University of Washington before beginning his career. Kien worked at an insurance carrier for 13+ years as a Claims Manager before moving to The Vitolo Company to specialize in claims resolution. Kien likes food, adventure, and more food.

Georgie Costanza Ellingson
Office Dog
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Georgie is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & Poodle mix who ensures a fun team culture each and every day. Georgie is a student at Zoom Room and has experience in rolling over, sitting, laying down, being a t-rex, and eating. He likes blueberries, lunchtime walks, and post-its.

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