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Our Leadership Team

Mythili Bachu – President and Chief Executive Officer

Lee Bachu

Mythili (“Lee”) Bachu is President and Chief Executive Officer. She provides leadership and strategic direction for the company's operating markets, plan services and corporate operations. Prior to joining URPC, Lee founded and operated MGA Consultants, Inc., a regional third-party qualified plan administrator where she was responsible for the management and oversight of all corporate functions, including finance, strategy, business process optimization, vendor platforms, innovation and technology development and use. Under her leadership, MGA Consultants experienced exponential growth by delivering best in class service and unparalleled client access to pension related resources tailored to specific needs.

Prior to founding MGA Consultants in 1997, Lee devoted her career to working with defined benefit and defined contribution plan service providers. Her immersion in the qualified plan world was the foundation of her broad and widely respected TPA experience and explains why she is recognized as an influential and top-performing leader in the TPA field.

Lee is a member of numerous industry associations. Among others, she is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and the National Institute for Pension Actuaries. Lee has spoken extensively in a variety of venues on pension and retirement-related matters.

Aside from her industry affiliations and contributions, she participates extensively in a wide array of community activities while breaking down barriers and promoting service. Lee is Chair of the Council of Hindu Temples of North America (CHTNA), an association dedicated to promoting positive religious and cultural activities. She also serves on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, a community-based organization that encourages all major faith communities to have dialogue and foster understanding and community. Previously, Lee was Chairperson of the Washington, DC area’s 20,000 strong Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, and in that capacity she led one of the largest Hindu temple organizations in the United States. The Governor of Maryland appointed her to the Maryland Commission for Women, a Maryland authorized body that guides anti-discrimination efforts and women’s issues through informed advice to the executive and legislative branches of the Maryland State Government. In August of 2015, Ms. Bachu was elected Chairperson.

Lee received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Madras, India where she graduated with honors, and also earned a MBA, Finance from the University of the District of Columbia. She is a registered Investment Advisor and the holder of a variety of industry-related regulatory licenses.

Lee was selected as one of QuantumShift's Top Entrepreneurs in America for 2018 by KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. QuantumShift is a rigorous five-day developmental experience that annually challenges America's most promising entrepreneurs. Admission to QuantumShift is by invitation only.

Top100Women_webLee was selected as a Maryland Top 100 Women in 2017 and just recently again in 2019. Her professional achievement, community leadership and commitment to mentoring made her stand out from the crowd. "Maryland's Top 100 Women have achieved amazing accomplishments in their careers, but to be honored as a Top 100 Woman requires more than just career success," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "She must be an exemplary citizen, committed to her community, creating change and growing the next generation of leaders through active mentoring."

Lisle Smith – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Lisle Smith

Lisle Smith joined United Retirement in March 2017 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Previous to joining URPC, he was the CFO for The CareWorks Family of Companies where he guided the growth of business from early stage startup through its ultimate sale in 2014. Lisle completed five business acquisitions and started two new companies. Combined, these contributed in excess of 50% of overall revenue. His responsibilities included oversight of accounting and finance, information technology, and legal. Lisle is a broad-based financial executive with experience delivering business growth and operational excellence in both manufacturing and service industries. He was vice president, planning and administration at The Scotts Company, where he was responsible for annual planning and budgeting activity and integration of acquired businesses.

Lisle graduated from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of California (inactive).

Bob Zamary – Senior Vice President of Operations

Bob Zamary

Bob Zamary joined United Retirement in November 2015 as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Operations at ICS|Merrill, an international insurance services organization, and led all operational functions for the division, including developing, designing, and implementing strategic and tactical initiatives. Bob has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the insurance and TPA space, and has a successful track record of achieving operational excellence and process improvement to create customer-focused organizations. He also served as Senior Vice President, Client Enterprise Services, and Vice President of Claims Management for Patriot National Insurance Group and its subsidiary Patriot Risk Services.

Bob graduated from The Ohio State University and has participated in several industry groups, including the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Self-Insured Institute of America (SIIA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and others.

Craig Mazzini – Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager

Craig Mazinni

Craig Mazzini joined United Retirement in January 2018 as Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager.

Previously, he was national sales manager at a national third party administration firm where he led sales and marketing, managing a team of 17 sales professionals. Craig has over 26 years of experience in financial services, including 20 years in the retirement services industry. He brings extensive wholesaling experience (third party administration, record-keeping, DCIO, trust and custody, and advisory services), relationship development and management, and operations management skills.

Craig received a golf scholarship to the University of Hartford where he majored in econ-finance.

Tapas K. Ghosh – Vice President, Operational Excellence

Tapas Ghosh

Tapas Ghosh joined United Retirement in June 2016 as Vice President, Operational Excellence.

Prior to joining URPC, he worked with several of the large Investment Companies, including Vanguard, Merrill Lynch and Fidelity Investments, for over 20 years in planning and design, problem resolution, project management, operational excellence, administration, client retention, profitability, off shoring, change management, and plan operational efficiencies. His expertise lies in managing large Operations and Relationship Management teams responsible for complex plans of different sizes. He is also responsible for the successful functioning of URPC's Processing Team, which supports Client Relationship Managers and Plan Administrators.

Nathan Helmke – Corporate Controller

Nathan Helmke

Nathan Helmke joined United Retirement in May 2008 and was elevated to Corporate Controller in May of 2017.

He has been involved in multiple business acquisitions that resulted in URPC evolving into a national organization. Previous to joining URPC, he was the Controller at Sofa Express, a regional furniture retailer in which he was responsible for the accounting, billing and payroll operations. He started his career as an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP in Columbus, Ohio. Nathan’s responsibilities include daily oversight of the company’s accounting and billing practices.

Nathan graduated from The Ohio State University where he received degrees in Accounting and Finance.