Letter from Mike, Our CEO

Keystone was founded on a very simple principle – providing a best in class client experience and competitive benefit programs to government contracting companies.

Keystone Benefit Group is a veteran-owned business exclusively focused on servicing the employee benefit needs of companies providing goods and services to government entities. As a Naval Officer and a fighter pilot of 28 years, I recognize that exceptional only happens with hard work, commitment, knowledge, professionalism, and integrity – we work every day to combine those key capabilities with value for our clients.

Keystone was founded 16 years ago on a very simple principle – providing best in class client experiences and benefit programs to government contracting companies. Whether your company is a start-up or has more than 5,000 workers, Keystone has benchmarks and resources ready to help you succeed in the government contracting market.

Our service model is specifically designed to help our clients keep their fringe and indirect labor rates low, positioning them to win more business. Once onboarded, our team seamlessly integrates into your operations to become an extension of your HR and Finance team as a strategic partner.

To your success,
Mike “Devo” deVaux
Principal Broker, RHU REBC
Commander, USN (retired)
USNA 1990

Board of Advisors

Mike deVaux


Brief info

Mike is the founder and the leader of Keystone Benefit Group.  Keystone was built on his vision of service and excellence that comes from his military service. Under his leadership Keystone has established itself as a leading employee benefit consulting firm supporting the needs of government contracting companies.

Keystone Benefit Group is a 100% veteran owned business.

Mike’s is a retired U.S. Navy Commander with 28 years of service. He graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1990. On active duty from 1990 to 2000 Mike logged over 1,500 flight hours flying the F/A-18C Hornet Pilot and F-15C Eagle and logging over 300 aircraft carrier landings. His service includes 4 overseas deployments with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, as well as a reserve recall supporting the Global War on Terror in 2009-2010.

Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Brenda and his two children Michael and Madison. Mike enjoys flying and watching movies with his family.

Brett Estep
Board Member 


Brett is a healthcare business development leader with broad technical expertise in corporate benefit plans and global insurance. Helps companies define effective go-to-market strategies for new or existing products. Proven track record of management and leadership, driving new business growth and global expansion.

Academic credentials include an MBA from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business with concentrations in international business and global corporate finance.

Guy Jackson
Board Member 


Guy Jackson is a highly experienced leader in finance, with diverse industry experience including health care, logistics and distribution. He is currently the founder and President of Patriot Financial Consulting. He has 19 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Financial Executive across publicly traded and privately held entities. He has deep experience with high growth private equity backed companies. In addition to strong financial background he has served in military leadership roles including four commanding officer assignments.

Jackson served active and reserve duty with the United States Navy from 1987–2016 as a Naval Flight Officer, retiring at the rank of Captain. During his tenure, he was a Commanding Officer for four units supporting worldwide military operations and exercises including Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, as well as aviation Commanding Officer for Patrol Squadron Sixty Two (VP-62).

Keystone Benefit Group, LLC

is an independent, full-service boutique consulting firm focused entirely on government contracting clients. We work with you as a trusted partner to ensure success for what you care about most: your employees, your clients, your family, and your profits.


To be the preeminent employee benefit advisory firm catering to government contract and Service Contract Act employers.


To position our government contracting clients to win through service, technology, innovative solutions, cost savings and information.


As your strategic partner, no one will be more integrated and work harder to support your employees’ and company’s success.