Growing up in Naperville, Tyke Spencer always knew DuPage County was where he wanted to eventually land.
A graduate of Naperville Central High School, Tyke went on to play football for the University of Indiana and eventually North Central College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications.
After college, he signed with an Arena football team in Washington but ultimately chose to retire from football and return to Naperville. Tyke knew he wanted to begin the next chapter of his life in DuPage County. That meant finding a job in the county – so he could live and work locally.
In 2007, Tyke joined CBIZ Employee Benefits, an employee benefits consulting, payroll services and HRIS technology company. As a benefits consultant, Tyke advises businesses on their employee benefits packages, creating strategic solutions to contain costs, attract and retain employees, and address key business goals.
Although CBIZ has more than 100 offices nationwide, they have strong roots in DuPage County, which appealed to Tyke. “As a national company with over 4,000 employees, we have the resources to offer top-level services, but our local presence allows us to take a hands-on approach to our work and really make a difference for our clients,” said Tyke.
While he enjoys traveling all over the state to meet clients, having a good work-life balance and quality time with family is important to Tyke.
“One of the things I love about Naperville is that I can raise my family in this outstanding community, but I can also have a career here. At CBIZ, we have offices in Naperville and Chicago which gives me easy access to clients and close proximity to home—it’s the best of both worlds.”
When he isn’t working, Tyke and his family enjoy all that DuPage County has to offer for both adults and kids — a burgeoning restaurant scene, community events, outdoor recreation, and his favorite football team, the DIII National Champion North Central College Cardinals.