HR West 2018 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. – Booth 21

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Human Resources & Compensation Consulting Practice (Gallagher Consulting) provides consulting services designed to support employers in paying their employees effectively.  The S.F. Bay Area office, located in Lafayette (formerly CompAnalysis), works with employers in a wide range of industries and sizes across the U.S to develop compensation strategies, base and variable pay plans and performance management approaches.

Since 1980, our expertise and innovative approaches have helped over 1,200 for-profit and nonprofit organizations manage pay in a way that supports improved financial and operating results, market-competitiveness, internal equity, cost-effectiveness and legal compliance.  To learn more about our unique approach that helps optimize your payroll dollars, visit

Gallagher Consulting also conducts the annual Gallagher California Total Compensation Survey, reporting data on base pay levels, practices, benefits, and fixed and variable pay levels across industry groups for over 100 core staff positions and industry specific jobs at

Shari Dunn
(925) 298-9233

Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions – Booth 17


The Ascension promise is to design and implement comprehensive, custom employee benefits programs to meet the needs of employees while providing the best return on investment for the client. Through innovation, thought leadership and service excellence, our consultants deliver on this promise by leveraging our robust resources with strategic consulting and analytical focus. The outcome is reduced costs, enhanced productivity, improved benefit delivery and communication to your employees. This proven approach of combining consulting, benefits expertise and powerful resources creates superior value for your investment.

Our entire team is available to answer questions and help you create the best possible benefits solution for your business and your employees. We look forward to the putting our expertise to work for your organization.

Tuan Nguyen
(925) 322-6441

Benefit Resource, Inc. – Booth 34

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Benefit Resource, Inc. ( provides innovative and dedicated administration of tax-free employee benefit plans, including: FSAs, HSAs, HRAs and commuter benefit accounts all with the convenience of the Beniversal® Prepaid MasterCard. Additionally, Benefit Resource eases the complexity of providing continuation coverage through its COBRA administration services. Benefit Resource was founded in 1993 by current president, Anthony DiBarnaba and vice president, Tom Guiler with a vision to deliver quality products through convenient solutions and superior service to its clients and participants. Benefit Resource is headquartered in Rochester, NY with offices in New York City, NY and Sacramento, CA. Benefit Resource is dedicated to innovation and product expansion which is evidenced through its continued expansion of online systems, the BRiMobile app and introduction of contactless payment systems. Benefit Resource administers tax-free employee benefit plans for more than 3,500 employer plans nationwide, reaching over 2 million employees.

Ron Dailey
(707) 280-5044

Berliner Cohen, LLP – Booth 52, Reception Sponsor

For nearly 50 years, Berliner Cohen has been one of the most respected, full-service business law firms in Northern California serving the needs of private businesses and public agencies. The seasoned employment law and litigation attorneys are able to provide expert representation, preventative advice, guidelines and workplace training to all sizes of businesses in diverse industries.  Berliner Cohen possesses the specialized expertise required to serve the business and regulatory needs of a diverse clientele, which includes publicly-traded corporations and privately-held entities across various sectors, public agencies and governmental entities. The award-winning firm also meets the growing demands of the San Joaquin Valley with its Merced and Modesto offices. Visit us online at

Nancee Pham
(408) 286-5800

Betterup – Booth 8

BetterUp helps companies drive effective organizational transformation and culture change by developing leadership behaviors at scale. Whether the goal is to become more agile, more data-driven, develop stronger leaders, or institute any other large-scale culture shift, individual behavior change is that atomic unit for broader organizational change. BetterUp develops better leaders with career coaching at scale. Our personalized development approach pairs emerging leaders with expert coaches for accountability, guidance, and feedback to develop leadership skills and behaviors. Our mobile-first platform provides a convenient and seamless connection between coach and employee, for an always-on development experience employees not only use, but love. BetterUp Behavioral Insights uses data from regular assessments to illuminate development outcomes and demonstrate program effectiveness.

California Payroll – Booth 29

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California Payroll is your solution for Human Capital Management including timekeeping, scheduling, HR and payroll needs. Our solutions support your organization's workforce in ways that increase efficiency and streamline corporate compliance. We provide products and services to clients nationwide with 5 to 15,000 employees, through team members averaging more than ten years of industry experience and a dedicated, responsive support manager who understands your business. California Payroll is your workforce management solution. For more information, please contact us or call us at (925) 240-2400.

California Payroll
(925) 240-2400

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP – Booth 51, WiFi Sponsor

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Donahue Fitzgerald LLP is a multi-practice law firm representing public and private entities from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and non-profits. With deep industry knowledge and experience, our robust employment law practice provides proactive business and legal strategies to ensure legal compliance and a productive workforce.

Frequent changes in California and federal laws continue to expand employee rights and create additional liabilities for employers. Our attorneys help employers manage human resources effectively and with sensitivity. We advise management in all aspects of employment law, including employee classification and wage law, discrimination, harassment, medical leaves, policies and handbooks, employment contracts, compensation, discipline, and termination. We proffer customized training for supervisors and managers on topics such as: best practices in hiring, managing employee performance, and preventing workplace harassment. When employee-related claims arise, our attorneys efficiently use the tools of the litigation process to move disputes toward an effective resolution—ideally before they go to trial.

Kavita Comoglio
(510) 451-3300

Envoy – Booth 68

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Founded in 1998, Envoy is a global immigration services provider offering the only enterprise immigration management platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage an international workforce by combining expert legal representation — for both inbound and outbound immigration — and proprietary technology. Envoy empowers companies to acquire the best talent regardless of where they are in the world; helps mobilize employees around the world to take advantage of business opportunities; and enables the management of entire global workforces, providing a strategic, proactive view into workforce and financial forecasting and compliance. Envoy has managed more than 30,000 cases and served more than 2,000 customers in a broad range of industries.

Britni Sehgal
(312) 964-6343

Fisher & Phillips LLP – Booth 27

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Fisher Phillips attorneys are ready to help you take a stand: in court, with employees and unions, or with competitors. Fisher Phillips has the experience and resolve to back you up. That’s why some of the savviest employers come to the firm to handle their toughest labor and employment cases. The firm has more than 350 attorneys in 32 offices. In addition to San Francisco, the offices are in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, New Jersey, New York, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.

Jason A. Geller
(415) 490-9020

Golden Gate University – Booth 24


For more than 116 years, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in accounting, law, taxation, business and related professions in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity. GGU is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). GGU HR Programs include: Master's in HR Management (SHRM-certified), MBA and bachelor's with HR concentration, as well as condensed certificate programs. Choose fully online programs, evening or weekend classes, or join an accelerated cohort in San Francisco or Silicon Valley and graduate in as little as one year. Students learn practical skills that can be immediately applied to the workplace from expert faculty who are also practicing HR professionals.

(800) GGU-4YOU or (415) 442-7800

HighGround – Booth 3, Title Sponsor

HighGround is a transformative employee experience platform that helps organizations achieve peak performance. The comprehensive solution betters both the employee and manager experience by connecting and aligning organizations through employee-driven goals, continuous check-in conversations, peer-to-peer feedback, social recognition and pulse surveys. Unlike traditional HR systems built for sole purpose of administration, HighGround engages and inspires the modern employee by turning annual, ineffective processes such as performance reviews, surveys and service awards into a real-time dialog. HighGround’s intuitive technology can be tailored to match organizations’ employee engagement goals, providing workforce insights that are essential to understanding organizational health and driving a positive company culture. With HighGround, customers like Patagonia, Hitachi Data Systems, and Allianz have inspired employees to reach their full potential, increasing retention, productivity, customer satisfaction, and ultimately drive bottom line results. To learn more, visit

HR Certification Institute – Booth 61

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HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) is the premier professional credentialing organization for the HR profession, setting the standard for HR excellence and expertise worldwide for more than 40 years. HR practitioners and organizations turn to HRCI to ensure, strengthen and advance the strategic value of HR through credentials such as the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®). With six competency and practice-based certifications accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), plus the Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) for line managers, students and others who are just starting out in HR, HRCI certifications designate proven levels of competency, practical skill and knowledge. HRCI credentials are the most rigorous and trusted credentials to earn as marks of distinction and commitment in the HR field. Visit HRCI at to learn more.

(571) 551-6766

HUB International Insurance Services, Inc. – Booth 20


Your world has never been more complex. You have many different jobs to do, many critical decisions to make. It’s time for a benefits solution that is right for you. Together we’ll develop a comprehensive multi-year strategy that supports your short- and long-term goals — scoped, scaled and tailored for your business. How? With specialists in all lines of employee benefits and deep local expertise — allowing us to develop a solution that helps you manage costs and compliance and improve employee engagement.

You deserve to have access to the kind of deep expertise and resources that Fortune 500 companies enjoy — and that’s exactly what we provide to you: a full range of innovative employee benefits products, professional services and technology-based solutions.


Robert DeValle
(650) 237-3020

Jungle Source Background Screening – Booth 76

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Jungle Source Background Screening is the proven expert in pre-employment screening and drug testing services. We provide the most accurate and compliant stand-alone and customizable background solutions for a variety of industries. Consider us a resource and let us assist you in selecting the appropriate industry and position specific screening while ensuring Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance. Why choose Jungle Source?
  • Superior Customer Service
  • Quick Turnaround Times
  • Our Compliance Expertise
  • Data Security
  • International Screening in over 250 countries
We are dedicated to our industry, our clients and can help you reduce hiring spend and decrease employee turnover. For more information, visit Booth 76.

Brandon Broughton
(866) 298-3716

Level 5 Executive – Booth 33

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A LEADER IN THE BOARD/TEAM DYNAMICS PROCESS (BDP). Level Five Executive helps boards/teams to be more effective through BDP, resulting in improved productivity, creativity, and profitability. BDP offers a unique set of skills not found in any other training program. It is based on empirically validated scientific research with an understanding of human interactions and effective techniques in creating emotional connection. BDP gets corporate cultures functioning at their best by facilitating secure emotional connection that guides decisions and judgments, benefiting the overall company. Emotional connection is revolutionizing corporate cultures. We’ve developed a map to guide you and your company through the process.

Merit Resource Group – Booth 14


We believe in HR. Connecting organizations and HR talent is all we do.
Founded and led by HR professionals, Merit Resource Group focuses exclusively on connecting great HR talent to organizations looking to achieve their HR goals. We provide experienced, accomplished HR professionals who get results. Every industry. Every organizational size. Every practice focus. Every level. Only HR. Since 1989 we have partnered with organizations and HR decision-makers to fill HR contract, direct-hire and consulting needs while working with HR talent looking to fulfill their career goals. Great HR creates great organizations. Let’s get started creating yours.

Danika Davis
(925) 263-4454

Meyers Nave – Booth 54, Charging Stations Sponsor

Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment attorneys advise private, public and non-profit organizations throughout California on all legal, regulatory and legislative issues that impact the human resources profession. Our comprehensive experience includes: (1) labor law (negotiations, collective bargaining, contract grievances, unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations), (2) employment litigation (retaliation, wrongful termination, and age, sexual and racial harassment and discrimination), (3) wage-and-hour matters, (4) whistleblower claims and (5) class actions. We also have a specialty Workplace Investigations Team that conducts prompt, independent and thorough investigations for employers facing serious allegations of workplace misconduct. Clients also regularly turn to us for help with emerging and changing employment issues, including use of medical and recreational marijuana and issues relating to social media and privacy.

NFP – Booth 13, Conference App Sponsor

At NFP Corp., our solutions and expertise are matched only by our personal commitment to each client's goals. We're a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty, retirement and individual private client solutions. We bring together leading-edge thinking, best-of-breed products, advanced benchmarking and analysis tools to meet clients’ needs in an ever-evolving world. This includes employee benefits design, compliance, communications and benefits administration; retirement investment analysis, vendor search administration, retirement benchmarking; HR compensation analysis, outsourcing, policy and process management; commercial and personal lines of property & casualty coverage. With over 3,400 employees and global capabilities, NFP’s expansive reach provides access to highly rated insurers, vendors and financial institutions; our locally based employees tailor solutions to meet clients' needs. We've become one of the largest insurance brokerage, consulting and wealth management firms by building enduring relationships with our clients, helping them realize their goals.

John A. Hohman
(925) 297-6155

Nortia Staffing – Booth 9


At Nortia Staffing we specialize in bringing Human Resources and Administrative solutions to our clients at all levels in the Bay Area on a contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire basis.
We provide superior customer service to our clients by actively engaging with their needs and matching them with meticulously sourced candidates. More importantly, we believe in providing a single point of contact to our clients in order to streamline the hiring process.
We believe our candidates are as important as our clients, therefore we not only help them find jobs, but we are fully invested in their long-term careers. We provide them with the necessary coaching and guidance to help them take the next step to a fulfilling future.

Renee Kujak
(408) 709-2621

Ogletree Deakins – Booth 23, Tuesday Lunch Sponsor

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Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms with 50 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. We provide full coverage in all areas of labor and employment law. The San Francisco office represents clients across the nation, while providing defense of legal matters filed in the State of California. Our office enjoys a highly skilled group of attorneys which excel in class action matters, employment and related litigation, traditional labor, and who regularly provide critical client counseling and advice. We commit ourselves daily to providing top-notch legal services to meet each client™s specific needs.

Douglas Farmer
(415) 442-4810  

OneDigital Health and Benefits – Booth 47, Monday Lunch Sponsor

OneDigital, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits, combines people and technology to deliver the new generation of health and benefits. It provides fresh thinking ahead of the market, innovative approaches and market-leading solutions that give clients peace of mind. Serving companies of all sizes, OneDigital offers employers a sophisticated combination of strategic advisory services, analytics, compliance support, HR capital management tools and comprehensive insurance offerings. Headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital has more than 950+ employees throughout the country, serves 35,000 companies and manages nearly $4 billion in premiums. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing companies every year since the honor’s inception in 2007.

Payroll Systems – Booth 18

Payroll Systems product & technology suite consists of workforce management tools for Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, and Benefits Administration. Our account managers have an average tenure of six years in the industry to support your success. Payroll Systems is passionate about helping companies achieve success. We have a team of experts on the people side of business, coupled with a suite of products and services to help companies be measurably more productive, no matter how big or small. We simplify workforce operations so employers can better focus on their mission and unique vision for success. By doing that, we help our clients inspire, innovate, and create opportunity. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your vision further.


Progressive Benefit Group – Booth 25


At PBG, world class service is at the heart of everything we provide. Along with putting together competitive benefit packages, we bring experienced and compassionate customer service that is unrivaled. PBG’s people make the difference. Your dedicated customer service advocates enhance the experience for your employees. PBG ranks amongst the top three employee benefit consultants in Silicon Valley. Allow us to take the headache out of day to day administration and deliver you a program that supports your HR team and ensures your employees feel heard and cared for. PBG will work with you to understand your vision for your benefits program. Together we will create a sustainable strategic solution that is cost effective for your company and meaningful to employees.

Erica Ramos

Small Business HR Services – Booth 31

Founded in 2004 in Santa Clara, California by Karen Mathews Radau, Small Business HR Services serves small to midsized companies and non-profits. Our clients are primarily located in the SF Bay Area with clients throughout the U.S. As an HR outsource solution, we provide on-site and remote consulting, hands-on HR services and interim HR professionals. We are different from payroll platform HR and other competitors because we tailor HR solutions to our clients’ culture. We provide all levels of services from HR coordinator to HR Director. We help small business clients with services that ordinarily are reserved for larger organizations. These include talent initiatives that support the business objectives of the company, organization development services, and Executive coaching.

Spare the Air Employer Program – Booth 49, General Session Sponsor

The Spare the Air Employer Program is a network of Bay Area employers who are doing their part to improve local air quality. The program connects businesses to resources and information to educate employees, support commute alternatives, and develop clean air practices in the workplace. During the summer months, Spare the Air smog alerts are issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels. The single most effective way for residents to reduce air pollution every day is to drive less, and the daily commute is an easy way to cut back. Air District survey results show that Bay Area employees are more likely to adopt alternatives to driving alone when encouraged to do so by their employer. Join the Spare the Air Employer Program and get the information you need to help your employees rethink their commutes. Jessica Williams (510) 246-8840 x303

Sterling Administration – Booth 69

Sterling Administration is an independent administrator for HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, POPs and COBRA. Additionally, Sterling offers expert compliance services for ERISA Wrap, Form 5500 Filing, non-discrimination testing, and requirements under the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It also offers an online benefits enrollment platform in English and Spanish. Sterling was named a national Best Place to Work by Business Insurance Magazine in 2014. Sterling is committed to promoting health and financial wellness by offering strategies and tools to make healthy decisions for ourselves, and our wallets. Sterling is based in Oakland, California with remote staff nationwide. Visit Sterling online at

Talent Assessments, MHS, Inc. – Booth 62

A leading developer of innovative scientific assessments and technology solutions, Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) helps to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities around the world.  MHS serves clients in many settings including talent, education, clinical and public safety. Founded in 1983, MHS has grown to become an international company with products sold in more than 75 countries and translated into over 50 languages. With offices in North America and partners around the world, MHS is dedicated to strong product growth, an optimal user experience, and creating digitally and globally driven products. (800) 456-3003

Target CW – Booth 64

TargetCW is leading the industry with our proprietary Contingent Workforce Platform, StaffingNation. Our world-class service, paired with StaffingNation, allows us to offer Hybrid MSP services to companies across the globe that require the most innovative, industry leading customer service and technology solutions to give all users the best experience possible. Voted Best Place To Work In San Diego four years in a row, TargetCW stands out from the rest because of our amazing work culture, easy-to-use technology, and old-fashioned customer service that our clients adore!

The Vita Companies – Booth 1, Name Badge Sponsor


At The Vita Companies, we work hard every day to create cutting edge solutions that help our clients meet the evolving needs of employee engagement and risk management. From healthcare plans to retirement solutions, with an eye toward the ever-changing legislative environment, Vita is ready to be your partner in developing and delivering the solutions needed to help your company attract and retain talent while maintaining compliance. What sets Vita apart? Our team cares. Vita employees work with our clients every step of the way to ensure the solutions implemented are supported with professionalism, integrity and empathy. Meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations is always the standard at Vita. Customer service, and satisfaction, is our only metric.

Mike Muldoon
(650) 968-8811

Ultimate Software – Booth 2


Ultimate Software’s cloud-based UltiPro helps simplify and improve work experiences for employees at every level. Organizations can easily manage global people data and processes with UltiPro and ensure their people feel engaged and productive from day one. With UltiPro, you can deliver personalized recruiting and onboarding experiences, guide employees through important benefits choices, simplify complex payroll computations, efficiently manage time and attendance needs, support continuous performance management and development, and build proactive succession plans for the future. Most importantly, UltiPro’s solutions are supported by powerful business intelligence and reporting to help you drive smarter, people-focused business results.

University of San Francisco – Booth 77


A proud sponsor of HR West, the University of San Francisco supports the professional aspirations of individuals like you by offering an AACSB-accredited Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD). The USF MSOD prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to lead and succeed. Study theories and models of OD, practice participatory action research, and develop skills to effectively contribute to, manage, and lead teams. Evening and weekend classes, located in the heart of Downtown San Francisco, help busy professionals achieve their educational goals. Small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deep relationship building among students and faculty. In addition to the MSOD, the USF School of Management offers seven unique degrees spanning the private, public and nonprofit sectors. USF students can expect to develop a global perspective and deeper understanding of social justice and diverse cultures, in keeping with our Jesuit academic tradition.

Aija Gamburg
(415) 422-2221

Vigilant – Booth 30

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Vigilant counsels companies on complex employment issues across the West Coast. Unlimited counsel with on-staff employment and labor attorneys and safety specialists for a flat monthly fee allows employers to take a proactive approach to solving workplace issues.

Amanda Rusk
(916) 231-6000

Zenefits – Booth 11

Zenefits is the leading, all-in-one HR platform used by 20,000 small and mid-sized businesses. By integrating payroll, benefits and core HR systems into one dashboard, Zenefits makes it simple to hire and manage employees, offer benefits, run payroll, and manage compliance – saving customers thousands of hours each year. Through an open partner ecosystem, Zenefits helps companies connect all the disparate HR systems required to run a business through one central employee system of record. Complementing its core HR platform, Zenefits offers experienced broker services to help companies maximize dollars spent on healthcare by quickly finding the best plans and rates from thousands of options.

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