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Business Breakfast Series: Total Rewards | The Employee Experience

March 12, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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DTC - Executive Business Centers
7887 E. Belleview Avenue, #1100
Englewood, CO 80111

Total Rewards | The Employee Experience

What is Total Rewards and why is it important? In this presentation, we'll address both of these items, provide examples and present a case study.

We'll also address the costs associated with Total Rewards and the impacts that has when Total Rewards are not understood or communicated with employees.

Presenters:  Joshua Yelenick & Rebecca Shipley | Co-Founders of Innovative TR Solutions (ITRS)  


Joshua Yelenick is a high-level, technical-oriented professional with 13 years of Total Rewards experience primarily concentrated within Human Resources Information Systems, Benefits, Compensation and Internal Audit. He carries a broad range of exposure within both the public and private sectors, including such industries as food & beverage, hospitality, leisure, non-profit, and retail.In Total Rewards, Josh has designed, reconfigured, implemented and administered multiple Human Resource Management Systems.

He has assisted in the design and implementation of a Consumer Directed Health Plan. He has managed and supported numerous acquisitions and has served as the system liaison for multiple HR functions including Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Employee Relations, and Operations. 

In addition to working to create base pay structures for our clients, Josh has also created Compensation “tools” to better support our clients with their new structures to best support their internal needs.Josh is skilled at identifying reasonable and simplified answers to complex challenges through data, analytics and system solutions. Sustainable efficiency has been an ongoing driver throughout his career, looking to always address his clients' immediate needs while ultimately maintaining alignment with long-term organizational goals.


Rebecca Shipley is a leader in the Total Rewards space with experience in the strategy, design and implementation of all Total Rewards programs.  Rebecca has developed a deep background in compensation and has led multiple Total Rewards teams.  She has led and designed overall Human Resources mission, vision, values and long-term roadmaps.

In Total Rewards, Rebecca has designed and communicated multiple base salary structures, short-term and long-term incentive plans as well as sales compensation programs.   She has designed and implemented full-replacement Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) of a Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) at two companies.  She has also created innovative programs that benefited both companies and employees, such as Flexible Time-Off Programs and Sabbatical Programs. 

Additionally, Rebecca has been the HR lead for all activities of moving a company from public to private status and well as directing many acquisitions for a multi-functional integration team; including redesigning the entire Human Resources integration process.  She also has experience presenting, communicating and supporting executive compensation programs for Compensation Committees of the Board of Directors.  This includes conducting internal data collection and analysis to be used by external Compensation Committee consultants for say-on-pay (pay for performance analysis) for ISS and Glass Lewis; and acts as a liaison between HR, Finance and Legal to partner on proxy filing.      



DTC - Executive Business Centers

7887 E. Belleview Avenue, #1100
Englewood, CO 80111

Plenty of free parking is available

Important Info

Business Breakfast Meetings are generally held on Tuesdays at different locations. There is no cost to attend the sessions and you do not have to be a member of FEI; however, you must register to reserve a space.

If you have questions about the FEI Business Breakfast Series contact Craig Meis at 303-888-2549 or [email protected]

If you want to be added to the FEI Business Breakfast Series invite distribution list, send a request to [email protected]


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