TimTim Schaffer, SPHR-President

Our Fearless Leader. With extensive knowledge in the Business, Leadership, and Human Resources industry, Tim is able to provide extensive assistance to incoming inquiries. Tim’s favorite part of his job is the time spent with clients; as it allows him to view situations through their perspective and interact with them first-hand. As we grow as strategic HR Business Partners, Tim believes it is important to initiate and continue open-conversations with our clients and internal employees.

To maintain these open-conversations, Tim enjoys creating metaphoric puzzles based on our client’s vision and situation and bringing it to the experts here at HRi. Collaboratively, HRi solves the puzzle by creating and implementing solutions that will enhance our clients and better prepare them for future experiences.

MichaelMichael Leaf, Vice President of Operations

Michael’s focus is to grow and enhance HRi’s operational readiness, technology and service delivery offerings. He is responsible for matching technologies to the problem being solved, and develops and executes a solution strategy and business plan that supports product growth and allows for multi-client implementation. Michael works tirelessly to translate cutting-edge technologies from different industries into the HR arena to enhance both client and internal scales of efficiency.

ChrisChris Rutzebeck, Benefits Manager & Consultant

Chris specializes in design and implementation of employer-sponsored group benefit plans for HRi clients. He provides superior insurance brokerage and consulting services that offer innovative solutions to meet client objectives, while controlling benefit costs. Chris also manages the day-to-day administration of the benefit plans on behalf of our clients. This includes billing, enrollment, benefit payroll deductions, assisting employees with filing claims, new hire benefit enrollment, ID card requests, and more! Working as a licensed benefits consultant for the past 15 years, Chris brings a high level of expertise and professionalism, and is a trusted advisor to HRi’s clients and employees.

StephanieStephanie Henshaw, Client Services Manager

Stephanie is our committed Client Services Manager. She oversees our Client Service Specialist department, and serves as the primary point of contact for a number of our clients. Stephanie diligently works on the Implementation of new clients, as well as New Hire Enrollments, Benefits Enrollments, and updating client information.


Alanna McGuire, Client Services Specialist & Team Lead

Alanna is one of our dedicated Client Services Specialists. Alanna comes to us with a diverse background in payroll, accounting and customer service. She continuously works on building a lasting relationship with a number of clients as their primary point of contact, and is responsible for payroll processing and benefits administration.


Selicia Brown, Client Services Specialist II

Selicia is one of our dedicated Client Services Specialists. Selicia has a diverse background of payroll, benefits, and Human Resources experience, and continuously works hard to build and maintain a lasting relationship with a number of our clients. She also successfully processes and provides results to our clients in regard to Background Checks and Drug Tests.

CaraCara Nicholson, SPHR-HR Specialist

As our HR Specialist, Cara works closely with our clients on unemployment claims, hiring and terminations, compensation analyses, and other complex HR issues. She is certified by SHRM and is readily available for any questions or concerns you may have.

KatKat Wilkerson, Communications & Systems Manager

Kat is our dedicated Communications Manager and directly oversees client communications, trends and satisfaction surveys.  Kat has a diverse background of marketing, web development and previously worked internally in payroll, benefits, and Human Resources solving client problems and issues proactively.

AlisonAlison Lalla, 401(k) Administrator

Alison is our 401(k) subject matter expert. She can assist you with preparing adoption agreements, designing customized plan options for your company, and assisting your employees with plan enrollment. Alison has successfully completed the Annual Slavic 401(k) Compliance Course and the ASPPA Retirement Plan Fundamentals Course. She is also currently working on her Qualified 401(k) Administrator certification through the ASPPA.

JulieJulie Kramer, PHR, SHRM-CP, Workers’ Compensation & Risk Manager

Julie is our Worker’s Comp, Risk Management and overall workplace safety expert. Julie recently attended the NAPEO Legal and Legislative Conference as well as several other industry and legal seminars. Julie is currently working on an additional feature to our Workers’ Comp program by streamlining it as an online process.

JoshJosh Sloane, CPP- Tax Specialist

Josh is our internal Tax Specialist. Josh is responsible for routine maintenance to withholding accounts in over 30 states and numerous municipalities, as well as filing 940 and 941 tax returns on behalf of our clients. He has successfully completed the American Payroll Association exam and is a Certified Payroll Professional.

PatricKPatrick Cummings, Client Development Manager

Patrick is our appointed Client Development Manager, and works closely with our prospective clients to develop strategic partnerships. Patrick has a diverse background in Sales and Account Management. He is readily available for collaboration, and to advise the best way HRi can assist in building a partnership and offer the best benefits to you and your company.