Laurie Brednich is the CEO of HR Company Store. HR Company Store is the Yelp/Angie’s List of the HR industry. There are over one million hr professionals in the United States today and over five million vendors who are trying to earn their business. HR Company Store brings the much needed transparency and awareness to this market. For HR professionals it creates a quick and easy way to find and evaluate vendors in over 70 categories. For the vendors, it creates a direct B2B marketing opportunity.
Laurie began her career in the insurance industry working for Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MetLife and Hartford Steam Boiler. She then decided to take her unique skillset and apply it to the HR sector where she had a lengthy career helping employers maximize their benefit plan offerings. She has held employee benefits leadership positions at American Standard, National Basketball Association, Pinnacle Foods Group (manufacturer of Duncan Hines, Vlasic, and many other iconic foods brands), GoDaddy and most recently Sprouts Farmers Market.
Laurie has successfully implemented employee benefit programs throughout her career spending millions of company and employee dollars. She has successfully reduced healthcare costs without reducing benefits or cost shifting to employees, partnered with a national union group to incorporate wellness deep into an organizations culture and was instrumental in helping one organization joining the Fortune 100 Best Place to Work list.
Laurie has also been quoted in Essence Magazine (April, 2017) and Inc. Magazine (May, 2018) and several other online media outlets including Entrepreneur.com, FastMoney.com, HuffingtonPost.com, PsychologyToday.com and USNews.com as an expert in employer-based health and wellness. Laurie has been recognized on the 2017 RecruitingDaily’s list of Top 300+ Women in HR Technology Worth Watching list and Arizona’s inBusiness Magazine’s Women of Achievement list. In addition, HR Company Store was recognized on the 2017 Recruiting.com’s Top 10 HR Tech Start-ups list.