Chris Szutz is the Account Manager at StaffBuildersHR in Atlanta. He is passionate about helping employers find the right team members to meet their goals & objectives. As well as helping people achieve their career aspirations and giving individuals the opportunity to strive for greatness. When someone joins a great team and helps them become an even more successful unit – that is where Chris receives fulfillment and his sense of accomplishment. He is consistently coaching and encouraging my team to find the right solutions and weed out any bad apples.
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Eric Rioux works with forward thinking businesses to optimize their employee benefit programs. In his role with Lockton, he uses his nearly decade of total reward experience to help his clients mitigate cost pressures, boost employee engagement and maximize efficiencies within their benefits programs. His creativity, fresh perspective and knowledge has earned him the distinction as an innovative adviser. Eric began his career in employee benefits adjudicating short term disability claims and providing part-time call center support for a national insurance carrier. He affectionately describes these customer service roles as the “trenches” of the insurance business. This experience impressed on him the importance benefits play in an employee’s life and the impact they have for the employers that provide them. He has a reputation for challenging the status quo by pushing new ideas to his clients that tend to take them out of their comfort zone. As a self-proclaimed “Benefits wonk” he regularly shares industry updates and his own insights via LinkedIn posts. Rioux also serves as the Vice President of the board of directors for the Southeast Benefits Education Network(SBEN). The industry association promotes shared learning and networking within the region. He also volunteers within the human resources community for SHRM-Atlanta. He’s been a speaker at a variety of educational events including DisruptHR, The SC Chamber of Commerce and others. He has a bachelor’s in business administration from Georgia Southern University and a MBA from Mercer University. Eric, his wife Ali and dog Coal live in Roswell, GA.
Steve Maul is the founder and managing principal at The Semantic Group. He brings nearly 40 years of successful marketing, sales, performance improvement and management experience to the clients with whom he works. Having a career in direct and channel sales, sales management, marketing, finance and as an executive in companies both large and small, Steve grasps quickly the challenges faced by his clients and works to clear the hurdles that prevent revenue growth and predictability. His passion is not only helping his clients GET customers, but also ensuring that they can deliver the expected value so those customers will establish loyalty and repeat buying. Steve has authored dozens of performance improvement programs for sales, marketing, consulting and customer service professionals and worked extensively with world-class companies such as SAS Institute, CenturyLink, Cisco, FinListics, Fiserv, Mansfield Energy, Oracle, SAP, and others.