Thursday August 16, 2007
� 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Registration, Networking & Lunch
� 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Workshop
The BioCenter is pleased to present ABD Insurance & Financial Services Solutions for Startups: An introduction to Employee Benefits. From Startup through Emerging Growth, IPO, and Post Offering, young biotech companies require specialized risk management, employee benefits and insurance solutions. ABD Insurance & Financial Services is the premiere provider of solutions for startups and the exclusively endorsed Benefits Broker for BIO & BAYBIO member companies in the Western U.S.
During the 60 minute presentation and Q & A to follow, Silicon Valley BIO and Life Science companies will learn:
� How to initiate a comprehensive employee benefits program
� What you need to know to attract and retain the very best people
� Strategies for containing benefits' costs
� If Consumer Driven Healthcare (HSAs/HRAs) is right for your company
Chris Reiter, Vice President, Employee Benefits, ABD Insurance & Financial Services
Chris brings a wealth of experience in healthcare and technology to ABD. For the past eleven years, he has provided industry leading companies with best in class solutions focused on cost containment and return on investment. Previously, as Director of Sales for Great-West Healthcare in Northern California, he was responsible for new business development and client retention for mid-market and national accounts.
Prior to Great-West, Chris was Assistant Vice President at Marsh, responsible for initiating and building Western Region sales efforts for a joint venture with Definity Health. He also held the position of Director of Sales for internet pioneer Ask Jeeves. He began his career at Aetna, working in a variety sales and sales management capacities in the Washington D.C. and San Francisco markets.
Chris earned a B.S. in Business Logistics from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a Membership Chair for the Napa Chapter of the Northern California Association of Human Resources (NCHRA) and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern California Employee Benefits Council (NCEBC).