Steve Anderson

VP Benefits

Steve has helped small businesses manage their employee benefits for more than 20 years. His experience and expertise has allowed Helpside to maintain a highly successful, one-of-a-kind health plan providing cost-effective coverage for thousands of clients and their employees. With a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Utah State University, Steve understands the impact that quality benefits have on employee engagement and retention.

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Justin Rowley

VP Risk Management

Justin manages Helpside’s unique workers’ compensation program, which allows small and medium-sized businesses to access coverage at an affordable cost that is usually only available to large corporations. His expertise and over 20 years of experience in the risk management industry allowed him to serve as the President and a board member of the Utah chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RiMS). With an MBA from University of Utah, Justin understands and helps clients overcome risk management challenges with practical solutions.

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Jason Transtrum

VP Finance

Jason has more than 20 years of experience and an MBA in Accounting from Utah State University. His education and experience in finance with a strong history in the small business environment allow him to provide solutions to our clients in the areas of payroll, taxes, and business process improvement.

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William Familia

VP Information Technology

William has more than 20 years of experience building custom software solutions and integrating with existing third-party solutions. He prides himself in building high value, easily maintained systems with an intentionally smaller development team, which is accomplished using advanced organizational and software architectural principles. He finds a lot of joy in the creative process of software development, and in enabling business process improvements through the use of technology. He and his team are always pushing to create tools that improve productivity, accuracy, and the overall technology experience – making it easier for our clients and their employees to take advantage of Helpside’s services.

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Mehana Currie

Director of Payroll Operations

Mehana has nearly three decades of experience in payroll processing and payroll management including time at Intel, Rio Tinto, and Comcast. At Helpside, Mehana and her team onboard close to a hundred new clients, nearly ten thousand new hires, process over twenty-eight thousand payrolls, and tens of thousands of paychecks each year, but payroll is about so much more than printing a paycheck. Mehana’s experience allows her to provide Helpside clients with practical solutions to payroll challenges, keeping employees happy and companies in compliance.

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Greg Williams

Director of Client Accounts

Greg and his team have helped thousands of small businesses in various industries overcome the challenges often faced by employers. From employee benefits, to payroll, to human resources, Greg’s experience allows him to present solutions that keep small business leaders focused on the growth and success of their business. His efforts in building relationships and creating the best possible client experience allow Helpside to maintain an over 90% client retention rate.

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Craig Smith

Director of Sales

Craig has more than 20 years of experience working in sale and sales leadership with business owners, first in the insurance industry and then with Helpside. Craig’s expertise and experience in the small business space allow him to provide creative solutions to the administrative headaches that pull business owners away from focusing on the growth and success of their employees and their business.

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Josh Hancey

Safety Director

Josh has more than a decade of experience in safety and human resources at companies like Vivint Solar and Intermountain Healthcare. Josh also has an MBA from Westminster College. He also has over 12 years of experience in the construction industry and holds several certifications in both safety and human resources. As Safety Director at Helpside, Josh assists hundreds of companies each year with developing safety programs that are cost-effective and get employees home to their families after each shift.

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Raul Ontiveros

Work Comp Claims Director

Raul has more than 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation claims management. In his role as Claims Director, Raul regularly communicates with injured workers, clients, and carrier adjusters to ensure quality treatment of the injured worker and the best possible claim outcome for business owners. His unique approach to claims management helps keep workers’ compensations cost down for clients. Raul has an MBA from University of Phoenix and has been a current adjunct faculty member at the Salt Lake Community College for the past 17 years.

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Mike Bartholomew

Controller

Mike is Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining Helpside, he owned his own tax practice focused on providing services to small businesses, making him particularly skilled at navigating complicated tax situations. Recently, Mike has become a CARES Act expert, helping hundreds of Helpside clients with PPP loans and forgiveness, social security deferral, and ERTC.

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Brandon White

HR Director

Brandon has a decade of Human Resources experience with major companies throughout Utah’s Wasatch front including Mountain Point Medical Center, Solutionreach, Zions Bancorporation and America First Credit Union. As an HR Manager, Brandon has helped thousands of supervisors and employees navigate complex employee relations issues. His experience allows him to make complicated employment situations and regulations approachable for small businesses.

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Rochele Bertasso

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Rochele has a decade of experience in the HR and legal fields and holds a SHRM Senior Certified Professional designation. She uses her expertise to assist clients with employee leave law administration, employee relations, and HR compliance. She also helps clients navigate complicated ADA accommodations discussions with employees. From ADA, to FMLA, to FFCRA, Rochele makes these complicated laws approachable for small business leaders.

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Dave Ashby

Senior Business Consultant

With over 20 years of experience at Helpside and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Brigham Young University, Dave’s experience and expertise has allowed him to positively impact hundreds of small businesses in our community. He has a drive to learn from business leaders and find unique solutions to the benefits, payroll, human resources, and risk management challenges that companies in Utah and Wyoming face.

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Mike Burrahm

Senior Business Consultant

For more than 20 years, Mike has been as a strong advocate and valuable resource for small businesses in both Utah and Wyoming. Mike is particularly skilled at getting to know clients on a personal level and understanding their vision and goals for their business. His unique ability to build long-lasting relationships with his clients is a great example of Helpside’s commitment to customer service.

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Aaron Walker

Senior Software Developer

Aaron has more than 15 years of experience in software development, designing solutions that balance functionality with excellent user experience. He is great at building relationships with key stakeholders to ensure buy-in at every stage. His expertise allows him to build software solutions that make it easier for clients and their employees to interact with Helpside.

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Judy Thomas

Client Implementation Specialist

In her time at Helpside, Judy has onboarded hundreds of small businesses. Her expertise in payroll and taxes help her ensure a positive experience with Helpside from the beginning of the partnership. Judy’s strict attention to detail and skill at building client relationships makes it easy for leaders enjoy Helpside’s services.

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Brent Thomas

Client Success Manager

With over 20 years of experience working with small businesses at Helpside, Brent has seen it all. There isn’t any small business challenge he can’t find a solution to. He is skilled at building positive relationships with clients and has worked with many of them for more than a decade. With his expertise, Brent has helped hundreds of business leaders reap the rewards of partnering with Helpside.

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Tiana Sanchez

New Client Onboarding Specialist Client Success Manager

Tiana has worked in employee benefits and account management for more than a decade. In her current role, she ensures that clients have a positive experience with Helpside from the very beginning. From assisting with employee data collection to introducing our technology solutions, Tiana makes the onboarding process run smoothly for clients and their employees. Tiana is also a Client Success Manager for existing clients and loves building relationships and finding ways that Helpside can help clients reach their goals.

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Blogs From Our Experts

What Happens With My Health Insurance When I Visit The Doctor?

Written by Steve Anderson

Navigating the complicated world of health insurance is a confusing process. Understanding how the insurance claims process works can make the situation easier to handle and help you avoid any surprises. Here are the basic steps involved in processing an insurance claim…

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What To Do if an Employee Requests Medical Leave

Written by Rochele Bertasso

Leaves of absence, whether expected or unexpected, can be daunting for many companies and the way to manage it is not always clear. Many employers ask, “Do I have to hold their job? Do I have to pay them while they are gone? What about benefits?” Adding to the confusion, are the requirements under applicable federal and state laws. So, what to do…

 

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New OSHA COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Written by Josh Hancey

On Friday January 29, OSHA released new guidelines on COVID-19 safety. These guidelines cover several different areas of potential risk and advise business leaders and employees on how to reduce those risks. Here are some of the new guidelines covered by OSHA…

 

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Improving HR Practices with an Annual Self-Audit

Written by Brandon White

Conducting an annual self-audit can be a great way to identify areas of your small business that might need your attention. The good news is, Helpside has solutions to help clients address all of these human resources challenges. Here are some questions that you can ask yourself to get started…

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What Are the Differences Between a PEO and a Payroll Company?

Written by Craig Smith

I have met with countless small business owners over the years and learned they have some specific things in common, no matter the industry or size of the company. First, small business owners are busy. They do not have extra time to spend processing payroll, fielding employee benefits questions or researching human resources best practices. If they do happen to have extra time, they would much rather spend it with their family and friends than dealing with administrative headaches…

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Return to Work Programs Benefit Employees and Employers

Written by Raul Ontiveros

Carefully considered return to work programs can significantly benefit both employers and injured employees by reducing disability leave costs and maintaining the productivity of the injured employee. Here are a few tips on building an effective return to work program…

 

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