Business Directory
 
Benefits Consulting Firm

Pentra
Two Villanova Center
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-520-4923
Contact: Rose Marie Bezdikian
 
Pentra is an employee benefit consulting firm focused on improving the financial and operational performance of health care and employee benefit programs for mid-sized and large employers. Headquartered in Villanova, PA, we are privately owned with a national client base. We are expert in benefit strategy, health and productivity, population health management and benefit cost containment. We emphasize data based decision making that combines deep technical expertise with a broad based appreciation for our clients’ need to consider plan efficiency, risk, cost management, administration and compliance.
Our firm serves clients headquartered in fourteen (14) states with employees in over forty (40) states. We have managed projects for corporations with employees working in fifty (50) countries, and we represent our clients’ interests with over one hundred (100) insurers, TPA’s and associated vendors. Our clients represent industries including professional services, outsourcing, law and accounting, manufacturing, finance and insurance, technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health care. We invest in our community primarily by providing our not-for profit clients with enhanced services and / or preferred pricing.
Pentra was founded on the premise that world class capabilities and client service can be delivered more effectively by privately owned organizations that are made up of experienced consultants who are committed to providing in-depth analysis to solve our clients’ challenges.

 
Website: http://www.pentra.com
Email: rbezdikian@pentra.com
 
Business Processing and Cloud-Based Solutions

ADP

Phone: 215-283-4028
Fax: 215-283-4015
Contact: Meredith Ludwig
 
ADP Human Capital Management

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) is one of the largest providers of business processing and cloud-based solutions – including payroll, talent management, human resource management, benefits administration and time and attendance – to employers around the world. We build configurable solutions that can fit your organization's unique goals and increase your productivity.

ADP serves about 620,000 organizations in more than 125 countries. Over 80 percent of FORTUNE 500® companies and more than 90 FORTUNE 100 companies use at least one of ADP's services.

Partnering with ADP means you get solutions with the latest technology – so you can focus your limited time and resources on your business, not back-office administration.

Wherever you do business – across the street or around the world – you can count on ADP to help you succeed.

Meredith Ludwig

ADP - Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

Client Account Manager - Workforce Specialist

Office – 215-283-4028

Fax - 215-283-4015

Cell – 610-420-8783


 
Website: http://www.adp.com/video/WorkforceNow-sales-demo.aspx
Email: Meredith.Ludwig@ADP.com
 
Education

Temple University

Contact: Dr. Deanna Geddes, Chair
 
The Fox School of Business, Temple University, is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia area and among the largest in the world with nearly 6,500 students and more than 59,000 alumni. One in five employees in the area is a graduate of Temple. Accredited by AACSB International, Fox undergraduate and graduate programs are highly ranked internationally and nationally by leading business publications and organizations, including Financial Times, The Economist, and U.S.News & World Report. Our online MBA is 1st in the region and our executive MBA program is ranked #17 nationally.
Housed in the Fox School is the largest and most awarded Human Resource Management (HRM) Department in the region. With 17 full-time faculty, the Fox Department of HRM offers an HRM undergraduate degree as well as several Graduate HR Certificate programs and a Masters of Science degree. Our MS in HRM provides in-depth knowledge of contemporary HR management and is designed for the working HR professional. Classes are offered at convenient times on weekends and evenings in our downtown Philadelphia campus. Our HRM Graduate Certificate and Masters Programs provide a solid foundation for those pursuing certification through the Society of Human Resource Management.

 
Website: http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/human-resource-management-welcome/
Email: geddes@temple.edu
 

Villanova University
Office of Continuing Studies, Stanford Hall, Ground Floor
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4310
Fax: (610) 519-6144
Contact: James Kane
 
Villanova University in partnership with GVFHR SHRM is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 schedule.

MALVERN class:
Tuesdays beginning SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
• CPI – Crane Payment Innovations (formerly MEI Group)
Corporate Office
3222 Phoenixville Pike, Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355

EXTON class:
Mondays beginning SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Chester County Economic Development Council
Eagleview Corporate Center
737 Corporate Center
Exton, PA 19341

Our Instructor led programs are recognized by SHRM® as a “National Leader” in offering the SHRM Learning System® with pass rates that exceeds the national average by 20 points (based on last testing window).

In today’s business environment, change is constant. Organizations need HR professionals who are knowledgeable and display competency to strategically manage change. Enhance your career by achieving your PHR®/SPHR®/GPHR® or Essentials of HR Management Certificates at Villanova University or the many off campus locations throughout the Delaware Valley. Our instructor led programs are staffed with experienced, certified faculty bring a wealth of knowledge, competency, and expertise in the field to the classroom. Courses offered include:
• Certificate in Professional Human Resource Management
• Essentials of Human Resource Management
• Certificate in Global Professional Human Resource Management online

http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/continuingstudies/noncreditprog/hrstudies/hrmanage.html

It is important to note, a new credential from SHRM® is being offered beginning January 2015. This is critical time to get certified.

Office of Continuing Studies,
Stanford Hall, Ground Floor
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4303
Contacts: Linda Pugliese and Jim Kane, M.S., SPHR

 
Website: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/continuingstudies/noncreditprog/hrstudies/hrmanage.html
 

Villanova University HRD

Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4582
Contact: Dr. David Bush
 
For more than 30 years, Villanova University's comprehensive graduate programs in Human Resource Development (HRD) have provided professionals the expertise for dynamic careers in all areas of HR.

Options: Learn on campus or through distance education. On campus, you can enroll in one-credit weekend seminars, earn a certificate, or the full 33-credit M.S. degree. Your degree can also be customized with a variety of HR electives.
Affordability: The HRD program is one of the most affordable in the tri-state area. Our tuition rates are competitively priced and students can attend through full-time status can qualify for financial assistance and potentially for merit-based scholarships and assistantships.
Real-World Expertise: The curriculum is aligned with SHRM standards and all courses qualify for HRCI credits. Courses are taught by tenured faculty and experienced adjunct instructors who are respected HR professionals. The HRD faculty and staff members have been actively engaged as leaders in HR associations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.
Alumni Success: Our alumni are working around the world, in all levels of organizations. HRD alumnus, Govi V. Rao, President and CEO, Noveda Technologies, praised the HRD program as a “significant ‘game changer,’ for me with an ideal blend of theory and real time business case studies. The exposure to practicing business leaders as faculty was powerful and helped me prepare for real work place challenges. The entire experience was memorable and has helped me establish and build relationships that continue to help me grow—both personally and professionally.”
Whatever your path, we look forward to helping you develop the leadership skills, knowledge and technical competencies necessary to meet workplace challenges and launch into new career opportunities.

Website: http://www.gradhrd.villanova.edu
Email: gradhrdoffice@villanova.edu

 
Website: http://www.gradhrd.villanova.edu
Email: gradhrdoffice@villanova.edu
 
Employee Voluntary Benefits

MMI Group

Phone: 484-654-1168
Contact: Vicki Tague
 
MMI Group brings a unique set of non-traditional voluntary products to the employee benefits market. Our exclusive portfolio of lifestyle and work/life balance products is designed to create value for all of our partners, while improving the lives of employees. MMI Group offers innovative ways to help employees with the challenges that impact their daily lives—while at work or at home.
TrueCare social media monitoring gives parents peace of mind while protecting their children from online threats such as sexual predators, cyberbullies, and damaged reputations. TrueCare monitors all of the current social media networks. It provides real time alerts whenever a child is involved in potentially dangerous online behavior and fosters communication and trust while keeping children safe.
PurchaseShield 360 is an all-in-one warranty protection plan that covers most everything you purchase that has an on/off capability for one low monthly fee. Electronics, appliances, mobile phones, even lawn equipment—PS360 covers most of your common purchases. It extends the manufacturer’s warranty to five years, saves on repairs of older items, protects against stingy return policies and restocking fees, and even provides price protection for any covered item that goes on sale soon after purchase.

 
Website: http://worksite.mmig.net/
Email: vickitague@mmig.net
 
Investment Advisory Firm

Villanova Financial Services, Inc.
20 Valley Stream Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610.296.6370
Contact: Brian J Fisher
 
Villanova Financial Services, Inc. (VFS) is a registered investment advisory firm located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. VFS provides both personal and business advisory solutions to clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and our planners have over two decades of experience in the financial services industry.
Our philosophy is to put our clients’ interests first in every aspect of our business. We were founded on the principle that careful and detailed planning will greatly improve ones’ chances of reaching their goals.
Choosing a financial advisor may be one of the most important decisions you will make. While the common impression is that advisors tell you how to invest your money, at VFS we take a more comprehensive approach. We want to thoroughly understand your situation so we can guide you through the process. Accumulating wealth may be the main focus, but preserving and protecting those assets is equally important. We will identify your tolerance for risk and time horizon so that your plan is custom fit to you. We work in conjunction with your CPA and attorney so that there are clear checks and balances in the planning process. A transparent approach that clearly discloses all fees associated with our work is also paramount to our method.
We look forward to helping you “Plan your Success.”

 
Website: http:/www.villanovafs.com
Email: bfisher@villanovafs.com
 
Law Office

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
One Penn Center-19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-665-3251
Contact: Jason E. Reisman
 
Establishing and maintaining an engaged, harmonious and productive workforce is a critical leadership challenge for any organization. Helping clients meet that challenge is the central focus of the attorneys in Obermayer’s Labor Relations & Employment Law Department. We serve our clients in the manner that best meets their needs, whether as general corporate labor and employment counsel, or as an adjunct to existing in-house counsel. In addition to employment litigation and traditional labor services, we provide counseling and training services to ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws; assist with strategic planning and the development of policies and procedures; and represent clients before federal administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.



Founded in Philadelphia in 1904, Obermayer is a full service law firm with Pennsylvania roots and global reach. Our firm has a longstanding history of respected work and obtaining effective results for our clients. Since our inception, our values have remained constant: to satisfy our clients’ needs with the highest degree of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and integrity.



Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to a diverse client base, including private and public businesses, health care providers, charitable and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government entities and municipalities, public utilities, fiduciaries and individuals.

 
Website: http://www.obermayer.com
Email: jr@obermayer.com
 
Legal

LegalShield

Phone: 610-937-1904
Contact: Jane D. Wagner and Amber Little
 
Why LegalShield?
Everyone deserves legal protection. At LegalShield, our mission the past 42 years is to make sure everyone can access it. With the commitment of over 1.4 million, we are able to negotiate comprehensive legal services with dedicated law firms nationwide, at a fraction of what they traditionally cost.

What the membership includes
Your employees will have access to a quality provider law firm 24/7. From real estate to family law, traffic issues, estate planning, consumer finance and more ... your employees will have access, no matter how trivial or traumatic!

Our Promise
Your employees will use a toll-free phone number for consultations on any subject matter when they need it and administration is easy for you. There are no claim forms, deductibles or time consuming administrative duties. You will receive once a month billing and the rates are stable for any size family, plus it is portable. There are no cancellation forms and no late payment fees. LegalShield may also be offered as a voluntary benefit.

Your Identity is personal, keep it that way!
In addition, LegalShield offers an Identity Theft Plan that includes credit reports, personal credit score and continuous monitoring with safety alerts. LegalShield has retained Kroll Advisory Solutions, Inc., the world’s leading risk management company to assist in the restoration process for your employees.

 
Website: http://www.legalshieldassociate.com/jdwagner
Email: jdwagner@comcast.net and amberctsvll@gmail.com
 
Mortgage and Relocation

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
999 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-505-1554
Contact: Bob Saritsoglou
 
A home may be one of your biggest assets, so when you're buying a home you want to be sure you've made an informed decision. We can help you learn about the loan products and programs that may be available to you. In addition, When a career move means moving to a new home, The Relocation Mortgage Program® provides convenient relocation benefits. As the premier provider of national relocation mortgage services, we have the home financing information, options, tools, and resources you need to help you relocate quickly and efficiently.



 
Website: http://www.wfhm.com/bob-saritsoglou
Email: bob.saritsoglou@wellsfargo.com
 
Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Preferred
220 West Germantown Pike Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 484-654-1080
Contact: Colette Staub, CRP
 
The Preferred Moves Program
is a free, no-obligation benefits program offered in all states through Coldwell Banker Preferred.

Work With Professionals
Experienced counselors will help you to assess your needs, select an agent, and assist you in moving anywhere in the world.
Preferred Moves Program Benefits
Your savings come from a credit equal to 10% of the commission earned on the listing or buying side of the transaction

We do it all!
The Preferred Moves Program is an invaluable resource designed to help home buyers and sellers during all stages of the real estate process. We can arrange for all the professional services needed in a move with one phone call.
For more information contact Colette Staub at 484-654-1080 or cstaub@cbpref.com

 
Website: http://www.preferredmoves.com
Email: cstaub@cbpref.com
 
Recruitment

Async Interview

Phone: 215-645-7132
 
About Async Interview
Async Interview is a technology and service company meeting the needs of corporate and outsourced recruitment professionals through its video interviewing technology. Its suite of video interviewing tools are built to address a process bogged down in inefficiencies, rising costs and laborious procedures. The cloud-based, real-time system gives recruiters, HR Professionals and hiring managers the ability to interview, evaluate, collaborate and hire the emerging workforce.
Companies as small as 50 employees all the way up to Fortune 500 companies use Async Interview¡¦s technology because it can:
„X Save time and money in every aspect of interviewing: from scheduling to initial screens
„X Streamline your recruiting process
„X Demonstrate that your company is ¡§tech savvy¡¨ and allow candidates to complete interviews at their convenience
„X Allow the hiring team to review interviews at their convenience
„X Reduce travel and optimize scheduling for first round candidates

Contact Us!
Async Interview
(215) 645-7132
sales@asyncinterview.com
www.asyncinterview.com

 
Website: http://www.asyncinterview.com
 
Security & Intelligence

Lehigh Valley Paladin, LLC
1866 Leithsville Rd
Hellertown, PA 18055
Phone: 908-307-3750
Contact: Dr. Diana Sorrentino
 
Security & Intelligence Professionals at Lehigh Valley Paladin, LLC provide their Corporate, Institutional and Individual clients with customized and specifically tailored security solutions, training and educational services (Seminars, Symposiums, Workshops & In-service Training Programs) so that the organization’s security and safety policies, procedures and personnel are better prepared to deal with an ever changing and increasingly violent environment.

These customized and specifically tailored security solutions and educational services include, but are not limited to:

• Workplace Violence Prevention
• High Risk Terminations
• Active Shooter Preparedness, Prevention & Response
• Safety, Security & Conflict Avoidance – Concepts & Strategies
• Security Assessments, Consulting & Advisory Services
• Critical Incident Response, Intervention & Management
• Threat Assessment, Intervention & Management
• Executive Protection


Our educational seminars and in-service training programs are routinely tailored to the specific needs and training requirements of our clients. We have also routinely designed, developed and implemented training programs which we designed specifically for our clients; as well as to develop and implement comprehensive lessons plans for Train the Trainer development programs.

Please visit www.lehighvalleypaladin.com for more detailed information on the comprehensive security, intelligence and consulting services we provide. To discuss specific needs; please contact Dr. Diana Sorrentino at diana@lehighvalleypaladin.com .

 
Website: http://lehighvalleypaladin.com
Email: diana@lehighvalleypaladin.com
 
Staffing

Robert Half

 
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. Robert Half’s specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam for highly skilled office and administrative support professionals; Robert Half Technology for information technology professionals; Robert Half Legal for legal personnel; and The Creative Group for interactive, design and marketing professionals.

Robert Half has more than 400 staffing and consulting locations worldwide and offers online job search services at www.roberthalf.com.

 
Website: http:/www.roberthalf.com
 
Training

TrainingPros

Phone: 215-370-5180
Contact: Robin Stein Rodin
 
TrainingPros is a consultative staffing company that provides specialized contract professionals to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and large non-profit organizations. The type of talent that we place includes instructional designers, eLearning/mLearning developers, technical communicators, organizational and change management consultants, instructors and facilitators, and HR consultants.
As part of understanding a client’s specific needs, TrainingPros consults with the key client contact regarding business needs, deliverables, schedule, and milestones along with skills and personalities on the existing client team. Each of these aspects is vital to the candidate selection process and providing the most appropriate candidates. After gaining a solid understanding of the corporate environment and requirements, TrainingPros can provide the right resource(s) for the assignment.
Equally important to the clients’ needs is the talent pool. Each candidate must complete an extensive knowledge and skills assessment, is interviewed as part of the initial evaluation process, and references are thoroughly checked. Using these tools, the candidate is evaluated using a long list of criteria that assists in the placement process.
TrainingPros is the preferred company for contract employees because of its compensation program and track record for making the right fit – in terms of expectations and culture.

 
Website: http://www.training-pros.com/
Email: robin.rodin@training-pros.com
 
Unemployment Claims Services

Corporate Cost Control
50 Nashua Rd
Londonberry, NH 03053
Phone: 800-207-6926
Contact: Tim Rooney
 
At Corporate Cost Control, we have a strong foundation in the unemployment business that dates back to 1965. With a management team that has over 300 years of combined unemployment services experience, CCC insures our employers’ unemployment costs have minimal impact on their operating budget.
CCC clients are looking for a real partner to achieve savings. CCC’s ability to customize programs to meet specific needs has insured that our employers benefit, no matter what industry they serve. Whether you have five employees or 500,000, you’ll receive a Program Management Team that includes these experienced professionals:
• Account Executive
• Claims Examiner
• Hearing Coordinator
• Tax Manager
CCC Verify is our state of the art system provides instant access to employment and wage information to authorized and credentialed verifiers. CCCVerify offers an automated solution for employers in any industry, to alleviate the burden all types verifications and to generate fast, objective and accurate information to better serve their employees and the verification community.
CCC Verify is:
 Secure
 100% free - including all Government Agency verifications
 Web Based Solution
 100% FCRA Compliant
 Employees can generate their own free verification
 Employee portal for ease of use and transparency
Contact CCC for additional information about how we can benefit your organization.

 
Website: http:/www.corporatecostcontrol.com
Email: trooney@corporatecostcontrol.com
 
Wellness

Wellness Champions

Phone: 610-325-6037
Contact: Victor A. Sage, DC
 
The Wellness Champions are a group of doctors that are committed to teaching wellness in the workplace to create a healthier company environment, which in turn will provide more productivity. The educational format varies based on a company’s needs.

These services include:

1. Company-Wide Health Fair

These are traditionally done with multiple screening and many doctors at one time. A minimum of 100 employees is requested for our “mini-health fair” format.

2. Lunch & Learn Health Talks

This is the most frequently requested event. The traditional 'Lunch and Learn' format a topic is covered for 10 Minutes to 60 minutes. Also as an added bonus, the meal is provided at no charge for qualifying audiences and groups

3. Computerized Stress Analysis

This is computerized posture technology that uses iPad technology to see how much postural stress the spine is under.

4. Online Wellness Program: “8 Weeks to Wellness Corporate Challenge”

This is both "Hi-Tech and Hi-Touch", as the program is run and presented in part, by a doctor that comes to your company. This program is set up for a Fun, competitive atmosphere that delivers significant results that are quantifiable and will result in lower costs to insurance premiums.

 
Website: http://www.wellnesschampions.org
Email: drsage@wellnesschampions.org
 
 




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