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10th Annual Evening with Executives

Milwaukee Software Process Improvement Network 10th Annual Night with Executives is a C-Suite forum where executives share and provide insight, perspective, and knowledge in a Panel discussion setting.   Our Panel is comprised of mid to senior level professionals from the corporate and service sectors, from the Greater Milwaukee Area.
This year's panel members are:
*         Kelly Renz is President and CEO of Novo Group         *
*         Eric Hanson is the Vice President of IT for HUSCO International         *
*         Tim Patneaude is a SVP and Director of IT and PMO at HSA Bank         *
*         Terry Rowinski serves as Chief Operating Officer for Health Payment Systems (HPS)         *
Alex Yarmulnik of AY Consulting will facilitate this year’s event. Alex will lead the discussion where the panelists will have the opportunity to answer questions on a variety of topics ranging from technical to workforce.
Date and Time
Thursday, 02/18/2016
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Free Food and Networking 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Executive Roundtable
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds
100 Heritage Reserve
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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Free thanks to our Sponsors
Speaker Bio:
Kelly Renz is President and CEO of Novo Group
With nearly two decades of executive leadership experience in both human capital and operations/P&L roles, Kelly has found that organizational transformation and developing business execution excellence is where she thrives. Whether it is a start-up, change management, turn-around/reorg or high growth environment, she enjoys working on complex business problems across an enterprise. She has lead a breadth of practice areas supporting overall business effectiveness – M&A (deal project management, due diligence and integration lead roles), global human resources, organizational effectiveness and efficiency (including process improvement and workforce effectiveness), talent acquisition, talent development, org design/OD, employee relations and risk management, performance management and other core business operations and P&L management in operations.
Prior to Novo Kelly career includes: CEO, inVantage, -VP Organizational Effectiveness, CoreLogic, Global Chief Human Capital Officer, Decision Insight Information Group/MSB, -VP Talent Leadership and Commercial Solutions, Cielo, VP Human Resources and Administration, AQS (nka Insurity), Director of Recruiting and Retention, Clifton Gunderson (nka CliftonLarsonAllen), and Human Resources and Development Manager, Target Corporation
Kelly holds a Bachelor’s in English and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Master’s in Human Resource Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Novo Groupis a full Talent Lifecycle Partner.  With five practice offerings designed with flexibility and cost effectiveness in mind, Novo provides talent acquisition and talent management solutions for organizations with one hiring need or more than one thousand.

Our practices are scalable to work with organizations of any sizes and any industry, adapting to flex during changes in your business needs.  As Human Capital experts, Novo also provides practical consulting services for all steps of your talent’s lifecycle from building your talent pipeline, through the recruiting process and all phases of people development and initiatives.

People are an organization’s #1 competitive advantage.  Novo find, recruits and transform talent to empower both candidates and clients to win!

Novo Group, Inc. – Find.Recruit.Transform. –

Eric Hanson is the Vice President of IT for HUSCO International
Mr. Hanson has nearly twenty years of IT leadership experience spanning manufacturing, financial services, and insurance.  In 2015, Eric received national recognition from and Network World for leading digital innovation at Milwaukee Tool.  An energetic relationship builder, Mr. Hanson is known for his progressive and business-focused application of IT and for building highly productive, dynamic teams. Eric is also a prominent public speaker. 
HUSCO International is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of hydraulic and electro-hydraulic controls.  HUSCO serves the highly competitive automotive and off-highway markets through manufacturing operations in the United States, England, India & China.  HUSCO was honored to receive the “2014 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year” award and has been named in the Wisconsin “Top Places to Work” the last four years.
Tim Patneaude is a Senior Vice President and Director of Information Technology (IT) and Project Management (PMO) at HSA Bank
Tim joined HSA Bank in 2015 and has over 25 years’ experience managing large-scale IT projects and teams, including software development and implementation servicing commercial, financial, and public sector markets. He previously worked for Wausau Financial Systems (WFS), a Deluxe Company, serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He has also held executive IT management positions at Metavante. In his most recent role at WFS, he established an infrastructure architecture and IT services model to engage with internal stakeholders to help the company exceed its corporate goals while building a culture of cooperation and partnership across the entire organization. At Metavante, he played a vital role in transforming the IT organization by leading the implementation of an information life cycle management methodology and introducing the Six Sigma quality methodology to his division. He earned his BA in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
HSA Bank has its roots in Wisconsin community banking dating back to 1913. As a first step in its legacy of innovation, the Bank began offering Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) in 1997. In 2004, the Bank provided an exclusive focus on Health Savings Accounts and quickly gained a nationwide reputation. In 2005, HSA Bank became a division of Webster Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Webster Financial Corporation, incorporated in Connecticut.
Today, HSA Bank focus on the administration, service, and support of our health accounts. Our philosophy is to do what they do best and partner with others who do the same, to provide a best-in-class solution for our employers and members. HSA Bank is recognized as a pioneer in CDH accounts and an experienced administrator. We are a secure financial organization regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and meet Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) requirements including strong user authentication, fraud detection, and general layered security.
Terry Rowinski serves as Chief Operating Officer for Health Payment Systems (HPS)
Terry has a wide range of responsibilities including developing business strategy to guide all business operations. He is responsible for the information technology and operational infrastructures across HPS.
Prior to joining HPS, Terry was the Chief Operating Officer for BuySeasons, Inc. , an online retail organization where he was responsible for the company’s substantial growth via new product development, as well as, technology and operational enhancements. While at BuySeasons, Terry led the delivery of its industry-leading manufacturing, fulfillment, customer care, associate relations and technology functions.
Terry brings over 25 years of executive management experience focused on efficiencies through the use of technology and business process optimization. Prior to joining BuySeasons, Terry held several operational management roles at Exel Logistics/DPWN , Kohl’s Department Stores and McHugh Software (now JDA ).
Terry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Computer Systems and Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Terry’s own passion as a life-long learner is exemplified through his unwavering support of his team’s professional development as well as his support for secondary education via his service to multiple educationally-focused organizations in Wisconsin.
Health Payment Systems is a privately-held healthcare technology and services organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offering solutions to enhance the consumer healthcare billing and payments experience, while driving value to healthcare providers, health insurance companies and employers.
Since its founding in 2005, HPS’ patented solutions—including the highly differentiated single consolidated statement of medical services for a family and the related online and mobile access with multiple payment options—have benefitted many constituents in the healthcare market: 
-Healthcare providers, Health insurance companies and employers are empowered to offer an enhanced billing and payment experience to their patients/members/employees, improving their brand loyalty while strengthening their financial results.
-Families gain the overall enhanced experience of one monthly consolidated healthcare statement instead of multiple Explanation of Benefits and providers’ invoices, as well as the convenient access to online and mobile channels for detailed healthcare service claims data and multiple payment options.
Health Payment Systems enables one statement, one payment and one place to call, making it the clear solution to healthcare confusion.
HPS is led by CEO and President Jay Fulkerson, and to date has processed over $1 billion in claims.  HPS is a partner to all major health plans and practitioners in Wisconsin.