Advisor Collective Pitchfest 2021 | BTR Breaks Down New Vendors on the Market!

The Advisor Collective is a newly formed, non-profit association comprised of HR consultants, brokers, advisors, thought leaders, and managed service providers. During the last week of July, the organization kicked off a unique event – Pitchfest – introducing four up-and-coming vendors in the HR technology industry. BTR’s own Jannette Kresser was in attendance to bring valuable insight to our partners on what the market has in store in the future!


BenefitHarbor is a Benefits Administration platform that was founded in 2000 and boasts a 98% retention rate. Their primary go-to-market strategy is through Brokers, Employee Benefit Consultants & Carriers and their average client size is 2,300 employees. With a domestic, 100% licensed call center who can assist with enrollments, they are certainly worth taking a look at if your client is in the market for a new platform.

Cahrus Systems, Inc.

Cahrus is a new Benefits Administration platform that operates on the premise that even though benefits administration is complex, it does not need to be hard. They just launched in January 2021 with clients expected to go live in Q4. A few things that stand out are that each client will get their own configuration, test & production environment, there is no implementation fee and no additional annual charges for open enrollment. BTR will certainly be keeping an eye on them as they continue to expand.


If you are looking for a modern and engaging employee experience platform, take a look at Kazoo. Established in 2013, they have a target market of 100-3,000 employees. Their platform focuses on Goals & OKRs, Recognition, Conversations (similar to performance reviews), Feedback, and Incentives. They also have several established integrations and tech partners.


League is a technology-focused health company that is looking to digitally transform the health industry. Their platform allows employers, pharmacies, healthcare providers and payors to deliver integrated and personalized health experiences to employees. Founded in Canada, they have offices in the US and overseas and have a target market of 500+ employees. The platform houses everything from insurance cards to claims data as well as health and wellness activities and care navigation. Certainly, worth considering if your client is looking to expand into employee wellness programs.


Pitchest introduced a variety of vendors and other service providers in the HR Tech market. The rapid-fire format was engaging and certainly kept attendees glued to the presentations. If you would like to know more about any of these vendors, or hear more about how BTR can assist your client with their HR Tech search, reach out the BTR Project Box today!



About the Author

Jannette Kresser serves as Strategic Initiatives Project Coordinator, Vendor Relations. In this role, she coordinates BTR’s solution provider relationships and supports operational efficiencies for the Consulting Division. Jannette has over 20 years of experience in project management, contract administration, process improvements, and new technology implementations.