Episode 7 of People + Profit Show –
Flipping the Industry- People and Profit with Keyser and beni.fit
Guests: Noah Barrasso of Keyser, and Ash Hachmeister of beni.fit
The conversation with Ash Hachmeister and Noah Barrasso was such an insightful conversation about servant leadership, company culture, and building business relationships. Keyser and beni.fit are both wonderful examples of companies that are turning their industry on its head. Both work in industries that are usually out to just make a buck. So how do you continue to grow a company and make money, while also focusing on the people and what is truly best for them? That’s what they discuss in this conversation.
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About this Episode
Both Ash Hachmeister and Noah Barrasso are doing great things in their companies to not only focus on the needs of the clients/employees, but on making everything easier for them to understand as well. Health insurance can be extremely difficult to understand but Ash and his team are there to truly help the individuals pick the plans and options that are best for them because it is not a one size situation. Speaking of size, Noah is there to not only help explain things on the corporate real estate side, but also make sure that the companies they help are really finding the space that is the right size, design, layout and feel to support their company growth and culture.
The listeners are able to get a deeper look into how things work at Keyser when it comes to serving others and how “Being a selfless servant is the most selfish thing to do for your business.” These topics of culture, growth, support, and business relations builds and draws the conversation. beni.fit is flipping their industry on the head by truly focusing on the benefit needs of the employees and making sure they are getting the benefits support they truly need. This is a great show for folks to listen to if they want to understand the benefits of selfless service and even hear ways to start activating this in their own lives. This is also a great opportunity to hear from companies that are not doing things “the same old way.” They have changed their industries for the better and they are not keeping it a secret about how they are doing this- so listen in!
Noah Barrasso believes in creating a personal experience w/ his clients by serving them in a way which leaves a lasting impression. Through helping others and creating genuine relationships, Noah is able to truly learn about their culture, their business functions, and what ecosystem is needed to help their company & employees thrive. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, Noah Barrasso helps companies lease and purchase commercial real estate.
With a focus on the needs of tenants, Keyser exclusively represents occupiers of space and assist them with their commercial real estate needs including leasing, purchasing, constructing or disposing of facilities. We specialize in helping companies leverage their real estate buying power to secure incentives and attract today’s work force, all while reducing cost and risk.
Whether it’s managing a global portfolio of office and industrial leases, helping a retail franchise brand roll out locations nationally, negotiating sites for specialty healthcare clinics, assisting rapidly growing technology companies with their expansion, or helping with our clients’ data center strategy and space needs, our advisors take deep pride in serving and going above and beyond for each of our clients.
Ash Hachmeister aims to change the view of insurance and bring benefits into alignment with company culture and purpose. Ash knows the industry inside and out, understanding deeply the frustration and complexity leaders face.
Breaking free from convention, he started beni.fit to simplify, educate and work with partners to create new, high-impact strategies.
beni.fit is reimagining the workplace. They deliver new ways for high-growth companies to win talent and elevate human potential.
By bringing clarity, creativity and strategy to organizations, they help leaders make sense of the confusion and overwhelm that comes with traditional approaches to benefits planning.
They believe it’s time to transform this cost center into a power center that fuels performance, elevates culture and are driving a conversation around aligning benefits, culture, wellbeing and technology.
beni.fit is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona serving modern, high-growth companies across the U.S.
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Sarah McCraren is an Arizona native with a strong sense of community. Sarah spent many years in the corporate finance world specializing in the operational analysis, measurement and accountability systems, project management and software implementations. However, Sarah wanted to do work which was meaningful and would positively impact her community.
She found that saving lives and reducing injuries through comprehensive safety programs fit that bill. Sarah currently leads the McCraren Compliance team by keeping everyone focused on their primary purpose, creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other, and balancing the needs of all their stakeholders.
Sarah serves on the Boards for Conscious Capitalism Arizona and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Tucson Chapter, and is also active with the Arizona Builders Alliance, Arizona Rock Products Association , Arizona Transportation Builders and Women in Mining Az.
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Creating Workplaces Where We All Watch Out for Each Other
Jeremy Neis is an Investment Advisor with Retirement Evolutions and a small business operator fueled by the desire to enrich the life experience. He grew up in the Chicago area and chased the sun to get a degree at the University of Arizona in human and organizational communications. After doing so, he returned to Illinois where over the next 15 years he would find joy in co-launching and growing a technology solutions company and establishing a family.
In 2014 he returned to the desert to join his current venture, Retirement Evolutions, where his focuses are: (1) Conduct planning with individuals and families so that they can maximize the likelihood of leading secure and comfortable retirements. (2) Through the business services arm, Resourceful, empower business leaders to care for the people that they will rely upon to be thriving, sustainable organizations.
Jeremy is a proud contributor to the Conscious Capitalism movement as he views it as a powerful vehicle to bring about greater prosperity and reduced suffering for our human family. Over his career he has had the privilege to work closely with hundreds of different enterprises across many markets and industries. A common theme emerges among those firms that he’s seen excel and that is to be great not just with what they are bringing to market, but also with the manner in which they are doing so.