The President of HR Impact, Izzy Kushner, brings his actuarial background and extensive experience to assist clients with the design, development, implementation and communication of benefits and compensation plans, corporate policies, and other perk/reward programs. Howard Shapiro, the firm's Managing Director, has been a progressively successful human resources practitioner since 1980 and adds tremendous breadth and depth to the expertise that HR Impact brings to its clients.

Izzy Kushner
President, HR Impact Inc.

Izzy is the immediate past President and an active member of the Board of Directors of HR/NY, the metro New York chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and has served as the Chair of its Benefits Special Interest Group.

Prior to creating HR Impact, Izzy was a Vice President at Compensation Resource Group and Regional Health and Welfare Practice Leader for Arthur Andersen, in New York.

Izzy has been an author of several articles on employee benefits and people strategy issues, and has been a speaker at industry seminars on various compensation and benefits topics.

Howard Shapiro
Managing Director, HR Impact Inc.

Before joining HR Impact in 2004, Howard spent eight years at Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A., Inc. and was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative Services.

Prior to Tommy Hilfiger, Howard led the Human Resources departments of Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren Retail and, for over eight years, held various senior-level corporate and store-line human resources positions at Macy's.

Howard is a long-term member of the Society for Human Resource Management and a member of HR/NY, the metro-NY chapter of SHRM.