The Inspirus Leadership Team

Servant Leadership That Inspires Clients and Colleagues

Inspirus leaders are rich in a natural currency that is growing more valuable in the new world order: an open mind and open heart that lie at the very core of “servant leadership.” It’s a style that graciously woos clients and co-workers alike with integrity, respect and tireless dedication. It’s a potent elixir that inspires excellence at every level.


Mia Mends
Mia Mends

Mia joined Inspirus in 2016 and serves as Chief Executive Officer following Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, USA’s acquisition of the company. She brings over 15 years of business experience to Inspirus, with a focus on delivering employee engagement solutions. Expanded Bio


Lesa Blakey

Lesa Blakey

Lesa joined Inspirus in 2004. Today she serves as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and manages the Inspirus accounting team while overseeing the company's HR programs and policies. Expanded Bio

Christopher Cheney

Christopher Cheney

Christopher first came to Inspirus as an operations consultant back in 2010. Inspirus execs knew the relationship was a good fit that deserved a more permanent arrangement. Now, Christopher has put his expertise to work optimizing company processes and boosting product capacities as Senior Vice President of OperationsExpanded Bio

Tim Hough

Tim Hough

Tim joined Inspirus in 2007 and today he is responsible for the deployment and integration of the company’s technology platform among Fortune 1000 customers worldwide as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, IT. Expanded Bio

Kayvon Shahbaz

Kayvon Shahbaz

Kayvon joined the Inspirus team at the beginning of 2015. Today, as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance, Kayvon is responsible for stewardship of the company’s financial resources, advising on strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and helping drive the company’s pricing strategy. Expanded Bio

Scott Shibley

Scott Shibley

Scott joined Inspirus in 2012 and serves as Senior Vice President of Sales. He brings to the table extensive sales experience following sales management positions with Harris, 3M Corporation, Automatic Data Processing and Tiffany & Co. Expanded Bio

Alex Vértiz

Alex joined Inspirus as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product as part of its acquisition by Sodexo in 2016 bringing with him nearly two decades of experience in B2B and consumer strategy, product management and marketing. Expanded Bio


Robbie Floyd

Robbie serves as Vice President of Sales and is a savvy industry veteran who has successfully led the development and execution of hundreds of recognition programs for category leaders across multiple industries. Expanded Bio



Theresa Harkins

As Vice President of Client Success and Engagement Solutions for Inspirus, Theresa uses her deep experience to create long-lasting impact and success. She's an influential visionary who has led award-winning Fortune 500 recognition organizations. Expanded Bio


Sari Feltman

Sari joined Inspirus as Vice President of Product Strategy as part of its acquisition by Sodexo in 2016. She brings over 20 years of strategy, operations, technology and solution development experience spanning multiple industry segments to include corporate services, hospitals and senior services. Expanded Bio


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Shawn Pelletier

Before becoming Vice President of Sales at Inspirus, Shawn served in several management and leadership roles, and worked on engagement platforms and recognition committees with UPS and Grainger. He has successfully built and led teams that thrived in winning the trust and business of customers. Expanded Bio


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