Heidi Cottle

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27+ years of executive experience establishing and implementing business and employee benefit solutions for major US employers.


Heidi Cottle

E. Heidi Cottle has more than 27 years’ executive leadership experience establishing and implementing a variety of business and employee benefit solutions for some of the largest employers in the United States.

Cottle delivers strategic advisory and coaching services by leveraging her experience in local and national health care reform, and establishing efficiencies through organizational development controls to bring margin improvement during difficult economic times. Cottle is currently an organizational consultant for employers on a local, national, and international basis.

Presently, Cottle is President of Organizational Development Solutions Worldwide (ODSW), a professional services organization providing a comprehensive range of business services, products, and solutions to help clients succeed by better managing finances and employees. Responsibilities include managing Fortune 500 to Fortune 1000 companies in a variety of business organizational capacities.

Cottle was previously the President of Intermountain Employee Services at CBIZ, Inc. a professional services company providing a comprehensive range of business solutions. Responsibilities included the inception of a National Federal Government Contracting Department of Labor (DOL) Prevailing Wage Division for CBIZ National Employee Services Division as a subject matter expert in administrative compliance for Prevailing Wage governance rules.

At the same time, Cottle has been active in Employee Benefits and Health and Productivity Management (Wellness) Solutions. She has been instrumental in local and national health care reform committees including specialized expertise in Department of Labor Wage & Hourly Division (DOLWHD) Prevailing Wage Compliance for Federal Government Contractors for the U.S. and its territories. Cottle maintains oversight of her own wellness company, BeneCare, which is designed to help employers focus on a holistic approach to employee health management. Cottle has designed, negotiated, and established Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) employer contracts in rural areas of Ohio, South Carolina, and Louisiana.

As an entrepreneur, Cottle owned and operated her own multi-state and national employee benefit firm, BeneCor. BeneCor was sold to CBIZ, Inc., a publicly traded company, in July of 2002. During her tenure at CBIZ, she served on various internal and external boards, including the American Benefit Council (ABC), ERISA Retirement Industry Committee (ERIC), and CBIZ Women’s Advantage. ERIC and ABC serve as national employee benefit and retirement policy committees for the Fortune 500 to Fortune 1000 companies in the U.S. CBIZ Women’s Advantage is a national program dedicated to mentoring and advocating women in their personal and professional pursuits.

Prior, Cottle worked as National Sales Manager for Health Benefits America (HBA), a national consulting firm where she was instrumental in establishing and implementing national managed care networks for some of the largest employers in the United States, including Xerox Corporation, Eastman Kodak, Marriott, Chevron, Holiday Inn Worldwide, and AT&T. Cottle began her career by internationally recruiting physicians to provide needed medical care to Third World countries and rural communities throughout the United States.

Cottle attended the University of Utah, and has earned specialized licensure as a subject matter expert and industry consultant in employee benefits and as an associate of risk management. Cottle is continuing her educational pursuits in other specialized industry designations. Cottle is a guest lecturer for state, local, and national organizations including Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), University of Utah School of Business, and Clemson University School of Business. She is a committee member of the Utah License Examination Review Committee and was recognized as an industry leader in the National Association of Health Underwriters magazine’s July 1998 edition.