James Llewellyn

Vice President - Global Total Rewards


James Llewellyn is a Human Resources executive with a resume of more than 25 years building high-performing teams, driving operational excellence, and fostering business partner relationships in a variety of industries, including industrials, consumer products, energy, telecom and healthcare. Experienced in all facets of HR including serving as head of HR multiple times in his career, he has extensive expertise in Total Rewards (including Executive Compensation and HR systems), Talent Management and M&A diligence and integration.  James currently serves as the Vice President – Global Total Rewards for Masonite International Corporation, a $2.5B global manufacturing and distribution leader in residential and commercial door systems.

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

The value of random "live" interactions with my team.

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Teledoc and EAP.

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

Raising our ISL level and taking more risk but savings significant stop-loss premiums. We shifted from $275K ISL to $350K ISL with $100K Aggregating Specific deductible and dropped 36% of our fixed SL premium (~$1.1M). Factoring in the increased risk and based on prior years’ large claims activity, we were estimating a net $400-600K savings annually, depending on actual claims incurred. We used these net savings to add our US and CAN exempt professionals to our annual incentive compensation plan.

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

The faster we are able to reach a point of the pandemic subsiding and the population is able to and comfortable with a return to more regular preventive medical visits we can increase levels of early detection and improve management of chronic conditions to prevent catastrophic illness and expense in the future.

Past Sponsors

1 Conference. 3 Moonshots.


Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​



Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.



Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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