R. BLAKE IZATTManaging Partner


R. BLAKE IZATT is one of the original founders and partners of ABSi (Advanced Benefit Solutions & Insurance) and the Managing Partner and founder of RBI Benefits. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the health insurance and Employee Benefits industry.

Since starting his insurance career in 1995, Blake has earned an outstanding reputation in the marketplace. He has worked hard to present real solutions to the dramatic increases in the employer costs of providing benefits to their employees. Through personalized “one-to-one” benefits communication, unique plan designs, and creative compensation strategies, Blake’s objective is to assist his clients to understand and appreciate their benefits while adding to the company “bottom-line”.

Blake’s custom solutions are bold enough to address the root of the high-costs of healthcare, instead of just applying a bigger bandage. Blake is not afraid to do the work necessary to save you money. Blake is a husband and father of three. He completed a bachelor’s degree in English at Weber State University in 1990.



SHANE R. SKEEN brings a fresh approach to the RBI team and the group benefits industry. He already has many years of experience in sales, and he has been involved in growing and increasing revenue for several small businesses and start-up companies.

In 2010, Shane graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, at Utah State University. Shane has utilized a creative and innovative approach to doing business. He stays current on the latest health insurance industry trends, and he tries to make life easier for his clients. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Shane enjoys playing basketball, mountain biking, golfing, and most outdoor adventures. If any of these things sound fun to you, call Shane, he would love to go. Health insurance is better discussed while doing something fun.

VANESSA VERNONEmployee Benefits Adviser


VANESSA VERNON joined the RBI team in August 2013 as the manager of the individual and family health insurance division. Her background varies but is focused on sales and management. She was recruited to create and manage the influx of work and business that goes along with health care reform, including compliance, and healthcare.gov.

Vanessa thrives on a good challenge, and being kept busy, so this position was a perfect fit. She graduated in Business Administration from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University in May 2013. In her spare time she enjoys being active outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and participating in crazy workout challenges.

SHERIDAN PAULSONEmployee Benefits Adviser


SHERIDAN PAULSON is a real pro. She is an Account Manager and specializes in ACA Compliance issues. She is bright, talented and has an engaging personality. She is dependable and can be counted on to get the right answers and recommend the right solutions. She is basically an administrative genius!

In 2005, Sheridan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Utah State University. In her spare time, she stays busy spending time with her little girl. She enjoys anything outdoors: camping, hiking, fishing, boating, anything that involves an adventure -she’s there. She loves to travel, play & watch sports and exercise.

ELIZABETH ALLREDClient Service Specialist


LIZ ALLRED is new to our team at RBI Benefits. She was hired in early 2016 and has proven herself to be a hard worker and a quick study. In her high school days, Liz excelled in sports, especially basketball.

As an Account Manager, Liz looks forward to meeting new people and working hard to provide the best possible service for RBI clients. She is trained in benefits administration, compliance, human resources and basic website design.

In her spare time, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 active boys.
She likes the outdoors and loves to hike, ski, 4-wheel and play sports.

BRODY BAGSHAWClient Service Specialist


BRODY K. BAGSHAW joined the RBI team in March of 2018. He has experience in the sales and customer service fields which has prepared him for his role with RBI Benefits. He is ready to bring enthusiasm and an easier process for those seeking health insurance.

Brody graduated in the spring of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Utah. Brody is a quick learner and is able to adjust to the needs of the client at any moment’s time. Brody enjoys spending time with his wife and new baby girl. He is very active with sports and enjoys basketball, softball, golfing and pretty much everything that is involved with being active. Brody is looking forward to meeting new clients and working to build relationships that will last.