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The True Cost of an ESPP

October 03, 2019

Check-In & Networking 3:30 p.m., Presentation 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Social Event and Vendor Fair 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Be the Match
500 N. 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Twin Cities NASPP Chapter Meeting and Social Event

Speaker Information

Speakers: Robyn A. Shutak, CEP, Equity Advisory Services Practice Leader
Robyn Shutak is a practice leader for Computershare’s U.S. Plan Managers business and has more than 15 years of comprehensive experience with employee equity programs. In her current role, Robyn helps increase the company’s brand awareness in the U.S., cultivate new and existing relationships through content development and additional services, and as a subject matter expert, helps support Computershare’s products, events, and initiatives.
Prior to joining Computershare, Robyn worked as a Senior Director at the Global Equity Organization (GEO) where she was instrumental in transforming their membership services, was the Education Director for the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and has held positions at various corporate issuer companies in the San Diego area.
Robyn is a Certified Equity Professional (CEP). She has served on the Certification Counsel of the CEP Institute and the Curriculum Committee and has been regularly recognized by the CEP Institute with Volunteer Excellence awards. Robyn is a frequent speaker on equity compensation topics and is a co-author of the book, “If I’d Only Known That,” published in 2011 by the NCEO. She served as the Programming Director for the San Diego Chapter of the NASPP for more than seven years.
She holds a BA in English from San Diego State University and a Paralegal Certificate (with honors) from the ABA Paralegal Program at the University of San Diego.
Charles Russo, Vice President, Relationship Management
Charles Russo is a regional manager for Computershare’s Plan Management business, overseeing a team of relationship managers responsible for a portfolio of corporate clients across a wide range of industries. Since joining Computershare in 2008, Charles has leveraged his experience in the employee compensation business to ensure high levels of quality and satisfaction for all of his clients. Prior to joining Computershare, Charles was with UBS, Bankers Trust and JP Morgan. During his twenty-plus years of financial services experience, he has held positions in relationship management, product management and operations, across various disciplines. Charles earned his B.S. and MBA in Finance from Fordham University.

Event Details

Date: October 3rd. 2019

Check-In & Networking 3:30 p.m.,
Presentation 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.,
Social Event and Vendor Fair 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Be The Match, 500 N. 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Parking: Although there may be street parking available, a convenient alternative is the Target Field Station Parking Ramp (located diagonally across the street from the Be The Match building). The cost to park there is $5 for 2 -3 hours (non-event rate as of the time of this posting). 

Program Description: Like any employee benefit, an ESPP does cost your company money. That said, the cost may not be as much as you think, and the tax benefits may just offset much of that cost. Find out what the TRUE cost is to have an ESPP in this informative session.​ This presentation discusses the expensing & tax benefits of the different types of ESPPs and breaks down the various costs related to administering a successful ESPP.

To Register: Send an RSVP email to  This program is free of charge.

More Information

Directions to Target Field Station Parking Ramp: From downtown Minneapolis, on Hennepin Avenue, turn North onto 5th Street North.  As you approach Target Field Stadium, the lane in the roadway shifts as it crosses the light rail tracks. Continue on 5th Street North.  Turn left onto 5th Avenue North to enter into the Target Field Station Parking Ramp (at the corner of 5th Street North and 5th Avenue North). 
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Target Field Station Parking Ramp:
335 5th Street North, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(Entrances and exits located on Fifth Street North and Sixth Avenue North)

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