Tejera & Associates, LLC

Consultants to Retirement Plan Sponsors



Martha Tejera
Project Leader, Subject Matter Expert (Administration, Consulting)


Martha Tejera brings more than 30 years of consulting experience in the design, funding, administration, and communication of retirement plans. Since 2005 she has focused on helping plan sponsors evaluate, select, and establish service arrangements for their retirement programs.  She enjoys partnering with benefits staff, Committees, vendors, and other benefits professionals to seek the best solution for plan participants.

Martha is a former Principal with Mercer.  Her experience includes managing 401(k) recordkeeping teams for Mercer, The Wyatt Company (now Willis Towers), and in-house for Weyerhaeuser.  She is able to bring the detailed knowledge of platforms and procedures to help plan sponsors understand and work within the constraints of the systems. 

Martha is a former Enrolled Actuary under ERISA, a former president of the Seattle chapter of Western Pension & Benefits Council, and a founding member of the Institutional Retirement Income Council. She is an honors graduate from the University of Washington in economics. She splits her time between Seattle and Tucson.

Nancy Lorenzen
Subject Matter Expert (Administration, Investments)


Nancy Lorenzen brings more than 25 years of experience in the retirement industry and has been assisting clients with investment review and vendor management since 1995 as president of HR Advocates Inc.  She has been supporting clients of Tejera & Associates with the evaluation of technical aspects of investment consulting proposals and project leadership or peer review on administration-related searches since 2006.

During her career she has managed defined contribution recordkeeping departments, conducted oustide audits, and developed one of the first automated voice response systems for 401(k) plan enrollment.

Nancy is a Certified Publc Accountant, has worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Alexander & Alexander Consulting Group, and Ernst & Young.  She serves on the Florida West Coast Employee Benefits Council and is based in Tampa, Florida.   

Laura Renshaw
Search Consultant (Data Management, Proposal Evaluation, Documentation)


Laura Renshaw is a retirement benefits professional with more than 15 years of experience working with organizations to manage and administer various benefit programs.  Since 2011 she has managed the provider data for Tejera & Associates, including profiles and the evaluation of general capabilities. She also manages the proposal evaluation and documentation process and assists with scoring.

Previous experience includes leading a defined contribution recordkeeping team at Merrill Lynch (previously Howard Johnson & Company) and assisting with retirement benefits and compensation at Western Wireless Corporation (since acquired by T-Mobile).  

Laura has received the RPA designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She is currently pursuing completion of her CEBS disgnation and is a current member of ISCEBS. Laura graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Business Administration, specializing in Finance. She is based north of Seattle.