We provide devoted one-on-one attention to our clients.

Our Team is driven by creating an out-of-this-world service experience.

We work hard to integrate both our people and our product to influence the culture of your workplace, making your company a place where people are valued and encouraged to have a little fun.

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Lori Winters


Lori Winters founded Thread over 14 years ago with a desire to change how companies function as a whole. Prior to, and fueling her entrepreneurial endeavor, Lori was Vice President at Choice Accounting, where she found an area that businesses needed fulfilled, and subsequently launched what would become Thread.
Lori is a strategic thinker with a drive to be the best. She generates ideas from things others can’t find a connection between. Lori is always looking to the future and is confident in her abilities and her work.
Matt Mitcham

Matt Mitcham


Matt Mitcham has been with Thread since 2004 and has grown into a strong leader within the organization. After working in sales and marketing, Matt rose through the ranks and was promoted to COO in April 2017, overseeing the operational side of the company.
Matt is a strong communicator who makes connections with everyone he meets. His energy stimulates excellence in his team and his clients. Matt makes things happen by turning thoughts into actions and keeps his core beliefs at the heart of everything he does.
Scott Mastley

Scott Mastley


Scott joined Thread in 2019 to develop and manage our HR Consulting services. Scott is a double Dawg with undergraduate and MBA degrees from UGA, and he is passionate about simplifying HR to support engagement.

Scott is interested in your challenges and enthusiastic about finding solutions and proactively preventing future issues. His confidence comes from 25 years of hands-on consulting, HR work, and leading HR teams with clients across multiple industries.

Matt Herring

Director of Sales

Matt Herring joined Thread in 2016 and hit the ground running from the start. A natural for sales and communication, Matt has morphed into a leader who is developing a new department in our organization. Prior to working with us, Matt has years of sales and leadership experience.
Matt is above all things a learner. He loves to gain as much information as he can and dissect each piece of the puzzle to gain a full understanding of the problem to determine the best solution. We love having Matt on our team because he has a strong set of core values that are unwavering, which makes him a force to be reckoned with when you catch his competitive spirit! Matt is also one of the most positive and uplifting people you’d be lucky enough to meet.

Barbara Collins

Director of Marketing

Barbi signed on with Thread in July 2017 as a part-time assistant before growing into her hybrid role by October. Barbi came to Thread with over 10 years of administrative experience and accolades in marketing endeavors.
Barbi is strategic and loves to learn while she works. She is a forward thinker and uses her strategic side to plan for the future. She activates her processes and gets things done, by gathering all the information and making decisions based on her findings.
Andrew Yeh

Andrew Yeh

Director Managed Services

As the company's first hire, Andrew is celebrating 15 loyal years at thread. Still considered the “rain man” of payroll, Andrew runs our Managed Services division of Thread for over 2 years. Andrew is a UNC grad with a background in Economics. He is a high achiever with a strong attention to detail and ‘off the chart accuracy’. You will not find a more loyal and trustworthy person who just ‘flat out’ gets the job done.
Taylor Ellis

Taylor Ellis

Vibe Manager

Taylor joined Thread in 2012 and has been a force to be reckoned with ever since. Responsible for maintaining the day to day flow of our office and our team, Taylor executes at a high level and takes pride in our company and its people.
Taylor is well defined by her strong sense of connectedness, and individualization. She knows there is a reason behind everything and she seeks out ways to make connections between team members to set them up for success with one another. Taylor has strong core morals and is highly intellectual and introspective. She stays incredibly busy and productive in our office.

Elisa Lahr

Marketing Coordinator

Elisa joined Thread in 2019. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a background in Sales & Marketing. Elisa brings a strong sense of teamwork to Thread and has a history of strength in working with others toward a common goal.
Elisa is a fierce competitor and strives to make not only herself but those around her achieve their maximum potential. Though she thrives working with others and bettering those around her, Elisa displays a strong sense of personal responsibility and pride in her work. Her adaptability to succeed no matter the environment has helped to lift those around her to higher levels.

Christina Blodgett

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Christina started with Thread in 2021. A graduate of Villanova University, Christina is brilliant and brings fun and strength to the team. In the time Christina has been here, she has taken on the responsibility of finding Thread the best possible candidates to join the team, and she's done a great job.

Christina finds deep satisfaction in working with the team to achieve a common goal and is constantly pushing herself and others to strive for excellence. Intrigued by the unique qualities each person possesses, Christina has the ability to figure out how different people can work together productively. She also settles for nothing less than perfection and brings the best out of herself and those around her.

Emily Farmer

Emily Farmer

HR Coordinator

Emily Farmer has quickly grown into a vital piece of the Thread organization. Her two years at Thread have been highlighted by the value she provides to our clients and our team. With over five years’ experience in Human Resources and Benefits Administration, Emily is our go-to person for all things HCM.
Emily begins each task by building a relationship with it and those involved, which is why our clients love working with her. She is a high achiever, focused on the details, and is forward-looking to execute in the most strategic way.

Christina Fiorenza

HR Advisor

Christina graduated from LSU with a degree in Human Resources, and has worked as an HR consultant for over two decades. Truly passionate about all things HR, Christina believes one of the most important things we can do for the companies we work with is help them develop a healthy, thriving company culture.

Abigail Nguyen

HR Specialist

Abigail joined Thread in 2021. Abigail is a University of North Georgia graduate and brings a fresh approach and perspective to our team. Abigail has the ability to come up with alternative ways to find a solution to the problem at hand quickly.

Abigail likes to inspire her team by helping them learn and continuously improve. She also has a unique ability that allows her to navigate how to work with different types of people on the team. Abigail believes that it is crucial for her and those around her to perform to the best of their ability.

Christen Tibbs

Christen Tibbs

Implementation Manager

Christen joined Thread in 2019. A graduate from the University of North Georgia, Christen brought to with her a strong background in Human Resources and Finance.
Christen is a strategic thinker and finds patterns not only in her work but in those around her. Her strong sense of people shows in how she relates to others and finds ways to help those around her work in harmony. Her desire for achievement is evident in her continued quest for knowledge.

Brietta Mills

Implementation Specialist

Brietta started with Thread in 2020. Brietta came in bringing authenticity to the organization, and is always sharing the latest in cool tech. More on Brietta coming soon!

Patrick Boudoucies

Implementation Specialist

Patrick started with Thread in 2021. Patrick brings with him an exciting history of working with people and has been a great addition to the team. More on Patrick coming soon!

Tammi Pelt

Tax Manager

Tammi started with Thread in 2020. Tammi brought with her incredible work ethic and a depth of knowledge our clients love and rely on. More on Tammi coming soon!

Brooke Gibson

Tax Specialist

Brooke started with Thread in 2021. Brooke resides in Greenville and joined us with strong industry experience. More on Brooke coming soon!

Charlene Fletcher

Tax Specialist

Charlene came on with Thread in 2016 as a payroll specialist and has gained experience in several departments at Thread, and is now a Tax Specialist! Charlene is well-versed in the payroll industry and spent five years as a Senior Payroll Specialist and Trainer before joining our team. Prior to her time in Payroll, Charlene was a teacher in the great state of Georgia. Charlene is also a Certified Payroll Professional.
Charlene is a harmonious force in our office. Her sense of responsibility and her analytical nature speak volumes in her role onboarding clients and helping them become set up for success. Charlene is a highly intellectual being with a craving to know more and gather information to make the best decisions.
Pamela James

Pamela James

Sr. HCM Manager

Pamela James has been with Thread since 2015 and has excelled in her role as Project Manager for HCM Implementation. With a background in both management and payroll, Pamela has proven to be a valuable asset to our team and works diligently while providing excellent customer service during implementation.
Pamela is a responsible and high-achieving individual, who develops relationships through her recognition and cultivation of potential in others. She comes with a high set of core values and is exceptional at dealing with issues. Through her restorative efforts, she is highly capable of finding the root cause of a problem and its best solution.
Shante' K. Ross

Shante' K. Ross

Account Manager

Shante onboarded with Thread in 2014 with years of experience in the payroll industry. Highly regarded by our clients as a positive person with excellent customer service skills, Shante puts her best foot forward for our team and our clients day in and day out.
Shante’s personality is what makes her such a special member of our team. From her ability to break the ice with a client and make a connection, to her excellent communication skills, Shante is easy to talk to and knows how to get the message out. Additionally, Shante is always smiling and keeps a positive attitude in all that she does. Through this, she cultivates potential in others and easily adapts to changing situations.

Celina Concha

Payroll Specialist

Celina started with Thread in 2020. Celina brings with her industry experience and artistry skills we had no idea about! More on Celina coming soon.

Pradeep Thomas

HCM Account Manager.

Pradeep Thomas joined Thread in 2021. He brings with him a ton of great knowledge and a bright personality! We are excited to have him on the team. More about Pradeep coming soon!

Amber Hensley

HCM Account Manager

Amber Hensley joined Thread in 2021. She brings with her deep knowledge and a fun personality! We are excited to have her on the team. More about Amber coming soon!

Lindsey James

Sales Ops Admin

Lindsey joined Thread in 2019. With degrees in Rhetoric and Sociology from Georgia College & State University, Lindsey brings a strong sense of communication and connectedness to our team.
Lindsey has a thirst for learning and is constantly seeking out ways to improve herself, her team, and our organization. Additionally, Lindsey brings an incredible sense of empathy and inclusiveness to our team, engaging those around her to achieve their goals.

Haley Hutcheson

HCM Sales Consultant

Haley started with Thread in 2017. Coming from a background in sales and marketing of four and a half years, Haley offers a confident style to her sales approach and was a welcome addition to the team.
Haley is first and foremost a learner. She is continuously trying to better herself and strives to be a high achiever. Haley works hard to analyze the needs of our clients and determine if we’re a right fit for them or if there is a better fit for them elsewhere. She is highly focused and is incredible at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

Duncan Brookover

HCM Sales Consultant

Duncan started with Thread in 2021. Duncan resides in Dallas, TX and brings a high-level of execution to the organization. More on Duncan coming soon!

Alycia Casey

HCM Sales Consultant

Alycia started with Thread in 2021. Alycia came to us with proven results and didn't skip a beat when a mattress was brought into the office during her interview. More on Alycia coming soon!

Klane Coggins

HCM Sales Consultant

Klane started with Thread in 2021. Klane brings with him a high experience level and an incredible personality. More about Klane coming soon!

Chase Smith

HCM Sales Consultant

Chase started with Thread in 2021. Chase is a retired US Military Veteran who brings discipline, strength and a healthy dose of fun to the team. More on Chase coming soon!

Franklin Ewesiobi

Sales Development Representative

Franklin started with Thread in 2021. Franklin recently moved to Georgia from California and has already displayed an incredible sense of adaptability and tenacity. More on Franklin coming soon!

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