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.

Lori Winters

Lori Winters

Founder/CEO

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

COO

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.
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.
Brandon Holliday

Brandon Holliday

Lead Sales Consultant

Brandon Holliday has been a positive and driving force at Thread for the last two years. His focus on the HCM division and his devotion to his clients has generated much success for all parties involved. Prior to working with Thread, Brandon worked as a consultant for a marketing agency and has many years of experience as an account manager.
Brandon is first and foremost responsible. Not only does he take ownership of his assignments, but he does so with a high level of positivity and can create harmony on teams of opposites. His love for people shines through in his work and lifts us up.
Matt Herring

Matt Herring

Sales Development Manager

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.
Emily Farmer

Emily Farmer

Dedicated Account Manager

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.
Pamela James

Pamela James

Implementation Lead Specialist

Pamela James has been with Thread for three years and has exceled 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.
Aundrea Baer

Aundrea Baer

Tax and Compliance Specialist

Aundrea joined Thread in 2017 as our accounting and tax assistant. She quickly began picking up more and more responsibilities and expanding her knowledge in that department. At just over a year Aundrea was promoted to lead Tax and Compliance Specialist and has worked wonders for our company. Prior to onboarding with Thread, Aundrea was a practice manager at a veterinary office.
Aundrea is analytical and responsible. These two traits put her in a perfect position to lead our tax and compliance department. Additionally, Aundrea brings focus to our office and her discipline in her work is something remarkable. Finally, Aundrea has a wonderful ability to relate to and work with others. She is easy to work with and a strong member of our team!
Kay Regis

Kay Regis

HCM Specialist I

Kay joined Thread in 2014 and has grown immensely over the years. His perseverance, willingness and ability to learn, and his desire to make the client happy have made him an integral part of our team. Kay is our resident expert on all things timekeeping, and our team and clients love him for it. Kay also keeps our team in check by organizing informational sessions to better our people and our company.
Kay find the connections in things and sees a reason for everything. This combined with his envelopment of our core value of making it better and his love for learning and strategic thinking make him a valuable member of our team and to our clients. Additionally, Kay is empathetic, allowing for excellent client care day in and day out.
Charlene Fletcher

Charlene Fletcher

Implementation Specialist and Client Trainer

Charlene came on with Thread in 2016 as a payroll specialist and has worked her way up to MST Implementation 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.
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.
Shante' K. Ross

Shante' K. Ross

Payroll Specialist

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.
Chey McCray

Chey McCray

Payroll Specialist

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Haley Harris

Haley Harris

Sales Development Representative

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.
Maxwell Ingram

Maxwell Ingram

Sales Development Representative

Max began with Thread in 2017. With a background in politics and research, Max was a great fit to jump into our SDR team. His experience with research and making connections brings a refreshing strength to the team.
Max has a love for learning and is highly intelligent, as showcased by his large vocabulary during his interview. A natural achiever, Max strives to find connections and context in his work, providing a logical and well-rounded approach to his endeavors.

Barbara Collins

Marketing Strategist & EA

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.

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Austin Beverage

Sales Consultant

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.