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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

Founder/CEO

Lori Winters founded Thread in 2003 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. Lori prides herself in creating a workplace that encourages high-performance and a rich culture, and wants to share those lessons and benefits with other companies.

Scott Mastley

CHRO

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.

Aaron Clark

VP of Sales

Aaron Clark joined Thread in 2021 and hit the ground running from the start. A natural for sales and communication, Aaron is continuing to grow and improve our sales practices. With over 10 years in the industry, his expertise goes a long way in growing the business.
Aaron's team loves working with him because he has a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively (like sales and implementation.) Aaron takes the time to learn about the people and products he's working with, finds ways to make improvements, and helps the team visualize the desired future. His stamina and drive for excellence have continued to better our team and its work.

Barbara Collins

Director of Marketing

Barbi signed on with Thread in July 2017. 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.
Taylor Ellis

Taylor Ellis

Director of Culture & Engagement

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 Analyst

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 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.
Christina brings focus and discipline to her role, her department and her clients, while maintaining a strong balance of positivity for a harmonious experience. She takes a lot of pride in her work and is the type of person colleagues and clients follow.

Destiny O'Neill, SHRM-CP

HR Generalist

Destiny joined Thread in 2022 and brings an impressive depth of HR knowledge to our team, as well as a bright personality! Destiny's desire to learn and her drive to achieve great things saw her earn her SHRM-CP credentials in early 2023!
Her high level of responsibility means that her team and clients can (and definitely do) count on her, and her friendliness makes her easy to talk to and understand. Destiny is a smart and fun and we are thankful to have her on the team!

Rebekah Depew

HR Specialist

Rebekah started with Thread in 2022 and brings a unique way of working to the team. Rebekah is strategically minded and enjoys learning to really understand and find the connections in things. Her high intellect translates those findings into smart, actionable improvements.
Rebekah's friendly demeanor and holistic thinking style make her an excellent partner to our clients and member of our team!

Patrick Okas, PHR

HR Advisor

Patrick started with Thread in 2022. Having previously worked with our HR team in the past, Patrick was welcomed to Thread as a friend, and our clients agree, he's great to have on the team! Patrick is a high achiever who enjoys intellectual conversations that help him grow and develop. He uses his learnings to create consensus and solve issues for our clients and team.
Patrick displays a high level of responsibility for his clients and his work. With over 10 years of experience in Human Resources, Patrick's depth of knowledge adds a higher level of expertise to Thread.

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. Tammi's fun personality might make you wonder why she chose to head up our tax division, but her detail-oriented care for her work is proof she's where she belongs. Tammi is adept at solving problems and is great at anticipating future problems so we can be proactive as a company.
Tammi is also empathetic and great at seeing the potential in others. Her team agrees she is a great leader!

Bridgette Roberts

Tax Specialist

Bridgette started with Thread in 2022. Bridgette came in bringing excitement and deep knowledge to the organization with her history of tax expertise. Bridgette is an strong communicator and excels at building relationships, helping our clients and team bridge the gap when discussing the wild world of payroll taxes!
Bridgette is an excellent problem solver, and her curiosity drives her to achieve great things in her life.

Pamela Swanson

Sr. Instructional Technologist

Pamela joined Thread in 2021. Pamela brings an impressive depth of knowledge to our team, as well as a beautiful singing voice! Pamela has a love for learning *and* a love for teaching, which shines in her work with our clients. Always working to improve the lives and work of those she interacts with, Pamela finds strategic ways to make learning stick and achieve success in better ways.
Pamela has designed countless learning paths for companies of all sizes and industries, fostering educational strength in organizations and their teams. Her strong communication skills make Pamela an easy-to-understand instructor, even when explaining complicated subjects, which makes her a huge asset in the payroll and HR space!

Clarissa Valesquez

Production Specialist

Clarissa started with Thread in 2022 and quickly made her impact known! Clarissa goes out of her way to make our office, team and processes better and has been instrumental on our team since her arrival. Her strong sense of responsibility and her confidence in her decision-making mean Clarissa executes for our team on a high-level and with excellent turnaround time.
Clarissa's positive attitude and fun personality shine in all that she does, and her pride in her work is inspiring!

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.

Brietta Mills

Implementation Team Lead

Brietta started with Thread in 2020. Brietta came in bringing authenticity to the organization, and is always sharing the latest in cool tech. It makes sense, as Brietta thrives on learning as much as she can. Brietta's need for knowledge has proved impactful as she has been instrumental in process improvement for our company and our clients.
Highly responsible and passionate about people, Brietta is an excellent leader to her team and it shows! Our clients speak very highly of the implementation support they receive from the team.

Amber Hensley

HCM Account Manager

Amber Hensley joined Thread in 2021. She brings with her deep knowledge of the industry and the system. Amber's positivity shines through in her work and her clients (and team!) appreciate her smart and personable communication style. Amber is also highly creative and has not only written a Thread theme song (to the Rocky theme song), but made matching shirts for everyone that went with the song!
In addition to her fun side, Amber is a highly responsible person, skilled in helping our clients and team fix issues they might not see a solution to.

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.
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. Plus... Shante is our team's source of happiness as she features regular shoutouts between our employees in company meetings. She even wrote a song about it, which is basically Thread's anthem at this point!

Patrick Boudoucies

Managed Payroll 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. Never one to shy away from an opportunity to grow, Patrick has worked to learn and understand several roles at Thread.
Patrick executes at a high-level and is amazing at turning people's ideas into reality. With his consistency in how he works with others, and his drive to help others achieve their goals, Patrick has found fans in his clients and his team.

Pradeep Thomas

HCM Account Manager.

Pradeep Thomas joined Thread in 2021. He brings with him a ton of great knowledge and a bright personality! Pradeep is highly analytical and consistent in how he approaches problems. Pradeep's ability to observe a situation's facts and figure out the underlying issue is an unmatched skill that benefits our team, and our clients, greatly.
Pradeep has a strength for conflict resolution. His calm, level-headed demeanor, combined with his creative thinking style elicits outcomes everyone can agree upon.

Melanie Morrison-Williams

Implementation Project Manager

Melanie started with Thread in 2023. Melanie is an exceptional team member who embodies hard work, personability, and teamwork. Her friendly and approachable nature makes her a joy to work with, and she excels at building strong relationships with colleagues and clients. Whether working independently or as part of a team, Melanie is always willing to lend a helping hand and collaborate to achieve the best possible outcomes. We are so excited to have her as a part of our team!

Lindsey Bolden

HCM Account Manager

Lindsey started with Thread in 2023 and brings a high level of harmony to her role, her team and the organization. Lindsey impressed colleagues and clients with her quick learning and consistent delivery. Always looking for ways to help the team gel and win together, Lindsey focuses on how to arrange and maximize the strengths of those around her to turn something good into something great!
Lindsey embodies the core values of Thread and is always delivering wow as she strives to make things better!

Brittany Urban

Benefits Specialist

Brittany joined Thread in 2022. Brittany executes in accordance with her high core values and as such, offers peace of mind to our team and clients. She looks toward the future strategically, helping both clients and colleagues stay focused on the long-term goals.
Brittany's enthusiasm for life shines through in her work. Highly responsible and an excellent problem solver, Brittany is a huge asset to the Thread team and those we serve.

Wendy Faworka

Customer Care Specialist

In 2023, Wendy became a cherished part of Thread, spreading tranquility and confidence with her unwavering core values. Her strategic vision keeps us on track for long-term success, infusing excitement into every endeavor. With Wendy on board, we navigate uncertainty with joy and professionalism, transforming challenges into thrilling opportunities. Her infectious enthusiasm creates an adventure in the workplace, making each day at Thread unforgettable. So, fasten your seatbelts, for Wendy sets the course for an exhilarating journey towards success!

Anthony Dagesse

Time Specialist

Anthony started with Thread in 2023 and we're glad to have her on the team! Anthony is a highly effective individual who consistently strives for excellence and fosters a positive environment. He excels at making new connections and is skilled at bringing people together while avoiding conflicts and making sure everyone feels included and motivated.

Nia Mitnaul

Payroll Specialist

Nia joined Thread in 2022 and we couldn't be more excited to have her energy onboard! She brings with her both previous payroll experience and a drive to make a difference! Nia brings a strong sense of purpose to her work. Her ability to adapt to changing situations and personalities shines in the efficiencies and improvements she creates for not only our clients but also our team.
Nia loves to see others achieve success and will be supportive in any way she can to help others win. Clients and colleagues agree, she's exactly the type of person you want to work with!

Christine Hunte

Implementation Specialist - Payroll

Christine started with Thread in 2022 and we're glad to have her on the team! Christine is a high-achiever with a passion for people and helping those she works with. Christine has a strong sense of discipline when it comes to her work and brings a curiosity to the role that helps our clients (and team) uncover new and better ways to execute.
Christine is great with people and brings a lot of positivity to our team. Add to that her strategic thinking style and you've got one pretty amazing partner to work with!

Duncan Brookover

HCM Sales Consultant

Duncan started with Thread in 2021. Duncan came to Thread from Dallas, TX and brings a high-level of execution to the organization. His previous SaaS experience and ability to understand the needs of a business gives Duncan a unique perspective into the lives of his clients. Duncan thinks about issues strategically and analytically, while being able to see the whole need as individual pieces that can be rearranged to make the best possible outcome.
While definitely a hard worker, Duncan is also easily relatable and gets along wonderfully with clients and colleagues from all walks of life!

Sarah Rossmann

Senior HCM Sales Consultant

Sarah started with Thread in 2022. Sarah brings great ideas and initiatives to Thread, while bringing simplicity and partnership to our clients. Sarah came to Thread with over a decade of experience in the payroll and HR industry. Sarah's history drove her to work at Thread so she could have a stronger impact on the helping her clients.
It makes a lot of sense, because Sarah is always looking looking to help people and teams turn something good into something great! Having been in the industry for some time, Sarah has strong relationships in the community, but that's also her personality. Sarah is great at making real connections with people. She works to understand the needs of everyone on an individual level, giving them the personal attention they deserve.

Matt Overstreet

HCM Sales Consultant

Matt started with Thread in 2022, and brings with him previous experience in the industry. Matt has a strong desire to help others achieve their goals, and his upbeat attitude keeps things light when the journey to those goals is tough. His futuristic style of thinking means Matt is always prepared for what's next, and that gives him a leg up in his competition.
Matt also spends a lot of time learning as much as he can about the people, products and industries he works with. His comprehension helps his clients and his colleagues make the best decision for their needs.

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.

Emily Owensby

Senior HCM Sales Consultant

Meet Emily, one of our new team members to the Thread team in 2023! Emily is like a burst of fresh ideas and initiatives, bringing that spark of simplicity and partnership to our awesome clients. With experience in the payroll and HR industry, Emily's journey led her straight to Thread, where she could make a real impact on helping her clients thrive.

But hey, that's not all! Emily is a true superhero when it comes to turning good things into something absolutely fantastic! She's got some serious connections in the industry, and guess what? That's all thanks to her incredible personality! Emily is the kind of person who makes real bonds with folks effortlessly. She genuinely cares about each person she meets, and that's why she can tune in and give them the personal attention they totally deserve.

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. Alycia is a strategic thinker with a high drive for success. Alycia asks great questions and works to understand and truly help those she works with.
Alycia's positive mindset and enthusiasm for her work, combined with her ability to anticipate future needs, creates a best-case outcome for her clients and colleagues alike!

Lindsey James

Partner Success Manager

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.

Chelsea Campbell

HCM Sales Consultant

Thrilled to announce that Chelsea kicked off her adventure with Thread in 2024 as an HCM Account Executive!

Chelsea is a dynamic individual, driven by the core strength of Responsibility, ensuring unwavering commitment and accountability in all endeavors. As an Achiever, she sets and surpasses high standards, fueled by a relentless pursuit of excellence. Chelsea's exceptional organizational skills, coupled with her talent as an Arranger, enable her to orchestrate complex tasks seamlessly. With a natural gift as an Activator, she inspires action and turns ideas into reality, all while exuding a Positivity that transforms challenges into opportunities and fosters a vibrant, collaborative atmosphere.

Linda Bankhead

HCM Sales Consultant

Linda joined the Thread crew as an HCM Account Executive in 2024, and we're over the moon to have her on board!

Linda is a dedicated individual, embodying the theme of Achiever with an unwavering commitment to setting and surpassing ambitious goals. Rooted in Responsibility, she approaches every task with a sense of duty and accountability, ensuring a thorough and dependable outcome. Linda's strength as a Relator shines through in her ability to build meaningful connections, fostering a collaborative environment and creating strong bonds with those around her. With a keen Focus and innate Discipline, Linda navigates challenges with precision, maintaining a steadfast dedication to her objectives and achieving success with a sense of purpose.

Matt Bonds

Solutions Engineer

Matt started with Thread in 2022. Matt elevates Thread with his deep understanding of the technology in our industry. His desire to learn as much as he can and share it with others means the team and our clients are well-informed. Matt's strategic mindset and his ability to be both organized and flexible in his work help clients customize and adapt their solutions to their individual needs.
Matt brings a strong sense of connection in his encounters with colleague and clients alike. Plus, he's a bit of an actual rockstar, jammin' out in a band when he's not delivering wow to our clients!

Molly Mastley

Marketing Intern

Meet Molly, our dynamic Marketing Intern who joined the team in 2023. Currently pursuing a major in Public Relations at the University of Georgia, Molly brings a fresh perspective and contagious enthusiasm to our projects. We're thrilled to have her on board, and her commitment to learning and passion for the industry make her an invaluable addition to our team. Molly's adaptability, organizational skills, and strategic thinking are already making a significant impact as she navigates the fast-paced world of marketing.