People - Sentric People


Simply put, we’ve found that human resources people actually like, well, humans. And without getting overly sentimental, we’ve made it a priority to build a business made up of people who intuitively see their personal success connected to those around them. The results are two-fold – a client-centered company and a culture that retains great talent. Get to know some of our people.

Mike Maggs

President

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?

For me, I think it comes down to a combination of work and life experience. As a kid my dad taught me the benefits of owning your own business, the hard work and dedication needed to be successful, the inherent risk associated with it and, more importantly, the need to gain real-world experience first. That up-bringing led me to places – like Deloitte – where I gained an even deeper understanding of the business and the confidence necessary to go out on my own.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

Being raised by an entrepreneur I was able to experience first-hand the successes and failures that I’ve come to accept as part of owning your own business. More recently, working with truly great people at Deloitte taught me that people mean more than anything when it comes to the success of a company.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

I might be biased but I think there are a lot of things that make Sentric a great place to work: the fact that we make it a point to do the right thing for both our employees AND our clients; promote work/life balance; are transparent in our processes; and that we operate under the philosophy that ‘The only thing you have at the end of the day is your reputation, so make decisions and treat people in a manner that will have a positive impact on that reputation.’

What leaders inspire you and why?

One clear leader who sticks out is Steve Jobs.  His vision changed the world. I don’t expect to change the world, just my little part of it.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?

Be smart; be technical; be detail-oriented; be empathetic; be honest; be outgoing; be a leader; be well-rounded; well…just be perfect.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

I always wanted to be a fighter pilot in the Navy but laser eye surgery came just a little too late for me to realize my dream.

Tracy Null

Vice President, Business Development

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?

You might find it hard to believe, but I’ve been working in the industry for roughly 25 years. That’s even more impressive when you consider that I got my start at only 5 years old…

Since then, I’ve worked hard to climb through the ranks at companies big and small, focusing on improving the sales and operational side of things. When I came to Sentric 14 years ago, I was able to bring along that strong background to help build a rock-solid sales team.

Beyond experience, I like to think that I also have a pretty good sense of humor; something that comes in handy when things get hectic.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

One of the most important things my past has taught me is that flexibility and success often go hand-in-hand. What I’ve found is that those who are the most successful are usually the ones that can adapt to change and find a way to get things does, even if that means going beyond the normal call of duty. Of course there will always be limitations with what we can and cannot do, but going that extra mile to solve a problem rarely goes unnoticed.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

Culture and people are the most obvious answers, but what really stands out to me is the company’s overall vision. It has definitely evolved over the years, but even as it has changed, it’s something that I’ve believed in.

What leaders inspire you and why?

I’ve been inspired by lots of people in my life and throughout my career. But, even now, when I’m deciding to do or not do something, or say or not say something, I still think of my parents. They were ahead of themselves in many ways and, even without formal education, inspired their five children to value learning inside and outside of the classroom long after graduating. They also passed along their unshakeable sense of humor and reminded us to never take ourselves too seriously. As a parent, I’m now trying to pass on these gifts and their legacy to my own kids.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?

Make sure you’re constantly surrounding yourself with smart people. If you don’t feel like the people around you are making you better, it’s probably time to move on. I found that in my years at Deloitte as well as what we’ve grown here at Sentric and it’s always been what kept me at a company. Along with that, I’d also say that it’s important to embrace change and be open to new opportunities. And no, I didn’t pull that part from a fortune cookie.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

I always thought I’d end up becoming a lawyer before transitioning into politics.

Michael Lavender

Chief Architect

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?

I’ve spent the past 20+ years in the software industry leading development teams of all sizes. My past has allowed me to work on a range of industries – publishing, insurance and financial services – and, for the past seven years, the HR and payroll space.

 What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

Over the years I’ve become very familiar with the unique needs of those users in the HR and payroll industry. Understanding these needs has allowed me to specifically focus our team’s efforts on finding solutions to address these needs.

 In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

Sentric is unique in that it offers employees an environment that allows each person to find their best place within the organization and establish relationships of trust.

What leaders inspire you and why?

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams – Two very different leaders who both had very human flaws, but also great talents that they used to make the world a better place. Both sought to overcome the prejudices of their times both within themselves and within their society, and used pragmatic approaches to accomplish their goals.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?

Always be clear on the difference between what you want to do and what your customers need – and remember which is more important

 What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

Dreamed of being: Astronaut; saw as a future career: Muckraking journalist in the Bob Woodward mould. I actually majored in journalism, and have found that the logic and organization that goes with writing has great application in coding.

Colleen Stroh

Director of Marketing

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

Thirteen years working in public relations and advertising agencies did a few things for me. The obvious stuff – exposure to big brands, creative thinking, dozens of industries and business models, etc. But the real value was in brain training – learning to always examine the status quo, push ideas harder, find focus, elevate the best thinking (no matter where it came from).

As an aside, I’ve also had really positive experiences with HR (even a couple times when the situations were less then fun) and have been pretty awe-struck by the range of crazy and inspirational things that cross their desks every day – and nothing makes marketing more interesting than having a fascinating target audience.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

There’s a dance party that happens outside my office at least two times a week. I love sitting by our service team.

What leaders inspire you and why?

The late Katherine Graham of the Washington Post. At a time when women in Washington were responsible for hosting parties, she saw the Post through things like the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, all while turning it into a profitable and iconic American institution.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?

Find out what jobs you need to have had before you can get the job you want. Go after those jobs before the higher paying jobs. Also, travel.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

A writer – first a journalist, then an author. I haven’t given up on the latter yet.

David Lewis

Executive Vice President

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?

I’m a tax guy by trade so I guess you could say I’m pretty good with numbers. But really, I think the better answer is that I’m not afraid to work hard or take risks, two key traits any entrepreneur must possess. It’s absolutely terrifying to go out on your own, trust me, I did it when I was 24, but if you’re willing to put in the work, it’s definitely worth it.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

It’s cheesy to say, but Henry Ford really had it right when he said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t – you’re right.” Being successful is all about believing in your abilities and the abilities of those around you. Be smart, be confident and surrounding yourself with great people.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

Without a doubt it has to be the people. I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the brightest, most driven and, more importantly, fun people in the industry.

Beyond that, I think we do a great job of fostering an environment that promotes work/life balance, employee growth and giving back.

What leaders inspire you and why?

I’d have to say Jack Ma of the Alibaba Group. His drive and passion to succeed is remarkable and his success has only inspired him to do good and promote worthwhile causes.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?

It’s always better to be smart than lucky.

Also, be sure to have a little fun everyone once and awhile!

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

Older? I can’t remember, I was pretty young back then.

Mick Sanders

Director of Product Management

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?

I have worked in software development in some form or another for the past 17 years. In addition to being a Product Manager, I have also worked as an Implementation Consultant, Developer, QA Analyst, Business Analyst and Project Manager, so I can appreciate the perspectives of many people I work with on a daily basis.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare for your role?

At the end of the day, if your customers aren’t happy it doesn’t matter how great you think your product is.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

The culture at Sentric fosters collaboration. Everyone has a voice and we all have the same goal of providing great software.

What leaders inspire you and why?      

It may sound like a cop out, but it really depends on the situation. I make it a point to try and read at least one leadership book each month so that I can use what I’ve learned from each and then apply it to specific situations.

This includes business leaders like Steve Jobs, political leaders like Abraham Lincoln and both Roosevelt’s, and cultural leaders like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. All had to lead through unique situations and points in history, but, thanks to a passion for their cause and the ability to bring people together through sometimes very difficult circumstances, all accomplish great things.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?

Learn, learn and then learn some more.  Make learning about your industry part of your routine and it will allow you to keep up with an evolving industry.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

A professional soccer player.  I was able to play semi-professional soccer in England after college until a broken leg ended my career. Although it didn’t work out like I had hoped, I learned so much through that experience and would do it again in a second (if I were 20 years younger).

Shannon Maggs

Manager of HR & Administration

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?

When you love where you work and love your job, it makes it easier to hire & recruit others to join the team.  It also is what keeps me inspired to plan fun events and activities for the staff… I want everyone to love Sentric as much as I do!

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

I’ve been here for almost 14 years… this place IS my past experience.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

Things here never get stale. The industry is always changing and evolving, and as such, we’re always growing and learning. It’s exciting to be a part of where we are going as we grow. With that said, the people here are the kind of people who want to be involved in that, and are excited to be part of it. Pair that with a culture of fun, happy people, some silly games & contests, and a group of folks who genuinely get along – who wouldn’t want to be around that every day?

What leaders inspire you and why?

I’ve always been inspired by those who lead by example. Leaders who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty in the day-to-day chaos, who aren’t separated by some imaginary “wall” between themselves and those who are down in the trenches for them every day, and who show empathy not only for the needs and concerns of their customers, but also of their employees. I am also inspired by leaders who embrace change. Pope Francis has been an inspiration to me (and to the world) in that regard.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?

The most I can say is that it’s a very fine line to walk when balancing the company’s needs and the needs of the employees. It’s a delicate balance between empathy and what is best for the overall needs and success of the business.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

A television Journalist, but only because there aren’t many openings for Philosophers these days.

Jeremy Leasure

Manager of Information Technology

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?

As an early adopter of Cloud infrastructure service, I’ve seen the technology from the very (unpolished) beginnings. Those early years really allowed me to learn the internal workings of the infrastructure.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

My father taught me to be a thinker, so as a kid I was always troubleshooting problems from motorcycles to toasters. Even though the issues got bigger as I grew up, that mindset helped prepare me for my future troubleshooting problems relating to computers and networks.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

Hands down it’s the people. Not only are we a lot of fun, we also have great respect for one another, from leaderships to managers to our employees, it really trickles down.

What leaders inspire you and why?

I wouldn’t say one person inspires me, but rather anyone who does what they love without compromising their integrity or their family in the process. Those are the people who inspire me.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?

Practical experience matters. You might have all the book-smarts in the world, but that hands-on experience really does reign supreme in the tech world. In that same breath, know that this is an ever-changing industry, so keep learning.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

I always wanted to be a pilot in the US Airforce.

Jess Smith

Application Developer

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be?

Quiet

I could eat pizza every day.

 

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take?

My husband and my two dogs, Cookie and Murphy

If you had to be named after a city, state or country, which would you want it to be?

Sydney

If I had a superpower, it would be…

The ability to fly.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

My co-workers

Beth Smith

Implementation Manager

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric? 

The serious answer is that I started with Sentric as a CSR while still finishing up college. This helped provide me with practical experience, a solid foundation and a leg-up on the competition.

The not-so-serious answer is that I love to cook and bake. I know, it sounds unrelated, but much like work, details matter in the kitchen. Add too much of this or not enough of that and your whole dish is ruined. The same principles apply here and if you aren’t paying close attention something can – and often will – go wrong.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role? 

Some of my earliest jobs – working in administrative support and as a marketing assistant – made me appreciate the relationship and role each employee plays in the overall success of an organization. Each has an impact on the company and, if they all aren’t moving in the same direction, it shows.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work? 

We’re pretty lucky to have a staff that is supportive of and values the work done by others. We also do a great job of functioning as a team within and across departments.

What leaders inspire you and why?

I wouldn’t pinpoint one leader, but instead say that I’m inspired by those who have a strong work ethic and go out of their way to put others first. I respect those who lead by example, as opposed to those who take a “do as I say and not as I do” approach.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry? 

It’s important to find the right balance between work life and your personal life. There will always be shifts along the way, but don’t lose focus of the big picture and put all of your energy into only one or the other. Also, be sure to pick a career that you love. You’re going to be working for a long time so you might as well be happy!

 What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

I actually didn’t dream of just one thing. At one point I wanted to be a teacher, but I’ve always liked numbers, so accounting was a good fit for me.

Mike Petrasek

Customer Success Marketing Manager

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be?

Hopefully it would be “funny” but I’d settle for something more serious, like motivated or determined. Realistically, it’s probably tall. My friends are pretty literal.

I could eat pizza, tacos or sushi every day,

but not at the same time. That combo is even too weird for me.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take?

My wife, my dog, Herschel and an unlimited supply of sunscreen.

If you had to be named after a city, state or country, which would you want it to be?

Hungary – mostly because that’s what I usually am – insert rimshot.

If I had a superpower, it would be…

Teleportation. I’m more of a destination person. The whole idea of the journey is overrated to me. Get me to where I need to be and don’t make me wait. I know, I’m a millennial and I want it now.

Either that or Alex Mack-type powers. She really hit the jackpot after that freak chemical spill.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

Without a doubt it’s the energy. Even though we’ve been in business for 20 years, we still have the feel and the passion of a start-up. It’s exciting coming to work knowing that the people around you actually care about and believe in what they do.

Missy Haag

Implementation Specialist

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be?

Sarcastic

I could eat chicken (I know, it’s boring) every day.         

 

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take?  

My dog, Cisco, my pillow which goes everywhere with me, and my husband. In that order.

If you had to be named after a city, state or country, which would you want it to be?       

Sedona

If I had a superpower, it would be…

ESP

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

The overall atmosphere

Rich Parks

TLM Implementation Consultant

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be?

Earnest – at least that is what my wife said when I asked.

I could eat peanut M&M’s every day.

 

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take?

Flint, a machete, and sunscreen.  I’ve been watching too many reality shows.

If you had to be named after a city, state or country, which name would you select?

Cape May, just because it is a place we like to visit

If I had a superpower, it would be…

The ability to time travel.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

The free pens. HAHA – Just kidding! Really it’s all the great people. Everyone is very helpful and great to work with!

Sarah McCloskey

Client Service Representative

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be?

Nerdy

I could eat Chinese food every day.

 

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take?

My husband, sunscreen and Blistex

If you had to be named after a city, state or country, which would you want it to be?

Munich

If I had a superpower, it would be…

The ability to smash like the Incredible Hulk.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

I love being able to help others on a daily basis.

Josh Davis

Product Support Specialist

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be?

Loyal

I could eat croissants every day.

 

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take?

A satellite phone, an iPad and a solar charging station.

If you had to be named after a city, state or country, which name would you select?

Melbourne

If I had one superpower, it would be…

The ability to fly.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

I love working at Sentric because it’s a company that cares about its product, its clients and its employees.

Carolyn Vertula

Product Support Specialist

I can’t live without…

My coffee in the morning.

If you were stuck in an elevator, what music would you wish was playing?

Any song from the band “Boston”

What’s one thing you’re afraid of (heights, bees, spiders, ect.)?

Spiders

What’s one invention you thought we’d have by 2014 and don’t?

This might sound strange, but an insulin patch for animals. I had a diabetic cat and having the give him insulin each day was awful.

The best piece of advice I ever received was…

Never compromise yourself or your beliefs for anyone, ever.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

It has to be the people, for sure. Everyone is caring, considerate and willing to share the knowledge needed to help colleagues and clients.  I believe that when it comes to work, we’re all in this together and everyone at Sentric seems to share that same belief.

This is by far, the best company I have ever worked for, and I am grateful to be a part of it.

Steve Liston

Time & Attendance Hardware Technician

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be?

ENTERTAINING!

What did you dream of becoming when you were a kid?

When I was little, I dreamed of becoming the replacement guitarist for Van Halen (SORRY EDDIE!).

I could eat Mad Mex’s Gobblerritos every day.

 

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take? 

Sunscreen, a fishing rod, and a ukulele.

If I had a superpower, it would be…

to be able to fly. I’d save a ton on gas and could wave to my co-workers at 5:00 as I fly by and they sit in traffic!

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?   

Throwing gum wrappers and random scrap paper balls at my cube neighbors.  I’m sure they love it too! Simply meaning, I love the fun atmosphere.

Dave Ignaski

Accountant

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take?

A water treatment Facility, a Power Plant and a copy of “Surviving in the Wild for Dummies”

If I had a superpower, it would be…

The ability to burn off any calories that weren’t necessary to survive.  This would give me the ability to eat as much pizza as possible.

If you could hang out with one celebrity, who would it be?

Bill Murray

In the year 2114 the world will see…

The first man to live to 134, me.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric? 

How close everyone is with each other.

Linda McClelland

Manager of Technical Services and Product Design

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric? 

I have the ability to see the big picture but also get in the ‘weeds’ of an issue.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

I come from a self-employed family so I learned to multi-task early and do what needed to be done in order to get the job done. In addition, I worked in the HRIS product implementation space prior to joining Sentric, which helped me better understand the industry and develop necessary project management skills.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work? 

The people…hands down

What leaders inspire you and why? 

My dad was my inspiration as a leader…..my best example is when he would ask each of his children who they thought was his favorite. Each of us would emphatically say ‘ME’ and truly believe it…I am though.

He worked harder than anyone I know, knew when to listen, when to give criticism so you learned from it, took criticism and learned from it himself, had wonderful character and kept true to himself, always! When he passed away, I was awestruck at how many of his previous employees made it a point to stop by, write letters etc. and convey what he meant to them.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry? 

As hard as it is to believe, those ahead of you have some good insight. Take the time to listen once in a while.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

I always wanted to be a combination Interior DesignerParty Planner. My plan was to throw lavish parties where I would make over the house for one day, just for the party! Seriously!

Scott Meyer

Production Specialist

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be?

Honest. I tell it like it is. Sometimes it’s not what you want to hear but I’ve always believed that honesty is the best policy.

If I had a superpower, it would be…

The able to fly. I’ve always loved roller coasters and really anything that moves fast.

The best piece of advice I ever received was…

Do it right the first time, from my dad.

If you could hang out with one celebrity, who would it be?

Michael Jordan, he was my idol growing up.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

I’d say the people and the atmosphere. We’re really lucky to work for a company full of great, motivated employees. An added bonus would have to be all of the activities we do throughout the year. They really make coming to work fun. 

Christy Leister

Client Service Representative

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be?

Stubborn

I could eat Chipotle every day.

 

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take?

My husband, Mt. Dew and a cell phone 

If you had to be named after a city, state or country, which would you want it to be?

Charlotte

If I had a superpower, it would be…

The ability to clone myself.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

The people who work here.

Justin Bidula

Tax Specialist

I could eat _______ every day.

Soup.  I am obsessed with soup.  Any variety.  If I could survive solely on soup, I would absolutely do it.  Worst thing that ever happened to me was putting our office across from a boutique soup joint.

If I had a superpower, it would be…

Teleportation.  I love to travel and explore.  If I could just pop around to anywhere in the world without worrying about the cost and the time, I would go everywhere and anywhere I could.  I wouldn’t have to worry about ditching any responsibilities to go on vacation because, in an instant, I could be there in time for whatever I needed to do.  I’m also a homebody.  If I could teleport, I would be able to visit somewhere exotic and interesting without sacrificing the comfort of sleeping in my own bed under my own roof.

If I didn’t have to work I’d probably be…

I would be writing.  Or, procrastinating on my writing while complaining about not having time to write.  That second one happens quite a bit now.

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

I would hope it would be a movie about my youth into adulthood but I would want it to be filmed when I was an old man.  I would want to have that moment where the actor playing me just bumps into older real me in a cameo role.  Like in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas where Johnny Depp exchanges a glance with the real Hunter S. Thompson.  They’re dressed alike, it only lasts for a split second, and everyone who knew who Hunter was and who Johnny Depp was playing got a huge kick out of it.  In a less obscure reference, I would want nothing more than a Stan Lee style cameo.  Just a quick tip of the hat and I’m gone.

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric? 

The environment.  Sentric is the most supportive place I have every worked.  It carries strong team ideals and makes everyone feel valuable to the company.  It’s also the most fun place I’ve ever worked.  When we work, we work hard, but we very much play hard, too.  My best work experiences have come from this environment.

Kim Naylor

Solutions Consultant

If your best friend could describe you in just one word, what would it be? 

I had to ask my best friend and expected her to say “tall.” Instead, she said “strong” since I’ve kicked cancer’s butt twice and I’m still standing!

I could ea_______every day.

Sushi, sushi and more sushi

I can’t live without

Carmex! I have multiple tubes in my purse at any given time, one in my car, one on my nightstand, one on my coffee table and one probably in my pocket!

If you were stuck in an elevator, what music would you wish was playing?

Anything and everything George Strait!

When I was little, I dreamed of becoming…

A trash truck driver. So much so, that I would always tell my mom and dad all about my future profession. Thankfully, HR and payroll came into my life!

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

I love that fact that the entire organization feels like one big, happy family! Since family’s often give each other a hard time, I also love that I can constantly remind our Pennsylvania employees just how nice the weather is out here in California.

Robert Orcutt

Operations Manager

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?

I have 13 years of payroll experience and 2 years of HR experience that’s combined with 20+ years of management experience.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

Let your people do what they were hired to do, and when they need you, be ready!

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

Our Customers! I love interacting with them. It’s fun and rewarding.

What leaders inspire you and why?

Gandhi. He was a great man that was influential to many, and he was able to get results without compromising his integrity.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?  

Never think you’re done learning everything there is to learn.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

A Jesuit priest.

Gema Duarte

Client Service Representative

If I had a superpower, it would be____

To make myself invisible and rescue those in danger or in need.

If you had to be named after a city, state or country, what would you like your name to be?

Mission Viejo (CA) because I’m on a Mission in life!

When I was little, I dreamed of becoming a ____

Stewardess to fly all over the world.

The best piece of advice I ever received was ____

Eat with your mouth closed!! HAHA

What’s the one thing you love about working at Sentric?

The company is very employee oriented.

 

 

 

Karl Bayer

Regional Account Manager

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?

More important than my background in sales, I genuinely care about providing the best solutions for my clients.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role?

A “NO” today can be a “YES” tomorrow. Always keep the door open because technology and functionality is rapidly changing.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work?

The overall care our employees have for our clients.  We all want them to have a positive experience.

What leaders inspire you and why?

Pope Francis – he’s a fresh, open-minded leader who isn’t afraid of change.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry?

No matter what you think, there is always more to learn.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

A Sales Representative

Valerie Endy

Accounting Supervisor

What makes you uniquely qualified for your role here at Sentric?   

I’d say my background in the services industry and in public accounting. My role as Sentric’s Accounting Supervisor let’s me lean on those previous work experiences in both areas.

What have past experiences taught you/helped you prepare you for your role? 

The two main things my background in service and public account has taught me is that it’s important to 1.) always listen, and 2.) treat people fairly.

In your opinion, what makes Sentric a great place to work? 

It’s fun!  As a company, we do a lot of activities together that result in a great team atmosphere. There’s never a dull moment here!

What leaders inspire you and why? 

Jesus, he was the ultimate teacher, mentor and counselor. He spoke with authority and always displayed compassion. Not to mention, he always had the perfect attitude in any situation and never forgot that relationships were his top priority.

What advice would you give someone just getting started in the industry? 

Don’t be afraid to cross train, and never lose the desire to learn new things.

What did you always dream of becoming when you were a kid?

Like most kids, I think this changed quite a few times – anything from a nurse, vet, teacher, or actress.

Our vision is simple: Build technology that strengthens the connections between companies and their people.

How we See HR

We believe Human Resources Managers are in the service business, helping companies and individuals manage life inside the office. And with high standards for responsibilities that range from deeply personal, to broadly impactful, they expect a lot from their partners.

We embrace those expectations, and deliver a product and service experience that can work within the many fluxes in their day while giving their clients (employees, managers, executives, job candidates) an awesome technology experience.

Our vision is simple: to make technology that strengthens the interactions between companies and their people. And what makes us different is the often forgotten notion that a client’s business is earned every day, long after the sale.

The right kind
of service

We give every client multiple paths to success, allowing them to learn on their terms and how they learn best. Our support team doesn't simply pursue call resolution, they ask about what our clients want to achieve and help them get it done. And we do it through committed teams, a tenured and certified staff and by making service the heart of our culture.

All things HR all in
one place

We get it. HR isn’t looking for more resources (they have enough of those to manage). We make software that’s focused on simplifying the complicated and centralizing the dispersed – allowing them to look pretty darn resourceful.

Software employees love

Building a perfectly tailored HR environment is a delicate balancing act. We make things powerful enough to do the job and intuitive enough to get used by every person in the organization every day.

A Little Background

We’re 21 years old and we live in Pittsburgh, or at least that’s where it all started. Back in 1994, we were a regional payroll services bureau, giving organizations like the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Sarris Candies a local, client-service-centric payroll alternative. We got pretty good at that, building a customer base of thousands, processing billions, and expanding nationally, with offices in Huntington Beach, CA and Denver, CO.

By the mid-2000’s we were a small, profitable, stable company, growing at a consistent 10 to 12 percent per year. Around that time, our CEO, Mike Maggs, realized that the service-centric model we’d been so successful with in payroll was still missing in the broader world of HR. He decided it was time to diversify, grow, and give small and medium-sized businesses the same alternative in HR software that we’ve long offered in payroll. See “How we See HR” to learn why we thought we could make the leap.

With a stable core of customers, a profitable business model and group of passionate and talented people at the helm, we became an HR software company that still does payroll better than anyone. Today, 80 percent of our new revenue comes from our all-in-one HR software SentricWorkforce, and we’re growing that business profitability and consistently on the same principles that have gotten us this far:

Finally, we embrace the blue-collar roots of Pittsburgh and our payroll business whole-heartedly. While other companies toss around words like innovation, transformation, integration, and a thousand other “-tions,” we’ll be getting the job done.

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