Pete is the founder of ThinkHR and has served as Chief Executive Officer since the company's inception in 2004. Pete founded ThinkHR after recognizing that the advantages of outsourcing in the IT industry would also benefit the HR industry and present significant business opportunities. Under his leadership, Pete created the vision for a company dedicated to providing best-in-class HR services, including pioneering the first nationwide, on-demand “HR Hotline” telephone support service. Pete provides exemplary leadership and creativity to our organization and oversees our strategic direction and growth.
Prior to founding ThinkHR, Pete gained extensive experience and industry recognition with companies of all sizes, including Fortune 500 and start-ups. A natural entrepreneur, Pete founded and led several companies, including Mindshare Group, Blaise Software, Inc. and The Capital Group. Pete also worked directly with Channel Point.
Dan oversees all day-to-day management functions of ThinkHR, including strategic direction, product development and service delivery. In this role, he is responsible for driving activities to increase operational efficiency, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and financial results.
Prior to joining ThinkHR, Dan spent 25 years with technology start-up companies, including Level 5 Networks (now SolarFlare), Optranet (now Extreme Networks), Skystream Networks (Now Tandberg), C-Cube Microsystems and Sierra SemiConductor. In his various senior management roles, Dan was responsible for developing market share and revenue, resulting in significant company growth and development. Dan brings years of experience identifying and implementing strategic business improvement and value-generating opportunities.
Dan is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a MBS from the University of Phoenix.
Joy is responsible for managing all strategic business development functions for ThinkHR, including establishing and developing channel distribution partnerships within the insurance, payroll, associations, and financial services industries. Joy oversees all aspects of sales and customer service at ThinkHR and is largely involved with ThinkHR's continued growth and success nationally.
With over 15 years of related industry experience, Joy has held regional and national positions with CIGNA, United Healthcare, EyeMed, Digital Insurance and Arthur J. Gallagher. Her business development and sales experience includes extensive knowledge of the Insurance and Human Resources industries, both in start-up/growth organizations, as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Joy holds a B.A.in Political Science and Mass Media Communication from the University of San Diego and she also earned a certificate in the Healthcare Executive Leadership Program from the University of California, San Diego.
Preston leads ThinkHR's small business and affiliate division. With years of experience in B2B telesales and online conversion, Preston is tasked with building partnerships and affiliate relationships within the business and legal services industries.
As the former director of business development for 1800Accountant.com, Preston has successfully designed conversion models with leading national service providers including LegalZoom, RocketLawyer, and BizFilings.
Preston is considered an authority on SEO and online lead generation. He is the author of one of the most popular business law blogs in the country at thelawinsider.com and is active on social media.
Before entering the business sector, Preston was assistant general counsel for the University of Miami and a voting member of its Board of Trustees.
Preston holds a BA with honors in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University and a JD from the University of Miami. Preston was a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador from 2001-2004.
Mr. Wood is delighted to join ThinkHR as they continue to lead in providing HR solutions in a new exciting manner. Prior to joining ThinkHR, Mr. Wood was a managing director at Cogentic, where he worked with technology companies focused on developing products in consumer electronics, media, and entertainment.
Michael was the Vice President of Marketing for Triveni Multimedia, a web 2.0 startup focused on delivering multimedia content to consumers. Prior to that, Michael led consumer platform marketing on AMD's Digital Media Consumer Solutions and Platforms team. Michael was the Chief Operating Officer for Specializer, where he led all engineering, sales, and marketing aspects of the company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wood held a variety of senior-level positions in consumer electronics product management with Corporation, C-Cube Microsystems, and Intel.
Michael Wood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University.
Jonathan leads the Consulting Services team at ThinkHR. He is actively in engaged with every consulting client and is responsible for the overall management and deployment of consulting and outsourcing service teams. Jonathan's tenure at ThinkHR includes previous assignments as acting Senior Vice President of HR for a national retail chain, HR Project Leader in Mergers & Acquisitions activity for a local bank, and he created leadership competency models for another national retailer.
Prior to joining ThinkHR, Jonathan's industry experience includes Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at CyberBills, Inc., Director of Human Resources at Blaze Network Products, Inc. and Regional Human Resources Manager at Target Corporation.
Jonathan holds an M.A. in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Laura applies her extensive human resources and general management experience to a broad range of services for our clients, including: strategic HR consulting, interim human resources executive assignments and compliance/OD/training. With over three decades of experience in the field, she brings an intensive understanding of human resources and enthusiastic passion for excellence to every project she undertakes. The depth and breadth of her corporate experience allows her to evaluate clients' needs and resolve issues quickly, from HR operational projects to C-level organizational design and deployment of people strategy assignments.
Prior to joining ThinkHR, Laura held executive human resource management and corporate communications management positions with AirTouch International, Sygen International and America's Lemonade Stand, Inc. Her experience includes directing domestic and international human resources strategy and deployment, company-wide staffing and downsizing program management, succession planning/talent management, worldwide human resources policy and program development, employee communications, training and development, employee relations, compensation/benefits and human resources planning in high tech pre-IPO start-ups, services, sales, financial and manufacturing industries.
Laura earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, an MBA in Human Resources and Organizational Development from Golden Gate University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, and she completed the Senior Human Resources Management certification program from Stanford University.