Our Team

Our Team

by Steven sieja

Experience and Knowledge in HR Outsourcing & Consulting

We only employ proven, top-performing consultants and candidates. Our human resources outsourcing and consulting experts have many years of successful experience which they convey to each project. There are an average of 40 completed projects per consultant which means you’ll always be in safe and reliable hands.

Our vast knowledge of HR operational expertise spans all 50 states, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In addition, we have consultants in International locations with critical private, government, and corporate HR experience in 32 countries across the globe.

Meet Our Executives and Consultants

Flex HR, LLC. has a large cadre of senior human resources professionals who have decades of proven effective hr leadership capabilities. Their tenure involvement as HR Consultants with Flex HR has covered thousands of different organizations, in various industries, from a few to over 75,000 employees.
Jennifer Morehead Flex HR CEO

Jennifer Morehead

Jennifer “Jenny” Morehead is the CEO of Flex HR. She is an entrepreneur, sales and marketing expert, independent board member, and author. She prides herself on building strong teams that exceed expectations for their clients. Before Flex HR, Jenny successfully launched and ran a company that created marketing solutions for local businesses through the country. She created a high growth environment for the business and ran human resources in addition to her duties as CEO. Before her marketing solutions business she helped run a sales department at a media company that included roles in recruiting, hiring, and putting together new employee training sessions.

 

Jenny earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and her MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Jenny co-authored Make Your Business Social, which was published by New York-based Business Expert Press. She has also written CEO From Home, expected in 2021 from John Hunt Publishing. CEO From Home details how people can start, acquire or maintain a virtual business and features important human resources advice throughout the book.

 

Jenny is married to her husband Brad and has three sons. She serves on numerous boards including the leadership council for the Field Museum, the regional council for Northwestern University, and the guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

photo of Flex HR Consulting CEO Jim Cichanski

Jim Cichanski

President and CEO of Flex HR, Inc., Jim has 30+ years experience in human resources, holding senior level positions in companies that were privately held, pre-IPO, foreign owned, joint venture, Fortune 50 and one labeled the “fastest growing F1000 in America.” He has a solid background in high tech, manufacturing, services and management.

 

His background in human resources includes organizational process evaluation and improvement, labor laws, integration of businesses, cost reduction, organizational development, and all functional areas of human resources. These include but are not limited to Benefits, Compensation, Staffing, Diversity, ERISA, DOL Compliance, Immigration, Learning & Development, Stock Administration, Executive Compensation, Employee Relations, and over 300 Mergers & Acquisitions. Jim’s experience includes operational HR management knowledge globally in 32 countries, and has transitioned companies from 30 to 67,000 employees worldwide. Companies he has worked for include UnisysNovellPremiere Technologies and PaySys International. Jim is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

 

Jim also spent 26 years in the Army National Guard achieving the rank of Colonel, was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, and received numerous awards including the Legion of Merit. Jim holds a BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences, is a graduate of the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Institute, has served on the board of HealthSource of Georgia, and was an inside board member of 17 companies. He is an active member of many HR professional organizations.

 

Inc. Magazine in September 2008, 2012 and 2013 recognized Flex HR, Inc. as an Inc 5000 “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America”. In 2008, Jim was recognized by the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce as The “Small Business Person of the Year.” And recently, Catalyst Magazine recognized Flex HR as 1 of 18 Companies CEO’s in Atlanta would like to own. Jim is married to his wife Eldeen for 40 years and has two daughters. He recently served on the Board of Directors for HomeStretch.

Jennifer Bryant

Jennifer Bryant, PHR, SHRM-CP Senior Vice President HR Operations

Jennifer has comprehensive human resources management experience including senior HR roles heading up corporate strategic HR functions that consist of including process improvement, conflict resolution, change management, labor relations, recruitment and retention, and benefit administration. She has proven practice collaborating with senior management to conduct Human Resource strategic planning in order to support and cultivate corporate goals. Jennifer has also demonstrated her abilities by initiating cost containment strategies tactics resulting in significant company savings.

 

Her responsibilities, which have been in a multiple range of industries, and companies with many different entities, have included but are not limited to: Strategic HR Planning & Execution, Benefits Management, ESOP Administration, Payroll, Performance Management and Initiatives, Recruiting, Onboarding, Compensation, Training, Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions, Handbook Policy and Employee Relations.

 

Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management at Columbia Southern University, a Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) at the Human Resources Certification Institute, a Human Resource Management Certificate from the University of Georgia, and she has earned her SHRM-CP.

 

Jennifer is very involved in the Society for Human Resources and resides in the city of Milton, GA.

John Cascone

DPA, Senior Vice President

Dr. Cascone has been a Senior Vice President at Flex HR since 2005. During his tenure he has served as an HR consultant to numerous CEOs and Presidents of small and medium size companies in the United States and abroad. His primary areas of specialization include: Executive and Management Development, Strategic Planning, Capacity-Building and Corporate Compliance.

 

Prior to joining Flex HR, Inc., Dr. Cascone served as Executive Vice President Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., a $ 6.5 billion public company and leading provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) services to Fortune 1000 companies worldwide. While at ACS, Dr. Cascone provided leadership in successfully integrating the 700+ employees from Consultec, Inc. into ACS’ Government Services Division of over 20,000 employees. During this integration, Dr. Cascone served as the Vice President of Human Resources and was successful in supporting a 250% increase in revenue growth.

 

Prior to ACS, Dr. Cascone spent over twenty years in Human Resources management and executive positions at Consultec, Inc. In this capacity, Dr. Cascone successfully established a Human Resources Department, and then led the department and the company’s growth to 1,100 employees. Dr. Cascone has also held faculty appointments to the Graduate Schools at Emory University, The University of Georgia, the University of St. Francis and Atlanta University, where he has taught graduate courses in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Principles of Management Administration and Public Policy. Dr. Cascone currently teaches management and public policy studies as an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University.

 

Dr. Cascone’s international experience includes serving as a consultant to the Carter Center, The Ministry of Health for Egypt and MEMO International, an Egyptian Consulting Firm specializing in providing Management Development Services to organizations and governments in the Middle East. Additional consulting engagement include: Sigma Consulting and Training, a company located in Dubai UAE; the UAE Ministry of Education, Zayed University in Dubai and the Apollo Hospital System, Mumbai, India. Dr. Cascone also serves on several Boards of Director including the Commission on STEM and STEAM Accreditation.

 

Dr. Cascone received his Doctoral Degree in Public Administration from The University of Georgia, a Masters Degree in Social Science from Fordham University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Spring Hill College. He is a member of numerous of professional associations.

Philip A. Davis

Senior Vice President

Phil Davis has a broad background in human resources and organization development, including senior level experience with companies broadly recognized for their progressive human resources practices such as General Electric, Frito-Lay, and Pitney Bowes. His industry experience includes manufacturing, foods, IT consulting and national and international sales/marketing organizations. As a corporate executive, Phil has performed at the business leadership level since 1980. Phil is highly accomplished at helping organizations grow, building organizations and infrastructure, and in tailoring Human Resources programs and initiatives to the exact requirement of organizations in high change environments.

 

His accomplishments include 1) supporting the development and implementation of a consumer focused marketing and sales organization at GE-Lighting to reverse revenue/price erosion and the thwart industry trends toward private label and generic products; 2) the commercial integration of Borg Warner Chemicals into GE-Plastics in 120 days thereby retaining critical commercial talent; 3) the divestiture and process re-engineering of Monarch Marking Systems from Pitney Bowes to Paxar creating an additional $100 million in market value; 4) the consolidation of eight of M.A. Hanna’s plastics compounding businesses achieving dramatic reductions in product development and product delivery cycles; and 40) the development and implementation of a full suite of support systems for the consolidation of five free standing IT consulting firms that together formed PSINet Consulting Solutions.

 

Phil’s Human Resources consulting experience includes many high tech and services related industries. He specializes in quickly assessing business issues and opportunities, and in helping management cost effectively achieve their business goals and develop their human capital assets.

 

He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with an M.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Psychology.

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Barry E. Flink

Executive Vice President & Partner

Heleen Grossman

Senior Vice President

Heleen Grossman is a results-oriented executive with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Sales. Her multifaceted experience with major Fortune 100 companies (i.e. Mars, Inc. and PepsiCo) includes strategic planning, benefits and compensation, change management, training and development, staffing, diversity programs and employee relations. Heleen has a proven history of successfully leading innovative programs that not only enhance operations, but also make a positive impact on morale and productivity, greatly boosting profitability and growth.

 

Her background and experience in Human Resources has enabled her to work closely with Senior Management to successfully implement several redesigns of organizations, create new teams and structures, manage change and integrate new processes, procedures and policies. Heleen is a native of Atlanta and holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Georgia. She is currently a member of SHRM, Professional Women's Network and a volunteer in her community for many local programs and projects.

Carolyn Hill

Vice President

For over 17 years, Carolyn has proven leadership experience in Human Resources, with a strong business partner background, working in various industries such as medical device, pharmaceutical, professional service organizations, consumer products & manufacturing. She was responsible for multi-site & matrix organizations supporting a wide range of functional client groups including sales & marketing, engineering, manufacturing, R&D, customer service, & corporate functions.

 

Previously, Carolyn spent 6 years providing HR guidance and leadership to Kimberly- Clark Healthcare and the pharmaceuticals sector, directing all start-up aspects including talent management, learning and development, performance management, employee engagement, and compensation and benefits systems. Carolyn completed a Merger & Acquisition special project by partnering with cross-functional teams on integration activities, establishing and merging compensation, benefits, performance management system, and HRIS platforms.

 

Her responsibilities have included but are not limited to: Strategic HR Planning & Execution, Human Resources Policy & Procedure, Benefits, Compensation, Mergers &
Acquisitions, Culture & Change Management, Performance Management and Employee Relations, Recruiting, Organizational Development and Training Programs
& Workshops.

 

In addition to her Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification, Carolyn also received her ADKAR Methodology Change Management certification. She is a certified human behavior consultant and DiSC facilitator through Personality Insights. Carolyn earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in HR Management degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology at Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ. Carolyn now resides in Cumming, GA with her family.

Lytana Kids

Senior Vice President

Lytana comes to Flex HR from UPS with over 34 years of progressive human resources operations and management experience.

Her responsibilities have included but are not limited to: Strategic HR Planning & Execution, streamlining HR processes, Human Capital efforts during transformations, creating positive employee relations, succession planning, talent acquisition, mergers & acquisitions, effective business partner training, employee investigations and compliance. Lytana’s excellent planning skills give her an added edge when creating multi-year project plans. She is proud to have been a strategic business partner, leading enterprise transformation human capital efforts, directing the move of 70+ HR processes to Shared Services with enhanced technology solutions, spearheading methods to hire more than 150,000 employees annually, and leading an acquisition of over 8,000 employees.

While at UPS, some of Lytana’s leadership roles included:

  • VP, HR Operations & Business Partner
  • VP, Enterprise Transformation
  • VP, HR Delivery Services
  • VP, Talent Acquisition and Employment Compliance
  • VP, HR – Small Package and Marketing Transformation
  • VP, HR – Executive Compensation
  • UPS project Management Certified

Additionally, Lytana has multiple affiliations with the H.R. Conference Board and has been SHRM member for over 20 years.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the East Texas University.

Teresa Monday

Teresa Monday, Director of Recruiting & Customer Success

Teresa Monday joined Flex HR, Inc. at the beginning of 2009, to lead the Recruiting/Executive Search efforts for all Flex HR’s Clients. Teresa’s responsibilities include managing the recruiting process, consulting with our clients on new hiring needs, talent acquisition, on-boarding and future talent growth planning with our clients. Teresa or a member of her team also works virtually or at our client’s sites as needed on a consulting basis part time when a full time recruiter is not needed year round.

 

Teresa is a proven and accomplished Recruiting professional with over 20 years of experience providing consultative services including both Corporate and the Staffing Industry to include 12 years of Management experience. Working both sides within recruiting industry, she has been able to provide upscale candidates to all her clients past and present regardless of industry or position.

 

Teresa has implemented HR initiatives that have had an impact on business objectives, has lowered turnover rates for companies by 50% within the 1st year of servicing a client by understanding the company’s exact needs and most importantly, driving their business performance. Some initiatives include talent acquisition, career development, compensation analysis, performance management, workers’ comp, train the trainer, employee relations, workforce planning, forecast needs, strategic staffing and talent management. Listening and understanding the clients exact need is Teresa’s biggest asset to all our clients.

Zarena Marcus

HR Consultant

Zarena has demonstrated over 20 proven years of success in human resources and strategic leadership across a variety of business environments including New Line Cinema (A Time Warner Company), Nissan North America, Inc., The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and House Of Blues Entertainment, Inc. She is very results-oriented leading human capital through diverse business cycles and has an extensive background working with high- growth, start-up and multiple, high-volume organizations. Zarena enjoys providing HR consulting services and facilitating implementation of solutions that align with the company’s overall direction.

 

Her HR knowledge comprises of labor relations & compliance, employee & labor relations, H&SH investigation, employee training & development, policy & program development, diversity & community outreach, sexual harassment, project management, recruitment, strategic sourcing & relocation, on-boarding efforts, and compliance.

 

Zarea is also engaged in running Emergent Initiative which see founded to build the enhancement of life and leadership skills, mentoring to youth and adults by offering career coaching and one-on-one interviewing skills training for private school, high school, college, and employment interviews. She also enjoys donating her time working with non-profit organizations and getting their HR departments up and running.

 

Certifications:
UCLA – Certification Program: Human Resources Management
CFI (Certified Forensic Interviewer) Certified & Trained
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training (Certification & License)

 

Though currently residing in Texas, Zarena is a California native. As a mother of five, when she is not consulting, you may find her blanket-wrapped in the bleachers of the ice rink at 6am watching her figure skaters or late at night at the dojo watching all of kids while on the phone with her older daughters in CA. Zarena is married to a foodie F&B executive, so she enjoys being spoiled by her husband’s fine dining cooking. She also enjoys working in her garden or being on the road with a fully-packed car headed to a mini-vacay (80lb doberman included) – always with a Starbucks in hand.

Nicole Mitchell

Nicole Mitchell, HR Consultant

Nicole is an experienced Human Resources professional who utilizes process-oriented approaches to build, develop and transform organizations and staff for optimum operational success. She has over 17 years of HR knowledge and is skilled in creating an employee-oriented, high-performance culture while emphasizing goal attainment and superior workforce optimization.

 

Her comprehensive background includes working at major companies like Target and CSI Laboratories. Nicole has a very broad knowledge base that contributes to her successful consulting including implementing HR policies, programs & procedures, compliance audits, employee & management training, benefits, payroll, leave administration, compensation analysis, recruiting & talent acquisition, performance management, and employee safety measures.

 

Nicole has built many start-up HR Departments with emphasis on compliance. This included identifying and implementing HRIS systems and all processes guiding the support and compliance in the HR functions. She coached, guided and counseled the development of individuals, the organization and the strategic recruiting process.

 

Education:
M.S. of Management in Healthcare and Administration from the University of Maryland
B.S in Biology from the State University of New York

Kathy Zadroga

HR Consultant

Kathleen has 25+ years of human resource knowledge with workforce development and management expertise. She is proficient in developing compensation, working with benefit and employee engagement programs within organizational goals and objectives. Her strong business acumen to counsel and coach leadership on aligning employee and business goals has driven her success.

 

Her extensive HR experience comprises of compensation & benefits management, performance management, organizational workforce development, multi-site & multi- state payroll, coaching & conflict resolution, employee communications, onboarding processes, and compliance audits to name a few. Kathleen has a strong background in HR Technology implementing HRIS systems, payroll systems using many various technical and vendor solutions. This includes aligning HR and other departments and writing the processes to solidly form best practice solutions.

 

She has conducted full analysis audits of Benefit designs for the basic medical to EAP’s and 401K solutions. Then upon completing the design, implemented all aspects of each plan into a comprehensive Benefit package fitting the Organizations needs. Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Business Administration & Organizational Development from Central Michigan University.

 

Certifications:
SPHR – Senior Professional in Human Resources
Human Resource Certification Institute, Alexandria, VA
SHRM- SCP – Senior Certified Professional
Society for Human Resource Management, Alexandria, VA
CHRS – Certified Human Resource Specialist
Michigan State University, Lansing MI

Lisa Bisgard, CCP

HR Consultant

Lisa has built her experience leading HR technology implementation projects for multinational companies to enhance their globalization initiatives. She has worked for The Coca-Cola Company, Equifax, Georgia- Pacific Corporation, Chemtronics, Willis Towers Watson, Kaiser and several HR technology companies.

 

With 30+ years of Human Resources capabilities, Lisa is a guru in processes as she engages in implementation of HRIS systems and prepares the documentation and flow of administration. Lisa is a true Project Manager in implementation of any technology solution for our clients.

 

While she is very accomplished at the HR technology and solutions side of HR, her project management skills play an important role in start-up companies to implement compensation, HRIS and benefit programs.

 

Education and Professional Certifications:
Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in Human Resources Management from Florida State University.
Certified Compensation Professional World-at-Work Association

Deborah Murphy

HR Consultant

Deborah has 20+ years of experience in human resources and has been recognized as a Top HR Leader. Her vast HR knowledge includes leadership development, improving organizational workflow, establishing safety practices & procedures, Workers’ Comp, leadership development training, employee relations, flexible staffing processes, onboarding, and turnover reduction to name a few. She has implemented several HRMS systems, created new performance and management development programs and is familiar with various payroll methods. Deborah enjoys strategic workforce planning and maximizing metric improvements all the while reflecting the importance of culture building.

 

As a consultant for Flex HR, Deborah enjoys working with a diverse span of clients to apply her HR leadership expertise. Deborah is the President of the Organization Development Network of Chicago where she enjoys leading Board of Directors through transition periods including strategy consultation, budget priorities, customer research, program facilitation, systems analysis and services design.

 

Education and Professional Associations:

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL – PhD. Organizational Leadership –2019 … Dissertation Research: Movement Capital: Personal Resources for Engagement and Performance
  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL MEd, Educational Leadership
  • Human Resources Development Concentration: Mentoring and adult development
  • Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL. BA, Education
  • President, Organization Development Network of Chicago 2018 – Present
  • Lead Board of Directors of an organization undergoing transition, including strategy consultation, budget priorities forecasting, customer research, program facilitation, systems analysis, and services design.
  • Co-Chair, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC). Interest Group 2018 – 2019. Convened team of colleagues to present professional development sessions on innovative aspects of engaging employees for local HR leaders.