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Meet the Team

Bringing knowledge and superior service to every client.

We are a family-minded business based on a culture of partnership and dedication.

At our firm, we bring the same level of experience and expertise you'd expect from a larger firm, with a personalized touch. Our team collaborates to ensure that each client receives comprehensive support, not just from their accountant, but from a dedicated group of professionals committed to their business success.

Our Leadership Team


 

Amy Be

Amy Beinecke

Partner & COO
Chetan Saini (2)

Chetan Saini, CA

Senior International Team Lead
Clay Hamlin

Clay Hamlin, CPA, MST

Managing Partner
Eric Joern clr

Eric Joern, CPA, CM&AA, AAM

Partner
Jamie Robinson (3)

Jamie Robinson

Payroll Operations Manager
Jen Joern

Jen Joern

HR Director
John Chiappetta clr (1)

John Chiappetta, CPA, CFP®, MBA, ABFP™

Partner
Sanjay Asija

Sanjay Asija, CPA, MBA, MST, Certified Profit First Professional

Partner

Kaizen U.S. Team


 

Anne Becker

Anne Becker, EA

Client Manager
Harsha Joshi

Harsha Joshi

Client Manager
Henry Joern

Henry Joern, CPA

Client Manager
Kathy Brinkman-1

Kathy Brinkman, CPA, EA

Client Manager
Melissa Hartmann (2)

Melissa Hartmann, CPA

Client Manager
Pierre Langlois

Pierre Langlois, CPA

Client Manager
Steve Townsend

Steve Townsend, CPA

Client Manager
Rob Block clr (1)

Rob Block, CPA

Audit Manager
Daniel Woodall (2)

Daniel Woodall, CPA

Audit Assistant Manager
Dan Thiem

Dan Thiem, CPA

Jr Manager
Ronzel Darling

Ronzel Darling, CPA

Jr Manager
Wade Parmly

Wade Parmly

Jr Manager
Zach Lessen

Zach Lessen

Jr Manager
David Jenkins III

David Jenkins III

Staff Accountant
Jack Paeglow

Jack Paeglow

Staff Accountant
Jenny Crone clr

Jenny Crone

Staff Accountant
Joe Berg

Joe Berg

Staff Accountant
MaKayla Harvey (1)

MaKayla Harvey

Staff Accountant
Shannon Slove (1)

Shannon Slove

Lead Staff Accountant
Allen Wolf (2)

Allen Wolf

Tax Director
Cristina Santos

Cristina Santos

Tax Preparer
Amber Jolly

Amber Jolly

Executive Assistant, Admin Coordinator
Diana Nettgen

Diana Nettgen

Admin | Antioch
Jennifer Spencer (6)

Jennifer Spencer

Admin | Kenosha
Karla Rogers clr

Karla Rogers

Admin | Kenosha
Lisa Hanson (2)

Lisa Hanson

Admin | Antioch
Manju Shori

Manju Shori

Admin | South Barrington
Alex Cueller

Alex Cueller

Business Solutions Director
Doug Schaen clr

Doug Schaen

Business Solutions Director
Lyndsey Latta (1)

Lyndsey Latta

Client Onboarding Manager
Mark Valleskey

Mark Valleskey

Content Manager

Your Payroll Department | YPD


 

Andrea Justice

Andrea Justice

Client Service Rep
Emma Trujillo

Emma Trujillo

HCM Specialist
Kari Racas

Kari Racas

Implementation Specialist
Vicki Buchanan

Vicki Buchanan

Admin

Kaizen Risk Management


 

Kevin Ware (1)

Kevin Ware

Partner
Adam Stutzman

Adam Stutzman

Agency Manager
Ian Ware

Ian Ware

Insurance Sales Rep

Kaizen International Team


 

Bhuwan Malhotra 1

Bhuwan Malhotra

Team Lead
Pardeep Kumar-1

Pardeep Kumar, CA, EA

Team Lead
Saurav Jain

Saurav Jain, CA, EA

Team Lead
Jasveen Kaur

Jasveen Kaur Saini

HR Manager
Arjinder Singh (1)

Arjinder Singh

Assistant Manager
Gurleen Nandrajog-1

Gurleen Nandrajog

Assistant Manager
Karan Preet

Karanpreet Singh

Assistant Manager
Priyanka Verma-1

Priyanka Verma, MBA

Assistant Manager
Rajvir Kumar

Rajvir Kumar, MBA

Assistant Manager
Shubham Kumar-1

Shubham Kumar, MBA

Assistant Manager
Kunal Madaan new

Kunal Madaan, MBA

Audit Assistant
Gagandeep Singh-1

Gagandeep Singh

Tax Accountant
Anika Malhotra

Anika Malhotra, MBA

Tax Accountant
Nikitha Thakur (3)

Nikitha Thakur

Tax Accountant
Vikram Singh

Vikram Singh

Tax Accountant
Simrandeep Singh

Simrandeep Singh

Payroll Accountant
Akash Pandey 1

Akash Pandey

Staff Accountant
Mohit Pokhriyal (2)

Mohit Pokhriyal

Staff Accountant
Navjot Sudan

Navjot Sudan, MBA

Staff Accountant
Renu Mehra (3)

Renu Mehra

Staff Accountant
Shaveta Sharma

Shaveta Sharma

Staff Accountant
Shruti Grover

Shruti Grover

Staff Accountant
Vishal Saini

Vishal Saini

Staff Accountant
Daljit Singh

Daljit Singh

Admin
Gurpreet Kaur

Gurpreet Kaur

Admin
Rakesh Ricky Kumar (2)

Rakesh Kumar

Admin
Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar

Admin

Your Payroll Department

Marcia Pisani

Manager

Marcia has filled many roles in Your Payroll Department over the years from processing payroll to a tax and finance coordinator to managing daily operations. Marcia has a passion for learning new processes and sharing them with others. She enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to improve our clients' overall experience.

Krissy Schaefer

Tax & Finance Coordinator

Krissy came to Your Payroll Department with a banking background. She handles all of our clients' tax payments and oversees the ACH transactions as well as new client set-ups. Krissy is on a continuous quest for knowledge and loves to dig in and figure out how new systems work. Her cheerful personality brightens the day of our staff members as well as our clients.

Andrea Justice

Senior CSR

Andrea is a long-time native of Your Payroll Department. Not only is Andrea attentive and perceptive to their needs, but she takes the time to get to know each individual and figures out what works best for them. Andrea always brings joy to the office with her quick-witted sense of humor. Andrea's positive, fun, and friendly demeanor has a long-lasting effect on her teammates and her clients.

Kari Racas

CSR

Kari joined the Your Payroll Department team with more than 20 years of customer service experience. Kari is organized, meticulous, and eager to lend a helping hand wherever she can - and is a joy to be around! Kari cares for her clients and genuinely enjoys freeing them from the tedium and worries of payroll. When her workday is done, Kari loves making her backyard beautiful and traveling with her husband and their three kids.

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Cindy Tysland

CSR

Cindy joined Your Payroll Department in 2020 with over 20 years of experience in personal banking. Always up for a good mystery, she not only enjoys reading mystery novels, Cindy relishes playing the sleuth (AKA finding solutions) for her clients. She wants to get to know her clients and is passionate about customer care. Off the clock, Cindy likes to exercise, prepare healthy meals, and hang out with her family.

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Vicki Buchanan

Administrative Assistant

Vicki joined Your Payroll Department in September 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. She values her many years of excellent customer service and strives to exceed the client's expectations. Outside the office, Vicki enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. Vicki can be found watching and cheering on her daughter during a softball game or spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and enjoying other fun outdoor activities.

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Emma Trujillo

HCM Specialist

Emma is the Human Capital Management (HCM) specialist for Your Payroll Department. Emma's love for all things payroll began in 2006, when she took on a role as a payroll CSR. Payroll and ACA compliance can be complicated. When you need clarity, you can count on Emma to guide you. And, if you need that clarity in Spanish, Emma’s got you covered – she’s fluent en español!