HR Consulting Team2019-04-09T14:43:16+00:00

HR Consulting Team

Joy J. Duce, SPHR

Joy has significant experience in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that are compliant and aligned with the firm’s business strategies, goals and objectives. Joy is extremely perceptive at recognizing areas that need improvement and has the ability to develop and implement successful action plans… more.

Kevin Mallett

Kevin Mallett, 
Senior Managing Director 

Kevin’s expertise includes extensive leadership and consulting work with large corporations, higher education institutions and information technology firms. Prior to Sikich, Kevin was the President/CEO and founding member of Executive Alliance, a management consulting firm providing services in the practice areas of information management strategy, process and technology. Sikich acquired Executive Alliance in November of 2018.

Jenny Andrews, PHR
Managing Director

Jenny has many years of talent acquisition, employee development and employee relations experience. As a dedicated HR professional and talent development specialist, Jenny applies a unique and diverse skill set, the product of her extensive experiences as an operations executive as well as a HR business partner.

Ken Cranney

Ken Cranney, 
Managing Director

Ken’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, organizational design, process and systems analysis, vendor evaluation and selection and change management. His industry experience includes government, higher education, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, property management and retail.

Pam Guyette

Pamela Guyette,
Managing Director

Pamela serves clients with strategic design, information systems and process improvement. Her areas of expertise include HR organizational design, process and systems analysis, policy design and implementation of integrated human resource and payroll systems. Pamela also has a broad range of HR functional experience.

Neil Koplitz HR

Neil Koplitz,
Managing Director

Neil provides clients with payroll, human resources, benefits, time keeping and scheduling services. He offers experience and an in-depth understanding of HCM systems analysis, HCM problem solving, HCM process streamlining, HCM mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, and more.

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Bill Larkin,
Managing Director

Bill has extensive knowledge of the Human Capital Management (HCM) technology industry and its effect on business results. Bill has assisted HCM technology vendors in improving their solutions and has helped client companies improve their HCM delivery models. He possesses a deep level of understanding of the top HCM providers in the market including Workday, Oracle, SAP, Ultimate, ADP, and Ceridian, as well as many other mid-market services providers.

Richard Lawler

Richard Lawler, 
Managing Director 

Richard provides clients with assistance in strategic planning and technology assessment, business process design and improvement, as well as project management. He also offers objective independent advice on the identification, design and deployment of HR business processes and offers project management expertise and advisory services to organizational leadership. Richard has experience with many software vendors including Workday, Oracle, SAP, ADP and Infor.

Michelle Legg

Michelle Legg, CPP, PHR
Managing Director

Michelle’s areas of expertise encompass a broad range of back office service offerings, including strategic human resources planning, financial operations, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and mergers & acquisitions, project management and technology. She also possesses a deep level of understanding of HCM/payroll systems.

Pattie Wagner, SPHR
Managing Director

Pattie has years of experience working in a variety of industrial, high-tech, consumer, and financial settings. She has also assisted both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations at the global, multi-national, and local levels. Among her many talents, Pattie excels at providing her clients with leadership development, program management, organizational design, and more.

Laura Fischer, PHR

Laura has an extensive background in corporate recruiting and talent management. She is recognized for building strategic partner relationships by using her keen industry knowledge, strong business acumen and innovative approach to provide unparalleled client service.

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Maureen King, PMP
Senior Human Resources Consultant

Maureen successfully serves as a strategic partner with client companies and leads numerous high profile HCM system implementation engagements. Her experience also includes directing matrixed teams, driving HCM system initiatives starting in sales through implementation and assisting clients with change management.

Rufino Lomba

Rufino Lomba, LSSBB, MHCS, CCP
Senior Human Resources Consultant 

Rufino offers expert services in HR strategy development, service delivery, selection and implementation of HR technologies and solutions, project management, data migration and testing management and lean process design. His areas of focus include human resources, talent management, time and attendance, payroll and information technology.

Jill Smith

Jill Smith,
Senior Consultant

Jill provides Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) consulting services for client companies to implement customer-focused business processes aligned with organizational goals. She has a unique ability to integrate both payroll and HR requirements and processes to simplify and streamline the flow of employee information. Jill also has broad expertise in Workday, UltiPro, ADP and PeopleSoft inclusive of HR, benefits, talent acquisition, payroll, time & labor modules and functionality.

Warren Steinberg

Warren Steinberg, 
Senior Human Resources Consultant

Warren is a trusted consultant in the fields of HR/payroll, benefits administration, leave administration and talent management implementation. Warren also has an in-depth understanding of time and attendance training and implementation, W2 preparation and the development of analytical reports/metrics using Workbrain, Lawson, Hyperion and other Warehouse Management Systems.

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas, SPHR, HRCI-SCP
Senior Human Resources Consultant 

Joe has expertise in serving clients with payroll and strategic business processes and operations as well as effectively managing cross-functional teams to achieve strategic goals and evaluating customers’ operations to determine opportunities for improvement. He assists companies with identifying needs, gaps and next steps, utilizing a hands-on approach to work with clients.


Karlie Hinman, SHRM-CP

Karlie recently graduated from Illinois State University (ISU) with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining Sikich full-time, Karlie was an associate for the team where she assisted in compliance issues, recruitment, employee file audits and much more.

Amy Schrubbe,
HR Specialist 

Amy provides the team with internal support, performing a variety of clerical duties and activities. She has expertise in managing network clients, preparing reports and assisting with client engagements. Before transitioning into this role, Amy spent more than nine years with Sikich as an administrative assistant.

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