Meet our team!
We are very excited to have such a diverse range of expertise among our group of contributors. They will share their insights and experiences on human resources, payroll management, and compliance including technology trends, HRMS software, industry news, best practices, marketing, and so much more!
Kimberly Wolfe is a Senior HR Generalist at Sage with over 20 years of experience in human resources. At Sage she has managed all aspects of the employee lifecycle including recruitment and on-boarding, performance management, training and development for employees and managers as well as benefits and workers compensation administration. Beyond her normal human resources duties, she has also taken the initiative to contribute to disaster preparedness and business continuity planning programs within the company.
Prior to working in the software development industry, Kimberly spent 14 years in the highly regulated healthcare industry. She stays current on industry trends and activities through her membership with SHRM and has an extensive knowledge of employment laws including FMLA, ADA, EEO, OSHA, FLSA, etc. Kimberly is proud of the work she does for Sage and excited about sharing her knowledge as an active contributor to the Employer Solutions Blog.
Lisa has recently authored a consumer book about the Affordable Care Act and how to navigate the health care system called Healthcare, Insurance and You: The Savvy Consumer’s Guide. In addition, Lisa is a consumer health care columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where she writes a “news-you-can-use” style column called Healthcare Watch, which provides information and tips on navigating the healthcare system, health insurance benefits and paying for care. She is also a health reform expert for WebMD, and a longtime WebMD health insurance columnist and blogger.
Her expertise comes from direct experience. She spent more than 10 years in the healthcare industry, much of which was spent working for one of the largest managed care organizations in the country. There, she developed benefit plans for Fortune 500 companies and state governments, and oversaw all provider network operations in the company’s largest market.
Mark Butje is Director of Product Marketing with Sage and is responsible for positioning and product direction of the Sage Employer Solutions product offering, which includes the market-leading Sage HRMS brand.
Mark has more than 20 years of experience in the software and hardware industry and joined Sage in early 2010. Prior to joining Sage, Mark served in various marketing and product marketing roles at Apple, Gateway, Brodeur Marketing and medium size software companies in both the US and in Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands and is a published author, Product Marketing for Technology Companies (Elsevier Science 2005).
Kate Vaughan is a Product Marketing Manager with Sage and is responsible for managing the various product marketing activities for Sage Employer Solutions product offerings, which includes the market-leading Sage HRMS (human resource management system) brand. She has in-depth knowledge of the HRMS product line, including human resources, payroll, and extended solutions.
Kate has nearly ten years of experience in the software training, software sales, and healthcare industries and first joined Sage in early 2007 in a pre-sales role. Prior to joining Sage, Kate served as a training consultant developing and delivering learning and performance support for ERP implementations. After a two and a half year hiatus, she re-joined Sage in mid-2011 in her current position, having held other sales and marketing roles in both software and healthcare companies before returning to Sage. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Don Farber has over 25 years experience in the front-office and back-office software industry and is co-founder and Vice President of Vineyardsoft Corporation. Don is a frequent speaker at industry events and author of numerous white papers on such subjects as identifying support rep burnout, enabling organizations to become more ‘data-driven’, and cost-effective compliance. For the past 10 years Don has been a leading spokesperson on the value of Business Activity Monitoring and in 2011 published an ROI Calculator on operational business intelligence.
Lori Loridon, CPP
Lori Loridon is the Director of Payroll and Tax Compliance for the Sage Employer Solutions which includes Sage HRMS. She manages teams of software engineers, quality assurance, user assistance, software requirements and compliance analysts to ensure compliance in Sage HRMS’s payroll and HR software deliveries. Lori, a Certified Payroll Professional, has over 25 years of payroll experience in addition to her technology based education and background. In her 19+ years at Sage Lori has worked in customer support, programming and software design. Lori and her team stay focused and informed through their association with the American Payroll Association, direct contacts with Taxing Authorities and many subscriptions to popular research periodicals for both the U.S. and Canada.
Lori has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Florida Metropolitan University and an Associate Degree in Computer Science from St. Petersburg College. Lori has also held the Professional Human Resources (PHR) designation from SHRM and the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) designation from Microsoft.
People are Mary Anne’s passion. With over 30 years experience in helping people and businesses be their best, Mary Anne is well prepared to help businesses find solutions to their most troubling HR-related dilemmas. Her human resources experiences have elevated her from HR Representative to the VP level in a multi-state health care industry leader before beginning her own consulting business. Along the way she spent time honing her skills in Employee Relations, Staffing, EEOC, Organizational Development, Compensation and Training in the telecommunications, financial, automotive, higher education and health care industries. Her strong communication skills put her at ease on the assembly line as well as in the board room. She knows how to ask the questions, listen to answers and improve an organization by interpreting the impact of human capital on the bottom line.
Deana Dearry is a Regional Sales Manager for the Western US and Canada. In her role she acts as a trusted advisor to the Sage HRMS partner channel, facilitating sales, supporting partner activity, and strengthening customer relationships. In her previous role, Deana led Galaxy / Insperity’s Sage HRMS team to sales and customer service success. She began that role with the implementation and support of Sage Abra Suite and moved on to project management and sales, establishing new vertical markets and channel partner relationships for both Sage and Insperity. She has been in the Sage “family” for more than 16 years having sold and been certified to implement and support Sage HRMS, Sage Abra Suite, Sage 50, Sage 100 Fund Accounting, and Sage BusinessWorks Accounting. Deana also has extensive experience helping grant funded programs and non-profits leverage HRMS solutions to their advantage.
Joe Rotella has been described as “…something of a one-man think tank who is doing more innovative things with the internet than anyone I’ve met.”
Joe joined Delphia Consulting in 2002 as the firm’s Chief Technical Officer following a brilliant career in software design and development with Lucent Technologies and Bell Laboratories. While at Bell Labs, Joe earned the coveted Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) designation.
Joe really racks up the frequent flier miles with his hectic travel schedule. He consults and gives presentations across the nation on HR technology, connecting people through the Web, integrating social media, generational differences in the workplace, and jazzing Websites and employee portals. He’s one of SHRM’s top rated speakers and will be presenting two sessions at the 2011 SHRM Annual Conference;11 Steps to Integrate Social Media into Your Organization and Technology Meets HR: Selecting and Justifying the Right Solution.