LEADERSHIP Team

Our team of leaders are a group of motivated men and women who collaborate towards achieving a common goal, collaborating to define the future for PayTech. Working with each other and with our employees, their knowledge and experience come together to make a difference for all our clients, partners, and vendors.

Jan Allen

Jan Allen

President & CEO - Founder

As a 28 year veteran working in the payroll profession Jan recognized a lack of support available within the industry, and saw an opportunity to create a company where various types of client-side payroll support could be provided on a consultative basis.  In 1999, she founded PayTech, a Payroll and HRIS Consulting Company that guides companies through change management.  Jan is committed to building and maintaining lasting partner relationships, strong company performance, operational efficiency, and client satisfaction.  She is a dedicated leader that focuses on strategic planning for the growth and success of PayTech.

Nick Buckley

Nick Buckley

Chief Financial Officer

Joining PayTech in 2011, Nick is responsible for the management of all financial activities, and the strategic direction of corporate functions and oversees all marketing activity.  He works with all departments to improve both financial and workload efficiency.

Prior to his role at PayTech, Nick served as the Director of Business Development for a telecom firm for 8 years overseeing annual revenues of $8M.  He secured an SBA loan, developed  in house inventory systems and processes from the ground up as well as sales relationships with many of the top 10 wireless carriers in the US.

Linda Moreno

Linda Moreno

Senior Vice President of Operations

Joining PayTech in 2006, Linda leads PayTech’s operational activities in the United States and Canada, developing and executing current and future strategies that will strengthen, grow, and extend PayTech operations. She oversees all operational aspects of acquiring business, maintaining business, and managing client and partner relationships.

Prior to her role at PayTech, Linda served in various operational management roles at Ceridian and directed teams of Implementation Consultants located throughout the mid-west.  In addition to her implementation and technical expertise, Linda has over 27 years of HRIS, project management, process and employee management experience.

Karen Volkert

Karen Volkert

Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development

Joining PayTech in 2006, Karen is responsible for developing PayTech’s long term goals and strategic objectives, including identifying, analyzing, enhancing and supporting corporate and internal department initiatives. In addition, she has responsibility for developing specialized services globally, researching new and enhancing existing partnerships and the growth of the Private Equity/Merger & Acquisitions team. Karen has over 25 years of HRIS/Payroll project management and consulting experience, specializing in areas such as system implementations, Merger and Acquisitions, system design & development, and process improvement in numerous industries to include, financial, high tech and hospitality companies such as Marriott International, Janus Capital Group and National Computer Systems.

Amy Lemann

Amy Lemann

Director of Human Resources

Joining the PayTech team in 2006, Amy has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, employee relations, training and development, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance, workers compensation, payroll, benefits and more. Working with the leadership team at PayTech in defining and developing organizational objectives, Amy provides strategic direction and leads the human resource team to align the HR function with these initiatives.

Prior to her role at PayTech, Amy served as Sr. Human Resources Generalist at Policy Studies Inc. (PSI) where she managed the employee relations and legal compliance functions for more than 1600 employees. In this role, she conducted internal investigations relative to formal complaints, and acted as a resource for problem identification and resolution with employee situations. Amy is a member of CHRA, SHRM, and the DCPA.

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller

Director of Project Management

Joining PayTech in 2005,  Lisa is responsible for managing and driving the strategic direction, methodology and service delivery of the Project Management teams throughout the United States and Canada.  In addition, Lisa is responsible for the development of strong client and partner relationships ensuring client satisfaction and quality assurance. She has over 20 years in Human Resources, Payroll, Project Management and Employee Management.

Prior to her current role, Lisa has worked in various roles in Managing Projects and teams of Project Managers PayTech, working with varied industries, clients and partners.   She has extensive experience with all aspects of PayTech’s business and how we build trusted relationships with our partners, clients, and employees at all levels.  She leads a team of expert Managers who are fully dedicated to our Client’s success and PayTech’s commitment to excellence.

Valerie Sickels

Valerie Sickels

Director of Private Equity Services

Valerie joined PayTech in 2007 as a Sr. Project Manager working with our Private Equity clients.  Today, Valerie is responsible for driving the growth, structure and services of the Private Equity team.   With 20 years in the industry, her unique blend of hands on consulting and management experience allows her to collaborate with individuals from the executive to the end user. 

Valerie has developed a strong reputation as a leader and expert in helping private equity clients negotiate change management & the transition to new infrastructure, particularly around rapid carve-out transactions.  Skilled at developing strong relationships, she is responsible for growing and developing new relationships with private equity firms, partners and third-party providers.  She focuses her team on ensuring clients achieve targeted transition goals, driving projects to successful outcomes meeting both strategic and operational goals. 

Valerie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master of Organizational Management.

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