PayFWDs is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. We are focused on pairing our personalized service with world-class technology to allow our clients to simplify their payroll and HR processes. Ever changing business environments wreak havoc on the HR and administrative departments and often result in manual, labor-intensive processes. Our goal is one that aligns us with our clients from top to bottom, from employees to executives: Create efficiencies that increase positive employee cultures, resulting in increased bottom lines. We manage multiple platforms in order to truly consult with our clients and place them with the best fit possible for their individual business needs.
At PayFWDs we aim to uphold trusting and open relationships with our clients and internal team members, building a reputation of Excellence in our regional business Community.
At PayFWDs, our mission is to help small to medium sized businesses succeed by implementing comprehensive and innovative software solutions that simplify the management of the employee life-cycle, control labor costs, improve organizational efficiencies, and mitigate compliance risk. We will seek to build long-term, mutually rewarding relationships with our employees, customers, partners, and vendors, using our core values and behaviors as the foundation for all opportunities to serve.
We strive to foster a FUN work environment with rewarding career challenges, development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to improve the lives of our employees and their families.
You will find that PayFWDs appreciates its most important assets, our team members. Every person is treated as a valuable contributor and every voice is heard. PayFWDs operates by a set of values that are a way of everyday life.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Gary is President and CEO of PayFWDs. Having purchased PayFWDs in 1993 in its infancy, his leadership has guided PayFWDs to become one of the largest independent service bureaus in the Kentucky/Indiana Region. Mr. Huntoon has more than 20 years’ experience in leading and managing all aspects of PayFWDs and empowers his senior management team to develop creative solutions to complex business challenges. His technological vision and commitment to excellence in all aspects of business have allowed PayFWDs to be recognized as a service and value leader in the markets it serves.
Chief Operating Officer
As PayFWDs’s Chief Operating Officer, Mary Kay Jett leads the company’s operational and client service excellence organizations. She also manages human resources, information technology, and the service bureau tax service. Mary Kay has over 20 years of human resources, payroll and software as a service (SaaS) executive leadership experience. She holds a Masters of Business Administration, SHRM-CP and SPHR.
Director of Tax Services
Teresa Brown is a Certified Payroll Professional with over 20 years of payroll and tax related experience. Prior to working with PayFWDs, Teresa worked as a Support Center Manager with Manpower Group Inc, responsible for processing payroll and billing for over 35,000 employees weekly. At PayFWDs, Teresa leads the Tax and Client Service teams for Catalyst and Pay Entry, driving efficiencies and high levels of client advocacy. Teresa and her team of professionals provide workforce management solutions that simplify processing for each step of the employee life cycle while delivering best in class service.
Human Resources Manager
Michelle is a passionate Human Resources professional who is an advocate of both company and team member long-term success. Michelle’s education includes a Master’s Degree with a specialization in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a field focused on applying psychological theories and principles within organizations to increase workplace productivity and enhance the employee experience. Michelle comes to PayFWDs with 13 years of Human Resources practice in international manufacturing environments and holds both SHRM-CP and PHR certifications.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Eric is a native of Kentucky and a graduate of Bellarmine University. Eric comes to PayFWDs with over 13 years of SAAS (Software as a Service) experience, serving small to medium sized businesses and has a deep passion for helping PayFWDs’ clients move forward with their strategic business initiatives. Eric and his team of Human Capital Management experts are responsible for continuing PayFWDs’ growth and assuring that all of our current clients have access to the latest technology to help them manage their workforce and control their labor costs.