About Applied Business Solutions

An organization of dedicated payroll, insurance & HR professionals.

Applied Business Solutions’ team of industry leading experts in payroll, insurance, staffing, and human resources have experience supporting companies of all sizes ranging from 1 to 5,000 employees.

Our Mission to Our Clients

Driven towards profitability and success!

Our mission is to provide our clients with a full-service business management platform following two basic principles: providing outstanding customer service and offering custom programs designed to fit our clients’ needs.

Our partners include:

Master Health Programs: Florida Blue, Anthem, Humana, MetLife

Master Workers Compensation: SUNZ-UWIC (A Rated)

Open Market Commercial Insurance: All major carriers

Open Market Health Insurance: All major carriers

Our team of industry professionals are constantly adapting new strategies in order to protect our clients' businesses, their employees, and their families as well as help make them an employer of choice in this competitive job marketplace.

Meet our leadership team.

Want to learn more about all the services Applied can offer your business? Our leadership team is here to assist you.

Blake Odom


Blake is the President and Co-Founder of Applied Business Solutions. He has served business owners for 16 years with his experience in the insurance, business services, HR outsourcing industries.

Bradley Morton

Director of Human Resources

Bradley directs the human resources and recruitment operations at Applied business solutions. With of a decade of experience in employee management, engagement, recruitment, risk mitigation, and compliance functions, he created a consultative based approach to guide our recruitment operations.

Eric Leister

Director of Sales

Eric is responsible for the Sales Team and making sure that things run smoothly. Eric has over 20 years of experience in Sales and 15 years of Leadership level of experience as well. In overseeing the sales team Eric handles all first contacts with anyone interested in potentially becoming a client of Applied Business Solutions

Sarah Pounders

Client Experience Manager

Sarah leads the client experience and integration teams and works to deliver superior customer service to Applied’s clients nationwide. She has been in the Staffing and PEO industry since 2014 and strives to foster improvements in customer satisfaction and develop ongoing strategies for success.

Michael Groe

Marketing & Brand Manager

Michael directs marketing initiatives for the Applied Business Soutions family. He has more than 10 years of experience in public relations, business marketing & branding, design strategy development and product management.

The Applied Advantage

How Applied can Boost your Business.

Increased Revenue

Control costs, attract and retain talent, mitigate risks, and achieve greater profitability!

Better Benefits Structure

Gain full-access to employee benefits such as: medical, dental, life, 401(k) plans, and more!

Dedicated Support

Get dedicated support teams to minimize the amount of time spent processing inquiries.

Commercial Protection

We provide ways to protect your business, your employees, and their families.

Compliance Monitoring

Access to skilled advisors to guide your business in regulatory updates and necessary adjustments.

Become a Partner

Provide your clients full-access to our business management platform options.

Build the service plan that fits your needs.

Applied provides an À la carte service selection based on your business administration needs. Our most popular administration services selected by our partners include payroll, payroll tax administration, employee benefits, health insurance, workers compensation coverage and claim resolution, recruiting, employee training and development, workplace safety programs, compliance with federal and state employment laws, labor and workplace regulatory requirements, risk & safety management and related administrative responsibilities.
Here’s what our partners are saying:

98% would recommend outsourcing to their peers

70% experience an increase in revenue when outsourcing

66% report profitability gains resulting from outsourcing

Have questions?

Contact our leadership team today! We would be happy to answer your questions or talk about your business goals.

Having all your employer and business services needs housed under one roof saves you time, money, and improves overall profitability.

Why Human Capital Management?

Human Capital Management is a set of resource management practices that provide an overall strategy to guide talent attraction, recruitment, on-boarding, employee training and development. When partnering with Applied, your company enters a co-employer relationship. Applied assumes responsibility for payroll and payroll tax compliance, workers compensation, benefits administration, and other HR-related tasks. Your company remains the worksite employer and continues to maintain day-to-day direction of worksite employees.

Businesses partnering with HCM services have experienced:

7-9% faster business growth

10-14% lower employee turnover

50% less likelihood of going out of business

Get started with Applied Business Solutions

Ready to get started? Find out more with a risk-free request for information — a member of our team will happily answer your questions.