About Applied Business Solutions
An organization of dedicated payroll, insurance & HR professionals.
Applied Business Solutions has 75+ years of combined payroll, insurance and human resources experience working with companies ranging from 1 to 2,500 employees. Outsourcing these services will greatly reduce the overall cost of protecting your business, attracting and retaining employees and saving time to increase profitability.
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.
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
The Applied Advantage
How Applied can Boost your Business.
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!
We provide ways to protect your business, your employees, and their families.
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.
98% would recommend outsourcing to their peers
70% experience an increase in revenue when outsourcing
66% report profitability gains resulting from outsourcing
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 OdomPresident & COO
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 MortonDirector 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 LeisterDirector 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 PoundersClient 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.
Ryan ClarksonVP of Finance and Accounting
Ryan has over 20 years of experience as an accountant and management professional. He is always working to increase efficiency and lower costs to improve our operations to help Applied Business Solutions provide the best experience possible for our clients.
Jennifer O'BrienBenefits Manager
Jennifer is our Benefits Manager. She has been a licensed life & health agent working in Employee Benefits nationally for over 15 years.
Michael GroeMarketing & 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.
Sarah KuhnowPayroll Manager
Sarah manages all payroll operations and administration for the Applied Payroll and Applied Business Solutions teams. She has over 10 years experience in payroll, accounting, business and hospitality services.
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.