Meet the HRx Gurus

HRx Gurus is a consortium of the best and brightest ERP/Technical consultants offering vast HR, Finance and Payroll transformation and advisory consulting tenure. Our team have experience with some of the leading brands of HR & Payroll technology. We offer “one-off” strategist or project manager roles to scaling single project teams of 20+  consultants with our global tech network.

Diana Howard | HR Soultions | HRx Gurus

Diana Howard

HRx Guru & Founder

  • Head Guru and Founder of HRx
  • Global HRIT Strategy, Transformation, & Consulting Expertise
  • HR Practitioner, Project Manager and Six Sigma Certified
  • 20+ years global experience deploying HCM and Financials
  • Ability to identify and capitalize on transformation opportunity areas, conceptualizing and applying best practices for change, supporting organizations in transition
  • Best of Breed 3rd party expertise in HR systems for talent/recruitment, payroll, LMS, workforce management, diversity, exec compensation
  • Oracle/PeopleSoft experience;  Workday/ERP certs; 1st class of Engagement Management and Workday HCM (trained in Update 7)
  • 25+ ERP customer deployments in leadership / project delivery roles
  • Digital Adoption program expertise, vendor selection and tech implementation for SaaS and on-prem applications
  • Served as a member of SHRM, WITI, Wake Medical Hospital Volunteer Program, Board Secretary for Gallery C
  • Guest lecturer at the NC State University School of Business
  • Based in Raleigh and Wrightsville Beach, NC with husband, Bill, their paddle boarding dog, BoBo, and the newest pup, Gabby
HR Consultant Stacy

Stacy Jackson

HR/Tech Guru

  • Principal/Owner of Cloudcast Consulting
  • Global HCM/ERP Solutions and Deployment Strategist
  • Payroll and HRIS Executive (industry-side experience)
  • HCM/Payroll transformation (consultant expertise)
  • 20+ ERP customer deployments in leadership roles
  • Hands on  development expertise providing a quality lens of process and technical detail for client solutions
  • Peoplesoft & Workday Certified
    • Engagement Manager, Core HR, Payroll, Compensation
    • Partner Product Lead in Compensation for Workday
  • Focus on large, complex global engagements
  • Born and raised in Atlanta and now based in Denver, CO
  • Proud parent of Kaylie and Sam and a menagerie of rescued lizards, birds and dogs
HR Consultant Susan

Susan Fox

HR Guru

  • President, Enterprise Solutions Consulting
  • Global HCM/ERP Strategy, Transformation, and Consulting Expertise
  • 25+ years experience helping customer in a leadership role deploying HCM and Financials
  • 20+ years experience assisting customers with ERP Selection, Contract Negotiation/Oversight
  • 20+ years experience in Public Sector, Higher Education, Federal Government and Non-Profit
  • Workday/PeopleSoft certified
    • Engagement Management, HCM, Launch
    • Payroll, HCM
  • Member of the Society of Human Resources (SHRM), Women in Technology, American Payroll Association
  • Former CPP
  • Born and raised in Massachusetts, now based in Leland, NC with husband, David.

Sandi Lopez

HR Guru

  • Global HR Strategy, Transformation, & Consulting Expertise
  • Global HCM, Time and Labor Solutions and Deployment Strategist
  • 25+ years successfully working industry and client-side with HR technology implementations, deployments, and upgrades for on prem and cloud technologies
  • 10+ years experience on “multi-app” implementations, providing both technical and analytical leadership on complex projects.
  • Expertise working within current and legacy versions of Replicon, Kronos, eTime, ADP Global View, ADP Enterprise (covering Timekeeping, Advanced Scheduler, Leave/Accruals, Project/Activity Tracking, Mobile functionality, Payroll, Skills
  • Professional Member of Society of Human Resources (SHRM)
  • Born in central Nebraska and now based in the Dallas, TX
  • Proud parent of Nicholas, serving with US Marines, Andrea, serving in the US Army, and five wonderful grandkids

Lynette Griffith

Payroll Guru

  • Owner/Principal of Alink Consulting Services
  • Seasoned full-cycle Payroll, Time, Absence and HR Professional
  • Over 25 years of experience healthcare, oil & gas, retail, manufacturing, and technology industries
  • Experience with industry-standard applications such as ADP, UltiPro, Dayforce, Workday, and Kronos, CloudPay and Replicon
  • 15+ years of Consulting experience
    • Certified US & Canadian Workday Consultant
    • Certified Time Tracking Workday Consultant
    • Former Certification in Dayforce Payroll
    • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
    • Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
    • Canada Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP)
  • Expertise in Process Optimization, Data, Testing & Delivery
  • Current member of American and Canadian Payroll Associations
  • Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, now lives in Georgia with husband and surrounded by 13 grandchildren
  • Member of the Gurus since 2020
  • Location: Central Georgia
HR Consultant John | HRx Gurus

John Garcia

Tech Guru

  • Tech Lead/Founder MEHRGE Integrations
  • Developer and Implementation Project manager for 12 yrswith various SaaS companies before diving into HCM/ERP Integration Consulting in 2013.
  • Workday Integration Certified and Workday Studio Certified
  • Led multiple Workday Integration implementations from both implementation partner and client side perspective.
  • Built and supported multiple integrations ranging from CCB’s, EIB’s and Studio Integrations.
  • Led the integrations piece in both a Project Manager and Developer capacity
  • Based in Austin, TX area with wife, two boys and our black lab
Rachel Cross

Rachel Cross

DX Guru

  • Founder of DXdesign, digital content specialist: internal communications and SaaS training
  • 10+ Years’ experience supporting global enterprises going through HR/digital transformation
  • Supported 50+ SaaS deployments with digital content
  • Advises, designs and produces internal communications and training videos to drive user adoption of new systems, processes and behaviours
  • Workday content specialists, providing ‘off-the-shelf’, white label and custom video packages to support Workday and other SaaS/Cloud deployments
  • Expertise working with Workday, ServiceNow SuccessFactors, Salesforce and other applications
  • Produces video content in any language to support global initiatives
  • Born and raised in the UK, she serves an international client base from Manchester, UK
  • Member of the Gurus since 2020

Nicole Pavisic

HR Guru

  • Principal/Owner of Soltani Enterprises
  • Experience from SME/Consultant to a Global VP of Sales & Service Delivery offering expertise with the leading brands of CRM, HR, and Finance applications such as SFDC, Workday, Oracle, SuccessFactors, and ServiceNow
  • 20+ years Global experience in HRIT/Sales Systems selection, Strategy and multifaceted Project Management
  • 15+ years experience in Cloud System consulting including plan, design and execution and measurement in over 35 countries
  • Expertise in Business Strategy , Effectiveness, Process Optimizations
  • Change Enablement and End User Adoption, People Experience
  • Multicultural Business Operations and Global Transformation Expertise
  • Mergers/Acquisitions/Expansions
  • She is an advocate and public speaker on change management and adoption approaches related to digital transformation and global technology investments
  • Born and raised in Chicago, IL she now resides with husband, Colin, and their rescue Luigi in Manchester, UK
Amy Patterson

Amy Patterson

Payroll Guru

  • Owner/principal of Acadia Payroll Consulting
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
  • Expertise in US Workday Payroll, Absence & Time Tracking; ADP payroll tax and wage garnishment and reporting products; US for CloudPay
  • Experience with Paylocity WFM, Payroll, Benefits, Recruitment and PeopleSoft: Payroll, Tax, Bank Files
  • In-depth knowledge Mergers and Acquisitions, Benefits/ 401k Administration, Time and Attendance, and Taxes
  • Well versed in the benefits and payroll lifecycle for implementation and post-production support activities
  • Experienced with the leading industry payroll technologies and their application in the global beauty, retail, technology, manufacturing, oil & gas, supply chain and consumer products industries
  • Excel in Phase 1 project design, data, test and delivery
  • Experienced in post-production support for Payroll optimization and/or Phase X projects
  • Provide current payroll system assessments, Workday “review and recommend” and RFP selection & support
  • Client recognition/awards for customer service, process improvement and team approach to delivery
  • Thought leader on payroll related topics as seen in spotlight of ADP magazine
  • Member of the Gurus since 2020
  • Born and raised in Maine. Currently located in Denver, CO raising three fabulous Labrador Retrievers

Cynthia Brown-Harris

HR Guru

  • Principal/Owner of Strategic HR Technology Services
  • Cynthia offers 20+ years Global Leadership experience in HRIT Infrastructure and User Support, HR Technology Roadmap Development and Program/Project Management
  • She provides a range of HRIT program, policy and HR technology expertise with the leading brands of HR applications such as Workday, SAP, PeopleSoft interfacing with ADP and Dayforce Payroll systems
  • 7+ years Global Leadership including Workday Implementation & Infrastructure support/operations for 12,000 employees across 15 countries and 7 languages, including multiple acquisitions
  • Expertise in “in-house” Cloud support and optimization model – under her management, 75% of all Workday configuration developed and tested in-house including, Global HR and Recruiting, US Payroll and Absence and 100+ integrations to external systems
  • 10+ years Global Leadership Merger/Acquisition implementations for Cloud technologies
  • 20+ years developing System Integration and User Acceptance Test Plans/Procedures and Master Data Validation methodology
  • Experienced in LEAN/Six-Sigma methodology focused on business process optimization and expertise in Master Data Management principles
  • Born and raised in New Jersey and resides there with husband, Terry
  • Member of the Gurus since 2022
  • Locations: Somerset, NJ
HR Consultant Andrea

Andrea Pala

HR/Tech Guru

  • Principal, Founder Pala Harron Group
  • Global HCM/ERP Strategy, Transformation, and Consulting Expertise
  • 15+ years client-side practitioner - selecting, implementing and managing ERP solutions;  led global Workday HCM implementation for Fortune 500 packaged goods company across 17 countries and 17,000+ employees
  • Led multiple Workday initiatives from client side perspective including hands-on development expertise
  • Experience building sustainable controls and governance models for post project go-live
  • Member of the Society of Human Resources (SHRM), PHR Certification
  • Based in New Jersey with wife and two children
Bobo | HRx Gurus

Bodhi Howard

Guru & D.O.G.

  • HRx’s Director of Gnaw (DOG)
  • Canine Resource Practitioner, Pet Therapist,  and Toy Stuffing Inspector
  • 6+ years of global experience deploying HCM and Financials
  • Graduate of Off Leash Training 2018 and Dogtrain Obedience 2016
  • 2016 winner of the Cutest Pet Contest, Encore magazine, Wilmington, NC.
  • Expertise includes breed specific attribute exhibitions including clearing a coffee table with his affable “otter” tail, and shedding his entire weight in the course of a day provided he is near dark colored cloths or upholstery.
  • Primary role is to ensure critical team members see his smiling face to help push through those long days.

Gabby Howard

Guru & P.U.P.P.

  • HRx’s Performance Under Pressure Partner (PUPP)
  • Jr Canine Resource Practitioner, Expert of Deep Breathing and Cuddle Bug
  • 2+ years of global experience deploying stress-free environments
  • Graduate of Off Leash Training 2022 and Uncertified High Dive Champion 2020
  • Company champion of untethered Zoom Interactions
  • Expertise includes breed specific attribute exhibitions including clearing a room through snoring that achieves a level of performance art, and expert stare down practitioner
  • Primary role is to ensure critical team members hear her soothing "purr" to help push through those long days.

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