About Us

We’re Not Just A Payroll Company, We’re A People Company

Quanta HCM is a licensed partner of the UKG Workforce Ready system – The industry’s most powerful suite of tools and services to manage and engage your entire workforce from pre-hire to retire.

Established in 1977, Kronos has grown to over 5,000 employees and services over 35,000 organizations, totaling upwards of 40 million people worldwide every day.

With decades of experience as both innovators and integrators, we understand all that goes into successfully running a business.  Our mission is to streamline your human capital management to optimize your workforce.

Quanta HCM Leadership: Meet Our Team

Jim Salters, Chairman and Co-Founder of QuantaHCM
Jim Salters, Chairman and Co-Founder
CEO Accelerator: Mission-Driven Leader, Investor and Elite Performance Coach

Jim was born in a trailer park in the Pacific Northwest. From his hard-working blue collar roots, he was able to excel in football and academics and attend Princeton University, becoming the first person in his family to attend college.

After an initial career in consulting, Jim and his wife mortgaged nearly everything they owned in 2009 to invest and become CEO of The Business Backer, and launch its mission to champion American business owners with expanded access to a much lower cost of capital. Under Jim’s direction, The Business Backer grew from five to over 100 employees and generated 30x growth in revenue, leading to an 8-figure exit to Enova International (NYSE: ENVA) in 2015.

Jim left The Business Backer / Enova in 2018 to pursue his passion: coaching CEOs to achieve elite performance, meaning and purpose in their personal, family and business lives. He also continues to champion business owners and give back as chairman and co-founder of Quanta HCM.  Quanta HCM provides superior payroll and HR software and contributes 50 percent of its profits to the nonprofits customers select.

Jim passionately dedicates time, talent and treasure to giving back. He is currently the Board Chair of EasterSeals Greater Cincinnati, executive committee and founding board member of Team Gleason, The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and a regional leader within Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Jim’s leadership has been recognized both locally and nationally, with awards such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and The Business Courier’s Top 40 under 40.

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Ben Baron, Chief Executive Officer of QuantaHCM
Ben Baron, Chief Executive Officer

Utilizing a blend of technology, sales, consulting, and management experience gained from his sixteen years in the business world, Ben leads the Quanta HCM team to deliver a better HR software and payroll option for business owners and HR professionals.

After growing several smaller companies into larger ones and opening offices of an international advertising technology company in England, Germany, and Australia, Ben took a leap of faith. He left a successful career to start Quanta HCM when he saw the lack of support his friends that own businesses were receiving from big box payroll software companies. Ben wanted to help businesses take better care of their people, all while making a pledge to give back to the community.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys traveling, fitness, researching biohacking, and spending time with his family members (there are hundreds of them in OH alone).

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Ashton Swortzel, Director of Operations

Ashton is a seasoned professional with over 7 years of experience in Human Capital Management industry. With a passion for empowering teams and organizations to achieve their full potential, Ashton has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results in the areas of talent management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness.

Ashton is committed to staying up-to-date on industry trends and best practices and is always looking to further his knowledge through obtaining industry certifications. He possess a deep understanding of payroll processes and compliance requirements, enabling him to provide clients with valuable insights and guidance. But Ashton’s expertise doesn’t stop there – he also has a talent for collaborating with clients to design customized solutions that meet their unique needs and goals.

When Ashton isn’t hard at work, you can find him spending quality time with his family, catching a live sporting event, exploring a hiking trail, relaxing at the beach, or honing his golf skills on the green. With a well-rounded approach to both work and play, Ashton is always striving to grow and improve in all areas of life.

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Kailin Heckert, Millennial Rockstar at QuantaHCM
Kailin Heckert, Implementation Specialist

Kailin is responsible for providing daily above-and-beyond customer service to our clients and building customized payroll accounts to their specification. Kailin has 6 years of experience in banking, accounting, payroll, and human resources from organizations across four time zones! Extremely knowledgeable in the financial, staffing, healthcare, and beauty industries, she uses incredible detail-orientation skills and unwavering care and dedication to ensure clients’ ultimate satisfaction. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, shopping, label makers, The Big Bang Theory, and very large animals.

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James Gangi, Payroll Tax Filing Manager, QuantaHCM
James Gangi, Tax Manager

James is a seasoned Payroll Tax Filing Manager with over 27 years of experience in the Payroll Service Bureau Industry. James specializes in Amendments, Notice Resolutions, and Managing each area of the Tax Department. In addition to his lengthy Tax Filing experience, James also has a strong payroll background that allows him to assist with both payroll and tax filing issues.

In his spare time James enjoys walking his dog, playing volleyball, and relaxing at the beach with his wife and two daughters.

Kevin Carr, Customer Account Manager

Kevin is a highly experienced payroll specialist with a focus on customer service. With over 7 years of experience, he has a deep understanding of the payroll industry and is committed to providing reliable and prompt service to his clients. He has a passion for ensuring that his clients are satisfied with their payroll services and is always willing to go above and beyond to exceed their expectations.

When he’s not working, Kevin enjoys spending time with his furry companion, Niko. He’s also a bit of a pop culture buff, and can often be found binge-watching TV shows and movies or playing video games. With a good sense of humor, he likes to joke that he’s “an expert at staring at screens.”