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 small 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 small 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 half of the company’s profits 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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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.

Emily R
Emily Ritchie, Payroll Specialist

In Emily’s role as a Payroll Specialist, she is responsible for providing daily above-and-beyond customer service to our clients through making personal connections and configuring our software. She is very thorough and dedicated to her work and cares deeply about customer satisfaction.

Emily has 5 years of experience in human resources, training and development, building and maintaining relationships, sales, and recruiting from staffing organizations across the country.

She refers to herself as a Hobbit or fairy and greatly enjoys creating art and music, exploring nature and hanging out with her dogs.