Transforming HR for Better People Operations

Zuman was founded in 2012 by former key members of the executive team at TriNet (NYSE:TNET). Working together for over a decade, they were instrumental in successfully creating and bringing to market solutions that changed the way businesses handled HR. Today, they focus on industry challenges facing the modern workforce, providing a new, single-source HR solution to replace siloed products.

Zuman’s employees have extensive experience in designing, developing, and managing HR systems, processes, and services for thousands of growing companies throughout the United States. This experience allows Zuman to provide expert support to clients while developing customer-centric solutions that simplify and streamline people operations.

Doug Devlin

Doug is the Chief Executive Officer of Zuman. He co-founded Zuman after serving the past 17 years as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at TriNet. Doug graduated from California State University at Chico with a BS in Business Administration, and received his MBA from Golden Gate University.

Doug's first job was as a flight plan app developer for a startup airline… and they're still trying to find some of the planes.
Mike Triantos

Mike is the Chief Revenue Officer of Zuman. He co-founded Zuman after serving the past 12 years as Chief Client Officer at TriNet. Mike graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in English Literature.

 
Mike was voted best dressed in school for wearing angel flights and silk shirts to school every day. John Travolta would have been proud.
Steve Carlson
Steve is the Chief Technology Officer of Zuman. He co-founded Zuman after serving the past 15 years as Chief Technology Officer at TriNet. Steve graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Computer Science.  
Steve is an avid Deadhead who once spent a summer living in a teepee and tilling the soil on an organic fruit and nut farm.
Cary Rosenzweig
Cary is a Board Member of Zuman. He is SVP, Global General Manager, Clover at First Data. Previously, he served as CEO of IMVU, as well as GM of QuickBooks Payroll at Intuit and GM at Clorox. He's also held marketing leadership roles at Autoweb.com, mySimon.com and P&G. Cary has an AB in International Relations from Stanford, and received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Cary is an avid scuba diver. A memorable recent dive in the Solomon Islands included feeling concussions from a distant underwater volcano.
Lisa Crosby

Lisa is the Vice President of Operations for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past 13 years as Director & Vice President of Benefits at The Men's Wearhouse and TriNet. Lisa also worked in benefits management at Fujitsu and Del Monte Foods, and Clorox.

Lisa is a proud mother again after adopting three babies. The new babies purr. She is now a proud mother of one son, three crazy cats, and one dog. The dog is doing well.
Jonathan Waterbury

Jonathan is the Vice President of Finance for Zuman. He joined Zuman after serving fifteen years in multiple finance positions at TriNet as well as prior experience in promoting international venture capital. Jonathan has a BA from McGill University and a Master’s in International Affairs with a concentration in finance from Columbia University.

Latin America runs through Jonathan’s veins. Jonathan has lived and worked in many Latin American countries, including Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. The Casa del Florero shown in this picture is not to scale.
Patrick Achuff
Patrick is an Implementation Specialist for Zuman. He joined Zuman after serving the past eleven years in technical implementation with ADP, Perquest, and Aon. Patrick is a Salesforce Certified Administrator and attended San Francisco State University, School of Music.
Patrick’s favorite sport is Disc Golf. Inspired by one the sports founders “Steady Ed” Headrick, Patrick is now working on an original screenplay for Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn to star in. The current working title is Disc Golf: A True Underdog Story. Very original.
Luis Arias
Luis Arias is a Payroll Operations Specialist for Zuman. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, and has ten years of experience at Paychex. Among his positions at Paychex his most recent was Supervisor of Enterprise Services. Luis received an associate’s degree in Business Software Applications.
Luis is a retro gaming system collector! His most prized console is a 28-year-old Nintendo, still in working condition. He applies his vast knowledge of gaming to the workplace and uses button mashing combos to K.O. payroll challenges.
Fabiola Avila

Fabiola is a Business Development Manager for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past eight years selling HRO solutions with Aerotek and ADP.

Fabiola is a movie buff and loves watching flicks from the 80’s. Her all-time favorite is the cult classic The Goonies. She has won numerous dance awards for her version of the Truffle Shuffle.
Lisa Barnes
Lisa is a Payroll Tax analyst for Zuman. Upon joining Zuman Lisa had twenty-five years of experience working payroll for Chevron and three years of experience working for Service Champions.
Cruising through the back roads of California on a motorcycle is the perfect activity for Lisa. During the week she handles any payroll tax concerns and she keeps a biker gang on speed dial if a little extra muscle is needed to resolve any issues.
Michael Brophy

Michael is a Sales Director for Zuman. He joined Zuman after serving the past seventeen years selling HRO solutions with Aerotek, Sabre Holdings, KnowledgePool, Insperity, and TriNet. Michael has a BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.

Michael lives and breathes LSU football. He awakes each morning to Touchdown for LSU, jumps out of bed and runs down the street thinking it’s Victory Hill. Good thing he has his pajamas on.
Ian Ingar Brown

Ian is the Director of Marketing for Zuman. He joined Zuman after serving seventeen years in marketing with Oracle, Mashery, TriNet, EMC, and Apple. Ian graduated from Boston College with a BS in Marketing.

Ian’s alter ego, “Ingar Brown”, is a professional musician who graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston and was a 1st Round Grammy nominee. He now spends his days banging out marketing qualified leads and orchestrating lead nurturing programs.
Gary Bryson
Gary is the Director of Finance for Zuman. He has over two decades of experience in finance from working in a variety of positions such as financial consultant and Sr. Director of Finance Operations. Gary holds a BS in accounting from San Jose State University.
Work hard and play hard is how Mr. Bryson spends his days. He brings his own debonair charm to finances and the numbers swoon over him, showering him with admiration and accurate reporting.
Joele Camicia
Joele is a Client Success Manager for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past sixteen years in payroll and human resources with Albertsons, ProBusiness, bebe Stores, Inc., and Service Champions. Joele is CPP certified and has a BS in Health Science from California State University, East Bay.
Joele has been dancing her entire life. Her favorite Jazz dance moves are on full display in the office - which includes a Jazz Walk followed by the Grapevine for her trips to the printer and the Pirouette turn whenever she ends a call with a client. She ends every workday with a bow for her amazing dance moves and client service – Bravo!
Leslie Canada
Leslie is a Client Success Manager for Zuman. She has spent the past fourteen years servicing clients for multiple HR and payroll companies. Leslie has a BS in Business Administration from California State University, Hayward.
Nothing is more relaxing for Leslie than opening a good book and spending hours wrapped up in the story. When not reading a Nicholas Sparks novel, Leslie is helping her clients write their stories of success by resolving any of their concerns.
Alexis Cantrell

Alexis is a Benefits Specialist for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past three years in human resources with Angels of Care and SuperiorHR. She holds an Associates of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science.

Alexis digs hanging out at the beach. Her favorite activities are working on her tan, beachcombing, building exotic sand castles, and people watching. Fun, fun, fun in the sun!
Richard Carlos
Richard is the Director of Sales for Zuman based out of Houston. He has held positions in sales for over ten years and worked as a Major Account Manager for seven years at TriNet. Richard graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in Finance.
Richard is from an area of the country where it never gets cold enough to sport a stylish scarf. That doesn’t stop him from bringing style into the workplace, a bottle of wine for the team, and a world class smile to sales.
Gina Creson

Gina is a Benefits Operations Specialist for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past twenty one years in human resources at the Men’s Wearhouse.

Gina is an accomplished snowboarder. She recalls her first stint snowboarding where she was rescued by the ski patrol after tumbling down the mountain and landing in between another skier’s legs. The things people do to get a date with the ski patrol.
Devraj Grewal
Devraj is the Marketing & Sales Operations Specialist for Zuman who has held marketing roles at Intuit and Clean Solar. Devraj graduated from the University of California, Davis with a BA in Psychology and a BA in Communication.
Devraj is well-known for being extremely selective when it comes to TV and movies and one of his favorite genres is fantasy. Here we can see Devraj preparing to hack and slash his way through marketing data with his mighty sword Excalibur.
Janaki Guduru
Janaki is the Director of Engineering & QA for Zuman. He joined Zuman after serving the past 10 years as lead programmer for Altera and TriNet. He got his BS in Engineering from the University of Kuvempu in India.
Janaki started his career working in a garage for a startup. While this story is very common in Silicon Valley, it is overrated. Janaki prefers modern workstations and air conditioning versus folding tables and oil slicks.
Michele Haugh

Michele is the Director of People Operations for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving as the Director of HR for Apothecary Products. She has held a variety of roles in HR over the past fifteen years with SuperiorHR, IMPACT People, Paychex, and Kelly Services. Michelle has a BS in Management Science and Human Resources from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Michele exercised her spirit of adventure when she moved to Thailand for two years with her family. They explored bat filled caves in the Andaman Sea and rode elephants through the jungle. Another favorite activity was hitting the local markets for unique finds like this statue, whom she fondly refers to as “Thai Guy”.
Jennifer Holden

Jennifer is the Director of Client Success for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving as Payroll Implementation Consultant for Paylocity and seven years as Account Manager for ADP/ProBusiness.

Jen is a great athlete and loves basketball. She was once on pace to break the tri-county season record for three pointers in the Monterey area before an injury set her back. Jen does not play basketball now, but she still brushes off her three point skills by firing dirty diapers into the diaper genie
Angela Hunter

Angela is the Sales Operations Manager for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving as Area Manager at Teacher's Pensions & Insurance Services, and ten years as Executive Assistant at TriNet. Angela graduated from Cal State East Bay with a BS in Business Administration.

An avid runner, Angela ran in the popular 194-mile Ragnar Relay, where she used her crocheting skills to help outfit her team, The Pirates of the Ragnarian. There was little cause to 'Fear The Beards', as they finished in 93rd place.
Susan Hunter

Susan is a People Operations Coordinator for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past fifteen years in accounting and human resources with JC Penney, Direct Marketing, Citigroup, and SuperiorHR. She has a BS in Business Management and Finance from Brigham Young University.

Susan is an avid hiker. Her latest adventure has been hiking the entire 210 mile length of the John Muir Trail in California. She loves the solitude and does her best to protect her twelve day food supply from the pesky black bears she encounters in the Sierras.
Delores Krishna
Delores is a Benefits Operations Specialist for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past eleven years in human resources with The Men’s Wearhouse and ThinkHR. Delores has a BS in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay.
Delores is a die-hard 49er fan. She is keenly aware of the great quarterback history in San Francisco, including Y.A. Tittle, John Brodie, Steve Young, and Joe Montana. In this photo Delores is teaching Colin Kaepernick how to throw a pass to the correct team.
Tyler Laatsch
Tyler is a Business Development Manager for Zuman. For a time, before joining Zuman, he operated his own sales office in Seattle. Tyler attended California State University, Sacramento and received a BS in Kinesiology.
At the age of four, Tyler received his first set of golf clubs. While he has outgrown his childhood golf clubs, he hasn’t outgrown his love for the game. When not on the course, Tyler is busy driving company success from his tee box in the office.
Melissa Ortega

Melissa is a Client Success Manager for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past twelve years in operations and human resources with Hilton Anatole Hotel, Staff Care, and SuperiorHR. Melissa has an Associate in Arts degree from Richland College.

Melissa has been crocheting since she was eight years old. She is considered to be the Linus van Pelt of crocheting for making baby blankets. The blanket shown in this photo was made for her daughter from a collection of blankets she made. No, her daughter’s name is not Lucy.
Christina Ortiz
Christina is a People Operations Specialist for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past 3 years as a Human Resources and Benefits Analyst at Hub International. Christina has a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Human Resources and Corporate Management from California State University East Bay.
Christina has recently developed a passion for gardening and a green thumb. While she has a gift for gardening, Christina also has a green thumb for people operations. Maybe that’s why there are green thumbprints all over her desk.
Aida Patterson
Aida is a People Operations Specialist for Zuman. Before joining Zuman, she worked as a Benefits Specialist at Men’s Wearhouse and she has more than eight years’ experience working as an HR assistant. She attended the College of Alameda and received a certificate for Office Administration in Logistics Industry.
As a Pisces, Aida loves spending time with her family and getting lost with them. Waterskiing, cruise ships, and camping all speak to her connection with the fishes in the stars. Her horoscope at Zuman predicts that she will provide the best advice for her clients.
Annie Payton
Annie is a Client Success Manger for Zuman. She has worked as an HR and Benefits Analyst and Client Account Manager for HUB International, and before that as a Mental Health Counselor. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Psychology.
The fuel that keeps Annie going throughout the day is caffeine. As a self-proclaimed “caffeine junkie” Annie enjoys a variety of caffeinated beverages such as tea, punch flavored energy drinks, and coffee. With caffeine, Annie can resolve her client’s needs faster then Pac-Man can eat pellets.
Shannon Stakes

Shannon is a People Operations Advisor for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past twelve years in human resources with The Arc of San Diego and SuperiorHR.   Shannon is SPHR certified and has a BA in Business Administration and Management from Cal State San Bernardino.

Shannon is a Food Network junkie. Her true conspicuous consumption is buying expensive cupcakes and devouring them in less than ten seconds. Her family hopes she doesn’t acquire a taste for UK’s Luxe Gold Cupcake which cost $1,227 each!
Teresa Stull
Teresa is a People Operations Advisor for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past twenty years in human resources with Kachina Semiconductor Services, ATMI, FaulknerUSA, Tech Spray, OneSource Solutions, Apex Global Partners, Gallagher, Residential Credit Solutions, and SuperiorHR. Teresa is PHR certified and has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Texas.
Teresa is unlike any rabid reader. In her spare time, she actually enjoys diving into Supreme Court rulings – Sandra Day O’Connor would be proud.
Lindsey Tenneson
Lindsey is a Client Success Manager for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving five years in account management and client service, and seven years in the banking industry with Bank of America. Lindsey graduated from Humboldt State University with a BS in Business Administration.
Lindsey could be the San Francisco Giants biggest fan. She arrives at the games as early as possible so she can watch them practice and collect autographs from the players. While not watching the games Lindsey is busy hitting her client’s concerns out of the ball park.
Sri Tennety
Sri is the Senior QA Analyst for Zuman. She has worked as a QA Lead for companies such as Wells Fargo, Equinix, and Apple for over eight years. She received her Master’s in Biotechnology from the University of Hyberabad.
Sri is a world traveler who frequents tropical destinations. The statue in her hand is a Mayan relic she found in a souvenir shop in Cancun that supposedly wards off potentially evil bugs in Zuman’s software.
Holly Thomas

Holly is a Senior Payroll Tax Specialist for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past fifteen years in amendments, tax filing and research with ProBusiness and ADP.

Holly loves baking. Her baking skills started when she was seven years old making and selling cupcakes to her neighborhood friends. The selling part did not go to well as she ate most of her profits.
Iliana Velic
Iliana is a People Operations Specialist for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving two years as a Benefits Team Lead at HUB International and three years as a Human Resources and Benefits Analyst. Iliana has a BS in Psychology from San Francisco State University.
Iliana is a total foodie who travels all across the world in search of the best recipes. She is currently searching for the best Italian restaurant in the country. When it comes to business her recipes for company success always taste sweet.
Keri Welch
Keri is a Cash Management Specialist for Zuman. She has worked most of her career in finance for companies such as State Street Bank & Trust and Blackrock. Keri graduated from California State University, Hayward with a BS in Business Administration.
Keri used to dislike working out, but in the last five years she has found a new love for fitness. She enjoys taking classes with painful names such as “Bootcamp.” At Zuman, Keri also enjoys working out painful finance challenges that some dislike as much as exercise.
Janel Yessian
Janel is a People Operations Advisor for Zuman. She joined Zuman after serving the past eighteen years in human resources with Payless Cashways, Lowes, Michaels Stores, Torchmark Corporation, and SuperiorHR. Janel is PHR and SHRM-CP certified and has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Janel has been skiing since she was seven years old. During her days living in Colorado you could often find her shredding at Breck. One of her bucket list items is to travel Europe and spend most of her time skiing in the French Alps.