President & CEO
With a background as a CPA, Brent founded Tilson in 1995 when he saw a need for wider management solutions, and today he leads the company, charting its growth and development. He also is the immediate former chairman of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, the largest trade association for PEOs in the country.
Cara Christie, PHR
Director of Operations
Cara oversees the Payroll and Benefits Departments at Tilson. Prior to accepting the position as Director of Operations, Cara was Benefits Manager for two years, Account Manager for two years and Benefits Specialist for three years. Cara’s previous human resource experience includes five years in employee benefits in the financial, manufacturing, and health care industries as well as two years in recruiting.
Director of IT Development
John serves as lead adviser for technology and plays the principal role in the design, development and support for new technology-based solutions for the company. Prior to joining Tilson in 2007, John worked for six years for a fully insured insurance carrier as manager of expert systems development. He and the staff under his management are responsible for creating multiple internal applications and data conversion/translation systems.
Julie is the Controller for Tilson HR, Inc., overseeing the Finance department functions. She has been with Tilson HR since August 2014. Julie has over 25 years of Accounting experience including Accounting Manager for small businesses and experience preparing various types of tax returns. Julie has performed consulting services in areas such as QuickBooks for Small businesses and Accounting Management.
Senior Director of Business Solutions
Kim oversees sales, marketing, IT and vendor relationships. She manages clients in the initial implementation and communication process and coordinates renewals for benefits outside of Tilson. She is Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) certified through the National Association of Health Underwriters.
Senior Director of IT Systems and Infrastructure
Rob is responsible for managing the technology and support groups that Tilson uses to serve our clients. Computer infrastructure design and support, database design and management and customer software development are skills that Rob adds to the Tilson management team. Prior to joining Tilson, Rob was an owner of an IT consulting company for more than 20 years. Rob holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.