Our Team

David Bell

COO Zynergia

David Bell is a Staffing and PEO industry executive leader recognized for implementing large-scale change management initiatives in multi-site, employee-intensive environments. Mr. Bell has significant expertise in M&A, turnaround, rapid growth and realignment situations for Staffing and PEO companies of $10M to $2B in size. He is also recognized for possessing a profound business acumen and an understanding of operations that positively impact the profitability and performance of Fortune 500 and middle-market companies. David excels in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Workers’ Compensation, Safety Management and Organizational Development. His skill set also includes effectively addressing the competing needs of several stakeholders, including shareholders, senior and field management and associates in environments with several hundred revenue-generating clients. Mr. Bell is consistently tapped to enhance enterprise value by addressing corporate infrastructure issues to drive down costs, improve return on assets, manage risks and develop processes to create best practices in Risk, HR and Administration functions. In addition, he has sourced, negotiated, implemented and managed many enterprise software and payroll system conversions and broker, vendor, insurance carrier and health benefit plan conversions.

Mr. Bell has served as a CRO, CCO, COO and CHRO, among other executive roles, for many Staffing and PEOs during the turnaround or scaling processes. Some of these roles were served within Kelly Services, ABM Industries, Vincam (precursor to ADP TotalSource), and many other $100 to $1B revenue-sized Staffing and PEOs. David has 30 years of executive experience in the Staffing and PEO industries.

 

Eldridge Bravo

Vice President of Sales

As Vice President of Sales, Eldridge Bravo brings 30 years of PEO industry senior leadership experience to Zynergia. His focus is on new revenue creation, growth and client retention. During his career, Mr. Bravo led high-performing teams in; Sales, Marketing, Training & Enablement, Coaching and Client Service operations.  

Upon joining SOI in 1996, he served as SOI’s VP of Client Services directing new client onboarding and the national Client Service & Support teams. As Executive VP of Marketing from 2000 until 2013, Mr. Bravo has directed and managed company brand identities, industry vertical marketing, Channel & Alliance partnerships, broker programs and strategies. He led all marketing initiatives and programs, enabling SOI to grow entirely through organic sales growth from 3,500 worksite employees to over 80,000 in 2012. During his tenure, SOI grew to become the third largest PEO in the US before its acquisition by TriNet Group in 2012. 

While at TriNet, Eldridge was selected to conceive, construct, launch and lead TriNet’s “Sales University,” where his team successfully created sales colleague learning, training, coaching and development strategies for TriNet’s enterprise-wide field sales organization of 600+ colleagues nationally. Selling Power® recognized TriNet in its list “Top 10 of 50 Best Companies To Sell For” for Sales Training & Enablement for four straight years (2014 – 2017) during the term of his leadership and pursuant consulting engagement.  

 

Angela Childress

Vice President of Human Resources and Operations  

Angela Childress joined Zynergia in 2021 as Vice President of Human Resources and Operations. Ensuring the delivery of exceptional customer service from first contact through payroll and beyond, Mrs. Childress’ team offers a complete solution. Her streamlined approach was born of her B.S. in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.    Angela’s 17-year career in HR & PEO proved an excellent fit to oversee the entire Operations suite, including Human Resources, Compliance, Benefits Administration, Payroll Administration, Payroll Tax, Risk Management, Learning and Development, Talent Acquisition, Client Experience and New Client Implementations.  

Previously, Mrs. Childress served as an Executive leader for three of the largest PEOs in the nation, managing national books of business in various industries and delivering an outstanding customer experience for more than 16,000 clients and more than 300,000 worksite employees. Angela has advised organizations of various sizes on rapid performance transformation, scalable operations and customer experience strategies. She continues to procure lasting positive relationships with colleagues, clients and brokers of PEO, ASO, Staffing and her peers in Human Resource Management. 

 

Didi Harkness 

Director of Payroll Tax and Compliance 

Didi Harkness joined Zynergia in 2022 as the Director of Payroll Tax and Compliance, bringing with her over 25 years of experience in tax compliance, payroll tax and accounting.   

 Before joining Zynergia HR, Mrs. Harkness served in executive leadership roles for two of the nation’s largest PEOs. She oversaw teams responsible for timely and accurate reporting/payment of multi-state payroll taxes to governmental agencies. In addition, Didi developed processes and procedures for improved efficiencies, provided governmental agency compliance updates to various stakeholders and researched and resolved highly complex tax issues. She was also responsible for ensuring compliance with the multiple states’ stringent PEO licensing requirements. Didi graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. 

 

Mark Hicks 

Associate Director of Risk Management

Mark Hicks is an experienced claim professional with over 35 years in the industry, specializing in worker’s compensation. With his hands-on approach to managing worker’s compensation programs, Mark is best known for effective litigation negotiation, cost containment, effective return-to-work strategies, and building lasting relationships with clients and vendors.

Many in the industry will attest that Mark is a hard-nosed negotiator behind his laid-back demeanor. Colleagues know him as a friendly expert, always willing to help those new to the industry. Mark believes this industry is all about relationships; building those helps us become better professionals.

For roughly ten years, Mr. Hicks stood as a mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. His education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte/B.A. Business Administration preceded his career as a PEO professional. He also obtained the Associate in Claims and the Associate in Management designations from The Institutes.

Mark served as a Founding Board Member of Kid’s Chance of North Carolina for over ten years. He has previously served as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization and mentored and tutored third through fifth graders at Windings Springs Elementary School in Charlotte, NC, for over seven years.

 

Kayla Morrison 

Director, Client Experience 

Kayla Morrison oversees the entire Client Experience Department, including Implementation and Client Relationship Management. Ms. Morrison’s team is the face of Zynergia. In her former roles, she led Implementation Teams, who ensured a smooth onboarding process for all new clients. Kayla oversees the Client Relationship Management Department and is committed to exemplary “white glove” service. “My team is responsible for building and maintaining client relationships and complete client satisfaction and retention. “, Kayla describes. 

Ms. Morrison specializes in Client Retention Management Strategies, Relationship Development, Team Leadership, Renewal Processes, Organizational Planning and Development, Professional Growth and Development, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Benefits Administration, Payroll Operations, Service Operations, Customer Consultancy, Risk Mitigation, Strategic Planning and Development. She enjoys creating long-lasting, trusting relationships with clients and strives to make each of them feel like “family.”  Kayla has 15 years of industry experience and a B.A. in Human Resources Management from the University of South Carolina. 

 

Stacy Tillman 

Associate Director of Payroll 

Stacy Tillman has extensive experience within the PEO industry. Charged with overseeing the payroll operations and ensuring client satisfaction in her current role, she has been a part of large-scale PEOs and assisted with several startups over 20 years. 

Ms. Tillman has held many positions focused on Payroll. Starting her career as a specialist and quickly advanced to supervisor, then moved to manager and director. She has gained insights into different industries and their needs while remaining dynamically self-sufficient and client-focused with high accolades. Stacy fostered relationships with all department leaders to create a partnership to anticipate client needs. Stacy has received awards like Employee of the Quarter from both peer and executive teams and Employee of the Year.