Mike Holley is HR&P’s dynamic founder and provides a strong guiding hand as President & CEO. He is no stranger to success and is well known in the Houston business community for his entrepreneurial skills as well as excelling in college athletics having played on the nationally ranked University of Houston football team during the late 1980’s. Mike is not the first athlete to parlay success on the football field to success in the business arena and he tempers his strong competitive drive with a sense of compassion and a desire to help others. One small example is during Hurricane Harvey, Mike was among those who voluntarily offered disaster relief payments to his employees who sustained significant personal loss as a result of the disaster. His willingness to give back to the community is no surprise to those who know him. He has worked with a host of non-profits over the last 25+ years. To name a few: Applause Children’s Theater, the H Association, Houston Athletic Foundation, Houston Touchdown Club, HLS&R, Cougar Pride, Houston Alumni Association (and many more). He has mentored hundreds of teenagers and young adults over the years ranging from University of Houston business school students, U of H athletes (all sports), and at the John Cooper School where he volunteered his time as the Varsity Offensive Line coach for several years.
Mike is obviously a strong supporter of the University of Houston and has been annually recognized for his achievements in the business sphere by repeatedly appearing in the “Cougar 100” list of the most successful firms led by UH alumni. Despite his long list of achievements and aside from his family, Mike is probably most proud of developing a business that provides a valuable service to its clients while working alongside the wonderful group of individuals that he has assembled to comprise the HR&P team.
Kevin Roblyer has 18 years of experience in the HR & Payroll industry and is another long-term member of the HR&P team who has been with the company since its inception. He leads the Client Relations Department which helps new clients with the onboarding process as well as responding to client account questions and concerns. Kevin serves as a liaison to all departments and helps coordinate the package of customized services for each individual account.
Kevin has a big heart for clients. Providing excellent customer service is his number one priority. He always has time to listen to client concerns and makes it a point to provide same-day service. His motto is, “What else can we do for the client to improve customer service?” Kevin has the distinction of having two sons play in the Little League World Series (LLWS) representing Pearland. One in 2010 and the other in 2014. Kevin was able to coach his youngest son all the way through the LLWS. Kevin is another member of our team that has volunteered a lot of his time at HLS&R. Kevin obtained his degree in Business Administration from Lamar University.
Kris Osterman is a certified public accountant in the state of Texas. She brings over 25 years of progressive tax and financial accounting experience to her role as leader of HR&P’s accounting team. Kris navigates the complexities of multistate employment tax and payroll accounting with seasoned expertise and is dedicated to ensuring proper tax and accounting compliance for our customers and our company.
Kris cut her teeth in Big 4 public accounting with the prestigious firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and Arthur Andersen, LLP where she consulted clients in the areas of payroll and international taxation. Prior to joining HRP, she held a variety of financial leadership and controllership positions with both public and privately held companies. Her motto is to stay “solutions-focused” and she leverages her deep range of experience into working better and smarter for our clients. Kris is a champion for autism advocacy and has worked in animal assisted therapy with her dog Bailey. She is also a traditional music enthusiast and enjoys playing Irish flute at various venues around Houston. Kris earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Baylor University.
Chad Plotkin has over 25 years of experience in the staffing and PEO industry and has been with HR&P since its inception. Chad works with all of HR&P’s various departments (Benefits Administration, Customer Service, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Payroll & Operations) and aids the executive management team in formulating and administering organization policies. He also has responsibility for managing all technology (IT) including internal network, servers and computers, website and software systems.
Chad has grown up in the employment business as his father owned a recruiting and staff leasing company in the early 90’s. Chad lived in the Seattle-area for many years and completed high school and some college there. Moving back to Texas he finished his schooling at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos majoring in Marketing. Chad is well-known in the Houston area and works with many charities including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLS&R), Houston Police Foundation, and The 100 Club. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Harris Country Constable Precinct One office.
Christopher Fisher, a native Houstonian, has spent the past 20 years in regional sales management marketing process improvement products and human capital management solutions. He leverages his vast marketing acumen to better provide customized HR solutions so that the service experience is tailored to fit client needs and have the most impact on their business. He is also adept at forging strategic alliances and partnerships with professional groups, such as insurance agencies, that can add value to the client experience.
Chris does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach when it comes to developing a service plan for prospective clients. Rather, Chris engages the business as a consultant to help prospective clients find a service plan that best suits them. His professionalism and industry knowledge are also frequently called upon when he is a featured guest speaker at HR round tables and symposiums. Chris has been active with a variety of causes and is the past President of the St. Thomas High School Alumni Board. Chris is also a founding board member of Celtic Valor, a non-profit formed to honor a fallen friend, providing college scholarships to military veterans attending the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. Family is paramount to Chris as he spends as much time as his busy schedule permits with his lovely wife and energetic young daughter. Chris obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University.
Anthony DeSouza, aka “Chief”, has 18 years of directing Payroll Operations in a leadership role. All of these years have been spent with HR&P. Anthony is deeply familiar with providing customized payroll solutions tailored to fit each client’s particular payroll needs such as union payrolls, certified payrolls, complex payrolls requiring job costing and/or department allocations – just to name a few.
Chief leads his team in providing timely and accurate customer service as they process over one billion dollars in payroll annually. He is also of invaluable assistance in helping clients build and obtain the customized payroll reports that they demand and need including payroll data used for annual workers’ compensation audits and financial audits. Chief and his team of payroll professionals endeavor to exceed expectations and will go above and beyond to insure accurate and timely payroll processing. Anthony is a certified payroll professional and an alumnus of the University of Houston. Chief also has the distinction of being an Eagle Scout. He has served the HLS&R for 15+ years and has volunteered at the Knights of Columbus for that same amount of time. He is a sports memorabilia collector and is known by several sports celebrities – past and present.
John McKay brings 15 years of benefits administration and a strong sense of integrity to his demanding role of leading HR&P’s largest department. He is responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of group benefit programs including group health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending plans, HSA/HRA’s and 401(k).
Benefits administration is perhaps the most complex and time-consuming area of HR that clients must endure therefore John runs one of our most complex departments. John and his team of dedicated benefit administration professionals relieve clients of that burden and make it a point to stay abreast of ever-changing benefit regulations – including the Affordable Care Act (ACA). John is ACA certified by the National Association of Health Underwriters and is licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance. He is a devoted fan of the Houston Rockets and can often be found at almost every home game during basketball season. John has been heavily involved in the youth ministry mentoring teenagers and teaching bible studies for 13+ years. John received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University.
William “Buck” Brewster
William “Buck” Brewster is at the pinnacle of the HR profession and is both a certified senior HR professional and former employment law attorney. He leads the HR Services Department which provides HR management advice and support to HR&P’s clients. Buck brings over 25 years’ experience in legal and HR management. During that time, he provided HR guidance for companies with a variety of needs including, but not limited to, Fortune 100 companies as well as companies with union shops.
Buck’s experience has been used to provide career counseling to University of Houston athletes entering the job market as well as military veterans entering the civilian work force. He also assists local television news media by providing expert commentary on recent HR issues in the news. He is an experienced trainer and seminar speaker on a wide variety of HR topics and has authored employment manuals on Amazon.com. He provides practical HR solutions for clients grappling with difficult employee relations matters and increasingly complex employment regulations. His passion is helping clients with HR infrastructure so that small problems do not become big problems. He has served on multiple charitable non-profit boards and his current interest is motorcycling where he enjoys spending his leisure hours tinkering on his bike. Buck is from the Pacific Northwest and earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School.