Your business plus a scalable, dependable HR infrastructure. Oasis, a Paychex® Company accelerates your business growth by providing the technology, tools, and talent to compete, control costs, and comply with complex regulations. For more than a quarter-century, businesses like yours have trusted Oasis to apply know-how in an individualized and understanding way. Adding a team of payroll, benefits, risk management, and strategic HR professionals to your business can keep your business on a trajectory of success.
At a brass-tacks level, by partnering with Oasis your business gains:
Oasis, a Paychex® Company was founded as Oasis Outsourcing in 1996 to provide comprehensive HR services to businesses. Over twenty years, Oasis grew to the largest privately held Professional Employer Organization (PEO) in the country. In 2018, Oasis Outsourcing was acquired by Paychex, the nation’s leading provider of HR solutions. Together, Paychex and Oasis provide outsourced HR services to 1.4 million Americans, and Paychex pays one of every 12 American private sector workers.
As the Director of the Central Region, Melissa provides leadership, directs business strategy, and ensures the overall growth and profitability of the business. Melissa is fiercely committed to client satisfaction and to fostering a culture where employees are empowered to do their best work. Melissa also shares her leadership gifts by serving on boards and committees with several local nonprofits and civic organizations. Since joining the organization in 2007, Melissa also served as the VP, Finance, and as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to her tenure at Oasis, Melissa was responsible for financial operations of multiple entrepreneurial organizations. Melissa also has a background in public accounting. Melissa graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Accounting.
Ned Flynn is the Senior Manager, Business Development, at Oasis, where he's led the sales efforts since 2015. As a graduate of Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Ned's unique combination of financial acumen, entrepreneurism, and human resources has helped Oasis achieve predictable, consistent, and profitable growth.
As the Manager of Strategic Relationships, Charlie is responsible for client experience and overall execution of our partnership. Charlie started with the organization in 2009 as a Client Relationship Manager, then oversaw client experience, communication and retention activities. Prior to coming to Oasis, she was the General Manager of a small PEO in Iowa. Charlie attended Illinois Central College in her home town, Peoria, Illinois.
As the Senior Manger of PEO Operations for Oasis' central region, Krista is responsible for defining and leading Oasis’ strategy execution for the Benefits, Payroll and Risk Management Centers of Excellence. Her work includes oversight of benefit plan procurement, operational process improvement and quality assurance, corporate underwriting guidelines, workers’ compensation claims management and Client Service Agreement governance.
Krista has 16 years of combined experience in the fields of engineering, law and process outsourcing. Krista joined the organization in 2009 as Risk Manager. Throughout her tenure with Oasis, she has been a contributor to operational initiatives related to process improvement, quality assurance and risk governance.
Krista holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Management from Miami University and a Juris Doctor degree from Drake University.
As the Senior Manager, Business Services for Oasis' central region, Andy leads client technology, implementations, and internal business services. In his business services role, he provides oversight for internal human resources, technology infrastructure, and facilities. Andy is the primary owner of strategic planning, acquisition integration, and the project management office.
Andy has 20 years of experience in information technology, human resources, employee communication and business strategy in the financial services and retail industries. He joined Oasis in 2017. Andy is originally from Knoxville, Iowa and has a degree in computer programming.
Anne Barry, SHRM-SCP is Senior HR Services Region Manager for Oasis, overseeing the organizations’ HR operations. Anne possesses more than 10 years’ of HR and Leadership experience, currently leading a team of HR professionals who work with organizations to align their HR strategy with organizational objectives. She is focused on creating innovative ways to engage employees and help organizations establish a culture that leads to high performance and success. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Drake University.