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Since Extensis was founded in 1997, we have been committed to making the complex world of HR simple and helping entrepreneurial companies achieve their aspirations. 

Our management team represents some of the most experienced PEO professionals in the industry.
Richard Augustyn

Richard Augustyn

Founder and Executive Chairman

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Under Rich’s leadership since its inception in 1997, Extensis has consistently been one of America’s fastest growing and most innovative PEOs, driven by a passion to simplify HR for small and mid-sized businesses. His early business success was recognized by Forty Under 40, a NJBIZ program that honors young men and women who make outstanding contributions to their fields. Rich is also an accomplished investor; he has backed talented entrepreneurs who are strong leaders and creative thinkers, and helped them achieve exceptional results. He currently serves on the boards of several U.S. and Canadian high-growth business service companies.
Blake Morris

Blake Morris

Chief Executive Officer

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Blake Morris has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in a diverse group of public and private companies, serving in CEO, CFO and COO roles. His background in employment and business services, insurance and financial services supports Extensis’ mission and commitment to simplify HR, compliance and payroll for clients.

Blake has extensive financial, risk management and operational experience in leading Extensis’ delivery of outstanding customer service, managing client benefit programs and supporting the execution and safeguarding of client payrolls and related tax filings.
 
Prior to his current CEO role, Blake served as Extensis’ CFO. Previous to joining Extensis, Blake held executive leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Thomson Reuters, Chubb and General Mills.  His diversity of industries includes consumer products, business / employment products and services, technology, media, digital publishing, hospitality and transportation.
 
Blake graduated from Lehigh University and actively volunteers on several nonprofit boards.
Dan Sheridan

Dan Sheridan

President & Chief Revenue Officer

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Dan’s career spans leadership roles in sales, operations, management, and marketing, including sales force management, training, client satisfaction and retention, and managing top and bottom lines. He has been published in Enterprise Magazine, a publication of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. As a subject matter expert on a range of small business matters, he has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The Star Ledger and NJBIZ, and appeared as a guest on “It’s Your Money”, a News 12 New Jersey television program. Dan received his BA in Political Science from Dickinson College.
Anissa Kurtz

Anissa Kurtz

Senior Vice President, Benefits

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Anissa’s career spans over twenty years of experience in the field of Human Resources, specializing in strategic benefit plan design and administration. She has spent her career to date working in both the public and private sector where she has held numerous leadership roles with global responsibility for benefits in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Anissa is a subject matter expert in the areas of health and welfare, retirement, absence management and relocation. Before joining Extensis, Anissa held several corporate benefit roles in complex, multi-site, global organizations with a diverse workforce. Prior to Extensis, Anissa led the global benefits and mobility function for The Children’s Place. She is a proven leader and strategic business partner. Anissa holds an MS degree in Labor and Employee Relations from Rutgers University and a BS degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from The College of New Jersey.
 
Anissa holds an MS degree in Labor and Employee Relations from Rutgers University and a BS degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from The College of New Jersey.
Sanjay Agarwal

Sanjay Agarwal

Chief Financial Officer

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Sanjay Agarwal has more than 20 years of global experience with Finance & Operation, having worked with Public, Private and Private Equity organizations, developing deep expertise in “value creation” by partnering with business leaders, driving growth and optimizing cost through Strategy, Transformation, FP&A, Controllership, Mergers/Acquisition and Lean Six Sigma. He is responsible for all aspects of Extensis Finance organization including FP&A, Controllership, Treasury, Tax, Pricing, and the execution and safeguarding of client payrolls and related tax filings.
 
Before joining Extensis Group, Sanjay served as Vice President Finance (Sector CFO) for $1.2 billion Business Unit at Conduent Inc, a digital platform driven Business Process Outsourcing company located in Florham Park, New Jersey. Sanjay started his career with Ernst & Young followed by General Electric and Capgemini holding various Global & Regional Finance & Operational leadership roles spanning Asia, Europe and North America cutting across industries including Healthcare, Technology, Professional Services and BPO.
 
Sanjay graduated in Finance and is a Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent). He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Professional. In 2019, he completed a General Management Program from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Amy DeCicco

Amy DeCicco

Senior Vice President, Marketing

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Amy DeCicco has over a decade of experience in B2B marketing. Her breadth of experience includes brand strategy & development, corporate communications, channel & lead generation and public relations. She is responsible for all aspects of Extensis’ marketing organization. Before joining Extensis, Amy served as VP, of Marketing at Myriad360, a cybersecurity consultancy and integrator in NYC where she led its first company-wide rebrand. Prior to Myriad360, Amy held various marketing leadership roles in industries spanning supply chain logistics, nonprofit technology, recruitment, data center infrastructure and corporate space planning. Amy graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Media Arts and Design; Corporate Communications.
Joe Catapano

Joe Catapano

Chief Information Officer

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Joe has experience designing and building front-end technologies including websites, apps, payroll applications, and HRIS systems. Joe earned his BS in Computer Science from Wagner College in New York City. Since joining Extensis Group, he has been involved with the updating, improvement, and development of many of the company’s client-facing products. Joe is an avid international traveler and speaks conversational Japanese.
Lori Hansen

Lori Hansen

Vice President, HR Services

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Lori Hansen is Vice President of HR for Extensis Group and specializes in ensuring client satisfaction, driving operational effectiveness and focuses on leadership development. Before joining Extensis Group, Lori held leadership roles in the healthcare industry for 20 years and played an integral role in the strategic direction, implementation, and oversight of corporate compliance programs. Lori holds a PHR certification and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
David Pearson

David Pearson

Senior Vice President, HR & Organizational Development

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David has over 20+ years of HR and client relationship management experience in both private and public sectors. He specialized in client relations acting as an adviser, subject matter expert, and creative solutions oriented problem solver. David has held positions as a managing partner, small business owner, project manager, and numerous progressing HR positions spanning his career. David has worked within the PEO industry for well over a decade. He holds a BS in HR Management from Dominican College of Blauvelt, NY.
Jeannine Johnson

Jeannine Johnson

Vice President, Payroll Services

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Jeannine joined Extensis in 2015, starting as an Activation Manager and promoted to Director of Client Success in 2018, and Vice President of Payroll Services in 2019.

Jeannine has more than a decade of HR/payroll sales and management experience. She previously worked as District Manager for the HR/BPO division of ADP and a sales professional at Paychex. Her experience in the HR and payroll fields has allowed her to consult on all aspects of human resources, healthcare, and overall human capital management as it directly relates to the growth of an organization. She is an expert on the topic of PEO.

Jeannine earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York and has taken several relevant payroll-based and leadership courses throughout her career. She is a charter member of Toastmasters and an active member of the Extensis Mentorship program.
Dan Myron

Dan Myron

Vice President, HRO

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Dan Myron is the Vice President, HRO at Extensis Group and specializes in developing long-lasting relationships with our clients, understanding their business and HR goals, while finding ways for them to realize maximum value and benefit from our services. Prior to his role in Client Success, Dan was an HR Manager at Extensis, consulting and guiding our clients on HR best practices. Dan energizes the firm’s ongoing efforts to exceed our client’s expectations with a first-class client experience.  

Before joining Extensis Group, Dan served as an HR Manager for a specialty wholesaler, where he was responsible for all HR functions within the organization including, but not limited to; talent acquisition and recruitment, compensation management, benefits administration, employee relations and compliance management.   

Dan graduated from Rutgers University with both an MA degree in Labor and Employee Relations as well as a BA degree in in History-Political Science.
 
Vinnie Romero

Vinnie Romero

Senior Vice President, Service and Operations

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Vinnie Romero has over 20 years of experience in the PEO and HR Outsourcing industry, and his career encompasses leadership roles in client services, account management, activation, and operations. Vinnie applies that experience to Extensis Group’s strong client-centric mindset to keep client satisfaction high, while leading the firm’s talented service and operations teams, that are considered one of the best in the industry. In those 20 years, Vinnie has spent 14 of them with Extensis, developing into a proven leader, gaining knowledge of the PEO industry, all while helping Extensis grow to be one of the largest PEOs in the U.S. and the fastest growing PEO in the Northeast. Vinnie earned his B.A. in Business Management from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.