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While our expertise spans many domains, our responsive and relationship-based approach is consistent across the board.

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    Michael Hopkins

    Chief Executive Officer

    Chief Executive Officer Michael Hopkins is also one of the firm’s three founders. Fueled by his passion for entrepreunurial small to medium sized businesses, Michael has embraced the opportunity to engage at various levels of the organization since its inception in 2003. This foundational experience proved invaluable, allowing him to help shape this professional employer organization (PEO) to fit the unique needs of emerging-growth company clients. He has also played a key role in cultivating a corporate culture focused on mutual respect, creativity and conscientious service.

    Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Houston–Downtown. He is a current member of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations and is actively involved in the Texas business community.

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    John Orth

    Vice President of Sales

    John Orth serves as vice president of sales and marketing. He joined Employer Flexible in 2009, bringing a wealth of sales leadership expertise, specifically in the professional employer organization space. Since coming aboard, John has been instrumental in forming and executing the company’s sales strategy. As a result of his considerable leadership skills, he has fostered a highly trained and efficient team of sales professionals.

    A Texas A&M University alumnus, John resides in Houston with his wife, Kerry. The couple is active in their church and they cherish spending free time with their four adult children and five grandchildren.

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    George Lendvai

    Vice President of Technology

    Since joining Employer Flexible in 2010, George Lendvai has shared his two-plus decades of expertise in technology and business process improvement to great effect. He began his tenure as director of HR technology and climbed the ranks to become the vice president of operations and now, vice president of technology. Each of his professional advances has been marked by significant advancements in operational efficiencies and technological innovations, particularly in software as a service (SaaS) and data analysis.

    Driven by a passion for integrating technology with business strategy, George spearheaded PEO software and HR technology solutions and played a pivotal role in designing and implementing powerful solutions that align with client needs and business objectives.

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    Wade Vielock

    Vice President of Client Operations

    Wade is a seasoned human resources professional with over 20 years of leadership experience in the PEO industry. Serving as the vice president of client operations at Employer Flexible since 2010, Wade directs a high-performing team that delivers exceptional services to small and midsized businesses.

    Over the course of his career, Wade’s operational expertise has played a crucial role in the success and growth of the organizations he has overseen. Prior to joining Employer Flexible, he served as the regional vice president of client services at Gevity, where he led successful operations across five states, opening new offices and ensuring effective client support.

    Wade's deep-rooted commitment to excellence is reflected in his strategic vision of fostering a collaborative and results-driven team culture.

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    Aaron Pratt

    Vice President of Benefits

    Aaron Pratt joined Employer Flexible in September 2022. He has been a leader in the employee benefits field in Texas for 25 years, focusing more specifically on related PEOs for the last 13 years.

    Aaron’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish his own employee benefits agency in 2000. Nine successful years later, a large Texas-based bank acquired the firm. Aaron served as a senior vice president in the bank’s insurance division before coming to Employer Flexible.

    As a former business owner, Aaron has a special talent for helping small businesses that much of the market often ignores. He loves sharing his knowledge and is particularly adept at making seemingly complex subjects simple, offering a tremendous advantage in the famously complicated employee benefits arena.

    Married and with three adult children and two grandchildren, Aaron is an avid golfer and tennis and pickleball player.

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    Tina Gutierrez

    Director of Employee Experience

    Native San Antonian Tina Gutierrez brings a wealth of experience and a passion for people-centered initiatives to her work as the director of employee experience.

    Tina’s 25-year history in human resources encompasses roles as a culture curator, leadership coach, engagement consultant and HR advisor. Her commitment to understand and enhance workplace dynamics has inspired her to earn DiSC, SPHR and SPHR-SPC certifications, underscoring her relentless pursuit of excellence and her desire to nurture an inclusive, progressive workplace.

    With a master's degree from the University of the Incarnate Word, Tina is also the proud mother of three. She credits her 27-year journey with her husband, Ernest, as an enduring source of support and inspiration.

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    Ray Dobrosky


    Employer Flexible Controller Ray Dobrosky has over 25 years of experience in the public accounting, waste and oilfield service industries. Ray has a passion for developing and refining process, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic growth opportunities for the firm. He also enjoys mentoring staff members seeking professional growth opportunities.

    In his off hours, Ray loves spending time with Cristin, his wife of 34 years, and Luke and Gracie, their two grown children, and he is an avid hunter and fisherman. A proud member of Tomball Bible Church, Ray has served as a board member for a nonprofit organization and participated in various charity events with his family.

    Ray graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, and earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and history. He successfully passed the CPA exam in 1989.

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