Meet our Tandem HR Executives and Leadership Team. Their expertise brings our clients a full-service HR department with the help of the specialists that work alongside them.

Founder

Bruce Leon

Founder & CEO

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Bruce Leon specializes in identifying unique HR and benefit strategies that align with an organization’s goals and vision.

He is the founder of Benefits Solutions Group (1997), Tandem HR (1998) and Alliance Workplace Solutions (2006). These sister companies all work hand-in-hand to deliver these solutions.

President & COO

Salo Doko

President & COO

As President & COO, Salo is responsible for the strategic, operational and financial performance of the Tandem Family of Companies. Salo’s responsibilities also include oversight of Sales and Account Management. His professional experience spans across business management, organizational development, talent management, and consulting. Salo joined the Tandem Family of Companies in 2012 and quickly earned a succession of promotions culminating with the execution of an aggressive three-year operational and business growth plan carried out within 18 months.

 

Chief Financial Officer

Tanya Yakhnis

CFO

Tanya began her career with the Tandem Family of Companies in 2010. Over the past 7 years, she has been instrumental in leading the transformation and evolution of the finance and operation teams. Her role was an integral part of an overall strategic company evolution, which led to significant growth. Her development of a shared services department and overhaul of the organization’s operations positioned the company for growth, in addition to creating efficiencies and streamlining processes.

As the CFO, Tanya oversees the company’s financial stability and promotes growth through exceptional service of all four of the Tandem Family of Companies.

Tanya earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and also holds a CPA certification. She is an active participant on the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) Accounting Practices Committee. She has a passion for supporting community organizations and is a member of the Board of Directors (Development Board) for the Kohl Children’s Museum. You’ll often find Tanya involved in activities that support growing organizations.

Tandem Family of Companies' Leadership Team

Katie Stewart

Director of Strategic Accounts

Rebecca Buckland

Director of Human Resources

Danielle Ozer

Executive VP, Brokerage Services, Benefits Solutions Group

Sally Rotter

Vice President, EAP Services

Gina Wicklas

Director of National Accounts, Alliance Workplace Solutions, Benefits Solutions Group