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.


Hugh LaRoche


Hugh is a consummate business growth leader who is passionate about creating amazing workplaces. As the CEO for the Tandem Family of Companies, Hugh oversees all operations including finance, sales & marketing, benefits brokerage, the employee assistance program, and all HR solutions. He finds satisfaction in aligning businesses of all sizes with effective and creative HR solutions. He believes establishing a phenomenal workplace offers the best opportunity to grow and succeed.

Chief Financial Officer

Tanya Yakhnis


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

Rebecca Buckland

Vice President of Human Resources

Sally Rotter

Vice President of EAP Services

Katie Stewart

Director of Strategic Accounts