We started in 2001 with a simple idea: every organization deserves great HR.
It not only protects an organization – truly great HR has the power to transform it.
But we know we can’t do it alone. So we look for partners who share our values and want to help their clients achieve great HR.
By providing tools, trainings, thought leadership, and a live helpline to HR experts.
Experts who care about our partners and their clients. And who are really, really good at what they do.
Our 5 Core Values
Whether it’s our colleagues, clients, partners, or communities, we care about the well-being and success of the people and organizations around us. We seek to build and nurture these relationships by understanding their needs, finding creative ways to collaborate, and taking the extra step to consistently exceed expectations.
We challenge ourselves to look for meaningful ways to make HR easier and more productive for our partners, clients, and their employees.
We strive to help our clients see HR as a source of value, innovation, and long-term success for their organizations, and to give them the tools, guidance, and information to make it happen.
Identifying a problem is an important first step, but we believe the key to success lies in how quickly we can shift our focus from the problem to the solution.
We believe that the relationships we build depend on trust, and that trust is earned by being open and honest, even when no one is going to notice.
Our Leadership Team
Dennis founded our company in 2001 with the goal of making HR expertise available to every business — regardless of size. He has over 35 years of executive experience in Silicon Valley business, including in the commercial facility management and temporary personnel and staffing industries. He holds degrees in accounting and data processing, is recognized as an expert in online solutions for small businesses, and has been a featured speaker at industry conferences across the country. Outside of work, Dennis enjoys traveling with his wife and playing golf with anyone with a club and a ball.
Nathan is a recognized innovator and leader in the field. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences, his articles have appeared in publications such as Fast Company and legal journals, and in 2014 he was named a “Game Changer” by Workforce Magazine. Nathan is also an adjunct professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Before joining HRAnswerLink, Nathan practiced as an attorney with Perkins Coie LLP and as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. He holds a BA with Honors from Stanford University, a JD with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and is a Teach for America alumnus. On weekends, Nathan can be found coaching his sons’ little league teams and taking direction from his daughter from the back of his bicycle.
Lyndsay leads our team of HR professionals and consulting services. Lyndsay previously worked as the U.S. Manager of HR Administration at Omnicom Media Group, headquartered in New York. Lyndsay holds a BS in Business Administration from Santa Clara University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute as well as a Senior SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society of Human Resource Management. When she’s not at the office, Lyndsay is exploring all the kid-friendly restaurants Portland has to offer with her husband, two sons, and daughter.
Tricia leads our operations, finance, and billing teams. Before joining HRAnswerLink, Tricia directed the marketing department for Berberian European Motors and the SpanosBerberian Wine Cellars based in California. Tricia holds a BS in Business Administration and an MBA in Business Management from the University of the Pacific. She spends her evenings cheering for her kids from the baseball bleachers and the sidelines of the equestrian center.
Kerry leads our team of content authors, researchers, and developers, who build the trainings, wizards, eAlerts, guides, and other tools our clients rely on to manage their HR compliance needs. Before entering the HR field, Kerry practiced as a family law attorney. Kerry holds a BA from Columbia University and a JD with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the HR Certification Institute and has been designated as a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) by the Society for Human Resource Management. Kerry spends her free time chasing her two-year old and doing her best to avoid the never-ending home repair projects that come with a hundred-year-old house.
John leads our Technology team and its development of our web, mobile, and marketing applications. Before joining HRAnswerLink John authored several software applications for tracking warehouse inventory, receiving, purchasing, and outside contract labor for a large private university in Southern California. John holds both a BA and Masters degree from Biola University. John spends his free time playing guitar and going for hikes with his wife and daughter.
Alain oversees our marketing and design operations, ensuring that we present a compelling, consistent brand and identity across our web, mobile, and print platforms. A graduate of Boston’s Emerson College and the Art Institute of Portland, Alain previously co-owned and operated a graphic design agency, and headed a marketing and design team at StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 financial services corporation based in Portland, Oregon. In his spare time, Alain likes to travel with his wife, son, and daughter, and work on growing his repertoire of Wham karaoke songs.
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Best Place to Work + Fortune / October 2016
HRAnswerLink/Mammoth named one of 2016’s Top Workplaces
The Oregonian / September 2016
HRAnswerLink/Mammoth announced as a winner of nationwide When Work Works award
When Work Works / May 2016
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Oregonlive / June 2016
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Newsweek / May 2016
HRAnswerLink / Mammoth recognized as a top entrepreneurial company in America 2015
Portland Business Journal / October 2015
HRAnswerLink is named a top Technology Service Provider
Portland Business Journal / August 2015
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Fast Company / March 2015