Happy, engaged employees are critical to running your business successfully. Effective and efficient employee support is the highest priority, but it’s a full-time job. Our immediate, personalized approach to HR support will get your employees’ questions answered and their problems solved. We have experienced, certified professionals to help you limit compliance risks, We’ll help you navigate the growing complexities of employment law. Let us FOCUS on the details so you can FOCUS on your business.
Employee turnover rate is up to 14% lower for companies hiring a PEO, like Focus HR, Inc.
Companies hiring a PEO are 9% more likely to have employees understand their HR policies and feel confident when it comes to being competitive.
70% report that their revenues have increased since becoming a PEO client.
66% report that their profitability has increased since becoming a PEO client.
Companies using a PEO saw an average 40% revenue increase from 2016 to 2017!
President & CEO
When Tracy Cole isn’t meeting with Focus clients she’s busy building and nurturing her team of HR crusaders. Focus HR, Inc. is structured around Tracy’s deeply-held principles and follows a strong moral compass. Everything is personal with Tracy, and her mission is to always do the right thing.
Tracy grew up in California, attended UCLA, and became the Chief Financial Officer at a healthcare company. When she found her heart in the Tucson desert, she followed her passion into the world of human resources.
Tracy will tell you, her greatest accomplishment has been raising her daughters, Katie and Allie. She also enjoys breeding and training horses for competitive reining.
SPHR, Chief Operating Officer
Greg Stutz is the definition of loyalty. He took his first job out of college at Focus HR, Inc. and, at an impressive 6’ 6” tall, has climbed the ladder of success by making landmark decisions with sensible open-mindedness.
Greg graduated from Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona in 2008. With his accounting degree, he has taken Focus HR, Inc. to soaring heights, creating and implementing both long and short-term solutions that net our clients considerable results.
Greg is a proud member of the Men’s Active 20/30 Club. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing. Greg and his wife, Anna have two sons, Brockett and Axton.
Human Resources Director
Sue joined Focus HR, Inc. in January 2019 and it's been a homecoming in more ways than one.
Sue comes to Focus from an exciting career in Texas where she managed a 225,000 person, publicly-traded, global company. That position was extremely rewarding, but Sue missed the Old Pueblo and her grown sons who still call Tucson home.
Sue's resume is impressive, and her depth of knowledge is exceptional. With more and more business leaders expressing concern over HR management and compliance, Sue makes our signature service at Focus HR unbeatable.
Prior to joining Focus HR in 2022, Brian spent 20+ years working with startups to Fortune 50 companies as a passionate financial thought leader and change manager. He brings a depth of experience in financial management, business advisory, accounting and problem solving, making him a tremendous asset to the Focus HR team and our clients. As a constant learner Brian spends his time getting into the details of “how things work” and loves when he can influence businesses to work smarter rather than harder. Brian found his way to the Old Pueblo in 2015 and ended up turning his two boys Zack and Kyle into avid Wildcat fans. When Brian isn’t chasing his kids before the sun rises look for him at the gym, breaking a sweat to start his firstname.lastname@example.org
PHR, COSM, Senior HR Manager
Diana Abner was drawn to Southern Arizona for its warm climate and picturesque mountains, but it was Indiana where she got sucked into the world of Human Resources.
For more than 25 years, Diana has taken pride in her ‘people position.’ She’s earned her PHR and COSM, she's a member of National SHRM and SHRM of Greater Tucson, but that hardly covers Diana's talents and skills in the workplace. *Side note: We think Diana should also be credentialed in the kitchen for her killer Spicy Chocolate Cupcakes!
When Diana isn’t solving client problems, she's keeping tabs on her adult sons, Garrett and Austin. She’s also an expert at making co-workers smile.
MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Payroll Solutions Director
Emily joined the Focus HR team in 2021, bringing decades of experience in human resources, leadership, and payroll expertise to support our team of Payroll Specialists and our clients. As Payroll Solutions Director, Emily proactively applies her expertise to understand and meet the complex needs of our clients. Emily ensures the payroll team is current on all payroll laws and regulations so our clients can rest assured that their payroll is done right and on time. Emily is a natural problem solver and solutions advocate who continually utilizes root cause analysis to find ways to prevent issues, increase accuracy, efficiency, and productivity. She considers herself an internal servant to the team, with a very collaborative and training-based mindset. Emily believes nearly everything is WIP (work in progress) and strives to do better every day and encourages those around her to strive for that as well. In her free time, Emily enjoys nature, hiking, snorkelling, family and email@example.com
Workers Compensation Manager
Brenda joined the Focus HR team in 2022, bringing with her an extensive background in audit, compliance and profit recovery. As Workers Compensation Manager, she advocates on our clients’ behalf to ensure they get the best coverage for the lowest premium and ensure their workers' compensation claims and administration are handled with ease. She provides excellent client service and satisfaction, as well as strong mentorship and leadership skills within the Focus HR team. Being goal-oriented, Brenda strives to provide impeccable support and empowering success to all. Her analytical skillset allows for time and cost efficiency with proven results. When not working, Brenda enjoys watching U of A sports, tending to her koi fish & garden and smothering her family. She loves all things Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. Brenda is an avid reader and cinephile; she loves the experience of a good firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits Account Executive
Sandy Garcia has been in the business of employee benefits for more than three decades. Everywhere she goes she runs into people she knows, and they go out of their way to stop and say hello.
Sandy’s worked hard to build a stellar reputation. She’s proactive, instead of reactive and she's dedicated to doing her job right, the first time. Sandy will amaze you with her benefits knowledge but also her computer and crafting skills. If you give Sandy a glue gun, be prepared for a genuine masterpiece.
Sandy is a mother of three, a grandmother, and a parent to fur babies, Karma and Buster. Their names should tell you, she’s seen a thing or two.
Technology Implementation Manager
Adam James brings an array of technological advancements to our clients' fingertips.
As Technology Implementation Manager, Adam's primary function is to help business leaders leverage the offerings on our digital platform, making it easier to manage current staff and to recruit new employees.
Adam is a native Tucsonan and self-proclaimed 'aviation geek' who graduated from Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Adam will tell you, he has no desire to leave his hometown. This is where his parents and siblings live, and it's where Adam belongs.
We hope he stays at Focus forever!
Scott Thomson joined Focus HR, Inc. in 2005, two years after graduating from Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He is the master behind thousands of daily client transactions, countless stacks of paper, and overflowing work baskets.
Through Scott, Focus HR, Inc. remains a well-oiled and efficient human resources machine. He’s our guru of financial policies & procedures, controls, and reporting systems.
When Scott’s not in ‘control’ at Focus HR, Inc., he’s searching for another film to watch or a new piece to add to his memorabilia collection.
Scott’s day-to-day responsibilities include employment tax, medical benefits, and ‘payables’ transactions. Scott is also our ‘go-to’ guy for tech problems!
When Scott’s not working, he's playing video games, playing cards, and miniature gaming.
MBA, SHRM-SCP, Business Development Manager
Clint Parry has a passion for business growth and personal development. In his current role as Business Development Manager for Focus HR, he helps small business owners accelerate their growth through HR outsourcing.
Clint began his career at Xerox Corporation in Tucson, where he helped build Xerox’s document outsourcing practice. Following his time at Xerox, he launched his own business coaching firm, ActionCOACH, where he coached and advised over 300 business owners in Southern Arizona.
Most recently, Clint led strategy and client development for Lapin International, a strategy and leadership consulting firm focused on building purpose-driven companies and leaders in the Fortune 1000 space.
Clint is a past columnist for Inside Tucson Business and the Arizona Daily Star. He was recognized as one of Tucson's 40 under 40 and holds a Business Degree from BYU and an MBA from the University of Arizona's Eller School of Business.
Clint enjoys hiking, basketball, and golf, among other sports. He and his wife are the proud parents of four children.
SHRM-CP, HR Manager
Abbie joined the Focus HR team in 2021 as Human Resources Manager. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Art History & Political Science (Honors) and comes to us with a strong background in both state and local public policy. Abbie also recently earned her SHRM-SCP certification. She combines her HR knowledge and public policy expertise to assist Focus HR clients with employee onboarding, policies and procedures, compliance, and special assignments. In her free time, you may find Abbie serving as student leadership coach for the Rincon/University High School Marching Band, practicing yoga, or brunching it up with friends on the weekends.
Human Resources Manager
Nitasha joined the Focus HR team in 2016, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge in business and HR Law. She graduated from the Eller College of Management with a business degree and just recently earned a Master's Degree in Law with a concentration in Human Resources from Regent University. She also has her SPHR and insurance licenses. She currently serves as a Human Resource Manager at Focus, working directly with clients and employees to navigate any human resource issues they may face. In her free time, Nitasha loves traveling, hiking, and spending time with her two Goldendoodles.