Doug Chiki is a payroll consultant at Namely’s Atlanta office. A veteran in the HR technology industry, Doug has worked for three software companies around the country before finding a home in Atlanta and at Namely. When he’s not helping clients process payroll, Doug loves spending time with his dog and attending concerts.
Miranda Brokenberry is one of Namely’s managed services all-stars. When she’s not on the phone helping clients, Miranda loves getting to know her team and helping her coworkers. She’s a people person and works hard behind the scenes to help others succeed. That’s why one day she dreams of being a talent manager in the entertainment industry and discovering the next big star.
While there’s no business like show business, Jen Healy let the curtain close on her theater career to pursue a legal career. Though she originally wanted to be an agent, two internships with the City of New York led her down a different path. Now, Jen takes center stage as Namely’s senior counsel, leading contract negotiations and answering legal questions that come her way.
Julie Li started her career in financial services but became frustrated when her predictive analyses didn’t take employee happiness and motivation into consideration. Julie understood the positive and negative impact employees and strong leaders can have on business success. Her realization pushed her to attend business school and ultimately pursue a career in HR.
When Julie Zhang moved to the U.S. 23 years ago, she had no idea she’d find a career in quality assurance (QA). Julie left China to find work as a mechanical engineer in New York City, but was unable to find a job in that field. After balancing multiple jobs, learning English, and attending night school, Julie discovered a new passion: QA. Now, as one of Namely’s talented QA analysts, Julie spends her days testing new product features for bugs and ensuring every product update has no surprises.
We’re thrilled to welcome Lorna Hagen as Namely’s new Chief People Officer. Lorna brings over 20 years of leadership experience and a passion for data-driven HR strategy to the table. She most recently served as the CPO at OnDeck, where she helped the business scale its people strategy after going public. She has also served in leadership roles at LOFT, Dow Jones, and Harper Collins.
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Michael Goldberg is Namely’s new manager of total rewards. After getting his start at Deloitte, Michael found a passion for start-ups, joining Etsy and WeWork before finding his way to Namely. His entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t end there. Michael dreams of having his own barbecue restaurant in the future. When Michael is not sporting a chef’s apron, he’s busy serving up detailed equity and compensation plans and educating employees on Namely’s offerings.
Jim Kohl, Namely’s senior managed services manager, discovered his passion for payroll in an unlikely place: at a comedy club. After getting in a few laughs, Jim spent a decade working for a payroll solutions provider before finding his way to Namely. And that “barley” touches the surface. Aside from his love of comedy and payroll, Jim is a beer enthusiast and artist, having designed over 90 beer labels for four different breweries.
Nick Narh always had an interest in technology but decided to pursue a political science and criminal justice degree in college. Nick kept his love for computers alive by working as a computer technician at his school’s IT desk. After teaching himself SQL and learning more on the job, Nick enrolled in a coding boot camp.
Namely’s Director of Engineering, Jennifer Peffley, didn’t always know she was going to have a career in tech. From a young age, she had a strong interest in computers, but didn’t think her passion could evolve beyond a hobby. Jennifer initially planned on pursuing an English major, until a part-time job at her college’s IT desk made her realize her passion for coding and computer science. After double majoring in English and computer science, Jennifer jumped headfirst into the NYC startup world before finally making her way to Namely.