From our founder and President to the Leadership Team and each Wise consultant, we have extensive experience in HR, Payroll, and technology – both as consultants and practitioners. This experience means we analyze your situation with insight. Your team’s time is maximized to focus on results as our team shares best practices and proven solutions. 

“Our proven breadth of services, expertise, and unparalleled reliability and flexibility, have allowed us to become an extension of our client’s team.”
— Jennifer Wise, President, Wise Consulting Associates

Leadership Team

Jennifer Wise, President

Jennifer Wise, SPHR and CPA (inactive) founded Wise Consulting Associates, Inc. in 1996. After holding senior-level positions at the Bureau of National Affairs, Ceridian, and The Hunter Group (predecessor to Cedar Creston), Jennifer launched Wise Consulting to provide independent expertise for targeted HR and Payroll software. 

Jennifer’s continuing active engagement within the industry, with clients, and with leading vendors, benefits our entire team and is the foundation for the direction and leadership Jennifer provides our firm. 

Chris Davies, Director, Ceridian/Dayforce Consulting

Chris Davies, CPP joined Wise Consulting in 1999. As the Ceridian/Dayforce Practice Director, Chris’ heavy payroll background and over 15 years’ implementation and Ceridian software experience, enables her to lead our consultants to creatively recommend solutions and deliver results. Her strategic insight and client and vendor relationships are the cornerstone to Wise’s stellar reputation in the Ceridian community.

Marta Williams, Director, UltiPro Consulting

Marta Williams, CPP joined Wise Consulting in 1998. As one of the first certified implementation consultants for Ultimate Software, Marta continues to enjoy working with UltiPro and Cognos. Her prior HR and Payroll management positions at Legg Mason and Provident Bank (subsequently acquired by M&T) fueled her passion and understanding of the challenges those in HR and Payroll face when their software is outdated or ill-configured. With more than 100 client projects under her belt, she continues to set the vision for Wise’s highly regarded UltiPro team.

Gail Wham, Director, Managed Payroll

Gail Wham, CPP joined Wise Consulting in 2006. Prior to joining Wise, Gail managed the payroll department for the 22,000 employees of MBNA (acquired by Bank of America). Gail brings that experience and her tremendous track record of strategic, large organization management experience to the Wise Consulting Managed Payroll practice.  Her practical and proven methods for addressing issues from compliance to operational excellence set the foundation at Wise Consulting for managed payroll and payroll support achievement.

Karen Anikis, HR Director and Senior Consultant

Karen Anikis, SPHR joined Wise Consulting in 2004. Before becoming Wise’s HR Director, Karen held HR leadership positions at Pegasus Communications and USinternetworking (acquired by AT&T). Fulfilling a passion for enabling HR through technology, Karen also leads Wise’s vendor selection engagements and consults on performance management and other talent management engagements.

Consulting Expertise


Our services are grouped into four categories, representing the various challenges you may experience as your HR/Payroll function or technology evolves.


technology support

managed payroll

special projects

 But any one engagement may involve all of these services. It’s about partnering with our clients to bring the right consultant(s) together with the internal team to understand, design, and deliver great technology or extra hands where you need it.

We have been in business for nearly 20 years, and remain solely focused on HR and Payroll, including time and benefits, and even further focused on Ceridian and UltiPro.  Continuously surveying the market and staying on top of legislative implications, we strive to bring practical, cost-effective solutions to support our clients’ goals – every step of the way.