Driven by Passion, Expertise and Commitment

About Wise Consulting

Established in 1996 by visionary founder, Jennifer Wise, our consultants have been driven by passion, expertise and commitment to Human Capital Management, Workforce Management & Payroll technology services ever since.

Today, Wise Consulting is the most trusted HCM technology & Payroll consulting partner in the industry. Because Wise is 100% employee-owned, our consultants are professionally invested in your success. We make time to understand each client’s methodology and goals, aligning our strategy and sharing best practices to assure optimal results.

Something that differentiates Wise Consulting is that many of our consultants have practitioner experience.

They can relate to what a good experience with technology can do for that person sitting in that seat. They can relate to the requirements that they’re hearing about.

Experience Makes a Difference

Experience from the Get-Go

The Wise Difference

Our clients tell us they value how Wise becomes an extension of their team, working independently and in tandem with their staff to exceed expectations. Our experienced team understands what’s at stake and how to guide your project because they have been at the wheel as practitioners as well as in the consultant role for many successful projects.

“Wise Consulting became an extension of our team as if we had the experience of going through an implementation before, even though we didn’t. They knew what was needed ahead of time. I feel like we didn’t hit the ditches because they had the experience that is a level beyond executing and implementing.”

Richard Bell, Senior Director of Business Systems,
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Implementation Support

Wise works as a skilled, experienced extension of your team to help you make the best decisions for your organization’s unique needs throughout the life-cycle of your critical implementation project.

Payroll Support

Fully certified Wise payroll experts have valuable practitioner experience and a commitment to staying on top of tax regulations, security and compliance issues.

HCM Technology Support

Experienced, knowledgeable Wise consultants offer expertise to fix stubborn problems and complete critical projects that help you optimize your HCM technology.

Meet The Team

Our Leadership

Providing a solid framework in which employee-owners are empowered to do what is best for each unique client, Wise leadership has the experience, knowledge and strength to foster growth while maintaining the passionate work ethic Wise was founded on.

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Jennifer Wise

Founder

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About Jennifer Wise

Founder

Jennifer Wise, CPA (inactive) founded Wise Consulting Associates, Inc. in 1996. After holding senior-level positions at various HCM software and consulting firms, Jennifer launched Wise Consulting to provide independent expertise for targeted Human Capital Management and Workforce Management solutions.

Jennifer led the growth of Wise Consulting from three employees to over ninety employees, leading by example with positivity and a commitment to always doing the right thing for clients.

In 2016, Jennifer made the bold and generous decision to transfer ownership of the company she founded to all Wise Consulting employees, establishing a one hundred percent employee-owned ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Since day one, Wise Consulting’s unique corporate culture has empowered employees to consistently seek understanding of client goals and provide the expertise and information to optimize results. The ESOP was a natural fit given this ‘ownership’ culture.

Jennifer is most proud that Wise Consulting continues to attract and retain quality, experienced industry professionals as Employee-Owners who work collectively to uphold and build on the company’s consistently excellent reputation.

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Steve Grem

President & CEO

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About Steve Grem

President & CEO

Steve Grem joined Wise Consulting in 2016, bringing with him over thirty years of leadership experience in all facets of Human Resources Operations and was appointed President and Board Chair in January 2021. Steve’s focus on continuing the client success mindset is a clear reflection of the company’s current state and readiness to advance in building current sustainability and growth with clients, partners and Employee-Owners.

Steve is driven by intellectual curiosity to help clients achieve maximum value on their investment in HCM technology through empowering the functional and practitioner experience and in-depth capabilities of Wise Consulting Employee-Owners. Steve’s commitment to continuous learning, open communication, trust, and teamwork foundationally supports Employee-Owners at Wise Consulting and directly impacts their success in helping clients attain and exceed goals.

Steve’s experience and passion for enabling organizational transformation by leveraging evolving HCM technology solutions focused on providing process efficiency, engaged employee experience and improved business results give him a forward-thinking perspective on the role of HR professionals and how Wise Consulting consultants can best support them.

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Marta Williams

VP of Client Services - UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

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About Marta Williams

VP of Client Services - UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

As one of the first certified implementation consultants for Ultimate Software [now UKG], Marta Williams, CPP, joined Wise in 1998. Earlier career roles in HR and Payroll management positions at Legg Mason and Provident Bank (subsequently acquired by M&T) fueled Marta’s understanding of the challenges that HR and Payroll face when their software is outdated or ill-configured.

Marta believes that having made an investment in a powerful HCM tool like UKG Pro, organizations should be enabled to utilize it to its full potential to positively impact employees and the bottom line. With countless successful client projects under her belt, she continues to set the vision for Wise Consulting’s highly regarded team of consultants.

As VP of Client Services for Wise Consulting’s UKG practice, Marta leads a team of fully certified, experienced UKG Pro experts in bringing best in class implementation and support services to clients. Empowering her team to clearly understand client goals and guide organizations through optimal set up, implementation and post-go-live support is her top priority.

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Jennifer Southworth

VP of Client Services – Ceridian

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About Jennifer Southworth

VP of Client Services – Ceridian

Jennifer Southworth brings passion and experience to her role as VP of Client Services for the Ceridian Dayforce practice at Wise Consulting. Certified in all aspects of the Dayforce product, she champions team building, hands-on project management and empowering each member of her team to succeed.

Jennifer believes strongly in her team’s best in class level of service to clients. Constantly working to facilitate learning for team members to widen their depth of knowledge and develop new skills, Jennifer leads by example.

Her background as a small business owner means she understands the responsibility of her role as Employee-Owner at Wise. In building the Ceridian Dayforce practice, she has been able to curate a pool of talent with skills and best practice knowledge to compliment the product. Deploying practitioner-experienced, functional, and technical experts who understand systems to support clients in achieving success is her priority.

Heather Dalton

HR Leader

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About Heather Dalton

HR Leader

Heather Dalton, SHRM-SCP, joined Wise Consulting in 2021 and is responsible for HR strategy and transforming our people practices to support business objectives and maximize individual and organizational performance and capabilities.

With over 20 years of experience, Heather has led HR teams and organizations through periods of growth and significant change. She brings a passion for engagement, leadership coaching, and talent development, along with a focus on the employee experience.

Prior to joining Wise, Heather held VP-level HR roles in Organization Development, Advisory, and Employee Experience at Element Fleet Management. She has a BS in Business Administration from Susquehanna University and an MBA from Loyola University.

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Lorry Twisdale

Director of Payroll Services

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About Lorry Twisdale

Director of Payroll Services

A member of both the American and Canada Payroll Associations, Lorry Twisdale, CPP, added considerable experience and skills to the Wise team when she joined the company in 2016. Lorry leads a talented team of payroll professionals in Payroll Services with hands-on expertise, empowering team members to excel at providing top quality support to every client.

Leveraging over twenty-five years of administrative, IT and operations experience, Lorry’s results-driven management style has forged an exceptional record of increasing operating efficiency through core competencies in project management, human resources recruitment, staff supervision, coaching, mentoring and IT.

Lorry has a knack for evaluating a client’s unique needs and goals and resourcing the right Wise Consulting consultants to provide optimal support in achieving success. Payroll processing, tax compliance, quality assurance, team building, conflict resolution and change management skills all fall within Lorry’s wheelhouse.

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Denise Parker

Director of Accounting

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About Denise Parker

Director of Accounting

Denise Parker has been an Employee-Owner at Wise Consulting since 2015. With over thirty years’ experience in accounting, Denise uses her fiscal know-how to improve profits, reduce costs and develop financial strategies and quality investments for our organization.

As a member of the Operations team, she leads a team of accounting professionals in billing, preparing budgets, and completing forecasting, as well as management of financial reporting, strategic planning, and detailed analysis.

Denise creates and implements best practice processes to streamline invoicing and accounts receivable to achieve a collection rate greater than ninety-five percent. She manages all aspects of the one hundred percent employee-owned ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) valuation process and works with external auditors and trustee to ensure compliance.

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Tom DeStefano

Director of Operations

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About Tom DeStefano

Director of Operations

A champion of process improvement and effective IT solutions, Tom DeStefano became an Employee-Owner at Wise Consulting in 2016. Tom’s addition to the Operations team brought over twenty years of payroll, technology, and project management experience to our organization. Experience in management positions on both the client side and in multiple payroll service bureaus has given him insight to execute large scale change projects with minimal impact to end users.

It is Tom’s desire to understand the “why,” as well as his passion for technology, that has driven him to continually learn new products and processes with the aim of aligning Wise Consulting’s technology resources to serve the organization and all Employee-Owners well into the future.

Tom’s commitment to insightful leadership, productive communication, and continuous learning empowers Wise Consulting team members to experience success in utilizing organizational resources. His initiative in managing projects with an eye toward user education enables smooth implementation of new processes and technology.