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the Team

We are a collective group of HR, payroll, and cannabis business experts with unique experiences brought together to solve your workforce challenges. In everything we do, we aim to bring expert fluency and seamless service to your business.


Andrew Thompson

Founder & President

Andrew has spent over 15 years in financial leadership positions. Prior to founding Teamployer, he worked with one of the largest cannabis companies in Michigan. As the Chief Financial Officer, he helped grow that business from seven retail locations to 16 across the state.

As the financial executive, Andrew had many HR items on his plate that had become so time-consuming that it took away his focus on growing the company. He knew there had to be a solution—and a cost-effective one. His experiences in his leadership roles in canna-business are what led him to launch Teamployer.

As Founder & CEO, Andrew will of course continue to wear many hats, but his focus is always going to be on client success. Teamployer exists to assist other companies and allow them to focus on their business. We are only successful when our clients are successful.

Andrew graduated from Oakland University with a degree in Accounting. Outside of Teamployer, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids and coaching high school volleyball.

Alex Zakucia

Alex Zakucia

Director of Sales and Marketing

Alex Zakucia is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Teamployer, an integrated HR and Payroll organization providing best-in-class services to the cannabis industry. Alex brings a diverse background in medical care, tech entrepreneurship, and insurance sales to Teamployer where he leads teams in revenue generation. 

Alex is a driven, results-oriented problem solver with proven expertise consulting with mid-market and enterprise companies to build and maximize their employee programs by implementing customized, human-centric solutions. 

As the Director of Sales and Marketing, Alex focuses on being of service to his team, clients, and the cannabis industry through efficient communication, strategic planning, and tactical execution. 

Alex has a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Pre-Med from Oakland University. He currently lives in Detroit, Michigan, and enjoys lake life, playing ice hockey, and traveling to the mountains to ski during the winter.


Carrie Zygmond

Director of Payroll and Implementation

Carrie has over 20 years of experience in payroll, benefits, and HR. Her last two years were spent as a Payroll Manager and the last four as an Assistant Manager for payroll and implementation. Of this, five years have been within the PEO Industry.

Although new to the cannabis industry, Carrie is excited to jump right in and help clients succeed in this growing market. Her previous PEO experience brings valuable input and insight to the future goals and growth of both Teamployer and its clients.

Carrie is passionate about her clients and employees and always ensures they feel they are a priority. Her goal is to never over promise but to over deliver. She guarantees that if there is a question she cannot answer immediately, she will find it.

Carrie has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a Criminology emphasis from the University of Montana (Go Griz!). She currently resides in Billings, MT with her boyfriend. They enjoy vacationing and love the Big Sky country, getting out every chance possible to the mountains and lakes to bask in the sunshine.

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