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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.

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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.

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Lukas Anderson

VP of Revenue

Lukas began his sales career at ADP before finding a passion for the startup world at a company in Minneapolis as an Account Executive. It was shortly after that a unique opportunity presented itself and Lukas made the move to Colorado to start a cannabis ice cream company. In addition to this, he began as a Senior Account Executive at Wurk—a cannabis HRIS company—where he spent the last four years prior to Teamployer.

With a blend of HRIS and cannabis experience, Lukas is now focused on bringing that hybrid knowledge to his clients to help them navigate the administrative roadblocks that present themselves.

Lukas graduated with a BA in Political Science from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Currently, Lukas resides in Denver, Colorado with his girlfriend and his puppy. You'll find him skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer and enjoying the sunshine!

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Frank Benages

VP of Operations

Having left the private sector as an accountant in 1990, Frank has over 30 years of work experience in the PEO industry—with the last five focused entirely on the cannabis industry. Throughout his career, Frank has held management positions within accounting, risk management, and sales for several PEO organizations. His experience has helped him recognize the value that a PEO platform can provide for small to medium-sized businesses. This translated into a passion for what he does now and how he approaches relationships with clients. 

He recognized early on that the growth potential for cannabis would be incredible and that he could provide value to businesses anxious to grow in the industry. He has been and continues to be a strong advocate for the industry, striving to deliver solutions to common everyday issues and well as complex subjects. 

Frank received his business degree in Finance from DePaul University. He has been married for 39 years and is a proud father of three incredibly successful and loving women that have blessed him with four grandchildren.

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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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