About Audax HR Services
Audax HR Services was started by a group of HR professionals that kept getting personal calls from their friends and family members that were small business owners needing help on employment-related items. It was obvious that there was a gap of service providers in an affordable price bracket to assist these types of businesses. Then there were calls from colleagues that needed another set of hands on shorter-term projects such as implementations or special one-time requests like a compensation study.
Then there were calls from venture capital and private equity companies for help with stabilizing their companies, preparing them for mergers, acquisitions or selling. Even more requests would come in for recruiting, training, confidential investigations, help with government agencies and reporting. New startup companies didn’t know what options they had to incorporate HR functions into their businesses aside from using a PEO. One thing they all had in common was a limited budget and a lean company model. Audax was created to help companies of all sizes fill the gaps they have in various HR needs.
The word “Audax” is Latin for BOLD, which represents how we approach finding solutions for our clients. And while we like to charge ahead like a bull for our clients and their employees, we are respectful and careful while doing so. Our company is multi-dimensional, and nothing is as black and white as it may seem which is how many traditional HR people think. For businesses, many situations and issues can fall in a broader gray area. Our job is to provide various bold solutions using quantifiable data, so decision makers can make informed choices. Take the bull by the horns and let Audax HR guide you in finding the best HR solutions for your business.
At Audax HR, our team of certified professionals think beyond the boundaries of conventional HR to create the right strategy and utilize data analytics to deliver strategic, cost effective, and bold solutions to our clients. Armed with the quantifiable data we gather from your organization and a variety of industry resources, we will build custom balanced reports, benchmarks, dashboards, and solutions. These metrics can service your organization to differentiate you as a preferred employer in the marketplace.
Our practice is driven by the importance of attracting, retaining, and engaging top talent for your organization while maintaining or reducing costs. This approach consistently results in improved productivity, financial performance, and increased employee satisfaction.
The most successful companies in today’s marketplace are those that utilize a cohesive blend of strategic and tactical HR practices. Audax HR Outsourcing provides you with unprecedented resources to support your business in the areas that matter most. With a dedicated team of highly educated and credentialed HR professionals, you will be free to focus on the strategic elements of growing your company.
By using our services, you will improve your administrative and operational HR, all while reducing your internal costs, risk and exposure. So why do companies outsource HR?
When you enlist the services of the firm, our proven human resource professionals are actively and personally involved every step of the way, from planning through implementation, to assure the program meets your objectives and budget considerations. They are available to work with you on an interim basis or as consultants on short term assignment, depending on your needs.
Meet Some of Our Team
Todd York, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Sr. Global Strategic HR Advisor / CHRO
Todd York is a Global Senior HR executive (CHRO, SVP, VP) that received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Florida with over 25 years of experience and whose worked multiple industries from small to publicly traded Fortune 500 companies. His industries include health care, financial, manufacturing, information services, professional services, insurance, property management, hospitality, retail, and consumer service markets. He is the managing partner responsible for assisting clients align strategic business goals with HR and operational needs to increase profitability, productivity levels, customer service scores, and maintain compliance. His background is strong in HR, Finance, and Operations.
Before Audax HR, Mr. York worked for a NY venture capital owned, USAP, handling human capital mergers and acquisitions of multiple practices representing 300 hospitals in anesthesiology. Mr. York was also the Vice President of US HR Operations for Sykes, one of largest BPO’s in the world representing companies like AT&T, Bank of America, Hallmark, and USAA. He managed over 15,000 employees across the US in 26 locations and collaborated with global divisions. While with Advantec outsourcing for eleven years, he was the SVP of Human Capital and Operations which represented 25,000 employees across 600 companies in all 50 states and overseas. Mr. York is a long standing member of SHRM, and held senior positions with HR Florida, HR Tampa, and HRMA of South West Florida and other executive boards in the past.
Tricia Callahan is an HR business associate that received her bachelor’s degree in English and Literature from Creighton University. Tricia stayed in higher education building relationships while fundraising. It was then she decided that HR was her calling and began consulting for retail, consumer service and hospitality markets.
According to Tricia, “In HR you have to be a people person, but it’s equally important to be able to be a numbers person; someone that can properly compile and analyze data,” and Tricia is one of those special people. She’s assisted companies with complicated HRIS implementations and fixed many of the problems created by faulty and antiquated systems.
Today Tricia’s passion is helping businesses be more productive by finding low-cost and creative solutions for their HR needs. “Many times the people that come to us don’t know what they need but know they need something, so we take the time to learn about them, about their business, we listen and gather up all the information we can. I think this is what makes us stand out, because we care and our clients know that.”
Tricia is member of SHRM and the local Tampa branch. She loves to make baked goods which often get distributed to family friends and even clients!
Brian Weber, PHR
Brian Weber is an HR Generalist (PHR) that received his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications and Business Administration with a strong background in recruiting within the transportation and logistics industries. Brian has also worked in the communications, retail, health care and health & beauty industries. He works with clients to strategize while aligning HR initiatives with client’s business goals.
Among some of Brian’s human resources-related passions are recruiting for challenging job requisitions, performing compensation analysis, finding solutions to employee engagement issues and creating performance management systems. He is always researching new concepts to assist clients. He is an active member of local HR Tampa community.
Brian is a officer with the local Toastmasters association and in his free time can often be seen biking down Bayshore, or volunteering in the community.
Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Marisa Trant works as our Sales and Marketing Coordinator. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and of course loves the Bruins but also cheers hard for the Lightening .
She has her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies from the University of South Florida. She is currently seeking her Masters degree in Business Administration and for Public Relations in the Vinik Sports and Entertainment Management program at USF.
Marisa has worked in marketing and production for companies like Tee Time Florida (Fox Sports) and as a WUSF research intern, and as an intake specialist for Moffitt Cancer Center. In addition to English, Marisa speaks some Greek and Spanish which is a plus with Tampa Bay’s diversified communities .
Marisa assists the members of the Audax team with company branding, social media outreach, digital marketing, advertising and customer research. Marisa loves many types of professional sports, especially hockey, so don’t be surprised to find her working with one of your favorite teams one day!