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Matthew Billingsley

Matthew is a creative director, designer, author, and speaker with over 20 years of UX Design and branding experience. In 2006 he co-founded Visceral where he currently serves as Creative Director. His work for mission-driven organizations has been recognized by Communication Arts, Step Magazine, HOW Magazine, GDUSA, This Good World, Nonprofit World, the San Diego Business Journal, and 614 Magazine.


Prior to Visceral, Matthew served as Vice President of interactive and online communications for seven years at Fleishman Hillard in Washington, D.C. There he worked on notable campaigns for Office of National Drug Control Policy, rebranding Dunkin Brands Inc., the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.


Career Highlights:
At the 10-year mark of Visceral, Matthew co-wrote the book Repurpose: Be Good at What You Do and Do Something Good, which details Visceral’s first decade of building and sustaining a socially conscious B-Corporation.


Areas of Expertise:
Creative Direction
Branding and Identity
Website Information Architecture
Content Strategy


Community Involvement:
Board Member – Conscious Capitalism Columbus Chapter

Erin Gregory

With over 13-years-of-experience in the marketing, public relations and nonprofit fields, Erin is a driven copy and content writer, digital designer, strategic planner and public speaker. Throughout the course of her career, Erin has managed multiple teams, bringing sales and marketing success to nonprofits and for-profit organizations. She brings empathetic, devoted leadership to the team, drives growth through tactical thinking and a consummate work ethic.


Career Highlights:
As the marketing director of a prominent nonprofit association, Erin grew membership by 30% with effective pricing strategies and properly implemented marketing initiatives. Erin has organized and hosted a variety of prominent events including press tours, awards ceremonies, and fundraisers. During her time as a publicist, she landed national media exposure for the entertainment mecca Herschend Family Entertainment. As an experienced journalist, Erin has been published in a variety of publications including Indiana Yoga, Indianapolis Monthly, Terre Haute Living, Terre Haute Tribune Star and 417 Magazine.


Areas of Expertise:
Strategic planning
Content creation
Branding and copy writing
Website management utilizing WordPress
Marketing and digital design (utilizing InDesign)
Public relations
Social media
Program coordination
Event planning


Community Involvement:
Former YMCA Advisory Council Member

Randi Hickman

Randi is an experienced human resources professional with advanced experience overseeing the hiring and onboarding process of various career types for a multitude of organizations. She has successfully acted as a liaison between employees and senior management to improve relationships as well as design, implement, and conduct training and educational sessions.


Throughout her career Randi has effectively managed a staffing office including overseeing all sales and recruiting activities, establishing branch goals and objectives within clearly defined timeframes, assisting with the implementation of the company’s compensation and benefit offerings, lead recruiting efforts and built strategies to attract and recruit top-tier talent, and more.


Areas of Expertise:
Human Resources
Office Management

Nathan Lapp

Nate has a background in accounting, finance, auditing, payroll, and controllership. He joined UpRys in 2021 as the Finance and Payroll Admin and looks forward to expanding his role as the company grows. Nate oversees payroll, assists with human resources functions, and will consistently provides accurate financial accounts for UpRys management.


Career Highlights:
Prior to his work with UpRys, Nate has held various finance and controller roles for several different types of businesses and companies. He has worked for school districts, the state of Ohio, and JPMorgan Chase Bank with roles such as payroll administrator, auditor, and controller. His experience auditing school districts, townships, and counties within the state of Ohio provides him with valuable insight into the financial needs of organizations that UpRys serves.


Areas of Expertise:


Human Resources

Payroll Administration

Financial Reporting

Financial Planning

Process Improvement

Kristine Long

Kriss has an extensive background in operations management, workforce management, personnel administration, benefits administration, financial planning, and strategic planning. She has spent the last two years overseeing the teams at PSI as the Director of Administration and assisting with the overall structure and organization of the UpRys team. She has over 25 years of leadership and staff support experience in the Columbus, Ohio region.


Career Highlights:

Prior to her work for PSI and UpRys, Kriss held various leadership roles for area law firms including legal administrator and human resources director. She also spent five years at an information technology organization where she managed major accounts and oversaw the region operations. 


Areas of Expertise:

Workforce Management 

Human Resources

Salary and Benefits Administration

Training and Development

Operations Management

Strategic Planning

Financial Planning

Process Improvement

Leadership Account Management

Anthony McIntosh

Anthony McIntosh has more than 25-years-of-experience in business leadership and strategy. Prior to joining UpRys, Anthony founded SSE Advisors, a strategic business advisory and consulting firm, focused on helping organizations build sustainable success.

Anthony has worked for or within small, medium and Fortune 500 companies. His knowledge, experiences and core competencies cut across different industries, including nonprofits, as well as functions within an organization. Anthony’s consulting background and in-depth strategic planning experience and business acumen gives him a unique perspective on addressing and overcoming client issues. Anthony is driven by helping organizations remain relevant, evolve, and build sustainable success.

Career Highlights:
Prior to launching SSE Advisors, Anthony served as the Vice President of Sales for Thirty-One Gifts, Senior Director Go-To-Market Strategy & Sales Operations for Motorola, and Partner at Frank Lynn & Associates. Anthony has been instrumental in developing the structure and business model for the UpRys team.

Areas of Expertise:
Strategic Planning
Business Advising
Business Model Optimization
Business Development

Community Involvement:
Board Member, Vice President – Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce (COAACC)
Board Member – Columbus Metropolitan Club

Bill Reynolds

Bill Reynolds is a proven financial expert who has worked with organizations from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies to boost cash flow and profitability. He is a results-driven leader who has spent more than 25 years guiding teams to financial success in consulting, service, distribution, manufacturing, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and nonprofit industries.


During the past several years, Bill has focused on enhancing key business activities critical to the economic prosperity of medium-size ($5 million – $50 million) organizations. He is passionate about optimizing staff, processes, and management tools for financial, accounting and other back-office operations.


Career Highlights:
Bill spent the early part of his career with Fortune 500 corporations like Eli Lilly and Sara Lee. He then shifted his focus to privately held companies like Eagle Family Foods, Longaberger, Inno-Pak, Newton Oil, and PSI, as well as non-profits like Volunteers of America, Flying Horse Farms, and Boys & Girls Clubs.


Areas of Expertise:
Entrepreneurial Operating System (a.k.a. Traction) implementation and management
Cash/Financial planning, analysis, and reporting
Customer credit and collections
Treasury management
Risk management
Decision support analysis, including new business/acquisitions/divestitures
Payroll and employee benefits


Tracy Stearns

Tracy Stearns is a proactive, passionate, results-driven professional with over twenty-five years of extensive strategic international account management experience. Her expertise spans the private and public sector within the talent management industry. Tracy brought her vast experience to the PSI team in 2008 when she was hired as vice president of business process optimization.


Career Highlights:
While at PSI, Tracy facilitated the diversification of the company’s offerings. She has spearheaded community engagement for PSI by offering Employer of Record and Supportive Services to over 8,000 Opportunity Youth through engagement of service providers.


Prior to PSI, Tracy served as the Regional Vice President for Adecco in the New York City region where she managed an $80 million territory during acquisition period of three major staffing companies by Adecco Group, the largest talent management company in the world. She transitioned into Senior Strategic International Account Director for business development and operational leadership, where she was responsible for an overall account portfolio of $100 million for revenue projections, profitability and cost containment within the top ten clients for Adecco through extensive oversight of national hub and on-site models.


Areas of Expertise:
Workforce Management
Strategic International Account Management
Community Outreach
Talent Management
Business Development


Community Involvement:
Advisory Board Member – Per Scholas

Doug Stevens

A native of Columbus, Doug’s vast experiences range from payroll and billing to benefits and group health insurance. Doug currently serves as Vice President of PSI’s Support Services and is responsible for overseeing a number of key back-office functions. He is also responsible for providing technical support and training to PSI staff, and he serves as the company’s network administrator.


In 2010, along with PSI partner Keith Stevens, Doug formed Proteam WFS, LLC as a provider of employment-of-record services to both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. In 2020 Proteam WFS was rebranded as UpRys.


Career Highlights:
Since joining PSI, Doug has focused his efforts on creating and maintaining a well-defined, cooperative, and efficient organizational structure. He has been instrumental in developing the company’s policies & procedures, employee handbook, as well as the implementation of other vital operational and managerial tools important to fostering an efficient and professional work environment.


Areas of Expertise:
Payroll and payroll taxes
A/R, A/P
Risk management
Employee benefits
Group health insurance/401k plans
Policies and procedures

Keith Stevens

A Columbus, Ohio resident, Keith founded Proteam Solutions Inc. (PSI) in 1992 with a loan of $500 as a provider of light industrial and clerical staffing services in the greater Columbus area. He has guided the company from a one-man start-up to an award-winning, multi-million-dollar Business Technology Consulting firm providing senior-level consulting services to both the Private and Public Sector.


In 2010, along with PSI partner Doug Stevens, Keith formed Proteam WFS, LLC as a provider of employment-of-record services to both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. In 2020 Proteam WFS was rebranded as UpRys.


In 2018, alongside Brandon Durbin, Keith co-founded the San Francisco-based engineering company Akava, LLC, a software development and talent studio offering expertise in DevOps, Cloud Transformation and Software Development.


Proteam Solutions Inc. (PSI), Founder & CEO
UpRys, Founder & CEO
Akava, LLC, Co-Founder and Principal


Areas of Expertise:
Strategic Planning
Business Technology Consulting


Recognized by Inc. Magazine
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner
Named one of Columbus’ Best CEO’s by Columbus C.E.O.Magazine
Named one of five finalists in the Columbus Chamber’s Small Business Leader award


Community Involvement:
Board Member and Past Board Chair – Columbus Chamber of Commerce Board Board Member and Past Board Chair – Alvis
Board Member – Isabelle Ridgeway Supporting Foundation
Past Board Member and Chair – Community for New Direction (CND)

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