Tracy Cole, President
Tracy Cole is a passionate businesswoman and mother of two who came to the Arizona desert from Seal Beach, California.
Tracy attended UCLA and worked in the health care industry before having children. She would leave her post as Chief Financial Officer of Genesis Community Imaging Centers to raise Katie and Allie, then rejoin the workforce as an account executive at Tucson’s Staff Leasing, Inc.
It was in Tucson that Tracy discovered her knack for human resources and small business protection. Tracy formed Focus HR, Inc. in 2003 and has turned it into Arizona’s largest, award-winning, woman-owned HR company. It is Tracy’s commitment to following a moral compass and her open-minded approach to business challenges that sets her apart.
When Tracy’s not working she’s a cowgirl-at-heart, enjoying the sport of reining. She also likes to travel.
Greg Stutz, Operations Director
Greg Stutz graduated from the University of Arizona in 2008 with a degree in accounting. With his math and programming skills, Greg took his first job at Focus HR, Inc. and never looked back.
Greg’s innovative business practices have earned him the respect and trust of both peers and clients. With his vision, FOCUS, HR Inc.’s services have expanded and improved, and even the most complex clients have been able to safely navigate their financial data and reporting needs.
Greg and his wife, Anna just welcomed their first child.
When he’s not working, Greg is Treasurer of the Men’s Active 20/30 Club and enjoys hunting, biking, and volleyball.
Kristi Tedesco, Director of Marketing & Sales
Veteran journalist and award-winning community advocate, Kristi Tedesco has enjoyed a 23-year career in broadcast journalism and has now joined Focus HR, Inc. in its ongoing mission to support small and medium-sized businesses in 29-states plus the District of Columbia.
“Our mission is to deliver a trusted full suite of human resource solutions to Arizona Businesses with excellence and integrity,” said Tracy Cole, Founder and President of Focus HR, Inc. “Kristi is an elite marketing leader with superb talent. She will drive value and success for our team and clients!”
Kristi grew up in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She will help refine Focus HR, Inc.’s public message and will work directly with new clients.
Cassandra Silva, Senior HR Manager
Cassandra Silva serves clients in all areas of Human Resources including employment law compliance, employee relations, recruiting, and employee development.
Cassandra has 10+ years of experience in Human Resources Management and came to Focus HR, Inc. with expertise in the Property-Casualty, Social Services, and Consulting industries.
Cassandra earned her Master’s degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Pennsylvania State University. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations from Rhode Island College. Cassandra is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.
When she’s not at work, Cassandra enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
Judy Hernandez, PHR, SHRM C-P, Senior HR Manager
Judy Hernandez joined Focus HR, Inc. in July of 2016. She specializes in employment law compliance, employee relations, recruiting, employee development, leave management, FMLA and ADA. Judy also has decades of HR experience (union and non-union) in mining, smelting and manufacturing.
Judy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix. She is a certified PHR (Professional in Human Resources) through the Human Resources Certification Institute. She also earned a second SHRM C-P certificate (Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional) through the Society for Human Resources Management.
When Judy’s not working, she likes volunteering with the San Pedro Valley Lions Club of Mammoth, AZ where she’s assistant to the Secretary. Judy also enjoys fundraising, community service activities, camping and ATV riding with family and friends.
Scott Thomson, Controller
Scott Thomson graduated from the University of Arizona in 2003 with a degree in accounting. He began working at Focus HR, Inc. in 2005 and oversees the daily processing of thousands of transactions.
Scott has dramatically improved our fiscal operations; establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems that make Focus HR, Inc. a superior choice for HR management.
Scott’s day-to-day responsibilities include employment tax, medical benefits, and ‘payables’ transactions. Scott is also our ‘go-to’ guy for tech problems!
When Scott’s not working, he enjoys playing video games, playing cards, and miniature gaming.