Tracy Cole, President
Tracy Cole was born and raised in Seal Beach California. After completing her studies at UCLA, she began working in the healthcare industry. She started as a financial intern for Humana Hospital in Phoenix and eventually worked her way up the ladders to become Chief Financial Officer of Genesis Community Imaging Centers.
In 1992, Tracy left Genesis Community Imaging and took a brief pause in her career to raise her two daughters, Katie and Allie.
In 1996, Tracy returned to the workforce as an account executive at Staff Leasing, Inc. in Tucson, AZ. Tracy found she had a knack for the human resources field and a passion for helping small businesses. She quickly became Staff Leasing’s top sales representative in the entire country. It was in 1998, that Tracy decided to branch off on her own and start Focus HR, Inc. Arizona’s largest woman owned human resource company.
Focus HR started as a little one-woman shop and has quickly grown into a multi-million dollar business with over 15 internal employees. Tracy’s open-minded approach to problem solving and listening to customers’ needs has extended the company’s service offerings over the years and has commanded the respect and loyalty of her customers. In 2011, Focus HR was the recipient of The Excellence in Business Partnership Workplace Excellence Award given by the Society of Human Resources Management. In 2012, Focus HR also received the Best of Arizona for Employment/Leasing HR Companies, an award given by Ranking Arizona.
Outside of work, Tracy is a cowgirl at heart who loves the sport of reining. She is very passionate about helping Arizona business owners and their employees succeed. She is in the office each and every day and you are welcome to contact her at any time.
Greg Stutz, Operations Director
Greg Stutz graduated from the University of Arizona in 2008 with a degree in accounting. He began working at Focus HR straight out of school and has quickly worked his way up the ranks with his hard work and innovative business practices.
Since he began working at Focus, our service offerings have greatly expanded and improved. Due to his background in math, programming, and accounting Greg has been able to assist our more complex clients with any financial data or reporting they may need. Greg has really stepped up as a leader at Focus HR and has helped to build a dedicated and talented team.
Outside of work, Greg serves as Treasurer of the Men’s Active 20/30 Club. In his free time he enjoys hunting, biking, and volleyball.
Cassandra Silva, Senior HR Manager
As a Senior HR Manager, Cassandra provides HR solutions to her clients by assisting them in all areas of Human Resources, including employment law compliance, employee relations, recruiting, and employee development.
Cassandra’s background includes more than 10 years of experience in all facets of Human Resources Management. Prior to joining Focus HR, Cassandra held Human Resources positions in several different industries, including Property-Casualty, Social Services, and Consulting.
Cassandra earned her Master’s degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations from Rhode Island College. She is member of the Society for Human Resources Management.
Outside of work, Cassandra enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Judy Hernandez, PHR, SHRM C-P, Senior HR Manager
Judy joined Focus HR in July of 2016 as a Senior HR Manager. She provides assistance to our clients through knowledge and strategies in all areas of Human Resources. These areas include employment law compliance, employee relations, recruiting, employee development, leave management, FMLA and ADA.
Judy’s work history includes more than 30 years of HR experience, primarily in mining, smelting and manufacturing in union and non-union environments. Prior to her employment with Focus HR, she held progressively more responsible positions with three employers. Judy earned her Bachelor in Science Degree in Business Administration & Management from the University of Phoenix. She is certified as a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) through Human Resources Certification Institute since 2007. She recently earned a second certification as SHRM C-P (Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional) through the Society for Human Resources Management of which she is a member in good standing since 2007.
Outside of work, Judy is a volunteer member of the San Pedro Valley Lions Club of Mammoth, AZ. She serves as an assistant to the Secretary and volunteers many hours participating in fund raising and community service activities. She also enjoys camping and off-roading in ATV’s with family and friends.
Scott Thompson, Controller
Scott Thompson graduated from the University of Arizona in 2003 with a degree in accounting. He began working at Focus HR in 2005 where he took on the great responsibility of overseeing the thousands of transactions we process daily at Focus HR.
Since he began working at Focus HR, Scott has dramatically improved our fiscal operations by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. His day-to-day responsibilities include employment tax, medical benefits, payables transactions and he also serves as our go-to guy for tech problems!
Outside of work, continues to use his brains and tech skills in his hobbies which include video games, card playing, and miniature gaming.