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Payfluence HCM | We make work run smoothly for customers across industries.

Why Payfluence

Outstanding customer service is our passion.

Our agile approach has stood the test of time.

We provide a cohesive customer experience.

We empower collaboration through our technology.

Our commitment to our customers is unconditional.

We value integrity and always strive to do the right thing.

Our Story A legacy of leadership.

Our story is one of persistent teamwork. Since the beginning, the people behind Payfluence have believed we are strongest when we work together.

Our leadership team represents decades of experience in telecommunication, payroll, and people services. Even before there was Payfluence, many of our leaders were already working together—some for as many as 25 years.

This rare continuity gives us a sense of depth and understanding that sets our product and our support model apart from competitors. Payfluence draws together some of the sharpest minds in the industry to create a solution that’s simply unrivaled.

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Meet Our Team We work hard on behalf of our customers and have fun doing it.

Penn Gaines

Penn Gaines


With more than 15 years of HCM leadership experience, Penn leads the Payfluence team as our CEO. Prior to his current position, Penn served as a founding Principal and COO at Performance HCM and as a VP in Operations at isolved HCM. Penn is a graduate of The Citadel, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and The University of South Carolina – Darla Moore School of Business, where he earned his MBA. When he’s not at the office, you can find Penn trying to grow tomatoes in his garden, coming up with new jokes, or enjoying the lake with the world’s greatest dog, Papi. Penn is happily married to his wife Kathryn and is the proud dad of three boys, Carter, Harrison, and Banks.

Dan Fischman

Dan Fischman

VP of Business Development

After earning a degree in business from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dan launched his career in the HCM world. For nearly a decade now, he has been committed to helping businesses leverage HRIS technology to create efficiencies. In his free time, you can find Dan cheering for the Carolina Panthers, golfing, or spending time with his wife Laura, their kids Holly and Lucas, and their two dogs.

William Redmond

William Redmond

VP of Operations

William has cultivated an expertise in HCM operations throughout more than a decade of industry experience, including leading multiple payroll service bureau tax departments. With a degree in business and accounting, he is passionate about helping clients and has a deep care for the people in his life. Outside of work, William enjoys hiking, skiing, sailing, and exploring the world with his wife Laura and their daughter Ellie. A huge sports fan, William loves playing or watching soccer, football, baseball and basketball. He also referees soccer games in his spare time. You can often find William cheering for the Atlanta Braves, or men’s soccer at his alma mater, Presbyterian College.

Tiffany Bennett

Tiffany Bennett

Director of Implementation

Tiffany has cultivated an expertise in human capital management after nearly a decade of experience in payroll and HR management roles. In recent years, she has specialized in HCM implementation. She is an active member of The American Payroll Association as well as The Society of Human Resource Management. On the weekends, Tiffany enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her husband and children.

Archie Adams

Archie Adams

Director of Client Services

Archie brings an upbeat, positive attitude to the team at Payfluence where he has served and excelled in multiple operational roles.  Prior to his current role, he taught mathematics and coached basketball in public schools in Florida and South Carolina.   Archie is an alumnus of Clemson University, where he received a B.S. in Marketing and received a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Teacher Education at the University of South Florida.   A talented musician, he is the lead singer for the Archie Adams Band and plays guitar with local bands in area venues. Archie enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, his 2 sons Conner and John Ross, and pulling for the Chicago Cubs!



Chief Morale Officer

Papi brings a smile to the face of anyone she encounters around the office. With her kind energy and huge smile, she always brings a good attitude to work. She’s just excited to be there. Outside of the office, Papi loves chasing squirrels, greeting anyone who comes to the door, and assisting in the kitchen. She roots for any team with a dog or dawgs mascot.

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