About Advance Partners

Advance Partners is the #1 provider of financial, operational and strategic support to independent staffing firms in the country. Advance Partners serves as a business partner with a simple mission: To help staffing firms grow. Advance’s solutions include payroll funding, back office support and a variety of strategic services to help staffing firms from entrepreneur to enterprise.

“We truly are entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs, growing from a start-up ourselves to the largest provider of integrated funding solutions to the temporary staffing and labor industries within our first decade in business.”

Joel Adelman,

Payroll Funding | Back Office Services | Client Benefits

Request a free consultation to learn more about how Advance can help your staffing firm grow.


Advance Payroll Funding is founded by Joel Adelman


Advance celebrates 10th anniversary


Advance funds millions in payroll financing for oil spill Disaster Relief


Advance launches new services for clients as Workers' Comp market tightens


Advance reaches $1 billion in annual funding


Advance celebrates 15th anniversary


Joel Adelman Wins Entrepreneur of the Year®


Advance Partners is acquired by leading payroll provider, Fortune 1000 company Paychex


Advance Partners outgrows current space and moves from Beachwood to a bigger facility a few miles down the road in Highland Hills, Ohio

Meet the Team

With expertise in staffing, accounting, finance, legal, tax, marketing, and business acquisition, we know you'll find the resources and relationships you need with the team at Advance.

Jeremy Bilsky

Senior Director & General Manager

I first joined Advance Partners in 2004 in the role of General Counsel. Now as Sr. Director and General Manager, I have overall P & L responsibilities, but I've made a big part of my focus a ...

Craig Cohen

Director of Sales & Marketing

As head of the Marketing and Sales team, I see it as my job to make sure we're always representing who we are to the staffing world. That's easy to do when you have a culture like ours, which is ...

Jeanne Michaelides

Director, Client Experience

Jeanne is responsible for the Client Experience efforts of Advance and brings with her over 20 years of marketing and public relations experience.

Known for her engaging ways, she ...

Tiffany Steppenbacker

Sr. Manager, Portfolio Management

I started at Advance in 2004 overseeing our cash functions. I have a bachelors and masters degree in accounting from Cleveland State University.  I currently lead our credit, cash and ...

Shanna Tomon

Sr. Manager, Client Service

I joined the Advance Partners team in April 2020 after being with Paychex for 10 years, leading various service teams across the country. I have a Bachelor’s degree ...

Jennifer Angersola

Senior Manager, Credit

With over 18 years of experience in credit underwriting - 12 of them here at Advance Partners - Jennifer brings expertise and industry knowledge to her role as the Senior Manager of Credit. She is ...

Scott Muehleisen

Senior Manager, IT Operations

After 9 years as a computer technology consultant, Scott joined Advance in 2006 as Director of IT.

Always thinking, his quiet, insightful manner belies a keen humor and unique ...

Robin Weinstein

Manager, Client Service

With over 25 years of accounting experience, Robin serves as Director of Funding and is responsible for one of the key service divisions of Advance.

After earning her Bachelor’s ...

Sam Boadu

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

I joined Advance as Manager, FP&A, responsible for financial forecasting, planning, analysis, and reporting.  I subsequently took over the management of the Accounting and Treasury ...

Steve Shandor

General Counsel

Steve has over 10 years of experience working with banking and financial companies as a corporate lawyer. He comes to Advance Partners from a prestigious Northeast Ohio law firm, and even spent ...

Gary Paparizos

Senior Relationship Manager

Gary has been helping Advance Partners clients grow for over 10 years and is proud of the relationships he has built in his career here. Before coming to Advance, he was a senior staffing manager ...

Sue Benuck

Senior Relationship Manager

Sue has been helping clients get funded at Advance for the past two years. Prior to coming to Advance, Sue worked at Madison Resource Funding for 25 years as the National Sales Director. In her ...

Mary Jane Luparello

Senior Relationship Manager

Mary Jane has been in the funding industry for over 25 years and has been helping clients at Advance Partners for the past six. Prior to Advance Partners, she held many positions at Sterling ...

David Garson

Senior Relationship Manager

David has been helping clients exceed their growth goals at Advance Partners for the past two years. Prior to Advance Partners, he worked for 10+ years selling for Fortune 500 companies like ...

Jacob Hamilton

Senior Relationship Manager

I've been with Advance Partners over three years and I'm focused on helping staffing firms grow. I really love being able to help my clients get the funding to take on more opportunities. I've ...

Matthew Fox

Relationship Manager

I joined the Advance sales team in 2018 after a few stints working for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Captains. I started in sales ...

Rocco Mango III

Relationship Manager

I've been with Advance Partners for over a year focusing on helping startup staffing firms turn a great idea into a successful business. I love the excitement I see from new business ...


Staffing Industry and Business Associations

Advance Partners works with some of the nation’s top staffing, finance and other business growth associations to stay on top of industry trends and provide the best funding solutions for our clients. Check out our staffing and business associations below:


International Factoring Association

The International Funding Association provides information, training and purchasing power to members of the Factoring community.


Commercial Finance Association

The Commercial Finance Association is the international trade association dedicated to the asset-based lending and factoring industries.



Acsess is a national Canadian staffing association that represents all facets of the employment, recruitment and staffing services industry.


American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education and professional practices.

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Staffing Industry Analysts

Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent labor, offering proprietary research, data, support tools, publications and executive conferences for temporary staffing firms.


Florida Staffing Association

The Florida Staffing Association is the premier trade association for staffing firms in the state of Florida.



TempNet is an association of independently owned and operated temporary staffing companies that come together to offer education, best practices, business support and camaraderie.



Anserteam is the only WBENC-Certified alliance of independently-owned staffing companies serving all of North America.


Better Business Bureau 

BBB accreditation is an honor, and not every company is eligible. BBB only accredits businesses that pass a strict review process and maintain BBB’s high standards.


National Minority Supplier Development Council

NMSDC is one of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations designed to support minority-owned organizations.


Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses that are owned, controlled and operated by women in the United States.


Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

The OMSDC is dedicated to providing a direct link between Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and its Corporate Members.

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TechServe Alliance

TechServe Alliance is the premier IT & engineering staffing association dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT & engineering staffing and solutions industry. 

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Avionte Preferred Partner

Advance Partners is a preferred partner of Avionte, a provider of temporary staffing software focused on people, relationships 
and partnerships.


New York Staffing Association (NYSA)

NYSA is the trade association that promotes the interests of the staffing industry in the state of New York through legal and legislative advocacy, education, and the advancement of high standards of ethical conduct.


California Staffing Professionals Association (CSP)

CSP is a  membership association providing support services to the recruiting & staffing industry in education, networking & legislative advocacy. 


Illinois Search and Staffing Association (ISSA)

ISSA is the state leader in professional development, helping to advance the skills and knowledge of staffing individuals to drive business success. 

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Colorado Staffing Association (CSA)

CSA is the premier staffing association for the state of Colorado. They serve the staffing industry in Colorado by providing educational workshops, meetings, webinars, an Owner’s Retreat, and an all-day conference in October.

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Missouri and Kansas Search and Staffing Association (MKSSA)

MKSSA is the trade association for the search and staffing industry within Missouri and Kansas. They are a non-profit organization set up to provide a resource for those who seek a search and/or staffing provider. 

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Mid Atlantic Staffing Association (MASA)

MASA boasts more than 40 firm locations throughout the mid-atlantic area, with a concentration in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Our members represent a wide variety of professions and specialties.

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Ohio Search and Staffing Association (OSSA)

OSSA is the leading resource for the staffing industry in Ohio and surrounding regions. The Association provides valuable information, support and benefits that empower staffing firms to manage and grow their business.


The Advance/Paychex Connection

Small company mentality, now backed with big company resources.