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

Jeremy first joined the Advance Partners team in 2004 in the role of General Counsel. In 2018, he was promoted to Director of Portfolio Management, responsible for managing and overseeing the ...

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 ...

Lillian Rucker

Client Advocate

Lillian has been with Advance Partners for over 14 years, so she knows how to ensure our clients' success. She represents our clients to all internal stakeholders, making sure the ...

Barb Hammerberg, CCWP

Director, Client Development

Barb has held almost every job that exists in staffing firms, including recruiter, branch manager and regional director at Robert Half and several director roles at the corporate level for ...

Jackie Howard

Business Improvement Manager

Jackie is a quality improvement expert who knows how to make a business run at maximum potential. She undersatnds a broad range of operational processes, including inquiry-to-order, order-to-cash, ...

Craig Cohen

Director of Sales

After graduating from Ohio State University with a BBA in Finance and then earning his MBA from John Carroll University, Craig built his career in corporate and commercial banking. He gained ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jacob Hamilton

Senior Relationship Manager

Jacob has been with Advance Partners over a year and is focused on helping startup staffing firms turn a great idea into a successful business. As a former college athlete, Jacob has translated ...

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 ...

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 ...

Danny Goldstein

Senior Manager, Credit

As one of the founders of Advance, Danny has been integral in formulating policy and procedure since the inception of the company, transitioning from operations to his current position of ...

Sam Boadu

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

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 ...

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 ...

Matthew Fox

Relationship Manager

Rocco Mango III

Relationship Manager


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.