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Advance Partners is founded in Cleveland, Ohio. 

"Since inception, Advance Partners has funded nearly $20 billion in the staffing industry, and today we process more than $60 million in and out of our operation each week. This transaction volume is an incredible responsibility, and we manage it with the upmost integrity and detail on behalf of our clients, their customers and their employees."                  

              --Lisa Huff, Controller


Advance receives "Strategic Partner of the Year" award. 

"Advance Partners was named "Strategic Partner of the Year" by a Fortune 100 company in 2002. We were incredibly proud of the moniker and honored to be recognized as a strategic partner. We hold ourselves deeply accountable to being a true partner to our clients and to help them achieve their growth." 

           --Adam Stern, Senior Director & General Manager


Advance assists clients in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

"In the face of the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on the Gulf Coast in 2010, many new and existing clients reached out to Advance Partners for funding and strategic support. Through this show of partnership, Advance Partners was instrumental in allowing them to immediately onboard thousands of workers and help clean up a tremendous amount of the affected shoreline." 

           --Danny Goldstein, Senior Manager, Client Credit


Advance reaches $1 billion in annual funding. 

"We have incredible respect for the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our clients to succeed every day. Whether a start-up company, or a well-established staffing firm, their committment to excellence inspires our team to help them reach their goals. 2012 marks the year we reached $1 billion in annual funding." 

              --Jeremy Bilsky, Senior Corporate Counsel


Advance merges with Paychex Corporation. 

"Now as a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex, Inc., Advance Partners gains incredible flexibility and ability to implement even greater innovative solutions for our clients." 

             --Joel Adelman, Founder & Senior Director



Advance celebrates 20 years of business. 

"20th Anniversary of Advance Partners: Continuing in our commitment to providing excellent service to our clients, 2018 is a celebration of our success together." 

          --Adam Stern, Senior Director & General Manager

Joel Adelman

Founder and Senior Director

Visionary in style and entrepreneurial in spirit, Joel personifies his favorite motto, “entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs.” Just ten short years after founding the company, his winning ways ...

Adam Stern

Senior Director & General Manager

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Adam graduated with a BA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994.

From 1994 to 1996 Adam was a Financial Analyst on Wall Street, working ...

Jeanne Michaelides

Director, Client and Corporate Engagement

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

Known for her ...

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 ...

Angel Rodriguez

Director of Sales

Angel is the Director of Sales at Advance Partners. He is responsible for creating and executing go-to-market and operational sales strategies and plans while providing leadership and guidance to ...

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, 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 for the past six. Prior to Advance, she held many positions at Sterling National Bank ...

Gary Paparizos

Senior Relationship Manager

Gary has been helping Advance 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 at ...

Christina Belenky

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Christina has been working with Advance Partners for over a year to help them locate staffing firms interested in growing their business and exceeding their success goals. As a seasoned marketing ...

Janice Koermer

Senior Manager, Client Service

After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Nebraska, Janice gained over 15 years of accounting experience, including a position of Director of Finance for the Rating ...

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 ...

Jeremy Bilsky

Senior Corporate Counsel

Jeremy is a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio, also licensed to practice in the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court, and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Before ...

Matthew Williams

Corporate Counsel

Matt grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. Prior to joining Advance, he was a practicing attorney in the private sector with a focus on business transactions and later as a public ...

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 ...

Joyce Newbacher

Human Resources Manager

Joyce has over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries including, banking, manufacturing, contracting, and social services. She has performed both financial and human resources ...

Craig Cohen

Senior Manager, Credit

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 ...

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 ...

Lisa Huff


In 1998, Lisa became the first official employee at Advance. She has performed virtually every function at the company during her move up to Controller, learning, developing procedures, and ...

Kevin Spinosa

Senior Manager, Finance Analysis & Operations


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.


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.


The Advance/Paychex Connection

Small company mentality, now backed with big company resources.