OUR TEAM

Read Our Founding Story and Get to Know the Justworks Leadership Team

Discover more about our leadership team and their background, qualifications, and impact at Justworks.

OUR TEAM

Read Our Founding Story and Get to Know the Justworks Leadership Team

Discover more about our leadership team and their background, qualifications, and impact at Justworks.

OUR TEAM

Read Our Founding Story and Get to Know the Justworks Leadership Team

Discover more about our leadership team and their background, qualifications, and impact at Justworks.

OUR TEAM

Read Our Founding Story and Get to Know the Justworks Leadership Team

Discover more about our leadership team and their background, qualifications, and impact at Justworks.

Founding story

Isaac Oates found himself frustrated by paperwork, exorbitant costs, and endless hours spent on administration instead of his team.

It wasn’t the first time he’d felt this way — Isaac knew firsthand that entrepreneurs face challenges of all shapes and sizes. At Adtuitive, his first startup, the time he spent on hiring, payroll, and compliance kept him from focusing on what mattered most.

Workplaces were evolving. The needs of entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and employees had become more complicated, but the infrastructure to support them hadn’t kept up. The internet had made many things easier, but even people running internet businesses were still hunching over fax machines to hire and pay their team, not to mention struggling to understand complex payroll tax and compliance requirements.

After Etsy acquired Adtuitive in 2009, Isaac led Etsy’s HR and payments group, where he worked extensively with sellers, remote and distributed teams, and freelance and part-time employees. Again, he saw the constant administrative and compliance burden stifling people's full potential — there had to be a better way.

So, in 2012, Isaac left Etsy to build one.

Leadership Team

Isaac Oates

Founder & CEO

Leads: overall innovation, strategy, and culture.

Before founding Justworks, Isaac served for 12 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve as an intelligence officer, where the importance of an unshakeable team and a focus on people became clear to him. He began his professional career as a software engineer for Amazon, eventually leaving to build his first startup Adtuitive, which was acquired by Etsy in 2009.

At both Adtuitive and later Etsy, where Isaac led the HR and payments group, he recognized the system was broken. Frustrated by paperwork, exorbitant costs, and endless hours spent on administration instead of his team, he came up with the idea for Justworks in 2012.

Isaac holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Manhattan with his son James.

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Aida Sukys

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Leads: the finance function, financial strategy, and capital management.

Aida oversees the Finance and Accounting teams at Justworks, responsible for equipping management with data and analysis to drive action that aligns with the company’s overall growth strategy. She focuses on optimizing the company's return on capital while building controls and processes that scale effectively.

Before joining Justworks, Aida served as the Group CFO & Global Head of Financial Business Services for Willis Towers Watson, where she was responsible for the financial structure and transformation of the business including all accounting, financial and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, operational cash and capital management. Prior to this, Sukys has held a variety of senior roles with a demonstrated history of success optimizing financial performance, developing investor strategy, leading post-acquisition integrations, managing risk, and handling business restructuring.

Aida is originally from the Boston area, but has resided in the Washington D.C. area for more than 30 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Northeastern University and an MBA from The George Washington University.

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Robert Lopez

Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success

Leads: sales, business development, sales training & enablement, 24/7 full-service support, account management, and HR Consulting.

Robert has built Justworks’ consultative sales team of over 100 people, who act as trusted advisors and educators to businesses across the country. He has broad oversight to ensure a sales process that aligns with the company's core values of camaraderie, openness, grit, integrity, and simplicity. He is the champion of these values as the foundation of all sales and revenue efforts.

Robert joined Justworks as the first salesperson in 2014. Before Justworks, he worked for Groupon as the Head of Sales, Sales Operations, and Business Development before becoming the General Manager and CEO, Andean Region. Prior to this, he worked in Business Development for Platinum Equity, LLC and as a Senior Associate for Morgan Stanley.

Robert holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the College of William and Mary.

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David Feinberg

Senior Vice President of Insurance Programs & Risk

Leads: insurance, wealth, and other benefit programs.

David manages a cross-functional team with broad oversight to ensure delivery of clients’ health insurance, workers compensation, and other benefits in compliance with regulation across all 50 U.S. states.

He began his career as equity research analyst for Goldman Sachs and later Morgan Stanley, where he first covered legacy PEOs. David learned the ins, outs, and pitfalls of PEOs while covering Administaff (now Insperity) and Gevity (now part of TriNet). He first made the transition to the startup world at WellNet, where he built national, small group health plans as the Executive Vice President of Health Plan.

David holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia University. He lives in Connecticut.

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Shankar Parasuraman

Vice President of Payments & Tax

Leads: Payments and Tax Unit (PTU).

Shankar manages a cross-functional team with broad oversight to ensure robustness and integrity of Justworks’ payments and tax operations, and is responsible for driving technological innovation to further scale the payments and tax engine, as well as deliver new features for Justworks’ small business customers.

With over a decade of experience, Shankar has led both engineering and non-technical teams at financial institutions. Prior to joining Justworks, he served as the Global Head of Engineering & Technology at Quantitative Brokers where he was responsible for growing the company’s global technology footprint and driving product expansion efforts.

Shankar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Anna University and a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M. He lives in Summit, NJ with his lovely wife.

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Allison Rutledge-Parisi

Senior Vice President of People

Leads: the People function, corporate HR, and workplace structure

Allison leads the People, Workplace, and Corporate HR teams at Justworks, responsible for helping the leadership team navigate continued growth, organizational development, and manage teams to support employee well-being, professional development, and the workplace environment.

Before joining Justworks, Allison served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was responsible for managing all human resources functions as well as project management of The Met’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) strategic planning. Prior to this, Allison held human resources and people community leadership roles at MacMillian Learning, Fab.com, and Kaplan.

Allison lives with her multi-generational family (mom, adult daughters and various friends, husband, large dog), in New York City. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Yale University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Columbia Law School.

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Michael Seckler

President and Chief Operating Officer

Leads: expansion of Justworks’ core business.

Mike works across various disciplines including marketing, sales, customer success, risk, product, and engineering. A member of Justworks’ Board of Directors from 2015 to 2019, he joined as Chief Operating Officer in 2019 to lead the expansion of Justworks’ core business. Mike has served as our President since June 2021.

Prior to Justworks, Mike co-founded Euclidean Technologies, an investment management firm specializing in machine learning and long-term equity investing. He previously served as a division vice president at ADP, after the firm’s acquisition of Employease, an HR SaaS company that he co-founded in 1996 and built for over a decade.

Mike holds a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and History from Williams College. He lives in New York City with his wife and three daughters.

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Mario Springer

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Leads: legal strategy, ensuring compliance at the corporate level with all federal and state laws.

Mario leads Justworks’ Legal and Compliance functions, overseeing scalable support to internal teams on benefits, HR, payroll, compliance, and external communications. He also oversees the protection of Justworks’ intellectual property assets.

Before joining Justworks, Mario worked at ADP for ten years, first as General Counsel for their real estate function and later as Vice President, Compliance and Assistant General Counsel, where he co-developed and implemented ADP’s global compliance program. Prior to ADP, he practiced corporate and commercial real estate law for nine years at White & Case LLP, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Mario holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Chicago, where he was an all-American wrestler. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

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Camilla Velasquez

Senior Vice President of Product

Leads: evolving and deepening user experience, product-market fit, and product partnerships.

Camilla leads the Product team, with a mission to perfect a simple and friendly experience for Justworks’ customers in an industry otherwise known for being opaque and overly complex. She has broad oversight of product development, product-market fit, product design, partnerships, and product marketing.

Prior to Justworks, Camilla worked at Etsy where she was the Director of Payment Products and Multi-Channel Sales. She led Etsy’s proprietary global payments platform, Direct Checkout, and the supporting product and operations teams working on the company’s proprietary payments products and wholesale initiatives. Before Etsy, she was a Director of New Product Development at American Express.

Camilla holds a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her amazing husband and sons.

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Yujin Kim

Vice President of Engineering

Leads: software development and architecture.

Yujin leads the Engineering department, guiding our technology teams and driving initiatives across the company to bring the impact of Justworks’ products and services to the next level.

Before joining Justworks, Yujin was the Chief Technology Officer at WorkMarket, a cloud-based workforce management solution startup acquired by ADP in 2018. As CTO of WorkMarket, he built a cloud-based, API-led enterprise SaaS strategy and scaled a successful engineering organization in size many times over. Prior to this, he held a leadership position at The New York Times where he played a key role in efforts to integrate its digital and print systems for major cost savings and operational efficiencies, as well as to launch its new design, next-generation paid digital products, development of Continuous Delivery, and event and behavior data-driven product strategy.

Yujin holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in German Language & Literature and History from Guilford College. He is based in New York City.

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Julie Brodsky

Director of Marketing

Leads: brand, marketing, communications, and demand generation.

Julie leads the Marketing team, spearheading advertising, content, and programming that builds trust, drives conversions, and supports Justworks’ community initiatives. Through integrated campaigns, the team amplifies the Justworks brand and drives growth.

Prior to Justworks, Julie worked at DeSantis Breindel, an independent branding and marketing agency in NYC. As the Managing Director of Engagement, she built the firm's content-driven digital marketing program from the ground-up and led a nimble team in the ideation, implementation, and optimization of creative and efficient digital marketing programs.

Julie holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and a Bachelor's degree from Tufts University. She resides in Union Square with her husband and two kids.

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Isaac Oates

Founder & CEO

Leads: overall innovation, strategy, and culture.

Before founding Justworks, Isaac served for 12 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve as an intelligence officer, where the importance of an unshakeable team and a focus on people became clear to him. He began his professional career as a software engineer for Amazon, eventually leaving to build his first startup Adtuitive, which was acquired by Etsy in 2009.

At both Adtuitive and later Etsy, where Isaac led the HR and payments group, he recognized the system was broken. Frustrated by paperwork, exorbitant costs, and endless hours spent on administration instead of his team, he came up with the idea for Justworks in 2012.

Isaac holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Manhattan with his son James.

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Michael Seckler

President and Chief Operating Officer

Leads: expansion of Justworks’ core business.

Mike works across various disciplines including marketing, sales, customer success, risk, product, and engineering. A member of Justworks’ Board of Directors from 2015 to 2019, he joined as Chief Operating Officer in 2019 to lead the expansion of Justworks’ core business. Mike has served as our President since June 2021.

Prior to Justworks, Mike co-founded Euclidean Technologies, an investment management firm specializing in machine learning and long-term equity investing. He previously served as a division vice president at ADP, after the firm’s acquisition of Employease, an HR SaaS company that he co-founded in 1996 and built for over a decade.

Mike holds a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and History from Williams College. He lives in New York City with his wife and three daughters.

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Aida Sukys

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Leads: the finance function, financial strategy, and capital management.

Aida oversees the Finance and Accounting teams at Justworks, responsible for equipping management with data and analysis to drive action that aligns with the company’s overall growth strategy. She focuses on optimizing the company's return on capital while building controls and processes that scale effectively.

Before joining Justworks, Aida served as the Group CFO & Global Head of Financial Business Services for Willis Towers Watson, where she was responsible for the financial structure and transformation of the business including all accounting, financial and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, operational cash and capital management. Prior to this, Sukys has held a variety of senior roles with a demonstrated history of success optimizing financial performance, developing investor strategy, leading post-acquisition integrations, managing risk, and handling business restructuring.

Aida is originally from the Boston area, but has resided in the Washington D.C. area for more than 30 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Northeastern University and an MBA from The George Washington University.

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Mario Springer

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Leads: legal strategy, ensuring compliance at the corporate level with all federal and state laws.

Mario leads Justworks’ Legal and Compliance functions, overseeing scalable support to internal teams on benefits, HR, payroll, compliance, and external communications. He also oversees the protection of Justworks’ intellectual property assets.

Before joining Justworks, Mario worked at ADP for ten years, first as General Counsel for their real estate function and later as Vice President, Compliance and Assistant General Counsel, where he co-developed and implemented ADP’s global compliance program. Prior to ADP, he practiced corporate and commercial real estate law for nine years at White & Case LLP, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Mario holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Chicago, where he was an all-American wrestler. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

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Robert Lopez

Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success

Leads: sales, business development, sales training & enablement, 24/7 full-service support, account management, and HR Consulting.

Robert has built Justworks’ consultative sales team of over 100 people, who act as trusted advisors and educators to businesses across the country. He has broad oversight to ensure a sales process that aligns with the company's core values of camaraderie, openness, grit, integrity, and simplicity. He is the champion of these values as the foundation of all sales and revenue efforts.

Robert joined Justworks as the first salesperson in 2014. Before Justworks, he worked for Groupon as the Head of Sales, Sales Operations, and Business Development before becoming the General Manager and CEO, Andean Region. Prior to this, he worked in Business Development for Platinum Equity, LLC and as a Senior Associate for Morgan Stanley.

Robert holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the College of William and Mary.

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Camilla Velasquez

Senior Vice President of Product

Leads: evolving and deepening user experience, product-market fit, and product partnerships.

Camilla leads the Product team, with a mission to perfect a simple and friendly experience for Justworks’ customers in an industry otherwise known for being opaque and overly complex. She has broad oversight of product development, product-market fit, product design, partnerships, and product marketing.

Prior to Justworks, Camilla worked at Etsy where she was the Director of Payment Products and Multi-Channel Sales. She led Etsy’s proprietary global payments platform, Direct Checkout, and the supporting product and operations teams working on the company’s proprietary payments products and wholesale initiatives. Before Etsy, she was a Director of New Product Development at American Express.

Camilla holds a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her amazing husband and sons.

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David Feinberg

Senior Vice President of Insurance Programs & Risk

Leads: insurance, wealth, and other benefit programs.

David manages a cross-functional team with broad oversight to ensure delivery of clients’ health insurance, workers compensation, and other benefits in compliance with regulation across all 50 U.S. states.

He began his career as equity research analyst for Goldman Sachs and later Morgan Stanley, where he first covered legacy PEOs. David learned the ins, outs, and pitfalls of PEOs while covering Administaff (now Insperity) and Gevity (now part of TriNet). He first made the transition to the startup world at WellNet, where he built national, small group health plans as the Executive Vice President of Health Plan.

David holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia University. He lives in Connecticut.

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Yujin Kim

Vice President of Engineering

Leads: software development and architecture.

Yujin leads the Engineering department, guiding our technology teams and driving initiatives across the company to bring the impact of Justworks’ products and services to the next level.

Before joining Justworks, Yujin was the Chief Technology Officer at WorkMarket, a cloud-based workforce management solution startup acquired by ADP in 2018. As CTO of WorkMarket, he built a cloud-based, API-led enterprise SaaS strategy and scaled a successful engineering organization in size many times over. Prior to this, he held a leadership position at The New York Times where he played a key role in efforts to integrate its digital and print systems for major cost savings and operational efficiencies, as well as to launch its new design, next-generation paid digital products, development of Continuous Delivery, and event and behavior data-driven product strategy.

Yujin holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in German Language & Literature and History from Guilford College. He is based in New York City.

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Shankar Parasuraman

Vice President of Payments & Tax

Leads: Payments and Tax Unit (PTU).

Shankar manages a cross-functional team with broad oversight to ensure robustness and integrity of Justworks’ payments and tax operations, and is responsible for driving technological innovation to further scale the payments and tax engine, as well as deliver new features for Justworks’ small business customers.

With over a decade of experience, Shankar has led both engineering and non-technical teams at financial institutions. Prior to joining Justworks, he served as the Global Head of Engineering & Technology at Quantitative Brokers where he was responsible for growing the company’s global technology footprint and driving product expansion efforts.

Shankar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Anna University and a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M. He lives in Summit, NJ with his lovely wife.

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Julie Brodsky

Director of Marketing

Leads: brand, marketing, communications, and demand generation.

Julie leads the Marketing team, spearheading advertising, content, and programming that builds trust, drives conversions, and supports Justworks’ community initiatives. Through integrated campaigns, the team amplifies the Justworks brand and drives growth.

Prior to Justworks, Julie worked at DeSantis Breindel, an independent branding and marketing agency in NYC. As the Managing Director of Engagement, she built the firm's content-driven digital marketing program from the ground-up and led a nimble team in the ideation, implementation, and optimization of creative and efficient digital marketing programs.

Julie holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and a Bachelor's degree from Tufts University. She resides in Union Square with her husband and two kids.

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Allison Rutledge-Parisi

Senior Vice President of People

Leads: the People function, corporate HR, and workplace structure

Allison leads the People, Workplace, and Corporate HR teams at Justworks, responsible for helping the leadership team navigate continued growth, organizational development, and manage teams to support employee well-being, professional development, and the workplace environment.

Before joining Justworks, Allison served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was responsible for managing all human resources functions as well as project management of The Met’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) strategic planning. Prior to this, Allison held human resources and people community leadership roles at MacMillian Learning, Fab.com, and Kaplan.

Allison lives with her multi-generational family (mom, adult daughters and various friends, husband, large dog), in New York City. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Yale University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Columbia Law School.

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