Executive Leadership Team

Samuel Rossa

President and CEO

Samuel Rossa is a results-oriented senior executive with over 25 years of experience as a strategic and visionary leader building high-performance teams, innovating successful workforce solutions, and guiding top-tier companies.

Sam’s governance in the areas of Logistics, Information Technology, Engineering, Healthcare, and Workforce Solutions transforms organizations and elevates them to reaching their full potential at optimum pace.

Prior to joining PEOPLEASE, Sam served as Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President over Operations and Analytics for one of the country’s largest Professional Employer Organizations (PEO). Among many successful contributions, Sam orchestrated the pull-back of offshore services, and reformed operational streams resulting in lower overall expenses and positive cash flow. In addition, his focus on integrating operations and service delivery produced a retention rate which outperformed previous years.

Improvement, performance, and results are what drive Sam, and where his focus lies as he embraces the ever complex and dynamic environment within transportation and logistics.


Jerry White

Chief Financial Officer

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Jerry White is an accomplished senior executive with 30 years of experience in financial management and accounting. He brings to PEOPLEASE a proven record of leading organizations in achieving profitability, cost control and operational improvements within highly challenging environments.

Prior to joining the company, Jerry served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Avista Solutions, a nationally recognized leader in web-based loan origination systems. He provided strategic and tactical leadership in the areas of operations, sales, accounting, financial reporting, business development and strategic planning. Previously in his career, Jerry held executive roles at Metavante Banking Solutions, Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas and Coleman Research Corporation. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA from Webster University.


Stephanie Pishkula, PHR

Senior Vice President of Operations and Quality

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With 15 years of progressive experience in the Professional Employment Organization (PEO), manufacturing, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation sectors, Stephanie excels in Operations Management.  In addition to her BA degree, she is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and has a proven record of effectively managing operations to support and further corporate goals.

By providing direction to executive management, Stephanie creates strategic goals and translates them into tactical plans for management/organization implementation.  She possesses invaluable experience in union, employee relations, and benefits hearings management, and is known for gaining exemplary results through her outstanding mediation skills.


Joe Mauro

Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Development

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Joe has more than 30 years of senior management experience in insurance, risk management, employee benefits solutions and team building strategies.  A graduate of Bryant University in Rhode Island with a degree in Economics and Finance, Joe has had great personal success as both an individual contributor and regional leader. He was instrumental in building a PEO division as an executive for a firm in New York, and through acquisitions and organic growth, Joe has achieved double digit revenue gains with every firm he has been associated with over the past 15 years.