MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Gordon Lovett: President

Gordon is the co-founder of HR Options and leads HR Options with integrity and respect which has translated to extensive longevity with his staff and clientele.  His goal in business is to offer the highest quality service possible at a reasonable price allowing his employees to have a positive and productive workplace and his clients a reliable and valuable resource.  Gordon sets the tone for the organization which has been voted “The Best Places to Work in Contra Costa” by his employees and still has clients and employees who started with our organization in 1987. 

Sandra Brenni Paredes: Director, Consulting Services

Sandra joined HR Options in 1990 and managed various HR Options departments including On-site Services, Merchandising Services, National Services and Canadian Services.  As the Director of Consulting Services, Sandra oversees all of the HR Consulting services provided by HR Options as well as supports various clients with their HR needs. She is a trusted advisor to many senior management teams, executives, and business owners providing coaching and strategic advice related to employment and workforce management.

Christie Turner, SPHR: Director, Operations

Christie joined the HR Options team in 1997 and has managed various HR Options departments including Merchandising, National Services, and Onsite Services.  As a Sr. HR Consultant, she supported clients with employee relations, policy development, benefits administration, HRIS implementation, wage and hour, recruiting & staffing,  and performance management. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and serves as a trainer and speaker.  Christie is also a facilitator for the Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA).

Rolando Paredes: Director, IT and Payroll Services

Rolando has worked with HR Options for over 20 years. As part of his strategy to constantly improve IT functionality, Rolando has managed and implemented three enterprise systems changes for HR Options.  He was the lead strategist and visionary for the development of our online registration and time reporting system for our outsourced employees.  He excels at understanding the technical needs, as well as the operational management needs of our clients through technology.

Nunzio Presta: Senior Sales and Marketing Executive, Canada

Nunzio drives our Sales & Marketing for HR Options Canada and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table through his experience developing and launching several businesses and as a current member of the Board of Directors for a growing start up. Nunzio is a creative and innovative businessman and entrepreneur.  He is a thought leader and influencer on digital marketing, HR and entrepreneurship through acquisition.  He currently helps HR Options’ clients with their needs in human resources, payroll, time and labor management, and group benefits.

Rick Thorpe: Senior Sales and Marketing Executive

Rick joined HR Options in 2000 and has played a large role in creating and growing HR Options Consulting business. Rick is frequently HR Options initial point of contact for our new clients and works primarily with owners and C-level management to help determine how HR Options can best support their business and HR needs. Rick has created a reliable network of professionals ideally suited to handle the complex needs of California based businesses. He is a great resource for any company that is considering outsourcing HR related areas of their business.

35 Years Of Helping Businesses With Their Workforce Solutions

HR Options, was founded by Gordon Lovett and Miles Miller in 1984, following successful business ventures including Bay Nurses, Bay Printing, Bay Temps and Bay Personnel, dating back as far back as 1984. Under Gordon’s leadership, the company has grown, prospered and evolved through multiple economic downturns in its 35-year history.

Our decisions are guided by a set of principles that have remained intact throughout the years. Our core values are simple, applicable and non-negotiable. We believe in loyalty, humility, common sense, kindness, accountability, creativity and grit. We apply these principles in our relationships with our employees, clients, vendors and strategic partners alike. We are humbled by, and sincerely grateful for the many extraordinary client and employee relationships we have been fortunate enough to build and strengthen over the years, some of which have lasted for decades.