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John W. Hardin

Chief Executive Officer/Owner

Mr. Hardin is a pioneer in the field of Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO). His thought leadership has helped to establish new business models for the Human Resources (HR) industry, where companies can transform from a functional operations model to a process driven customer focused model. His theories and practices around Business Optimization and Business Enterprise Cost Containment have become nationally recognized.  John’s pursuit for Operational Excellence fuels his Vision to Ignite a Global Human Capital Revolution.

Prior to launching PEOPLE, Mr. Hardin contributed to the success of the PEO Industry. His primary responsibility was Channel & Agent development, and the growth of sales initiatives within those was successful in developing over $700,000,000 in PEO business.

Prior to the PEO business, John worked with KPMG in the Auditing department and was responsible for major public accounts such as Allied & Federated Department Stores, Sunglass Hut and Burger King. John’s accounting  expertise has been instrumental in acquisition opportunities. Mr. Hardin graduated from Florida International University in Miami, FL, with a B.S. in Accounting.