Executive Management Team
Since 1997, Mr. Southerland has been the Chief Executive Officer of IronRoad, overseeing all aspects of leading a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Possessing a unique ability to build strong relationship with customers, with hard work & a visionary work culture, Billy’s leadership blossomed IronRoad into a $175M company employing approximately 50 people.
Prior to IronRoad, Billy spent two years out of college working for Young Life; a Christian outreach organization that works with High School students. During that time, he worked directly with the community to build a strong base of support that impacted thousands of kids throughout the Columbus, Ohio area. After leaving Young Life, he went to work in a family Insurance business, and, over the next several years, the Agency grew into one of the largest in the Cincinnati area and was ultimately sold in 1994. During that transition, many of the insurance agency clients began to understand the value behind working with a PEO and became IronRoad’s first clients. It was the beginning of what today has become IronRoad.
Mr. Southerland earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati.
Ms. Witt is a seasoned Human Resources Executive with over 25+ years of progressive experience developing appropriate and dynamic staff development strategies in diverse industries. Her roles have primarily focused upon the strategic and tactical operational programs and services, employee relations, staff development and training, corporate human resources operations, and employee recognition and rewards programs. Kim is highly adept at planning and directing re-organization of business processes and programs to improve efficiency and productivity, increasing employee satisfaction.
In addition to her oversight of the HR team, Kimberly has extensive experience in project management, process improvement and training and development. Prior to IronRoad, Kimberly was the VP of HR & Training with Valued Relationships, Inc., an 300+ employee Ohio-based personal alert monitoring center. She consulted company HR functions for Franchisee-owned operations across the US for Comfort Keepers, a 650+ national in-home care organization; Directed, wrote and delivered services for several grants for the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities; Managed in-home service providers and resources for people with disabilities and home and community-based services for seniors at Easter Seals Goodwill; among other organizations that set Kimberly on her career path.
Kimberly has her MS in Management, BS in Workforce Education & Development/Instructional Systems Design, and BS in Education. She also carries SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications in Human Resources, along with a Certificate in Development Disabilities.
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