About Sunrise HCM

About Sunrise HCM

Sunrise HCM, LLC was established in 2017 by its owners who have over 30+ years in the payroll service bureau industry, Human Resources, and software engineering on the Salesforce platform.

The company was established with a straightforward mission: to combine the only native Salesforce platform HCM and payroll processing application with the best payroll services available, and to do that by focusing on excellent customer service and prices that rival those of its competitors.

Sunrise’s full service solution is revolutionizing the HCM market by providing a solution to the problem of disparate non-integrated services offered by its competitors. At Sunrise, you pay a subscription based license fee for its combined cost-effective payroll service bureau and Salesforce Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. There are no additional transaction fees and no per payroll charges.

Our dedication to customer service is the key reason why Sunrise HCM will continue to grow in the crowded payroll services industry. Unlike our national competitors, we will never refer to you by a client number. When you call our office, you will be greeted by a knowledgeable Sunrise employee who will direct your call to the right person, so it can be handled in the most efficient and timely manner. If it any time you have a question or concern, no matter how large or small, we are here for you.

Sunrise HCM Payroll Service Bureau services a wide range of clients in a variety of industries, located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Certified & Top Rated

Sunrise's payroll service bureau is SSAE 18 - SOC 1 - Type II audited for compliance, licensed, bonded, and insured.


Our Owners and Management Team


Thomas Jansen

Thomas Jansen had the vision in 2017 to bring together the services of an established payroll service bureau with that of what became the first and only native Salesforce platform human capital management and payroll processing application. Thomas saw that many Human Capital Management (HCM) technical solutions and the functional processes that support them, are disparate, disjointed, and systematically disconnected. There are numerous companies providing proprietary non-integrated solutions that do not meet the complete needs of a company. As cloud-based solutions, such as Salesforce, drive to an integrated and secure environment, the current providers of HCM products such as Workday, Zenefits, ADP, Paychex, and Paylocity, continue to promote costly non-natively integrated solutions. These competitors in the HCM vertical have size but only within their proprietary platforms. This limits scalability since their services are not natively integrated with other business critical applications (e.g. sales, marketing, service delivery) without complex, time consuming, costly, and kludgy integrations.

Thomas is a career technology leader with over 20 years of software engineering and business operational executive experience. His experience crosses a number of industries including financial services, commercial software, health care, industrial equipment, telecommunications, and others.

Thomas is a resident of Jupiter, Florida, is married to his wife, Kelly of 17 years, and a committed father to his daughter, Sydney, who is a hard working student at The King's Academy.


Romeo Chicco

Romeo Chicco is a founder of Sunrise HCM and the owner of PayMaster, Inc. a South Florida based payroll service bureau that has been in business for over 25 years. He is a dedicated family man who has been married to his lovely wife for 25 years and they have two beautiful children and two adorable pups. He resides in South Florida and is one of the most hands on owners you will ever meet. He is strongly committed to both his family and business and takes both very seriously. He has been known to be at clients offices at 6 a.m. or at a business location late into the evening, if that’s what a client needs or requests.

His strong character and personal and professional ethics have set the tone for the day to day operations of the business. He doesn’t bring someone into the Sunrise HCM family unless they exhibit the same passion for doing right by the clients.

Romeo is also very active in the payroll industry and sits on several boards, including the Independent Payroll Providers Association and Payroll Fraud Protection Group. In 2016 he received the recognition of Member of the Year from the Independent Payroll Providers Association, an organization he has been a charter member of since 1997. He also spends time volunteering as well as serves on the board of a number of non-profit organizations.

With a deep love for technology, a quick wit about him and the ability to make everyone he comes in contact with feel welcomed and comfortable, Romeo is a pure joy to know and work with day to day.


William Rich

William Rich has been in software engineering for over 35 years. He has experience in both scientific and business environments, including team lead for post-flight analysis of space shuttle ascent and re-entry at NASA as well as accounting and financial software for business and industry. He has had extensive experience in all phases of the software engineering process, from proof-of-concept and requirements to production deployment and go-live. He is dedicated to software engineering excellence and believes that this can be accomplished by close teamwork, clear communication among team members and a rigorous disciplined approach to all phases of the software engineering process.


John Carey

John Carey is a founding member of Sunrise HCM. Over the last 10+ years, John provided Salesforce platform business automation implementation services to over 100 companies in a myriad of business domains. In most every platform implementation, John heard from his clients the need for a human capital management and payroll product and service on the Salesforce platform. Until Sunrise HCM, no such product existed. As a team member of Sunrise, John provides both business solution and technical architecture leadership.

John is a solutions architect with experience in driving implementations at the intersection of business process and technology and in recent years focused on the Salesforce platform primarily working on CRM, Professional Services Automation, Revenue Management, and Accounting solutions. John is a meticulous operational leader who inspires cross-functional teams to deliver high-performance solutions and improve business process using Salesforce automation. John, is a collaborative business partner equally adept at building customer relationships, influencing stakeholders, and navigating challenging negotiations.

John is a resident of Houston, Texas with his wife Ceila and father of two children Megan and Jared.


Siddharth Sehgal

Sid is a founding member of Sunrise HCM and a veteran of the Salesforce platform with more than 11 years of experience. Sid is also the founder of 360 Degree Cloud, a Salesforce Silver Consulting Partner and Salesforce Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner with a number of Salesforce AppExchange listed applications.

With a Masters in Business Administration and a degree in Software Engineering, Sid has the perfect amalgamation of business and technical architecture skills allowing him to balance architecture requirements with business needs.

Sid is passionate about delivering impeccable solutions by implementing highly optimized and efficient Salesforce platform applications. Sid's passionate contribution to the development of Sunrise HCM is what makes Sunrise HCM standout as one of the best architected solutions on the Salesforce platform.


Pete DeSio

With degrees in Finance and Accounting, Peter has spent the last 10+ years focused on large scale financial systems reengineering aimed at positioning organizations to maximize efficiency and improve technological and operational capabilities. Throughout his career, Peter has helped clients implement large scale CRM and financial change initiatives, guiding results which improve key performance indicators including stakeholder engagement, revenue optimization, and operational efficiency. Given his strong financial acumen, Peter's consulting embraces his exceptional talent for data analysis and financial modeling; as a project leader he works diligently with teams to ensure projects are designed and managed to achieve project objectives, leverage best practices, and exceed client expectations.


Dan DeSio

Daniel quickly immersed himself in Salesforce cloud-based technology as a young professional. Over the last five years Daniel has successfully managed medium and large-scale implementations across a wide range of industries, ensuring client requirements are achieved with innovative and forward thinking solutions. Responsive and results focused, Daniel has guided clients through all phases of Salesforce implementations as a specialist in Sales, Service and Financial Services Cloud solutions. An astute business manager, Daniel effectively partners with clients and project teams to ensure commitments are delivered effectively, opportunities for efficiency are explored, and solutions are built to meet current and future business needs. As a Sunrise team member, Daniel brings his high energy, fresh perspective, and tenacity to each project implementation.