Our story

Flex-Able Solutions started like many companies. Founder and president Aaron Schoenecker saw an opportunity: small and emerging businesses didn’t have access to the talent available to large businesses – and this hindered their growth.

Check out our blog to see how Aaron solved the problem of scalable small business growth.

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Core Values

Our core values guide every aspect of our business. They guide who we hire,
how we work with our clients and how we conduct ourselves.
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COMMUNITY
Impact

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Unparalleled
EXPERTISE

Uncompromised INTEGRITY

Uncompromised
INTEGRITY

Consistent COMMUNICATION

Consistent
COMMUNICATION

DELIVER on commitments

DELIVER
on commitments

Flexer Leadership Team

At Flex-Able Solutions, we see everyone on our team as a leader, particularly those who work directly with our clients. Leadership is a key role that our Flexers fill within any client organization in order to complete critical work, drive organizational improvement and be catalysts for growth.

Aaron Schoenecker
President and Owner
Doug Will
Practice Director - Finance and Accounting
Ellen Behrhorst
HR Recruiter
Kevin Erdman
Corporate Development
Kristin Narverud
Controller
Noopur Curtis
Sales Lead
Penny Owen
Client Team Leader – Finance and Accounting
Shelly Bormann
Client Manager
Susan Stascavage
Assistant Practice Director – Finance and Accounting
Tamonna Combs
Human Resources Consultant and Team Leader
Victor Thompson
Practice Director - Human Resources
Aaron Schoenecker
President and Owner


Role: Brand Ambassador both internally and externally. Always listening and engaging the market to understand the demand. Developing the Flexer culture!

Credentials:
  • 20+ years of leadership, professional and entrepreneurial experience; thinking and rethinking how to do things better, then actually doing them, or in cases advise, consult or activate others to execute.
  • Big 4 accounting and consulting experience
  • Fortune 100 executive leadership
  • Successful start-up and entrepreneurial experience
Education:
  • BA, Economics and Accounting – St. John’s University
  • Executive Leadership School – Wharton School
What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: Flexers and our clients, especially the people and personal side of Flex-Able is what motivates me to be positive every day. The work and market – I love the endeavor of finding a balance between organizational goal setting and how to most efficiently deploy resources to achieve those goals. Labor flexibility is and will be a key translator in finding this balance, especially in the near future.

Personal Interests: I love being outside. I love sports/athletics, and generally being active. I seek out new experiences and travel. These adventures are exponentially more fun and gratifying when I am in the company of my wife and/or three daughters, family and friends. I enjoy spending time playing chauffeur and cheerleader to my daughters in their various activities and supporting their learning process.

Doug Will
Practice Director – Finance and Accounting


Role: Recruiting, training and leading finance and accounting professionals to bring best practices to clients through custom staffing solutions.

Credentials:

  • 30+ years of experience in senior finance and accounting roles (CFO, VP Finance) for organizations up to $150M in annual revenues.
  • Strategic & operational planning
  • IT systems planning & implementation
  • Revenue cycle optimization
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Internal and external reporting
  • Capital planning/treasury/investment management
  • Human resources
  • Board relations
  • Acquisitions & divestitures
  • Purchasing/vendor relations
  • Cost reduction/contract negotiation
  • Process redesign
  • Regulatory compliance/HIPAA
  • Start ups

Education:

  • B.S., Accounting – Oral Roberts University
  • M.B.A. – University of St. Thomas

Industries: Healthcare, Social Services, Non-Profit, Fundraising, Higher Education, Publishing, Technology, Startups, Small Business, Professional Services

What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: It is truly rewarding to see our teams transform clients’ finance function, bringing efficiency, best practices to processes and meaningful data and advice to decision-makers.

Personal Interests: Hiking, dog training, spending time with family.

Ellen Behrhorst
HR Manager of Recruiting


Role:
My focus is to attract talent and top performers from day zero. Talent acquisition is vital to any organization and finding candidates who are an overall fit for our organization is one of my most important obligations.

Credentials:
  • 14 years of experience in progressive roles- various functional areas within HR: recruitment, employee relations, training & development, benefit & payroll administration
  • Human Resource Development Certificate
  • Multicultural Supervision Certificate
  • Supervisory Leadership Certificate
Education:
  • B.S., Human Resource Management – Saint Mary’s University of MN
  • A.A.S, Business/Supervisory Management – Dakota County Technical College
Industries: Health & Wellness, Healthcare, Transportation & Logistics, Manufacturing, Professional Services

What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: I love working with my amazing colleagues and leadership team. We all share a passion to make Flex-Able Solutions successful, but we truly care for our clients and their needs. I enjoy providing my expertise and contributing to our growing company. Most importantly, the concept of our business is one of a kind and I am proud to be a part of such an incredible organization.

Personal Interests: I love spending time with my husband and three children. I enjoy running and spending time outdoors with my family. During downtime, I like to watch movies and documentaries. I also enjoy cooking as I find this therapeutic, while perfecting Korean dishes.
Kevin Erdman
Corporate Development


Role: My role is to assist the executive team, department operations and the business as a whole in identifying, defining and executing strategies and plans for evolving, improving and growing all parts of the business.

Credentials:
  • 10 years in banking, finance and investment management industries
  • 20+ years software, hardware and services technology industries
  • Led the successful turnaround of 3 companies, 4 software and services start-ups.
  • 6 years into a successful executive consulting business
Education:
  • BA in Economics – University of St. Thomas
What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: Without question first and foremost, the determination and interest of our people for excelling at their work for the client and each other. Consistent with that theme is the Flex-Able Solutions culture that everyone is continuously striving to improve and adapt to the changing nature of work and lifestyles.

Personal Interests: My focus outside of work is on spending as much time as I can with my wife, four children and my extended family and friends. I also enjoy fly-fishing, fly-tying, hunting, golf, sailing, gardening and reading about great leaders, history and nature.
Kristin Narverud
Controller


Role: Presenting financial data and metrics that support the team in making the best decisions possible for the organization.

Credentials:
  • Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of experience advising and calculating revenue recognition, budget and forecasting, recommending and implementing process improvements, evaluating and implementing internal controls, presenting internal and external financial reporting, managing Board of Directors relations, and acquisition integrations.
Education:
  • B.S., Accounting – St. Catherine University
Industries: Software, Energy, Retail, Non-Profit, Small Business

What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: I enjoy working daily with the exceptional team of talented problem solvers at Flex-Able Solutions.

Personal Interests: I enjoy traveling and being outdoors especially with my family. I also love to read, sew, and cook together as a family
Noopur Curtis
Sales Lead


Role: Spearheading business development efforts for the organization, developing and nurturing relationships with the clients, educating the clients on our organization coupled with the delivery solutions we can provide, and participating in the organization strategy design.

Credentials:
  • 15 years of corporate finance and operations experience with Fortune 100 companies through traditional and consultative roles
  • 4 years of experience in sales and business development
Education:
  • MBA, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship – Kellogg School of Management
  • B.S., Finance – Iowa State University
  • B.C., Business and Economics – New Delhi University
  • M. Music, Indian Classical Vocal, Prayag Sangeet Samiti (Private) – India
Industries: Manufacturing, Retail, Health Care, Staffing & Recruiting

What I love about Flex-Able Solutions:
  • Differentiated business and operating model in a mature industry
  • Mission driven organization with distinct values and community mindset
  • Our people take pride in delivering exceptional product and operational quality to the clients
Personal Interests: Running, softball, gardening, event planning/management, food presentation, singing
Penny Owen
Client Team Leader – Finance and Accounting


Role: Leading, training, and mentoring finance and accounting professionals to develop the best staffing to clients through custom staffing solutions.

Credentials:
  • 25+ years of experience in senior finance and accounting roles (controller, manager) for organizations up to $6B in annual revenues focusing on process improvement, leadership, and employee development
  • Experience in startups with focus on internal and external reporting, cash management, financial planning and analysis, and systems planning and implementation
  • Years of experience with audit management including ERISA audits, benefit negotiation and management, payroll, and document retention
  • Experience with purchasing card implementation and accounts payable/vendor relations in various size companies, saving over $100k annually in expenses
Education:
  • B.S., Accounting and Financial Economics – St. Catherine University
  • M.B.A. – Accounting Focus, Capella University
Industries: Healthcare, Financial Services, Construction, Higher Education, Manufacturing, Startups, Small Business, Large Business, Professional Services

What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: It is truly rewarding to see our teams transform clients’ finance function, bringing efficiency and best practices to processes and meaningful data and advice to decision makers.

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking and watching soccer. I also enjoy reading and baking.
Shelly Bormann
HR Generalist


Role: Focus on HRIS implementation, new hire onboarding as well as refining policies and procedure within Flex-Able Solutions.

Credentials:
  • 14+ years in human resources, focusing on HRIS Implementation and benefit administration
  • Multiple benefit plan conversions
  • Experience with acquisitions
  • Business facing HR
Education:
  • B.A., Organizational Management – Gustavus Adolphus College
Industries: Medical Device & Healthcare, Insurance & Broker Relations, Contract Manufacturing

What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: I love the people! Everyone is supportive and willing to help whenever needed. The opportunity to work remotely and be flexible with my schedule is also a huge benefit to me. Working for a smaller company is also appealing as I have the ability to make a bigger, more immediate impact.

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. We are an active family and like being outdoors. I love coaching my kids in all their sports as well as hiking, paddleboarding, traveling and baking.

Susan Stascavage
Assistant Practice Director – Finance and Accounting

Role: Recruiting, training and leading finance and accounting professionals to bring best practices to clients through custom staffing solutions.

Credentials:

  • Over 15 years of experience in senior finance and accounting roles for organizations up to $5B in annual revenues.
  • Strategic and operational planning, financial planning and analysis
  • Internal and external reporting, process redesign and board relations

Education:

  • B.S., Finance – Western Illinois University
  • M.B.A. – DePaul University

Industries: Non-Profit, Digital Marketing, Publishing, Manufacturing, Small Business, Professional Services

What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: I enjoy working with all the different clients. Flex-Able has a great group of employees. I also like the flexibility we have with our schedules.

Personal Interests: Movies, travel, spending time with family.

Tamonna Combs
Human Resources Consultant and Team Leader


Role: Helping clients and team members navigate, implement, and stabilize systems and processes for optimizing successful strategic outcomes.

  Credentials:
  • 20+ years of HR experience (with an emphasis on Healthcare Management)
  • Employee relations experience
  • 7 years of HR Consultation
  • Coaching/mentor experience
  • Process Improvements
Education:
  • H.S Diploma – City Academy
Industries: Non-Profit, Small Business, Healthcare, Finance  

What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: I enjoy working with an organization that empowers and supports their consultants to thrive in their client deliverables. Also, I love the “Flex-Able” working schedule that truly embodies a positive work/life balance.

Personal Interests: Traveling, cooking, reading, fashion – but above all else hanging with my family.
Victor Thompson
Practice Director – Human Resources

Role:
Ensuring excellence in client service delivery and retention, building and developing an effective HR team, optimizing the onboarding of new clients, supporting business development efforts and participating in the organizational strategy design.

Credentials:
  • 20+ years comprehensive human resources and change management experience in organizations ranging in size from 5 to 50,000 employees
  • 8+ years in HR leadership roles and 10+ years of entrepreneurial experience
  • Over 10 years of business and strategy consulting
  • Trained and certified in multiple executive coaching models and measurement assessments
Education:
  • B.A., Psychology/Computer Science – University of Michigan
  • M.B.A. – University of Rochester, Simon School of Management
  • Doctoral coursework, Organization Development – University of Arizona and University of St. Thomas
Industries: Medical Device & Healthcare, Professional Services, Government, Consumer Products, Start-ups and various small businesses

What I love about Flex-Able Solutions: The people are great! I’m a part of building and delivering unique solutions to growing businesses and that’s rewarding. I also enjoy the “flex-ability” of my schedule and the work that I do.

Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and four daughters, coaching youth sports, volunteering, working out, movies, writing and playing/watching sports.