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“Because of BaronHR I am in my dream job, surrounded by like-minded professionals and I feel like I am at home.”

- Natalie A.Job Seeker

Lou E. Perez

Executive Chairman of the Board

From an early age, Lou E. Perez was convinced that with enough insight, energy, determination and focus, he could achieve success beyond the wildest dreams of his young peers. Even then he understood that such success would require helping other people achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Robert Wertz, Ed.D


Dr. Robert Wertz is a member of the company’s Board of Directors, advising Chief Executive Lou E. Perez on a variety of strategic, financial, risk management and human resources issues. Wertz was formerly chief business official and deputy superintendent of administrative services for the Rowland Unified School District in Los Angeles County.

L. Johanna Dreisbach


Johanna Dreisbach provides counsel on BaronHR’s legal matters, primarily focusing on contracts, labor law and regulatory compliance. She also is a member of the company’s leadership team. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she is an effective communicator and a skilled negotiator and mediator.

Eric Welch

President of Legal Affairs

Eric Welch became a director of BaronHR in November 2015. He currently serves as general counsel for the company and is responsible for state and federal compliance issues, for litigation with an emphasis on workers compensation, and for preparation of legal documents required by the business.

Gay Carnello


As a member of the BaronHR Board of Directors, Gay Carnello helps set the company’s strategic direction and advises Founder and Chief Executive Lou E. Perez on a variety of business and operational issues.

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