Meet Our Team2023-09-19T12:18:58+00:00

Where everyone
knows your name

Meet our team at PeopleGuru™.

Experience amazing support from
experts who know your name

From our CEO to our interns, everyone at  PeopleGuru™ has one goal:
Help you succeed and achieve better outcomes.

Dedicated point of contact

PeopleGuru™ assigns you a dedicated HR expert
who will be there
when you call.

Credentialed (PHR, CPP)

PeopleGuru™  has decades of HCM experience and credentialed experts
to help you.

US-based support

PeopleGuru™ develops and supports all our own tech
right here in Tampa

Helping HR leaders succeed
is what
we do best

Reach your full potential and achieve work-life balance
with PeopleGuru™.

Meet the team behind the
PeopleGuru™ dream

With over 3 decades of human capital management expertise,  PeopleGuru™
develops and supports our own tech right here in Tampa Florida.

Rich Cangemi

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Zugay

Chief Technology Officer

Steve Cohen

Chief Revenue Officer

Manuela Giraldo

HR Generalist

Libbie Sowder

Implementation Specialist

Logan Jones

Implementation Specialist

Zoe Summer

Account Manager

Olga Evseeva

Account Manager

Patricia Kelley

Customer Service

Rubin Drew


Charlotte Jackson

Tax Support

Caden Haga

Tax Support

Karen Erne

Director of Operations

Bruce Speegle

Payroll Expert

Rosie Cantu

Talent Management

Ted Arent

Director of IT

Ivan Shindev

Director of Development

Christian Spoerl

Director of Marketing

Caroline Pope

Marketing Assistant

Amanda Cangemi

Marketing Intern


Want to talk?

Want to see a live demo?

Want to get a quote?

At PeopleGuru™, help is just a phone call away

Experience amazing support from experts who know your name and understands your unique challenges.

  • World-class implementation team 

  • Best-in-class AE-to-Client ratios (1:20) 

  • Dedicated point of contact

  • Credentialed (PHR, CPP)
  • US based support

  • All time zones

 “Staff is very friendly, helpful and an absolute joy to work with!” 


TrustRadius Reviewer 
Executive in Human Resources 

Frequently asked questions

Why do clients choose PeopleGuru™?2023-08-22T16:49:57+00:00

Clients choose PeopleGuru™ for 3 reasons:

1. PeopleGuru™ designed a true, all-in-one employee lifecycle management solution that eliminates the need for additional human capital management software.

2. PeopleGuru™ HCM is highly configurable, easy to use, and on average,
is 20% more affordable than most of our competitors.

3. PeopleGuru™ Managed Services gives HR leaders more time to focus on growth.

What’s more, you’ll experience amazing support, a successful implementation, and achieve better outcomes.

What makes PeopleGuru™ unique?2023-08-26T02:34:44+00:00

What makes PeopleGuru™ unique is that we solve your unique challenges.

PeopleGuru™ has decades of HCM experience and credentialed experts to help you.

PeopleGuru™ has decades of best practices and HR expertise to help you succeed.

PeopleGuru™ develops and supports all our own tech to make your life easier.

Helping you succeed is what we do best.

What size clients do you serve?2023-08-22T16:45:20+00:00

PeopleGuru™ is a great fit for high-growth companies and small businesses with 50-2000 employees.

What industries do you serve?2023-08-22T16:44:29+00:00

PeopleGuru™ is proud to serve mid-market organizations across industries including but not limited to healthcare, nonprofit organizations, assisted living, senior care, retail, manufacturing, and agriculture.

Who is PeopleGuru™?2023-08-29T22:31:09+00:00

People who care about your success.

PeopleGuru is a privately held company that launched in 2017.

Founded by three industry veterans with over three decades of experience,
Richard Cangemi, Paul Zugay, and Steve Cohen are disrupting
HR tech by putting humans first.

In 2022, PeopleGuru raised growth capital
from a well-known industry investment group.

Ask us anything

HR leaders are transforming their workplaces with PeopleGuru™

Provide a better employee experience and increase productivity with the #1 most comprehensive HCM solution in the industry.


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