Our Company

Established in 1998, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas with additional offices in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Corpus Christi, Austin, Colorado Springs, and Denver with service nationally.

Our Founder - Terry Hookstra

Terry Hookstra, from his humble beginnings, growing up above a bar in Omaha, serving his country in the Navy, and then starting his young career in the computer industry, Terry has always been a forward thinker. For his first entrepreneur journey, Terry created a small computer company. One of his clients was a PEO. After discovering the uniqueness of the PEO industry, he took the challenge of developing a client base for this PEO. After accomplishing this goal, Terry decided to use his entrepreneur skills again and created eEmployers Solutions, Inc. in 1998.

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Our CEO - John Ykema

John is a technology enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the Human Resources Outsourcing and HR Technology industries. Having worked for premier software companies like PrismHR and NetWise Technology, as well as a fast-growing PEO and Staffing Company in Houston, TX, he had an incredible opportunity to learn and grow in an industry he loves.

Over the years, he has managed the successful implementation of enterprise software platforms for clients of all sizes and demographics, from startup companies to some of the largest and most sophisticated in the industry. As our CEO, he works tirelessly to create a culture and ecosystem that results in the best possible experience for our Clients and Worksite Employees.

Our Mission Is

To Simplify The
Employment Challenges
of Your Business

TIME SAVING TECHNOLOGY + PAYROLL / HR / benefits / COMPLIANCE / SAFETY & insurance

We offer expertise in Human Resources, Workers’ Compensation & Risk Management, Employee Benefits, Retirement Packages, Payroll Administration and more. We can also offer them two ways. One is as a PEO: through our detailed Customer Service Agreement, we become a co-employer, shouldering most employment liabilities as well as taking on responsibility for compliance issues, and a full range of benefit, payroll, and tax management. The other is via Administrative Services Organization (ASO), a simple fee-based menu of options, from payroll processing to tax filing to benefits administration; however, with this method your organization retains all liability and responsibility for Workmans’ Comp, etc. Both methods can save you overhead and time that can be better used by your own personnel.

Simply put, Human Resource Management is our business – and has been since 1998 when we started ESI as a licensed PEO with headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

John Ykema

CEO

Corey Hookstra

President – Corporate Strategy

Jenny Smith

CFO

Karla Saenz

VP of Client Services

Barry Aaron

Vice President of Sales

Steven Hookstra

Regional Sales Director

Russell James

General Manager
IT Manager

Tracie Alcon

Controller

Lori Jimenez

Payroll Manager

Tanya De Leon

 Benefits Manager

Lori Pulido

Risk Manager

Norma Ray

Client Success Manager (CES)

Cheryl Zang

Human Resources Manager

Andy White

Marketing Manager

Payroll Admin

Still doing your own payroll? Tasks involved with Payroll and Employee Administration are purely transactional events.

Human Resources

At eESI, our business is all about assisting with the management of any organization’s most valuable resource: people.

Employee Benefits

A benefit package can be a major incentive to lure the best new talent to your workforce and keep your current employees happy.

Risk Management

Risk is a basic part of business. As a co-employer we work to eliminate, mitigate or share your associated legal liabilities.

HCM Technology

eESI continuously utilizes the latest in technological advances through online and mobile solutions to make your life easier.

Payroll Admin

Still doing your own payroll? Tasks involved with Payroll and Employee Administration are purely transactional events.

Human Resources

At ESI, our business is all about assisting with the management of any organization’s most valuable resource: people.

Employee Benefits

A benefit package can be a major incentive to lure the best new talent to your workforce and keep your current employees happy.

Risk Management

Risk is a basic part of business. As a co-employer we work to eliminate, mitigate or share your associated legal liabilities.

HCM Technology

ESI continuously utilizes the latest in technological advances through online and mobile solutions to make your life easier.