Our team of experts are ready to help your business streamline your payroll and other human resources operations. Members of our team possess backgrounds in labor law, corporate accounting and human resources management. Our roots in consulting help your organization successfully navigate changing requirements and maintain a competitive workforce advantage.

Our status as a minority-owned business fulfills your diversity spend requirements while enabling you to capitalize on our decades of experience, industry leadership and deep understanding of compliance regulations. Every professional on our staff is passionate about helping your business succeed.

Amein Punjani


As co-founder and CEO of Zempleo, Amein has over 20 years of experience in quality management, workforce design and process optimization with Fortune 500 companies from various industries. As a progressive entrepreneur, Amein has helped launch multiple businesses in the staffing and transportation industries. A common thread in all his ventures are People: while technologies come and go, the one true differentiator for clients is the quality of their talent. True also for Zempleo, where he has assembled a talented team of professionals to meet the needs of its customers, ensuring all expectations are exceeded. Amein calls the Bay Area, CA home with his wife and three boys.

Sabrina Chisholm


Operational efficiency, strong judgement in high performance situations, transparency and unbelievable customer service is why Sabrina is a trusted leader. With over 25 years of staffing industry experience, leading all facets of a company, Sabrina drives for service excellence in her team with the focus on providing an exceptional customer experience. Sabrina states “finding the grey” is an important factor to function in the staffing industry and she strives to find the right solution for her team and customers. Sabrina recognizes that being unique is what makes a strong team and building to each person’s strength is key to any successful business. Sabrina has a love for traveling, adventure and spending time with her family.

Lahka Egbert

Vice President of HR Operations

Passionate about helping others, Lahka is quite adept at being able to wear multiple hats. With over 15 years of HR and Staffing experience, Lahka’s ability to connect with people both personally and professionally allows her to develop relationships with business leaders that they can value long term. Her focus on partnership allows her to create service minded solutions, built on trust. With experience developing and managing staffing programs for both Fortune 500 and 100 companies, she is able to pivot between rules, regulations, and processes, while providing the necessary operational control. She believes the key to success is identifying solutions that meet the business need while mitigating risk and solving for potential issues. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, Lahka’s favorite way to spend her weekends is with her family and friends enjoying a wide variety of outdoor activities and exploring new places.

Tony Calleja

Vice President of Finance

Tony is an accomplished business leader and trusted advisor. With an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance, Tony couples his educational background with over three decades of business experience to fuel his passion of creating company growth opportunities through sound financial and business practice foundations. With his unique combination of financial and operational leadership, Tony has led business advancement through organizational restructuring, revenue and gross margin improvement along with cost containment initiatives across a variety of industries.

Monica Montoya

Director of Corporate Human Resources

Holding her master’s degree in Human Resources Management and certifications from both SHRM and HRCI, Monica is described as a “walking HR dictionary” due to her knowledge of employment law and her ability to interpret complex regulations. Monica has more than 18 years progressive HR experience in varying industries. This experience enables Monica to identify and analyze key legal issues resulting in creative, customized business solutions. Monica believes that striving for a solution or outcome that may seem out of reach continuously pushes her to make amazing things happen. Most importantly to Monica, she enjoys building relationships with all levels of employees.

Heather Aziz

Director of HR Operations and Compliance

Known for her professionalism and integrity, Heather is committed to give non-stop investment in ensuring we are compliant with laws, regulations, company policies and contracts. Heather believes proactive focus is the key to the growth of an emerging business from the ground up. Her tenacious attitude contributes to her personal sense of responsibility in helping companies meet their goals. With holding a PHR and SHRM-CP, Heather is able to take any challenge and drive efficiency and proactive solutions. Passionate in and outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with her children and husband on the weekend.

Andy Thoren

Director of Information Technology

Taking time to learn and understand details regarding processes has allowed Andy to leverage his IT expertise to exceed business needs. As an analytical problem solver, it’s no surprise that Andy was a finalist for the Top Tech Exec Awards and has consistently been recognized for his extensive knowledge in the information technology industry. Andy believes that building a strong team and communicating effectively is critical to the success of any business. Always looking for ways to help his team members grow, Andy also volunteers as an AYSO soccer coach and enjoys mentoring and teaching children. Andy prides himself in creating a challenging work environment and loves being able to go home at the end of the day knowing he made a difference.

Noelle Hazekamp

Director of Marketing

Opportunity, collaboration and variety are what excite Noelle the most about her work and the contributions she makes at Zempleo. With a degree in Advertising as well as minors in both Marketing and Graphic Design, Noelle provides a substantial platform in developing and evolving business. Since a young age, Noelle has been interested in the thought process behind campaigns and the implementation of concepts. Noelle believes in serving others and is a volunteer for a camp for children with congenital heart disease and an active contributor to the Humane Society. One of the most important lessons Noelle has learned throughout her career is to embrace change and to find and own your voice within an organization by asserting yourself to maximize potential.

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Gain peace of mind and stay compliant by choosing an MBE partner with the expertise to handle all your payroll and staffing needs. Contact us for a complimentary, 30-minute consultation to discuss how we can help.