Local Business Women Continue to Look for Growth Opportunities

When Steve Enna and Dennis Wooten, owners of EW Partners, a Pleasanton, CA based HR Firm were ready to begin their transition to retirement they had clear goals.  To find a way to ensure the successful brand they had worked so hard to develop would continue and to make the transition as seamless as possible for their clients.  Those goals meant finding a buyer who shared their passion for providing high level HR management services and excellent customer service delivered by highly skilled HR professionals.  They knew exactly where to look.

They reached out to Sandra Dickerson and Cindy McKellar, owners and Co-CEO’s of Your People Professionals (YPP), headquartered in Santa Maria, CA.  For more than 25 years YPP has been a leader in providing Human Resources Management services to small and medium size businesses both locally and throughout CA, earning the respect of HR professionals  and a diverse client base.  Steve and Dennis knew they were the right fit to carry on the EW Partners brand. The two firms had a successful history of working together on high level HR projects and their teams share a high touch customer service philosophy that is customized to meet the needs of each client.

Effective April 1, EW Partners was acquired by YPP and officially became EW Partners, Inc.  Dennis and Steve will remain an integral part of the team, providing strategic consulting to existing and new clients of both companies, with Sandra and Cindy now the Co-CEO’s of EW Partners, Inc. as well as continuing as Co-CEO’s of YPP.  The skilled EW staff will remain as will the Pleasanton office located in the historic downtown area.

Sandra and Cindy were confident the acquisition of EW Partners was the logical next step in their vision for the growth and development of YPP.  They share a unique partnership, working together at YPP since 1987 and as owners and Co-CEO’s since 1997.  As Co-CEO’s they have created a successful business model with an emphasis on collaboration, high touch client service and community involvement.  Sandra served many years in government affairs and leadership for YPP’s core industry association.  She is a member of the California and American Bar Associations, Immediate Past President of the Board for the United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County and the Organizing Committee Chair for EconAlliance.  Cindy has served in Executive board positions with the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Santa Maria Economic Development Commission and  board member of Softec, as well as an active Rotarian. They lead a strong team of HR professionals who share their commitment to providing small and medium size businesses an extensive menu of high quality outsourced HR services that are affordable and effective.

Together, YPP and EW Partners, Inc. offer a full range of human resource solutions including complete HR Management services.  The Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or Administrative Services Organization (ASO) service models offer employers a complete turn-key off-site HR Department.   Additional services include Recruiting, Strategic HR Consulting, Executive and Staff Compensation Analysis, Board of Director Reviews,   Succession Planning and Equity Plan Designs.

Sandra and Cindy and the EW and YPP teams are excited about the enhanced services and resources the new partnership will provide clients.