Meet Our Leadership Team
Larry A. Sheakley is passionate about helping small and medium sized businesses reach their full potential. And he feels fortunate to be able to put that passion to work every day, not just for clients, but also as Chief Executive Officer and Owner at The Sheakley Group of Companies. As the owner of Sheakley and more than 20 others businesses including the Cincinnati Reds, Larry has honed his leadership skills over 40 years by tackling diverse challenges – earning trust while maintaining his integrity. He and his wife, Rhonda, are actively involved in building the value of the community as well, especially with Lighthouse Youth Services, the Sheakley Boys & Girls Club and the Cincinnati Ballet.
Matt Sheakley is energized by keeping up the proud tradition as the third generation in the family business. After graduating from Tulane University, where he was a member of the golf team, Matt returned home to Cincinnati in 1993 to begin his career at Sheakley, and worked his way through the ranks to become Sheakley’s President in 2005. Matt is also heavily involved in the community and currently serves as the Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Museum Center; member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati and the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation; member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) as well as a Board member and Co-Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee (CRBC). Matt resides in Indian Hill with his wife Robin and their two children. He enjoys golf, sports, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Tom Pappas serves as CFO of Sheakley, making sure that the same financial principles that Sheakley espouses to its clients – cost-savings, prudence, oversight and compliance – are put into practice at Sheakley as well. In addition to his responsibilities at Sheakley, Tom devotes time to not-for-profit endeavors, which include serving handicapped children in Romania. Tom and his wife, Nancy, enjoy attending college basketball and football games at Indiana University, as well as spending time with their adult children and grandchildren.
As Vice President of Operations, Eleni is responsible for developing strategy and providing vision to assist in making Sheakley the most highly regarded PEO resource in regard to client centricity. She also strongly believes that excellence in Customer Service is vital to any business and she strives to provide the ultimate Customer Service Experience to our clients as they begin their partnership with Sheakley. Ever the people person, Eleni was Vice President of Human Resources at Sheakley for 20 years before taking on her new role. She also has a personal interest in those with learning disabilities and is involved with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Shari Herper is Sr. Vice President of the Sheakley UniComp division. Shari has been with the Sheakley for more than 25 years and and has worked in many areas of the business. She began her career in the health insurance field and then worked for Sheakley’s Third Party Administrator for health benefits. For the last 20 years, Shari has overseen the Managed Care Services for the Workers’ Compensation business. She works closely with her team ensuring employees affected by an illness or injury on the job receive the proper care to return to the job healthy and productive. In her own time, Shari spends time with her husband, their 2 children and their sporting activities, and the family dogs. Shari also enjoys training shelter dogs and getting them ready for adoption with her daughter and friends.
Over the past 26 years, Angie has held several leadership roles at Sheakley and currently leads our Workers’ Compensation business. Angie’s oversight of all workers’ compensation, safety, and unemployment operations ensures client satisfaction and process efficiency. Angie is also the Treasurer for the Service Association of Ohio. In her free time, she actively engages in her community and recently participated in the Clermont County Work Readiness program for high school students.
For more than 25 years, John has been a driving force behind Sheakley’s growth. His passion for helping each team member grow personally and professionally has resulted in finding innovative ways to help Ohio businesses grow and succeed. As a Wisconsin native, John is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. He and his wife and their four children are self-professed “Cheeseheads” and often travel the US during the NFL season to cheer on the Packers.
For more than 25 years David has managed sales teams across the country. For the last 15 years he has been with Sheakley helping clients better understand how to measure and manage their workforce. Working in an exciting and ever changing industry brings its challenges, but watching teams grow and step up to meet those challenges is the reward! Outside of Sheakley, David keeps busy with his two fantastic kids and the real boss at home. His interests and hobbies include, stressful golf, trying to stay handsome and young and binge watching movies!
As the leader of Corporate Growth Marketing, Jeff is focused on enabling business growth and raising awareness of the broad solutions that Sheakley offers to small and medium sized businesses. Jeff earned a BBA degree from Georgia State University. An Atlanta native, he moved to Cincinnati in 2004 when he joined Fidelity Investments. He’s involved in many local, community efforts including Go Cincinnati, as well as overseas medical and construction missions. And, he still can’t believe the Falcons lost the Super Bowl.
Jayne Gaffney, QPA, is Vice President of Sheakley’s 401(k), Flex, and COBRA division, and brings more than 25 year of experience in pension and flexible benefits to the role, including 23 years at Sheakley. Jayne is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, was the chairman of the ASPPA Cincinnati Conference, and is past president of ABC of Greater Cincinnati. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Jayne is a diehard Buckeye!
Scott Herrmann is Sheakley’s VP of Information Systems. In his role, Scott provides guidance and leadership to ensure the implementation of modern IT frameworks and best practices. He has a passion for understanding and pursuing technology and believes that, along with business process changes, it can achieve unprecedented results, increased security and better customer engagement and experiences. Outside of Sheakley, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, children and pets, and is always working on some type of home improvement project.
With experience in both public and private accounting, Maureen has been assisting privately held companies in the areas of accounting and compliance for more than 28 years, including serving as the Corporate Controller for Sheakley for the last 21 years. Maureen provides financial oversight, process improvements and corporate compliance to the business. In her free time, Maureen enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to music and sporting events, and biking and other outdoor activities!