PHOENIX, Ariz. – April 22, 2020 — Openforce®, provider of the most widely adopted platform for onboarding, settlement, compliance management and risk mitigation solutions for independent contractor (IC) workforces, today announced Deborah Stevens as its new Chief Compliance Officer.
Stevens joins Openforce from OnTrac Logistics, one of the nation’s largest transportation logistics companies, where she spent the last 20 years. For the past 10 years, she was OnTrac’s Vice President of Quality Assurance, with primary responsibility for managing all aspects of their independent contractor model program.
“The logistics industry most certainly is not slowing down, and with the recent passing of California’s AB5 gig work bill, now is the time to intently concentrate on implementing best practices for IC risk mitigation and compliance nationwide,” Stevens said. “That’s why I’m thrilled to join the Openforce team and guide these efforts on its best-in-class software platform designed to administer and monitor IC compliance.”Ryan Kelly, CEO of Openforce, said, “Deborah has a proven track record of quality-focused leadership in the transportation and independent contractor industries. At OnTrac, she created and implemented all of the tools, training, and resources necessary to ensure the company managed its independent contractor program in compliance with federal and state regulations. Additionally, Deborah developed the contracting process from inception to implementation of the onboarding process with IC business partners, as well as the monitoring of contractor compliance. In her role, she represented the company in hundreds of depositions, misclassification hearings, settlement conferences, lawsuits and small claims hearings as a company representative and witness.” Prior to OnTrac, Stevens served as a paralegal in the U.S. Air Force.
“We are extremely pleased to add Deborah to the Openforce team,” said Steven F. Kaplan, General Partner at Riverside Partners and Chairman of Openforce’s Board of Directors. “With over 20 years’ experience in developing and presenting training materials on various risk mitigation topics, Deborah will enhance Openforce’s capabilities to serve its partners with practical and firsthand knowledge on contractor compliance efforts and ensure everyone is up to date on the ever-changing contractor regulatory environment.”
Openforce® is the leader in technology-driven services that reduce operating costs and mitigate compliance risk for companies using independent contractors. Openforce frees contracting companies from the burden of onboarding, contracting, and settlement processing while helping contractors build their business. Our cloud-based applications help businesses achieve more sustainable, profitable growth by removing financial, operational and compliance barriers to getting business done. Openforce is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners. Learn more at www.oforce.com.
To learn more about Deborah and the leadership team, visit www.oforce.com/leaders.