Anthros Announces Appointment of Human Resources & Hospitality Industry Executive Ed Whalley as Chief Financial Officer

WINTER PARK, Fla., January 9, 2017—Human resources outsourcing company Anthros Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Ed Whalley as Chief Financial Officer. Whalley is an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of experience in the human resources and hospitality industries. “Ed has an impressive record of achieving profitability and operational excellence,” said Anurag Dandiya, Anthros Inc.’s founder and CEO. “We’ve spent the past two years building a vehicle for growth, and now we’re at a point where we need someone of Ed’s caliber to take us to the next level.” As CFO, Whalley will work closely with Dandiya on strategic planning and scaling operations to support growth. He will also oversee business development, financial operations and compliance. “When I was starting out as an entrepreneur more than 20 years ago, it was Ed who taught me the American tax system,” said Dandiya. “His abilities as a leader have always inspired me, and we’re lucky to have him on our team as Anthros enters a new phase of growth.” Whalley comes to Anthros from Integrity Golf Company, where he served as CFO and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, managing all aspects of financial services and planning, business development and compliance for more than 25 golf clubs. Ed has held leadership positions at other major golf management companies, including Kitson & Partners Club Services, and was a business development executive at one of the largest HR outsourcing companies in the U.S. During his tenure, the HR company grew by $40 million. “It is a tremendous opportunity to join Anthros as it’s poised for growth,” said Whalley. “Anthros... Read More

Anthros Inc. Prepares to Double in Size after Year of Significant Growth

WINTER PARK, Fla., January 4, 2017—Human resources outsourcing company Anthros Inc. grew 26 percent in 2016 and is poised to double in size in the first quarter of 2017. “Anthros Inc.’s growth last year reflects the high-level of customized service that the Anthros team provides to our clients,” said Anthros Founder and CEO Anurag Dandiya. “We are constantly improving and re-engineering our service delivery model to fit client needs, both now and in the future.” With the addition of new clients in 2016, including a major communications and technology firm, Anthros Inc. now has a footprint in 33 states. To accompany growth in 2017, Anthros is planning a strategic expansion into additional states. “Our growth has been highly strategic,” said Dandiya. “We’ve never been interested in short term gains. Instead we focus on long-term partnerships, only taking on new clients that are aligned with our culture and values.” In 2016, Anthros also guided many clients as they launched new businesses, expanded its leadership training capabilities and brand management services, and upgraded its Human Resources Information System (HRIS) to harness the latest technology available for its client-centric service delivery model. “We’ve built a foundation for growth over the past two years by securing the right team and the best HR technology on the market,” said Dandiya. “Now as we move into the new year we’re seeing the rewards of our investments in infrastructure and are more than ready to grow the business.” About Anthros Inc. Anthros Inc. is a boutique Human Resources firm headquartered in Winter Park, Fla. Known for its personalized service and high-performance HR technology, Anthros processes payroll,... Read More

Anthros Inc. Names Famed Litigator John Houghtaling to Board of Directors

WINTER PARK, Fla., December 30, 2016—Human resources outsourcing company Anthros Inc. has named one of the nation’s top litigation attorneys, John Houghtaling, to its Board of Directors. Houghtaling is the managing partner of legendary Louisiana law firm Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams. He rose to national prominence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by winning more than $30 million in settlements for hurricane victims and building owners, and has since collected over $100 million for individual clients. “John’s legal expertise and his experience as a successful entrepreneur are unmatched,” said Anthros Inc.’s founder and CEO Anurag Dandiya. “I’ve always admired how his values and passions have shaped his work as both an attorney and entrepreneur. He has long been a dear friend and business advisor to me and my team, and I know he will bring a fresh voice to our Board of Directors.” Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams is a longtime client of Anthros Inc. “Anurag and his team helped me streamline a business with a forty year history,” said Houghtaling. “With their exhaustive knowledge of human resources, payroll and compliance, we were able to cut costs and improve profitability.” In addition to his career as an attorney, Houghtaling has launched many successful business ventures, including Ocean Therapy Solutions, a company known for its innovative oil spill cleanup technology that he founded with actor Kevin Costner. Houghtaling has also been recognized for his work as a community leader and philanthropist, and has personally raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local and national charities. Houghtaling joins Anil Deshpande, Chris Fountas and Jerome Bocuse on the Anthros Inc. Board of Directors. “We... Read More

Award-winning Chef Gavin Kaysen Features Anthros Inc. in New Culinary Magazine

WINTER PARK, Fla., December 14, 2016—Human resources outsourcing company Anthros Inc. is featured in the inaugural issue of Spoon Collection, a magazine by award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen, owner and executive chef of Minneapolis restaurant Spoon and Stable. In an article titled “Game Changers,” the magazine describes the critical role Anthros Inc. plays in supporting Spoon and Stable through behind-the-scenes administrative tasks. Kaysen says, “Anurag and his capable team relieve me of all administrative burdens, provide the care I require for my restaurant’s human capital, and sustain our principles, values, and vision to create a culture concentrated toward growth and success.” Anthros Inc. processes payroll, prints paychecks, manages benefits and ensures Spoon and Stable remains in compliance with labor laws. The article also describes the personal connection and history between Chef Kaysen and Anthros Inc.’s Founder and CEO Anurag Dandiya. Describing his first meeting with Kaysen, Dandiya says, “I was captivated by his humility, his presence, and his overall energy. I knew then it was inevitable that he would eventually launch his own brand, and I told him that whenever he did, I would be there to support him from the foundation we had at Anthros.” Chef Gavin Kaysen is an internationally renowned chef who opened Spoon and Stable to great acclaim in 2014. Kaysen’s second restaurant Bellecour is scheduled to open in Minneapolis in spring 2017. The complete magazine is available... Read More

Department of Labor Announces New Overtime Rule

Helen Usher May 18, 2016   We know many of you have been waiting for months to hear the DOL’s decision regarding the overtime rule. This morning the DOL announced a Final Rule to update the regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule will effect millions of previously classified exempt employees in the United States. The Anthros team is here to help our clients understand how this new rule affects your business and how you can prepare for and address it. The DOL covers the provisions of the new rule in this Fact Sheet on their website. The Key Provisions are also listed below. Key Provisions of the Final Rule The Final Rule focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Professional workers to be exempt. Specifically, the Final Rule: 1. Sets the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage Census Region, currently the South ($913 per week; $47,476 annually for a full-year worker); 2. Sets the total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees (HCE) subject to a minimal duties test to the annual equivalent of the 90th percentile of full-time salaried workers nationally ($134,004); and 3. Establishes a mechanism for automatically updating the salary and compensation levels every three years to maintain the levels at the above percentiles and to ensure that they continue to provide useful and effective tests for exemption. The Final Rule also amends the salary basis test to allow employers to use nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments (including commissions) to satisfy up to 10 percent... Read More