Why the Hub & Spoke Business Model Isn’t Sustainable for Your Company | Lori Winters | Part 1 of…

Lori Winters is the founder of Thread HCM (formerly Choice Payroll, Inc.) which provides mid-sized businesses a strategic partnership of managed services for HR and payroll functions. Her passion for the industry and desire to change the way companies function fuel her every move.

As an Engineering Graduate from Georgia Tech, Lori is always looking at how to rework systems and build upon them for improvement. She found a flawed system in the standard workplace. As a member of the Independent Payroll Providers’ Association, Lori sought to bring positive change to the payroll industry which won her the election as the organization’s President. After her tenure, her continued push for a better workplace drove her to make it her company mission.

Before starting her company, Lori held a successful career in the telecommunications industry, from network engineering to international sales and sales management. She then helped launch an outsourced accounting services firm, where she saw the need for assistance in the payroll and HR industries.

After studying several organizations, Lori found that the culture in a company directly impacted the engagement level of employees, which directly affected discretionary effort and productivity. Published in 2017, Lori authored her first ebook; “Employee Engagement Drives Business Success.” Her theories have already seen results as she has led Thread to many awards including Best Places to Work, and most recently, its induction onto the Inc. 5000 list. Continually working to get better, Lori is involved in several elite business groups both nationally and locally that work together to better each other, their industries and the community.

Along with her husband, Dale, Lori raises three independent daughters who keep her looking toward the future, always thinking about how to make the world a better place, and she’s starting with how we work.


Connect with Lori:

Website: https://threadhcm.com

Facebook: @ThreadHCM

Twitter: @ThreadHCM

LinkedIn: ln/company/16226633/



A community dedicated to raising your game to the next level by learning how to Execute at the highest level and eliminating the obstacles that keep you from being the leader you were born to be.

Join group here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeakPerformanceNation/



Audible – Free Audio Book & 30 Day Trial 

Blue Apron –  $30 Off Your First Order


Acuity Scheduling – Stop Wasting Time Setting Up Meetings

Peak Accountability – http://www.thorconklin.com/accountability/

Thank you once again for listening

Please follow us on:

Facebook: Thor Conklin   

Twitter: @ThorConklin

Website: http://www.thorconklin.com



Thor Conklin Media

Peak Performers Podcast

Peak Performance Nation


#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.   Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.   Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life through mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary road map, strategies, tools and psychology to win this game.