About Future Systems

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Our Team

newLinda edit2.jpg Linda K. Hass

President & CEO, one of the original founders of Future Systems, is the sole owner of the company. Having grown the company from a few clients in 1993 to several hundred with tens of thousands of employees, she has no intention of slowing down. Her strong commitment to excellent customer service drives the company to out-perform any competitor – hands down. Linda is a founding member of The Payroll Group, a national consortium of independently owned payroll service bureaus. She also continues to be active in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), having served many years on the state and national levels.

She and her husband have called the Cedar Rapids area home since 1984. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren. In her leisure time, Linda enjoys quilting, music (listening, playing and performing), spending time with friends and attending her grandchildren’s activities.

newnewAmanda Edit 1.jpg Amanda Palmersheim

Vice President, embarked on her payroll career in March 1993 and has seen many changes in systems, rules and regulations in that time. She has performed every function in the company and loves working with clients to find solutions to their needs. Amanda continues to be very instrumental in stream-lining processes and developing procedures to ensure outstanding customer service.

Amanda and her husband have two very active teenagers and can be found at numerous activities ranging from swim meets, soccer games, show choir competitions, musicals, dance recitals and theatre productions. In her free time, Amanda volunteers at Theatre Cedar Rapids.

newdouglas edit 22 (2).jpg Douglas Hass

Sales Manager, joined Future Systems in June 2003 as a short-term employee and simply forgot to leave! While he does a little bit of everything, Douglas likes working with new clients to make sure everything is running smoothly and that they are getting everything they need.

Douglas enjoys spending his free time with his wife and dog.  You may see him at a live music event, local race or out biking when the weather permits.  

newkaren edit 1.jpg Karen Bigger

Client Service Representative, has been providing customer service since January 2013. Karen enjoys the different personalities of our clients and the challenge of keying and balancing payrolls to be error-free.

In her spare time, Karen spends time in her kitchen cooking and baking both family favorites and new recipes. Her idol is Ree Drummond – The Pioneer Woman – as who wouldn’t want to live in the middle of nowhere and be a blogger/cooking show host? Now that her son is grown, Karen enjoys having time to make scrapbook pages full of memories all about motherhood, celebrations and what an awesome kid he is.

NewSkye edit 1.jpg Skye Stallman

Client Service Representative, joined the team in September 2013. She enjoys getting to know the clients and their unique payrolls, whether that be simple and easy or complex and challenging – there’s never a dull moment at work!

Skye enjoys painting, reading and jogging. Most of all, she stays very active with two teenage girls.

newKaren W edit 1.jpg Karen Flatjord

Tax Specialist, has been assisting tax clients since August 2012. Karen is passionate about utilizing technology to file and pay federal and state payroll taxes to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

Away from the office, Karen stays busy running after two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and cooking home made meals.

newSteve Edit 1.jpg Steve Mescher 

Steve joined Future Systems in 2013 as an Account Executive. Steve brings a wealth of business knowledge and understands the challenges that face today’s business owners. “Everyone gets paid,” says Steve “and we are here to make that side of business worry-free!” 

Steve and his wife live in Cedar Rapids and have three adult sons. A life-long avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, Steve enjoys tailgating at all Iowa home games. He also enjoys fishing, snow skiing and traveling with his family.

newKatie G.jpgKatie Gerke

Client Service Representative, started working at Future Systems in 2016 as a customer service representative and has focused on being the go-to-person on the timekeeping and scheduling systems.

Outside of work, Katie currently attends Mount Mercy University in pursuit of obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Business. When she's not studying, she loves to stay healthy by going to the gym and spending time outside with her family and friends. On the weekends you can find her cheering on Wisconsin with her two Dalmatians, Bucky and Badger. 

new Angel website.jpgAngel Moores

Client Service Representative, added her talents to Future Systems in June 2017. Angel enjoys talking & working with clients and uses her superior customer service background to help them navigate any payroll problems that may arise.

In her free time Angel and her husband enjoy spending time with their three kids who are active in Boy Scouts, Karate and Orchestra. The five of them enjoy being outdoors with their two dogs. They can often be found hiking, camping or just hanging around a fire with friends and family.

new Chris Website.jpgChris Dobel 

Client Service Representative, joined Future Systems in June 2017. He does everything Management throws at him, along with keying a payroll here and there. Chris has been involved in the payroll profession for over 10 years and enjoys the daily challenge that it presents.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, son & dog. Chris’ family enjoys tailgating for UNI football games and cheering for Iowa State in any sport. Chris has officiated high school football since 1998 with numerous trips to the playoffs, including 5 state championship games.