HR XCEL Names Janet LeClair as President

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Former Wachovia HR leader replaces founder, who steps down as president of Charlotte-based HRO firm.

Janet’s extensive background managing a well-run shared service center has prepared her to lead us toward organizational excellence and service excellence for our clients

Barbara Sheridan co-founded HR XCEL , a Charlotte-based provider of Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) services, in 1998. After nine years of leading the company she grew into a multi-million dollar business, Sheridan now steps down as President, moving into an advisory position on the Board of Directors.

HR XCEL has named Janet LeClair as its new President. LeClair brings over 25 years of financial services industry experience, highlighted by eight years as Director of Wachovia’s HR Support Center, supporting over 100,000 employees.

During her tenure, LeClair led the transformation of the HR support center to a highly automated and efficient HR service organization.

No stranger to the way the company is run, she was initially brought in by Sheridan as a consultant. After six months, Sheridan and HR XCEL co-founder Todd Wiebusch realized LeClair was the right person to lead HR XCEL through its next phase of growth.

"We are proud of Barb’s accomplishments at HR XCEL," Wiebusch said. "Through her vision and dedication, she built a multi-million dollar business known for exceptional service in the highly competitive HR Outsourcing business. Barb and I believe that Janet’s skills and experience managing multidisciplinary HR functions is a highly complex and fast growing environment, will enable HR XCEL to continue its growth and success."

Wiebusch believes LeClair’s track record will serve HR XCEL well. "Janet’s extensive background managing a well-run shared service center has prepared her to lead us toward organizational excellence and service excellence for our clients," he said.

During 20 years with Wachovia, LeClair served in leadership roles in the areas of risk management, financial controls, budgets and planning in both HR and Finance disciplines.

In addition to her professional duties, LeClair – who graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Accounting and Marketing – is also an active member of her community. She currently serves on the Mint Museum’s Board of Trustees and is former and past Chair of the Board of the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools Education Foundation. She is also a member of the St. Matthew Catholic Church Finance Council and the Assistance League of Charlotte.

HR XCEL ( provides comprehensive Human Resource Outsourcing, Benefits Administration Outsourcing and Payroll Solutions for a wide range of clients and their employees in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. HR XCEL positions clients to focus on their core business lines and activities that generate revenue and profit. Founded by veteran HR professionals, the company is uniquely able to offer clients a high-level of service and HR expertise.

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