John Jeffrey Plakans, President
With nearly two decades of experience in the payroll and HR industries, Jeff’s experience in creating payroll and HR solutions that have an efficient and user-centric focus is born of his own evolution as a business owner.
As the president of Payrolls Plus from 2000 to 2005, Jeff helped guide the company’s explosive pattern of growth. In late 2005, Jeff helped oversee the merger between Payrolls Plus and software company Payroll Associates to form PayChoice, a national payroll provider.
Jeff founded Commonwealth Payroll & HR in 2006 and is proud to offer a service that combines technology and service to meet clients’ varying needs. A 1992 graduate of the University of Maryland, Jeff lives with his family on the North Shore of Massachusetts. In his spare time he enjoys coaching youth football, and was a driver in the formation of the Marblehead Flag Football League.