Why Crescent Payroll?


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As a trusted ambassador to the business community, Crescent Payroll Solutions provides integrated options for payroll processing, including time and attendance and HR services. We specialize in simplifying the payroll process through automation and advanced technology.  We build lasting relationships with our customers by sharing our culture of resourcefulness, effective communication, and excellent customer service.  Our commitment to continuous employee training, growth, and development provides the foundation for our success.  The goal of Crescent Payroll Solutions is to be a valued partner with both our clients and employees and to contribute to and participate in their growth and success.

Top 10 Reasons to Use Crescent Payroll


#1 – Customer Service at its Best

No more long hold times, call centers, and case numbers. You will have access to a dedicated payroll specialist plus access to management.

#2- Pricing

As you can see we provide a full suite of services to accommodate companies of any size. Combined with our customer service approach our goal is to help companies reduce their current service provider fees by 15% to 30%.

#3- Flexible and Customizable Solutions

At Crescent you won’t find a “one size fits all” approach. We will create a solution for you based on every companies’ individual needs.

#4- Simple Conversions

Don’t be scared to make a change. At Crescent we specialize is smooth conversions working diligently with each client to understand their needs and translate that into our solution.

#5- Confidential & Secure

Real Time Offsite backups, 128 bit encryption, and secure data centers allow us to keep all client information confidential and secure.

#6- History

Ability to access unlimited history back to the date you started using Crescent Payroll Solutions because we never purge any information.

#7- Human Resources

Many companies struggle with maintaining HR processes. At Crescent, we can help supplement many HR processes to take the burden off of the management of the business.

#8- Automated Time & Attendance

Accurately and easily complete your time collection and gain time to concentrate on growing your core business. With payroll integration, there won’t be a need to key hours anymore.

#9- Relationship

Every client is unique, so we build lasting relationships to be a vital part of every business. Understanding the business culture and applying that to our service approach is very important.

#10- Advanced Reporting

We can create reports and schedule reports to run on your schedule, even across multiple companies and across several years.

Meet our Executive Team:

Sanders Offner


Sanders was born and raised in New Orleans and currently resides in Metairie with his wife Kristin Landry Offner and their 3 daughters Emma, Ali, and Molly. Sanders graduated from Jesuit High School and LSU. Sanders has over 17 years of payroll experience working with companies of all sizes. Payroll Consulting, Coaching business owners on how to outsource Non Revenue Generating tasks, and helping to streamline important business processes is a vision Sanders continues to follow throughout his career. As the President of Crescent Payroll Solutions, Sanders hopes to create a flourishing business, building solid relationships along the way.

Justin Farrae

Vice President/Owner

Justin is a lifelong New Orleans native. He graduated from Brother Martin High School and LSU with a degree in Psychology. Justin resides in Metairie with his wife Joy Scheyd Farrae and children Connor, Caleb, Quinn, and Keely. Justin has been in the payroll industry for 10 years and enjoys working with small to midsize business owners helping them to reduce labor costs and focus their attention on growing their business.

Rema Gray

Operations Manager

Rema Gray was born and raised in nearby Mobile, AL where she graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of South Alabama. She moved to the New Orleans area in 2001, and now resides in Gretna with her husband and their two dogs, Dale and Luna. Rema has over 17 years of payroll experience specializing in new client on-boarding and training. She understands how overwhelming the task of payroll and all of it’s nuances can be for a new business owner and is passionate about providing a trusted resource for service and support.

Christopher Farnet

Production Specialist

Chris was born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana with his parents and two older brothers. He graduated from Jesuit High School and LSU with a degree in Sports Administration and a minor in Business Administration. He spent his first couple of years out of college working for the New Orleans Pelicans and now wants to transition into a new career. His experience in customer service will make him a valuable asset to the Crescent Payroll Solutions team.

Kim VanCott

Senior Payroll Account Specialist

Kim is a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Kim graduated from Archbishop Blenk High School and UCLA in Human Resources and Accounting. Kim also has a PHR certification. Kim has over 26 years of payroll and accounting experience and is extremely passionate in understanding all facets of Human Resources and payroll. Kim has experience in payroll with many industries and companies of all sizes. Kim takes great pride in resolving issues quickly and providing support to all her clients.

Leslie Pond

Implementation Specialist

Leslie was born and raised in the Memphis, TN area.  She now resides in Southaven, MS with her husband of 20+ years, a talented teenage daughter, and son who is currently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  Leslie graduated from Christian Liberty High School and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College where she studied Business Administration.  She has experience supporting both the small business community and corporate environment with a tenacity and passion for client service.  Leslie is very enthusiastic about providing reliable, thorough, and valuable service to her clients.

Ronald O’Keefe

Payroll Specialist

Ron is a native of New Orleans and worked and lived in New York City for 17 years. Ron has over 16 years of payroll experience working in many different industries from banking to pharmaceuticals. Ron is passionate about all technology and how this affects payroll and the opportunities this presents in the payroll and accounting world. Ron approaches payroll from an accuracy and communication standpoint, feeling that these are the keys to a successful payroll and working relationship.

 Julie Nguyen

Payroll Account Specialist

Julie, a native New Orleanian, graduated from Isidore Newman School and Tulane University where she majored in both Business Management and Consumer Behavior.  She spent several years working as a general manager in the retail industry before joining our team. Throughout her career, Julie has developed a passion for payroll and customer service.  Her experience on both sides of the process adds considerable value to our organization and allows us to continue to provide our clients with the superior level of customer service that they have come to expect from Crescent Payroll Solutions.

Michael Fogarty

Payroll Account Specialist

Michael was born and raised in the New Orleans Metro area. He grew up on the Westbank and graduated from Holy Cross High School. He achieved his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Hotel Restaurant Tourism and a minor in Management from the University of New Orleans. Michael’s customer centricity is a result of working 12 years in the retail industry. Serving as a general manager over multiple locations in Houston, TX market, he recently relocated back to New Orleans, or as he calls it, “home”. With his strong attention to detail and passion for customer service, Michael is a perfect fit for our Crescent Payroll team.   

Jennifer Huling-France

Payroll Account Manager

Jennifer France was raised in Franklinton, La and moved to the southshore to attend Our Lady of Holy Cross College She graduated with a degree in General Business Administration She currently resides in Luling with her husband, Bryan France Jennifer has over 23 years of experience in the service industry with 15 of those specifically in payroll. Jennifer is passionate about the client experience and building lasting partnerships with clients.

Will Duff

Payroll Account Specialist

Will was born and raised in New Jersey. He attended the University of Colorado-Boulder where he earned degrees in History and Environmental Science. After spending a few years working and living in Colorado post-graduation, his first visit to New Orleans came for Jazz Fest in 2013. He instantly fell in love with the Crescent City; just a few months later he moved to New Orleans and has been proud to call it “home” ever since. Will spent time in the service industry and non-profit sector before joining the team at Crescent Payroll Solutions.