About Us


Located in the Los Angeles, California area, PayrollCentric was founded in 2005 as a payroll processing service with a mission of creating lasting relationships via customized solutions. Today we provide innovative solutions integrated with a suite of HR applications.


We invest in listening, and delivering solutions based on what our clients are asking for.


Since 2005, our ability to provide innovative payroll and Human Capital Management efficiencies has grown exponentially. We’re people-focused and business minded. This means we’re committed to listening to the needs of our clients as we innovate and work directly with you to bring new solutions to market. Our reputation for solving payroll and workforce management problems is built on this principle.

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Our Culture

Our team is comprised of certified experts and driven individuals who care deeply about each of our client’s businesses. Going above and beyond the call of duty is very important to us. Personalizing your experience with us is our priority, but also, our culture of accountability and taking ownership for your success is essential in our effort to develop a long-lasting partnership with you. In recognition of of our commitment to customer success, PayrollCentric has been recognized three times on Inc. magazine’s annual list of “5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.”

PayrollCentric is on the Inc 5000 list
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Our Community

The PayrollCentric management team believes there is more to life than 8 to 5.  We believe there is more to life than addressing bottlenecks and business issues.  We are proud partners of the American Red Cross, many local city chambers and several preschools and local non-profit organizations.  If you are interested in partnering with PayrollCentric to better our community, please email us at info@payrollcentric.com.

Our Training

We take great pride in a experienced, highly-trained payroll staff, which includes Certified Payroll Professionals. As a member of the APA, the IPPA & the TPG our employees are expected to complete extensive and continual training that teaches the fundamentals of payroll and prepares them for certification. As our industry is ever-changing, members of our staff attend four annual payroll conferences each year.

PayrollCentric offices in Los Angeles, California

PayrollCentric offices,
Los Angeles


Bahaa Mikhail, Founder and President

Bahaa Mikhail

Founder and President

Bahaa began his payroll career in 1995 when he accepted an entry level payroll position at Paychex. As he moved up the corporate ladder, he recognized his passion for serving his clients was overshadowed by big corporate bureaucracy. This realization paved the way for what became PayrollCentric’s vision: To be dedicated experts to our clients.

Bahaa values family above all. He is a husband, a father, a son, a brother and a loyal friend. He loves to fish, bbq with his loved ones, serve the youth at his church and support his alma mater, UCLA.

Carole Hawks

Carole Hawks

Director of Operations

Carole Hawks joined PayrollCentric in June 2022 as the Director of Operations.  She brings with her over 25 years of payroll service bureau experience, having started out as a payroll specialist and working her way through implementation, various supervisor and upper management roles.


She is driven to build strong teams, helping people grow, and achieve their full potential.  Her primary objective at PayrollCentric is to develop stronger relationships with our clients, to understand their individual needs, and provide the service to fit their needs.


Carole’s home life is filled with spending time with her husband Steve, their two dogs, Sammy and Wyatt, and their cat Finn. She enjoys relaxing by the pool, grilling and binge watching her favorite TV shows.

Angela Gridley

Angela Gridley

Director of Tax and Cash Management

Angela started in the payroll industry in October 1994, and over the span of her career has worked at both large corporations and family-owned businesses.


She has held various positions throughout her career with experience in Tax Filing, Compliance, Implementation and Cash Management.  Her different roles allow her to understand the process from hire to retire, which also provides the opportunity to work with a broad range of industry experts.


Angela joined the PayrollCentric team in March 2021, and currently oversees the Tax Filing and Cash Management departments.


In her downtime she enjoys “glamping” and traveling.

Schedule a time now to learn more.