Exactly What You Need

Charleston Payroll has exactly what you need. From payroll, HR, timekeeping, and hiring, to onboarding and background checks, we tackle the back-end tasks, so you can continue growing your business. We are a one-stop source for hiring and managing your employees.

We are committed to helping small to mid-sized businesses thrive through effective payroll and HR services.

By trusting Charleston Payroll with these responsibilities, you gain a trusted partner in the development of your business. Unlike large, long-distance payroll companies, we are local. When you call us, you will speak to a trusted person on our team and get help quickly. We want to become strong and reliable partners for your company, vested in your future success. That’s why we work every day to provide better service and streamline our services even more. Efficiency is key. This is what sets our services apart from other companies and software!

Our Team

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JENNA LEE WRIGHT

CEO

Jenna Lee was born and raised on the beautiful lakeshore of Southwest Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and soon after moved to Augusta, GA. She and her husband, Eric, lived in Augusta, GA for several years before moving to Charleston, SC. They soon discovered a vast demand for quality payroll service providers and hence Charleston Payroll was born.

Jenna Lee is on the Stewardship Council at her church and enjoys cooking, dancing, SUP boarding, and “beaching it” with her husband and three children Evelyn, Charles, and Scarlett.

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ERIC WRIGHT, MD

CFO

Eric grew up in Marietta, GA and has lived his entire life in the Southeast. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia Eric graduated medical school from the Medical College of Georgia in 2009. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at UNC Chapel Hill and is now an Emergency Physician in multiple hospitals in South Carolina and Georgia.

Eric and his wife, Jenna Lee, always shared an entrepreneurial spirit and saw the need for a quality payroll service provider in Charleston. They opened Charleston Payroll with the commitment to growing our community through strong business relationships and exceptional customer service.

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ALEX SHI

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Alex hails from Augusta, GA and has been heavily involved in the business community for over 15 years. After attending Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2001.

Now living in Charleston as a Payroll Specialist with Charleston Payroll, he is proud to call himself a Charlestonian. Over the years his approach to business has never changed: Provide expertise, build relationships, and support your community!

Alex has a cat named Juno and enjoys mountain biking, running, kayaking, and pretty much anything outdoors.

ENI PALIHAN

Accountant, Office Manager

Eni was born in the Philippines and came to Charleston with her family when she was only 13 years old. She earned her US citizenship and is very proud to be an American! After completing her Accounting degree, she worked very hard to be successful in her career. She has worked as an accountant for over 15 years and is now also a small business owner. Since joining Charleston Payroll in 2015, Eni has played a crucial role in the continued success of the business. Her exceptional skill set, true passion, and innovative thinking has inspired massive growth.

Eni also has very active roles within her church community, serving in the choir and the finance department for over 20 years. She also finds joy when volunteering to help the needy. She loves her daily adventures with her husband Abe, her son Nicko, and their yellow lab Jack-Jack.

TONYA SHANNON

Payroll Specialist

Tonya, a Charleston native, was born and raised in the tri-county area. As an avid athlete,
she played softball for Summerville High School and for the College of Charleston. She joined the Charleston Payroll Team in 2017 after 15 years as the Payroll/HR Manager for the local branch of a national medical staffing company. She believes that great customer service starts by always answering the phone with a smile and giving everyone you speak with your full attention.

Tonya and her husband, John Bacsal, currently live in Summerville. They have three children and one grandson. In her spare time she enjoys playing golf and sprucing up her yard. As a former softball player herself, she’s proud to watch her daughter play softball for Spartanburg Methodist College.

JACK WAGNER

Senior Product Specialist

Jack grew up in Northern Minnesota and graduated from Saint Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science. While in college he also enjoyed his time as a college Athlete (Football).

Wanting to get out of the cold, Jack moved to Charleston in 1996 and began working for a national insurance company helping clients with electronic benefit enrollment systems. He then worked in sales for a national payroll company and then a regional payroll company serving large businesses. He enjoys helping companies streamline their processes making them more efficient.

Jack is an avid outdoorsman and loves spending time with his family. Jack is married to his wife of 15 years, Becky, with whom they have three children, Jake, Will, and Kate.