About Us

Overview

Valiant Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based Payroll and Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions. Our comprehensive, easy-to-use HCM suite of products is designed specifically to meet the unique needs of companies with a large hourly workforce. Clients using our HCM solutions realize verifiable cost savings and margin improvements while automating and streamlining operations, increasing efficiency and implementing best practices across their organizations. For more information about Valiant, please visit us at www.valiant.com


Anthony Petraco, Founder/CEO         

Anthony began his career at New York City based OCS Security and Investigations which had 100 employees and $ 1 million in revenue. In 1987, Anthony founded OCS Group and introduced new outsourced employee staffing solutions. As the business expended Anthony recognizing the need for a comprehensive labor management solution to handle Time and Attendance and Payroll in a single solution. By 1989, Anthony had developed his first workforce management software solution to help manage his growing business. At the time of his departure in 1993, OCS Group had grown to over $ 30 Million in annual revenue and 2,800 employees providing a multitude of outsourced staffing services.

In 1994, Anthony founded Valiant Software to provide companies with a large hourly workforce the same comprehensive Labor Management Software he developed during his tenure at OCS.

A year later, Anthony founded Valiant Payroll Service to provide companies that did not want to process their payroll in-house or were un-happy with the products and services available from the industry leaders ADP and PAYCHEX.

Anthony received his Bachelor Science Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


Inga Spiess, Vice President Marketing        


Jeff DiDomenico, Vice President Partner and Client Relations         

Jeff Didomenico’ entrepreneurial experience began in 1984, after graduating from St John University (BA in Business Marketing & Management) as co-founder of TDI. TDI was named to Inc. Magazine's 1990 500 Fastest Growing Companies. Its phenomenal growth, (1984 revenues of $68,000 to 1997 pre-acquisition revenues of 19.7 million) from a typewriter rental company to one of the nation’s leading distributors of computer supplies. Recognized by MetLife as vendor of the year, as well as IBM, Lexmark and 3m’s, dealer of the year. These accolades gained the attention of office products giant OfficeMax (formally Boise Cascade), who acquired TDI in April 1997.

In October of 1999 Jeff DiDomenico joined Valiant as the director of sales and lead Valiant to securing over 50% of the nation’s top 30 private security firms as clients. In 2006 moved to director of marketing, where he built Valiant’s entire social media program, content marketing strategies, as well as integrating the PCS payroll acquisition. Today he heads up the Strategic Partnerships and Client services area.

Jeff has served on the board of Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy, a member of Energeia Partnership at Molly College, and committee member for fundraising with Harbor fields SEPTA and Variety Children’s Learning Center.


Joe D'Onofrio, Chief Revenue Officer         

Joe D’Onofrio, Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. D'Onofrio brings more than 25 years of management and sales leadership experience in the payroll and human capital industry. Mr. D’Onofrio was with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) where he was a Senior Sales Executive within ADP’s Major Accounts Division leading the Northeast Area Sales Team for over a decade. Most recently, Mr. D’Onofrio was in ADP Corporate Sales Operations spearheading several key revenue initiatives throughout the United States and Canada.

As Chief Revenue Officer at Valiant, Mr. D’Onofrio will oversee all revenue generating areas for Valiant including directing its salesforce in addition to helping to align marketing, customer support, pricing and several other key revenue expansion opportunities.


Michael Busch, President Payroll Operations         

Michael founded PCS, a payroll service and HR provider for the restaurant industry, in 1988 and managed it until 2010, when it was acquired by Valiant. He now heads up Valiant’s restaurant division (VRD). A 25 year plus industry veteran, and well respected thought leader, he is responsible for providing the direction, strategy and client engagement for the future growth of VRD. Valiant currently processes payroll for over 1000 restaurants, a majority of which are based in the metropolitan NYC area.

Michael, a self-proclaimed restaurant payroll geek, is a frequent blogger and author, as well as a speaker at many payroll and accounting seminars. He is considered an expert when it comes to practical solutions to tip and minimum wage compliance for the restaurant industry.

When not burying his head in Department of Labor documents or consulting with clients, Michael is an active member of his oceanfront community of Long Beach, NY. He and his wife of over 30 years have two lovely daughters, one son in-law, one dog and one cat.


Robert Schwan, Vice President of Payroll Operations

Robert brings extensive industry knowledge with over 15 years of experience managing payroll service bureaus. He joined Valiant Payroll Service in 2013 and now serves as Valiant’s Vice President of Payroll Operations. In this role, Valiant’s Payroll, Tax Filing, and Distribution Services are aligned toward building and an overall positive experience for our customers and end users.

In 2005, Robert earned his Certified Payroll Professional CPP designation from the American Payroll Association. Robert received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from St. Josephs College, and later received a Masters in Business Administration, MBA, degree from CW Post, Long Island University.


William Kelly, Vice President | Controller          

Bill is a detail-focused, highly organized financial professional with a graduate degree in Accounting, and over ten years of experience as a Controller in Technology/PaaS companies. Bill has a proven track record in developing and improving processes in mature companies as well as startups. He also has provided analytic and data to support decision making in guiding high growth companies. Bill started his career in commercial lending and banking.

Bill received a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Business Management State University of New York/College at Plattsburgh, NY and he is holding a Masters of Business Administration in Economics (MBA) and an additional Masters of Business Administration in Accounting (MBA) from St. John’s University, NY.


Yussef Elsirgany, Chief Technology Officer          

Yussef has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and software engineer with a proven track record of building multi-tenant scalable native web applications.

Prior to joining Valiant in 2010, Yussef was the Chief Executive Officer of NY Business Link, a NYC software development firm, providing solutions to mid-market clients. During his tenure there, Yussef produced a series of Social Media applications for large marketing & political campaign firms, including applications for Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms. Yussef developed a dynamic, multi-tenant social media platform which was used in various marketing campaigns for clients like Nike, Baskin Robins, political candidates for Governor, State Senate, County governments, local candidates and political action groups.

As Chief Technology Officer, Yussef is responsible for the entire product group which includes; Product Management, Software Engineering, Quality Assurance and Network Operations. Yussef is a graduate from CW Post, Long Island University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Math.