PE-backed Oasis Outsourcing promotes two

Florida-based Oasis Outsourcing has promoted Kerrin Jesson to senior vice president of operations and Barbara Drames to senior vice president of benefits. Previously, Jesson was the firm’s vice president of financial systems and strategy while Drames was vice president of benefits. Oasis Outsourcing is backed by Stone Point Capital and Kelso.


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Oasis Outsourcing, the nation’s largest privately held Professional Employer Organization (PEO), is pleased to announce that Kerrin Jesson has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, and Barbara Drames has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Benefits.

Jesson, who has more than 25 years of operational and strategic experience in the PEO industry, is now responsible for all aspects of operations as they relate to clients, including payroll, benefits, implementations and compliance.
Jesson, who joined the company in 1999, has held several high-level roles, including most recently, Vice President of Financial Systems and Strategy.

Drames, as Senior Vice President of Benefits, is responsible for all aspects of benefits offerings, including Oasis’ health and welfare programs and 401(k) plans. Her focus is on strategic direction related to plan design and implementation, as well as continuing to bring innovative benefits solutions to our clients.

Drames has more than 20 years of experience in the PEO industry. She was previously the Vice President of Benefits at Oasis.

“Both Kerrin and Barbara have been integral in growing our business and our service offerings at Oasis,” said Kelley Castell, Chief Operating Officer. “Each has an incredible track record of success and their abilities to think strategically, collaborate and solve challenges are second to none. We are fortunate to have them on the Oasis leadership team.”

About Oasis Outsourcing Holdings, Inc.
Oasis Outsourcing is a Florida-based Professional Employer Organization (PEO) serving more than 250,000 employees and 7,500 clients nationwide. Founded in 1996, it specializes in providing human resources services, employee benefits administration, payroll and tax administration, risk management services and staffing solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. Oasis is accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC), ensuring the highest level of ethical, financial and operational standards in the PEO industry and has received SOC 1 Type II (formerly SAS 70) certification for its high level of accuracy and performance. Oasis, through its subsidiaries, is qualified to offer IRS-certified professional employer organization (CPEO) services.

Oasis is owned by private equity firms Stone Point Capital and Kelso with the remainder owned by Oasis management. Offices are located in Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Edison, NJ; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Manhattan, NY; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Haven, CT; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Provo, UT; San Diego, CA; Sarasota, FL; St. Louis MO; Tampa, FL; Tucson, AZ; and West Palm Beach, FL. For more information about Oasis Outsourcing, visit