Innovative Employee Solutions, a San Diego-based payroll and human resources administration company, has named Kara Hertzog chief operating officer. In her new role, Hertzog will oversee sales, marketing and operations.

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Kara Hertzog

“Watching this business built from the ground up, with it now recognized as one of our city’s largest women-owned businesses not only inspired me to be a strong business leader, but also encouraged me to help other companies reach their full potential,” Hertzog said in a statement.

Hertzog is a third-generation employee of Innovative Employee Solutions; her mother, Karla Hertzog, is the current CEO. According to a news release, in 2006, the junior Hertzog joined the family business as a client services representative, and in 2009, was promoted to business development manager followed by national business development manager. After a short stint away, Hertzog returned in 2017 as vice president of strategic marketing.

Hertzog received her degree in business administration management from Villanova University and a master’s in education from Chestnut Hill College. Innovative Employee Solutions was founded in 1974 and services over 300 companies in the U.S and Canada.