Partners PEO, LLC. Denver, CO

Our Team

Partners PEO has selected a team of diverse professionals with varying backgrounds, creating an internal culture of family, community, dedication and trust.

When was the last time a sales person promised to follow-up or a service provider promised services and didn’t follow through? If you are not completely satisfied with our service; our TEAM will correct the issues or we will refund your fees.

We are pleased to introduce the following Partner PEO team members who will service you with pride.


[The Partners PEO Team]
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Darlene F. Suer

Founder and CEO


Darlene established Partners PEO on the following principle: “When a Trusted Business Owner calls at 6:30 am to report a problem, personally answering the call is what we do. As Founder and CEO, I guarantee your dedicated Business Development Advisor will follow through to resolve your issues immediately, ensuring that your business operations experience minimal disruption and all your employees are paid correctly and on time from their date of hire.”

Darlene is a Senior Business Advisor with over twenty years of experience, during which time she has served hundreds of Colorado businesses with thousands of worksite employees. She has specific expertise in the areas of workers’ compensation, human resource compliance, and employee benefits and is licensed for all insurance lines.

Darlene delights in creating home-baked cookie designs during the holidays. In her free time, she enjoys travel and golf.

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Darrell Suer

Founder & Director of Operations


Darrell earned his MBA from the Colorado State University Impact MBA program in 2019. He previously specialized in Information Systems, working for a major Auto-Insurer supporting business critical IT systems. By combining his passion for entrepreneurship, and skill set for delivering dynamic business solutions, Darrell works to continuously improve the quality of our client service.

Darrell is a Colorado native who loves golf, snowboarding, enjoying time with his family and watching the Broncos win on Sundays.

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Tom Swafford

Client Benefits Specialist


Tom began his PEO career working for ADP payroll services in 1999 and transferred to the ADP TotalSource PEO division in 2002. He was responsible for launching the Kansas City TotalSource office in 2006. Tom left ADP after 16 years to start Peak Business Performance, a full-service insurance and consulting firm geared toward helping small business owners specializing in employee benefit solutions.

Tom is licensed for all insurance lines; life, health, property and casualty insurance. Tom graduated from Colorado University with a degree in accounting in 1998 and is married with three beautiful children.

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Glenn Legacki

Founder & Human Resource/Risk Specialist


Glenn embraced a personal goal of “meeting or exceeding expectations” during his 15 years’ experience as a former small business owner. During that time he developed an appreciation for successfully partnering with outside resources, which allow a business owner to focus on growing their business one relationship at a time.

Glenn has been working in the PEO industry for the last 10 years, during which time he mastered many aspects of business operations specializing in Human Resource compliance and Workers' Compensation. In addition to servicing his own clients, he serves as our in-house HR Consultant and holds his PHR Certification.

Glenn was born and raised in New Jersey, however found a permanent home in Colorado 10 years ago. He enjoys numerous mountain activities, volleyball and is a vinyl collector.

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Rebecca Hayes

Business Development Advisor


Rebecca (Becky) comes to Partners PEO with a 30-year background in food customer service. She is dedicated to bringing the same level of personalized service to her PEO clients that has resulted in a loyal following of customers wherever she goes. You can look forward to enjoying her delicious breakfast burritos and other treats during employee enrollment meetings and holiday gift baskets.

Becky is a native of Colorado who loves to go camping, fishing, and four-wheeling with her husband of 26 years.

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Darcy McAdams

Client Service Specialist


Darcy McAdams comes to Partners PEO with 15 years of accounting and 18 years of payroll experience in both the PEO and general industry. She has extensive knowledge of multiple payroll processing and construction job costing practices, along with a working knowledge of workers’ compensation claim processing, OSHA logs and benefit administration.

She is a welcome addition to the Partners team. As a native of Colorado, Darcy enjoys being outdoors camping with her family.

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Austin Mellick

Client HR Specialist


After four years as a United States Marine, Austin joins the Partners Team with a diverse skill set. As an Infantry Mortarman, Austin served with 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, Fox Company as a Mortar Section Leader. He personally lead over 10 marines ensuring their wellbeing, growth and professional development. He also helped provide crucial support and guidance for another 160 Marines, ensuring the success of over 30 training exercises ranging from 3 to 30 days in length. He brings this passion, dedication, and vibrant experience to Partners to deliver an “Excellence Only” ethos.

A native of Colorado, Austin enjoys hiking, golfing, and spending time with his wife and family. If he is not working in the office you can always find him in a gym.

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Stephanie Mercer

Client Service Specialist


Stephanie comes to Partners PEO with 15 years of accounting and 12 years of payroll experience for a variety of organizations. She has a diverse background that includes business administration, accounting, benefit administration and multiple payroll processes including construction job costing practices, along with a working knowledge of workers’ compensation.

Stephanie has lived in Colorado since 1991, she enjoys hiking in the outdoors, scrapbooking and hanging out with her friends, family and 3 fur babies.

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Leeana Suer

Benefits Coordinator


Leena holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has a diverse professional background including Jewelry, Massage therapy, and Customer Service. With her customer service background, Leena strives to make every interaction pleasant and productive.