What happens when you partner one of the top compensation consultants in the country with a highly sought-after app developer? A very balanced result.

Our clients are comp-savvy business partners within their grit, vision, hustle, and heart. Since 2010 we’ve grown to a team of 16, and every single one of us is proud of the products we develop, the invaluable relationships we’ve built with our clients, and the measurable impact we’ve made on their business.

Consider this our digital handshake, and we look forward to sharing the real thing with you soon!

Christie Summervill Chief Executive Officer
Philippe Asselin Senior Compensation and Performance Management Consultant
Rachel Prine Senior Compensation and Performance Management Consultant
Deborah Reid Senior Compensation and Performance Management Consultant
Anthony Bieker Compensation Director / Economist
Jordan Summervill Compensation Analyst
Ryan Hopkins Designer
Andrew Stephens Creative Director
James Truhlar Senior Front-End Developer
Jane Hargrave Marketing Director
Preston Allen Developer
Chad Mercer Chief Technology Officer
Michael Spohn Lead Developer
Nick Summervill Developer
Jacqualyn Summervill Chief Product Officer

Christie Summervill

When Christie Summervill founded BalancedComp in 2010, her goal was nothing less than to radically reimagine salary administration. With over two decades of leadership in business, Summervill saw that the financial services sector could be getting more out of their compensation strategies, but technology and data quality were holding them back from gaining true insights. What banks and credit unions didn’t need was another complicated spreadsheet, instead, Summervill envisioned a new paradigm for bringing the human back into human resources. The creation of BalancedComp signaled a momentous shift in the landscape of salary administration; a new era where big data started to work for the benefit of people, and financial institutions could begin to benefit from fully integrated compensation design.

Summervill envisioned integrated compensation design as a holistic application of data, market analysis and human experience applied to salary and incentive planning in the financial services industry. In the same way that banks and credit unions rationalized lending processes using a variety of tools and inputs, Summervill wanted HR departments to have the structure and information they needed to make confident and knowledgeable decisions about their compensation strategy. Recognizing that compensation design begins with quality data, Summervill builds products for banks and credit unions that apply BalancedComp's industry-recognized salary survey data to the unique circumstances of each client. The combination of data, technology and customer-focused consulting results in both profitability and equitable salary administration for BalancedComp's customers.

At each stage of innovation, Summervill brings a keen understanding of what matters to the people who use BalancedComp’s products and services. For Summervill, true integrated compensation design means coming alongside her clients in collaboration. Many of the features in BalancedComp’s performance management software are a result of close consultation over years with HR professionals in banking. Her hands-on approach to consulting allows Summervill to see the challenges their clients face first-hand, and her experiences across hundreds of banks and credit unions gives her the expertise to bring novel and effective solutions to the table.

In the 10 years since Summervill founded BalancedComp she has grown the company from a regional upstart to a nationally-known and respected compensation design firm , focusing exclusively on financial institutions. BalancedComp advises large and mid-sized banks and credit unions with assets as large as $20B. Summervill’s team of experts in economics, design and data science create and leverage the most comprehensive market reporting available to consistently deliver actionable insights that result in greater equity and profitability for clients undergoing mergers and acquisitions, de novo review and annual compensation alignments.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

African proverb

Philippe Asselin

Philippe Asselin has a real sense for team and process and bringing the two together for powerful performance results. While Philippe is able to connect with and support hundreds of banks and credit unions across the country, you’ll see him at his best when he consults one-on-one and educates on the tools that ensure his clients find success. He’s most energized by being able to empower HR leadership with the BalancedComp systems that help them work smarter.

Philippe’s background brings varied perspectives to the conversation and deconstructs client obstacles with a well-rounded approach. He spent more than 20 years managing some of the world’s most profitable restaurants and was an executive at a billion-plus asset-sized financial institution for several years.

This dedicated family man, and proud Troy University alum, shares the same drive and focus in financial institution board rooms as he does his many personal pursuits. In 2010 he organized, and still manages, a charity paddleboard race to fundraise a low-income scholarship program. He’s also actively involved with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, K9s for Warriors, and The Wounded Warrior Foundation.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

Peter Drucker

Rachel Prine

Rachel is the newest addition to our expert consultant team and brings with her more than 30 years of experience in HR. Rachel knows the ins and outs of compensation and is passionate about freeing up our HR professionals to spend their valuable time developing their businesses and their employees-- their most valuable assets.

Rachel graduated Cum Laude from WSU and earned an MBA from Baker University. Empathy and communication are pillars by which she lives her life, and it shows every day in the work she does with clients. She is a trusted partner for many banks and credit unions and is dedicated to compensation excellence. Rachel regularly attends local, state, and national conferences held by SHRM and is heavily involved in their local and national chapters.

When not in the office or with a client, Rachel enjoys crafting heartfelt, handmade cards for every occasion, sending out over 700 each year. She has recently been certified as a Granny Basketball Referee for her Wichita Sugar and Spice Granny Basketball team, of which she is a founding member. Dress For Success and Womens’ Initiative Network are non-profits that she has held close to her heart over the course of her life, participating in events and fundraisers as much as her schedule allows. In the small amount of downtime, she likes to listen to Aretha Franklin and spend time with her husband, dogs, and two adult sons.

“Just do it”

Nike

Deborah Reid

To see Deborah Reid truly in her element, you’ve got to witness her on-site with new clients implementing the BalancedComp product, training, and educating. She has more than 30 years experience as an SHRM-certified HR professional. That expertise, coupled with the prowess of the applications, makes Deborah a trusted advisor to hundreds of banks and credit unions across the US.

She has an honest approach to HR management that makes her an empathetic and stalwart partner committed to ensuring her clients earn the greatest value through her counsel. When she’s not in the room with clients, she’s readily available to troubleshoot a performance review or position grade, or work through a compensation concern.

Deborah is a devoted contributor to the Kansas Humane Society and St. Jude charities, and actively involved with Wichita-area SHRM meetings and events. Her heart is otherwise dedicated to a large family of eight adult children, including three sets of twins, and twin labradors!

“Treat others the way that you want them to treat you!”

Anthony Bieker

Anthony Bieker’s aptitude for numbers and ability to identify and forecast trends makes him an invaluable asset at both BalancedComp and for our clients. He can process and decipher the most obtuse data, and make it accessible and consumable for the most layman of audiences. Most importantly, it all translates to helping our clients pay their employees fairly and accurately.

It’s that sharp eye and acuity that makes Anthony as much a force in economics as on the tennis court. He loves the game and enjoys his breaks there, or with his wife and two boxers. He shares some of that free time with the Dress for Success organization and Sant Espwa, a ministry addressing social, educational, and spiritual needs.

“The future is not a gift but an achievement.”

Robert Kennedy

Jordan Summervill

Jordan Summervill is an experienced compensation analyst who works directly with our clients to address their questions and concerns and coach them through the most efficient ways to use or implement the BalancedComp suite of products. He’s a dynamic team player who has a deep understanding of the systems, our business, and our clients’ needs.

He’s a real innovator and goes out of his way to identify processes or reports that could be better organized, more efficient, or more aesthetically pleasing, always putting the client and user needs first.

Jordan’s energy knows no bounds, and whether at home or in the office he’s always playing music, entertaining and enjoying loved ones (especially his daughter), and getting as much time in the gym as he can.

Ryan Hopkins

Ryan Hopkins is a natural visual communicator with a fresh approach to design. His eye for detail and sense of aesthetics, due in large part to a background in editorial design, keeps BalancedComp looking fresh and makes him one of our strongest brand advocates.

Outside of the office, Ryan has #1 dad status with Hurley, a rising Instagram influencer who also happens to be a long-haired chihuahua. You might spot him skateboarding through downtown Wichita or recording the city's up and coming musicians in his home studio.

“Well, well, well, how the turntables.”

Michael Scott

Andrew Stephens

Andrew Stephens is a multidisciplinary designer with more than a decade of professional experience. He hails from both agencies and in-house environments where he honed an ability to visually and creatively solve communication challenges. His open-minded approach to each new project makes him a unique artist whose work is intended for the audience, not a personal expression.

He has been essential in framing the overall creative vision for the BalancedComp brand and its products, aligning our vision, goals, and user needs with a strategic voice, look, and feel. Andrew is energized by the way intentional design improves the daily lives of the clients we serve.

His previous design work has supported banks, non-profits, music, and aviation, all influenced by muses like good records, great meals, novelty dances, and family.

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

Carl Sagan

James Truhlar

James Truhlar is a versatile web developer who bridges the gap between the design and code ecosystems to bring digital products and experiences to life. For every part of the BalancedComp applications that our clients touch and interact with, James has masterfully coded behind the scenes.

He shares a wealth of experience with the team, and a commitment to never stop learning. He is in constant pursuit of the latest tech innovations, to understand and further deepen his own skills. This extends to his interests and background in tech support, photography, motion graphics, 3D modeling, and graphic design.

It’s not all screen time and binary for James. He is proud of this personal orchard where he grows peaches and pears, and is just as likely to be out cruising in his pink pickup truck as he is a kayak. James’ personal art outlet is knitting caps.

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

Sun Tzu

Jane Hargrave

As the latest addition to the BalancedComp creative team, Jane is excited about the opportunity to champion a company that is so dedicated to client and industry success. She has loved fine-tuning BalancedComp’s brand identity to give a cohesive, engaging, cross-platform experience to all who interact with us.


Jane is an explorer at heart with a passion for brand marketing. With two nationalities, 26 countries, three languages, and two years of working abroad under her belt, she is our marketing chameleon. She understands the importance and nuance of relationship building, and with experience marketing in finance, tech, aviation, publishing, music, restaurants, real estate, non-profits, tourism, and management consulting, she knows how to adapt to any market.


Jane is a member of the American Marketing Association and attends their annual conference every year. After she leaves the office, she can be found in her home music studio, eating Korean BBQ, or watching Harry Potter with her fiancé and her dog.

“Everything’s intentional. It’s just filling in the dots.”

David Byrne

Preston Allen

Preston Allen is a developer supporting the design and production of BalancedComp applications. He stays on top of the latest digital technologies to ensure our suite of products meets our users’ ever-advancing needs. His commitment to learning and evolving in a world that constantly outdates itself makes him a keen and agile professional.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Chinese Proverb

Chad Mercer

Chad Mercer’s interest in technology started back in 1980 when he typed his first line of code on a Commodore Vic 20 connected to a console television. He's been a computer geek ever since. Chad has a serious passion for optimizing complicated systems: digital and business alike. He leads our development efforts and manages the technology stack to ensure BalancedComp’s tech is the best in the industry. He quickly became an integral part of our top-of-the-line quality assurance efforts and excitedly leads the charge into new developments with enthusiasm, innovation, and stability.

Chad loves mentoring young coders and teaching others to avoid the mistakes that he made when he was in their shoes. With over 20 years of experience in aviation, and a lifetime of coding, Chad brings a wealth of expertise to BalancedComp’s team that can’t be matched. While he learned a lot from a few incredible professors at Kansas State University, he attributes most of his successes to things he learned on the job. Daily, he consumes as much tech news as possible and especially tries to stay up-to-date on everything cryptocurrency.

When he needs a break from computers, you can find him reliving his days as a bass guitarist in a metal band or playing board games with his friends and family. On Saturday nights, you can catch him leading worship with Sarah, his high-school sweetheart, at Ascension Lutheran Church.

“Make it work, make it fast, then make it pretty… and it isn’t finished until it is pretty!”

SQL MVP Jeff Moden

Michael Spohn

Michael Spohn refuses to get left behind in the ever-expanding technology field, and likes to stay informed of the latest innovations. As a developer, he invests that learning back into the applications he builds and leverages those findings to improve the product experience. He is a full-stack developer with a background in standard web, mobile, and application production who is devoted to the art and skill of programming.

Michael is an active member of DevICT, Wichita’s unified web and software community, and annually attends the Windy City Rails conference in Chicago. He’s happily given the rest of himself over to his young daughter, who’s got his two-foot long hair wrapped around her finger!

“Fear is the mind-killer.”

Frank Herbert

Nick Summervill

Nick Summervill is an ambitious junior developer with a real love for coding work. He considers it an honor to contribute to building and maintaining the innovative web applications created at BalancedComp. He’s a graduate of Centriq Training Institute, where he was immersed in the full-stack development environment.

That ability to read between the lines and nimbly work through challenging situations as a former professional poker player continues to serve him well in his role as web developer.

Outside of the office, Nick maintains a full house where he enjoys his free time with wife Jennifer and two beloved fur babies, Titan and Minny. He’s inspired by travel to exotic destinations like Thailand, and also likes to unwind on the golf course.

Jacqualyn Summervill

Jacqualyn Summervill thrives on rationalizing painstaking processes, as well as infusing the mundane with humor and beauty. This is no more evident than in the usability and experience of the BalancedComp and BalancedResults applications. Jacqualyn has been the visionary behind simplifying and streamlining the industry’s biggest compensation pain points through insightful design, beautiful interfaces, and a bit of whim where it’s least expected.

As the leader behind BalancedComp’s product vision, strategy, design, development, and implementation, Jacqualyn’s work touches each of our clients in a direct and meaningful way. It’s why she’s diligent in her efforts to absorb as much feedback and insight as possible, from clients and the industry as a whole, to not only meet their needs but stay two (or ten) steps ahead.

She travels as much as possible, inspired by a summer spent in Cairo. The Windy City Rails developer conference is on her annual itinerary, and wherever else the wind may send her. Jacqualyn, her fiance and daughter share their home with three rescue pit bulls.

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Calvin Coolidge