Meet our team

AdminAssist was created in 2005 with one simple idea, create a cost-effective accounting solution for staffing companies.  

Bret Newton

Managing Partner


I am native to Utah. I graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting followed by a Master’s Degree in Taxation. I spent the first years of my career in private wealth management followed by a stint in public accounting.  I have been in the staffing industry for 13 years. I really enjoy working with clients to achieve both their business metrics and their personal goals. I spend my free time with my wife and 3 kids. Any additional free time you can find me at the golf course.


Deborah Sims

Managing Partner


I moved to Salt Lake City in 1991 from Vermont.   I loved the people and lifestyle that Utah had to offer and decided to make Salt Lake my home.  My career in the staffing industry started in 1998, when I worked for a temporary staffing firm.  This experience made me aware of the potential in the staffing industry and more importantly the resources that were missing in this market.  This realization is what eventually led to the creation of AdminAssist in 2005.            



Keith Olson

Managing Partner


I’ve been in Utah since graduating from the University of Colorado in 1990.  I started my career with the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where I was involved in the implementation of the financial systems used for managing the games.  I later co-founded a firm which specialized in the design and implementation of financial systems, while providing consulting to improve operational efficiency.  I’ve come to realize that the people behind the operating systems are far more critical than the systems themselves, which led to the creation of AdminAssist in 2005.  We’ve put together a team of seasoned professionals with operational expertise specific to the staffing industry and aligned with our state of the art systems allows our clients to confidently outsource their back-office and accounting functions to AdminAssist.