John Heaton

John Heaton

President,  Pay Plus Benefits, Inc

As a mentor, how can you help with the Fuse community?

John Heaton’s business career began 45 years ago when he founded his first company at the age of 28. He has boot-strapped 5 companies landing one on the Inc. 500 at #144. He is equally comfortable sharing his experience with startups or making a presentation in the board room of a Fortune 500 company.


John Heaton is president of Pay Plus Benefits, Inc. which provides HR, benefit and payroll administration on-line to hundreds of companies nationwide.

Area of Expertise

• Business Finance & Accounting
• Business Operations
• Business Strategy & Planning
• Human Resources & Internal Communications
• Intellectual Property
• Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
• Startup/Entrepreneur/Incubator/Accelerator
• Project Management


• Consulting, Research and Business Services
• Technology and Web-Based Services

Other Experience

His business awards include: Washington CEO magazine best company to work for, named one of 15 “Best Bosses” nation wide by Fortune Small Business Magazine and first company in the Tri-Cities, WA to be named to the INC 500. His public service includes: current Board Member Kadlec Medical Center, past Chairman and Member of the Board of the Tri-Cities Enterprise Association, past Board Member of TRIDEC, past Board Member of the Private Industry Council, past Board Member of the Tri-Cities Corporate Council for the Arts and past Board Member of Work Force Washington