About Us

Our History

Sloan Montgomery was established in 1946 as Douglas Montgomery Associates, an employee attitude and compensation survey firm working primarily with textile mills in South Carolina. As the textile industry faded and more employment regulations were established, the firm evolved into its current form as compliance consultants. In 1988, a merger with Henry Sloan & Associates created Sloan, Montgomery, Gregory & Hall, Inc. This merger resulted in the rapid expansion of the company into numerous new industries and beyond the borders of South Carolina.


Today, Sloan, Montgomery works with over 400 clients in the Carolinas, Georgia, and the surrounding states. Our clients vary in size from less than 10 employees to more than 1000 and cover almost every industry, including:

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Dealerships Construction and Building Supply
Fast, Casual and Full Service Restaurants Hospitality, Tourism and Recreational
Banking, Insurance and Real Estate Dental and Physician Offices
Manufacturing Retail and Wholesale Operations
City and County Government Non-Profit Agencies

Our Team

Reece O’Dell


In January 2020, Reece was named the 6th President in the 70+ year history of Sloan Montgomery. Since joining the firm in 1994, he has assisted clients in the resolution of federal Wage and Hour and EEOC complaints along with state level Dept. of Labor disputes in the Carolinas and Georgia.

A lifelong resident of South Carolina, Reece has lived in the upstate and on the coast prior to settling in Columbia following completion of his undergrad and graduate degrees at the University of South Carolina.

In his free time, he enjoys cycling, travelling, and is always ready to jump into a card or board game with his family.

Joel Burnett

Vice President

Joel joined Sloan Montgomery as a Consultant in 2005 and became a Shareholder in 2015. He earned his BS in Psychology with a minor in Business from The College of Charleston and a Master of Human Resources degree from the University of South Carolina. Joel worked in numerous HR roles prior to joining Sloan Montgomery, which serves him well in his work with clients in a wide variety of industries.

Originally from Lexington, SC, where he still resides, Joel spends as much time as possible on Lake Murray with his wife and daughter searching for the next big adventure.

Melissa Poston

Unemployment Specialist/Office Manager

Melissa was hired in 2000 to manage the daily operations of the office and quickly became the company’s Unemployment Specialist. In this role, she has become a premier authority on the benefit claim process and she uses this knowledge to assist clients in achieving the lowest available state unemployment tax rate.

Melissa is a South Carolina native who loves spending time with her grandchildren and enjoys the beach, the sun, and wearing flip-flops year round.