4900 California Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93309

HR, It's Central to
Everything We Do

We’re passionate about delivering human resources outsourcing solutions that enable our clients to thrive and flourish.

About Centralize HR

Our Mission has always been to provide unparalleled service and streamlined human resources outsourcing solutions to employers. Our HR solutions help maximize our clients’ output by cutting HR costs, reducing employer-related risks, and elevating employee morale and productivity.

Since 2016, Centralize HR has provided a smarter, more secure, and integrated platform of human resources outsourcing solutions and services to businesses. 

Our company’s primary goal is to provide businesses with a streamlined solution for human resources, payroll, safety, and employee benefits needs.

In a market full of online options, Centralize HR provides tailored, high-tech solutions, without compromising our high touch service. Over the years, we’ve become a leader in HR outsourcing; serving hundreds of businesses and thousands of worksite employees.

Our Vision

We listen to the needs of employers and employees to provide business value through human resources outsourcing.

Greg Knittel

Meet Our Founder

Greg Knittel is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources living in Bakersfield, CA. Greg spent the past 15 years helping thousands of businesses in the areas of human resources, payroll, employee benefits, and safety/workers’ compensation. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and is also a Certified Safety Manager with the National Association of Safety Professionals. Greg was the Director of Operations and Risk Manager for a Professional Employer Organization for nearly 11 years. Greg then founded Centralize HR in 2016 and expanded his vision of helping employers navigate employment complexities and administrative burdens by leveraging HR outsourcing solutions.


  • M.A. Degree in Collaborative Educational Leadership, Fielding Graduate University
  • B.A. Degree in Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield
  • B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice, California State University, Bakersfield
  • A.A. Degree, Antelope Valley College

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Human Resources Certification Institute
  • SHRM – Senior Certified Professional (SCP), Society for Human Resources Management
  • Human Resources Management Certificate, California State University, Bakersfield
  • Certified Safety Manager (CSM), National Association of Safety Professionals
  • Kern County Society for Human Resources Management – Professional Member
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – Member