Paylocity Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: PCTY), a cloud-based provider of payroll and human capital management software solutions, today announced a new alliance and sponsorship with LPGA Tour players, Jennifer Kirby and Victoria Elizabeth.
A native of Paris, Ontario, Kirby first caught the golf world’s attention during her amateur career. In 2009, she became the first individual to win both the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur and the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship in the same year. Kirby then went on to attend the University of Alabama where she helped lead her team to a NCAA National Championship title in 2012 and was named a first-team SEC All-American. Kirby turned professional in May of 2013 and claimed her first professional victory in her first start at the CN Canadian Women’s Tour Quebec. She earned her LPGA Tour card for the 2013-14 season with a fifth place finish at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
As a rookie on the LPGA Tour, Kirby is known for her passion for the game and long-distance driving ability. Kirby has high expectations for her future on the LPGA Tour and believes her goals align with those of Paylocity. “I’m excited to be partnering with Paylocity because they are a company on the move. I put a great deal of work and preparation into my game with the goal of becoming one of the top players in the world. I recognize Paylocity is taking a similar approach to developing solutions that will make them an industry leader,” says Kirby.
Victoria Elizabeth began her LPGA Tour career in 2013, taking a different route to the top of women’s golf. Before turning professional, the Dayton, Ohio native was a successful junior player with four victories on the AJGA, seven wins on the Future Collegians World Tour and was named the FCWT Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Elizabeth turned pro in 2009 and played on the Symetra Tour for four seasons. She had a breakthrough year on the Road to the LPGA in 2012 and recorded her first-career victory at the Credit Union Classic in Syracuse, N.Y. In addition to her win, she posted four top-10 finishes and ranked third on the Tour’s money list.
With a full season of LPGA Tour experience under her belt, Elizabeth is primed for future success. “My rookie year was an incredible experience. It has always been my goal to reach the highest level of women’s golf and play with the best players in the world,” says Elizabeth. “I am very excited for my future on the tour and believe that the support I’ve gained from my valuable partnerships, like teaming up with Paylocity, are incredibly important to my future success.”
Michael Haske, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Paylocity, states, “2014 has been an extremely exciting year for Paylocity with the sponsorship of PGA Tour player, Brooks Koepka, and now, two LPGA Tour players. Jennifer and Victoria are incredibly talented golfers, but it’s their passion and dedication to improvement and future success that made them the obvious choices. We wanted to find players who shared our commitment to innovation and growth. At Paylocity we have pioneered a category of our own in the marketplace by doing what no one else is – taking Payroll and HR professionals from the backroom to the boardroom with our cloud software. We now proudly sponsor three of the most promising, future-stars on both tours and couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jennifer and Victoria to the Paylocity family.”
Paylocity is a provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management, or HCM, software solutions for medium-sized organizations. Paylocity’s comprehensive and easy-to-use solutions enable its clients to manage their workforces more effectively. Paylocity’s solutions help drive strategic human capital decision-making and improve employee engagement by enhancing the human resource, payroll and finance capabilities of its clients. For more information, visit www.paylocity.com.
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