As the Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering at Paylocity, I lead a diverse team spanning Corporate Infrastructure, Public Cloud and Data Center Infrastructure, Developer Productivity (DevOps), Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), and FinOps. My focus is on orchestrating multiple teams with a singular goal: ensuring customer success remains at the forefront of everything we do.
In addition to my role at Paylocity, I serve as the President of the DevOps Institute, Silicon Valley chapter, and as a committee chair within the FinOps foundation, where I’m committed to shaping industry standards.
My leadership journey includes pivotal roles in global enterprises such as SAP and Salesforce, where at Salesforce, I spearheaded Infrastructure, DevOps, and SRE teams for the world's largest iPaaS. Successfully managing billions of transactions daily, I honed my skills in delivering high-performance solutions at scale.
Joining Paylocity, I was drawn to the tangible impact our products and services have on thousands of employees. Three key pillars—payroll, enhanced feedback, and improved access to benefits—resonated with me, reflecting the fundamental needs we address for our customers. Championing innovation, ensuring seamless feature availability, and driving overall excellence across our teams aligns with our mission to better serve our customers.
My academic background includes a bachelor's degree in Management and Information Systems from Queen's University, Belfast. Currently residing in the California Bay Area, I am not only dedicated to our professional pursuits, but also passionate about community service. Alongside my wife and two children, I actively contribute to various community initiatives. Outside the professional arena, I enjoy hiking and a broad spectrum of outdoor activities.