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As CEO, Steve oversees every aspect of our business. Since joining Paylocity in 2007, Steve led the way in getting Paylocity to where it is today. From customer service to sales to product development, he's ultimately accountable for the vision and execution of our entire operation.
Steve's experience in the industry spans more than 15 years. Prior to joining Paylocity, Steve spent several years at Paychex, having served as VP of Product Management and was a Corporate Officer. In his role there, Steve was responsible for all product strategy and development as well as all corporate acquisitions. His resume also includes having served as Vice President of Payroll Operations for Advantage Payroll, the fourth-largest payroll company in America at that time, managing 21 offices and serving more than 50,000 clients across the country. Additionally, Steve spent three years in operations management with ADP Canada, where he was named 1997 "Employee of the Year."
A proud native of North Bay, Ontario, Canada, Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University. Both universities are located in Ontario, Canada.
After joining Paylocity in 2007, Michael began a national expansion strategy as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 2017, Michael assumed his current role as President & COO. In this role, Michael oversees Sales, Marketing, Operations, Recruiting, and Learning & Development. Michael is responsible for aligning go to market sales and marketing activities with our operational teams who are focused on delivering an industry leading implementation and service experience to our customers across the country.
Michael joined Paylocity following a successful career in the payroll and HR industry. He served as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Paychex, managing a team of more than 300 employees. In addition, Michael held the role of Regional Manager with Paychex Major Market Services, where he managed sales for the western half of the United States. Prior to Paychex, Michael held multiple roles with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) including District Manager & Corporate Sales Trainer.
A native of Michigan, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, where he earned his degree in marketing and finance.
As Chief Financial Officer at Paylocity, Toby leads the company's finance, accounting, information security, investor relations and corporate development functions. He joined Paylocity in 2017 and brings with him a breadth of software, corporate finance and strategy experience, having served most recently as Chief Product and Strategy Officer at global higher education software leader Ellucian.
Toby also brings significant payroll and HCM industry experience. As Director of Corporate Development at Paychex, he led all mergers & acquisitions and corporate development efforts from 2006 to 2011. He started his career as a securities and M&A lawyer in D.C. and New York, and also worked as an investment banker at Citigroup in New York.
Toby earned a B.A. from Houghton College and an M.B.A and J.D. from The Ohio State University.
As Chief Human Resources Officer at Paylocity, Cheryl oversees strategy for people and human resources functions. She joined Paylocity in 2018 and brings with her over 17 years of HR experience in a variety of industries where she led strategies and initiatives related to attracting, retaining, and engaging talent and building culture.
Cheryl most recently served as Chief HR Officer for Echo Global Logistics, a transportation and supply chain management organization. Prior to Echo, Cheryl guided the HR strategies of many well-known companies such as ULTA Beauty, Radio Flyer, Sears Holdings Corporation, and Fossil, Inc.
Cheryl holds a B.A. in Psychology with a focus in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Toledo.
Bradley serves as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Paylocity. Prior to his current role, he held security leadership positions at Sidley Austin LLP, Midland States Bank, FirstMerit Bank, Midwest Bank, Zurich Financial Services, Experian, and Arthur Andersen LLP. Bradley is the author of multiple books (including two "For Dummies" titles) and has had numerous articles published in professional journals on a wide variety of topics related to information security and governance. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar.
Bradley holds 22 professional designations in the areas of information security management, IT compliance, fraud examination, IT audit, computer forensics, ethical hacking, business continuity planning, project management, cloud security, and process improvement, including the C|CISO, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCSP, CIPP, CSSLP, PMP, CRISC, CGEIT, ISSMP, ISSAP, CFE, C|EH, CBCP, CCSK, DFCP, CIFI, CSOXM, CSOE, ITIL v3 Foundation, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds an MBA from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a JD and an LLM in information technology and privacy law from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
As Chief Accounting Officer at Paylocity, Andy leads the company’s accounting, tax and financial reporting functions. He joined Paylocity in 2018 and brings with him a breadth of accounting, corporate finance and industry experience.
Andy most recently served as Vice President of Trinet, Inc., a human capital management company/professional employer organization. Prior to Trinet, he spent 11 years in various financial leadership roles at Paychex, Inc., including the Controller of the Human Resources Services Business Unit, Corporate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, and Internal Audit Director. Andy also served as the Director of Internal Audit for the Black & Decker Corporation and Director of Accounting for Gibraltar Industries.
A native of Upstate New York, Andy started his career with KPMG LLP, serving as a Senior Manager in the Assurance Practice. Andy earned both his BBA in Accounting and his MBA from Saint Bonaventure University and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
As Chief Marketing Officer at Paylocity, Alison oversees vision and strategy for the marketing and communications functions. She joined Paylocity in 2018, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience leading strategic marketing and channel development functions at Fortune 500 technology companies.
Alison most recently served as Head of Global Marketing for the Internet of Things Group at Intel. Prior to Intel, she led marketing strategy at large corporations, including Avnet Technology Solutions, Quest Software, and Hewlett-Packard. Alison was also recognized by CRN Magazine as one of the Top Women of the Channel in 2010, 2014, and 2015 for her achievements and influence over the tech channel.
Alison earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and communications from the University of Northern Colorado.
As SVP of Operations, Mark leads all operational and customer support efforts for Paylocity to drive seamless service experience to our clients. Mark joined Paylocity in 2015.
Mark brings extensive operational leadership experience, most recently as President of Online Data Collection at Ipsos from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining Ipsos, he held several positions at The Nielsen Company from 2002 to 2012, including Head of North America Consumer Operations and Global Product Leader of Consumer Household Panel Services. Before joining The Nielsen Company, Mark was a consultant in the general practice with AT Kearney, a management consulting firm. He holds a B.S. in finance from Ball State University and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
Ted serves as the Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Paylocity. In this position, Ted oversees all aspects of Paylocity's innovative software solutions and infrastructure. His strategic agenda includes accelerating product speed to market, scaling the organization to significantly expand product development capabilities, scaling our infrastructure, continuing a fundamental shift to a mobile-first development paradigm, and expanding the set of actionable analytics provided to customers.
Ted's experience in the industry spans more than 20 years. Prior to Paylocity, Ted worked at Aon Hewitt where he most recently served as the Chief Information Officer, Benefits Administration. In this capacity, Ted led a global team of over 1000 technologists fueling nearly $1.5B in revenue. He pioneered the firm's entrance into mobile solutions, an innovation recognized in the InformationWeek 500 in 2011, and was a member of the Aon Hewitt Senior Leadership Team.
A proud native of upstate New York, Ted did his undergraduate work at Kalamazoo College where he earned his bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in mathematics, and is a member of the college's Hall of Fame as part of the NCAA Division III championship men's tennis teams in 1992 and 1993. He earned his master's degree in information technology from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.
Rob works as the Vice President of Technical Services, where he leads a group of professionals who are truly unique to the payroll outsourcing industry. Rob's team is comprised of talented and experienced software engineers, accountants, and payroll specialists who consult with customers to create integrations to general ledger systems, customized reporting, and payroll process modifications to support unique business requirements. Rob also works closely with his teams to implement Paylocity's time & labor management solution and provide data integration services with Paylocity's large network of Partners.
Rob started his career programming for and installing margining, accounting, and regulatory reporting systems for the futures and options trading industry. He then spent several years working for a software consultancy firm to customize or build ERP, plant production, and warehousing systems. After several years within the consultancy industry, Rob went to work for a Fortune 500 print service company as the Application and Project Manager. In 2005, Rob joined Paylocity's Technical Services function where he has proudly led his team through the company's unparalleled growth.
Rob graduated with honors from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. with a degree in economics and political science. For his postgraduate, Rob earned his master's degree with Distinction in management information systems in a joint program between DePaul University's School of CDM and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Here at Paylocity, Christina serves as the Vice President of Tax and Compliance. Under her direction, Chris' team of professionals is responsible for compliance, tax filings, deposits, notice resolution, amendments and payroll operations.
Chris has spent her entire career in the payroll industry. When she began, she worked as a Payroll Manager for Stein Roe and Farnham, Inc. in downtown Chicago. After starting a family, Chris returned to the industry as the Manager of Tax for a small, local provider before joining the Paylocity team in 2008 as the Director of Tax.
Chris also plays an active role as a member of the IRS Reporting Agent Forum and National Reporting Consortium, where she is able to advocate on behalf of Paylocity's customers while also staying abreast of upcoming legislative changes.
As VP of Client Service, John leads all aspects of the client experience at Paylocity, including overseeing the daily client experience and helping clients maximize their use of Paylocity solutions. Prior to joining Paylocity, he spent more than 20 years at Paychex in various roles. John started his career managing retirement plans and helped fuel the organization’s rapid growth to become one of the largest 401(k) providers.
John also has administered S125s, FSAs and HSAs as a leader in the HR outsourcing division at Paychex. He was the Regional Manager for the Southwest Payroll operation, servicing more than 70,000 customers. Most recently, John was the Director of Shared Services and led the Data Analytics, Real Estate, PMO Office, and Client Communications teams.
John is a native of upstate New York and received his bachelor’s degree in business economics from SUNY Oneonta.
Josh Scutt is VP of Sales at Paylocity. Bringing more than two decades of payroll experience, Josh is responsible for leading national sales across enterprise, mid-market and small-business segments. He is focused on capitalizing on the growing demand for superior service and industry-leading technology that is the hallmark of the people and products of Paylocity.
Previously, Josh served as VP of Enterprise Sales at NCR. In that position, he successfully led a team servicing companies with $3.5 billion to $100 million in annual revenue.
Prior to NCR, Josh held a number of leadership and management positions over a highly successful 20-plus year career at ADP; in his last assignment as Senior Vice President of Small Business Sales, he managed a winning team of over 350 leaders and 1,800 direct sales associates.
A native of Upstate New York, he is a 1994 graduate of Northern Michigan University. He currently lives near Atlanta with his wife and two daughters.
Chris brings global experience building partner networks to his role as Vice President and Head of Channels and Alliances at Paylocity. Further, Chris’ experience in software spans a variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, education and healthcare, with extensive experience delivering sales, services and support through indirect channels and alliances.
Prior to joining Paylocity, Chris held a variety of leadership positions at global higher education software leader Ellucian, including VP Cloud and Corporate Development, VP Global Cloud Services, and VP Partnerships, where he grew revenue and margin, and improved operating performance to drive scale and quality of service to customers and partners globally. Prior to successfully launching a couple technology start-ups, Chris began his career in channels and alliances at Requisite Technology, developing a partner network in Japan, contributing nearly 20% of company revenue.
Chris’ Board experiences include Topplers, a non-profit enabler; the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association; and ISV advisory boards at AWS and Oracle. He earned a B.A. in Communication from the University of Puget Sound and a M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Iowa.
Jay joined Paylocity in August 2013 as Vice President of Human Resources, where he assumed responsibility for people and human resources strategy. Jay was instrumental in designing our Schaumburg tower floor plans and workspaces and in 2018, he transitioned roles to become Vice President of Real Estate and Procurement.
Jay is an HR executive with more than 20 years of domestic and international professional services and consumer product experience working alongside business executives to align HR and business strategies. Jay brings experience from internationally known companies such as Ipsos Research, Nielsen Company and Maytag.
Highlights of Jay’s career include serving as SVP of HR for Ipsos Research, the third-largest global marketing research company, with 45 offices throughout North America. Jay led the transformation and rebuilding of the HR Staff and the post-acquisition integration of Synovate associates into Ipsos. Prior to Ipsos, Jay was a VP of HR for the Nielsen Company, supporting the North American Client Services division. His accomplishments include globally developing the services, leadership, and operations capability for Global Business Services, Operations, Call Centers and the Information Technology business units.
In addition to his deep human resources experience, Jay offers expertise in business management, large-scale project and program management, and steering all aspects of M&A integrations. Jay holds an M.S. in organizational development and a B.S. in human resources from Northeastern Illinois University.
As Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Paylocity, Holly leads the company's corporate development efforts and partners with the leadership team in the development and execution of the company’s strategy. She joined Paylocity in 2018, bringing a breadth of software/tech sector strategy and corporate finance investment banking experience, including mergers & acquisitions, public offerings and debt financings to the company.
Prior to joining Paylocity, Holly served as a Director in the Technology Group at William Blair, as a Vice President in the Global Services Group at Credit Suisse Securities LLC, as a strategy Executive Director at Kaplan and as a management consultant to Fortune 500 clients.
A native North Carolinian, Holly earned a B.A. in Public Policy with a minor in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
As Vice President of Business Operations, Gavin focuses on continuous process improvement and the implementation of enablement technologies in support of Paylocity’s strategic objectives. Gavin ensures client needs remain at the heart of all Operations and Sales enablement initiatives. Prior to his current role, Gavin served as Director of Business Operations for Paylocity, where he partnered with Operations leadership to measure the customer experience and drive transformation initiatives.
Previously, Gavin spent 13 years with The Nielsen Company, where he held various leadership positions in Data Acquisition, Business Process Improvement, and Operations. At Nielsen, he managed remote operations supporting international stakeholders; drove global integration efforts; built and consolidated operating plans for more than 100 countries; and directed ongoing data collection efforts leveraging strategic partnerships and a field force of more than 2,500 employees.
A native of the San Francisco Bay area, he is a graduate of Brigham Young University and currently lives near Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife, son, and three daughters.
As Vice President and General Counsel at Paylocity, Susan leads the company's Legal and Corporate Compliance functions. In her role, Susan directly manages and oversees all legal and corporate compliance matters involving the Company including in the areas of litigation, labor and employment, commercial, privacy, securities, intellectual property and M&A. She also advises management on legal, strategic, transactional, regulatory, and commercial matters. She joined Paylocity in 2018 and brings with her more than 25 years of legal, compliance and legal department management experience. Susan is a recipient of the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation “Leading the Way Award”.
Susan most recently served as Deputy General Counsel at Cardinal Health. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Susan worked in private practice in Chicago.
Susan earned a B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Michigan and a J.D. Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota.
As VP of IT Operations, Mitch oversees all aspects of information technology at Paylocity. From data management and network operations to end-user computing and software release management, Mitch’s team is responsible for scaling and maintaining Paylocity’s infrastructure.
Prior to joining Paylocity, Mitch served as Senior Director of Client Implementations and Services at CVS Health, where he was responsible for servicing new health plan clients onto the company’s PBM application platforms. Mitch also spent more than 10 years at Aon Hewitt, with his last position being Vice President of Application Hosting Services. In this role, he managed infrastructure operations, technology solutions, and 24/7/365 support in a complex, global technology environment. Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the DeVry Institute of Technology.
As VP of Talent Acquisition at Paylocity, Joe leads all hiring for the company’s Operations, Technical and Sales organizations.
Joe began his payroll career as a Regional Sales Manager with ADP. Thereafter, he began an executive search business supporting clients within human capital management and medical devices. He contracted for Paylocity, where he grew the salesforce to more than 100 representatives on a national level. After joining Paylocity full-time in 2012, he not only continued expanding the Sales organization, but took on all other areas of Talent Acquisition, building the team from four to 31 employees.
Joe holds a communications degree from Northern Illinois University. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and three daughters.
As Vice President of FP&A and Investor Relations, Ryan leads the finance function, including budgeting, forecasting and long-term financial planning. Ryan is also responsible for managing interactions with the investment community, including communicating financial results and the strategic direction of the Company. He joined Paylocity in 2013 and was a key member of the team who helped take the Company public in 2014.
Prior to joining Paylocity, Ryan spent 6 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, most recently as a Manager in the Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory practice, where he worked closely with companies on various accounting and reporting topics related to equity offerings and other capital markets transactions.
Ryan earned a B.S. Summa Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo and an M.B.A from The Johnson School at Cornell University.