Leadership

Steve Beauchamp

Chief Executive Officer

A company is only as good as its people. And when I joined the company as CEO in 2007, I was excited by what I saw. I saw a company filled with incredibly talented people, all of whom were energized and ready to join me in taking Paylocity to the next level. I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by the best people in the business – from our leadership team, to our software engineers, sales team and all of our team members helping our clients every day– and they’ve all been with me every step of the way. We’ve scaled the company nationally and went public in 2014. We’ve moved into a new national headquarters. We’ve done a lot of great things together. But the thing that makes me most proud is looking at the strong internal culture we’ve built. Because not only do our employees deserve it, our clients do as well. It all stems from my belief that a great culture is the key to delivering exceptional client experiences. And when you look at Paylocity, that’s what we do best. We partner with our clients to help them with whatever they need today so we can move forward together toward a tomorrow that is full of opportunity.

I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University – both located in Ontario, Canada, which is where I’m from, proud Canadian that I am. When I’m not working, I spend my free time with my wife and our four kids. In fact, I often ask them for their reaction to product and marketing ideas as a way of gauging the way they appeal to Gen Z. Because I strongly believe interacting with as many different people as possible allows a leader to develop a broader perspective and ultimately make better decisions. So in a way, I have my kids to thank for that too. 

“True partnership happens when you communicate purposefully with openness and transparency. When you commit yourself to really helping each other move forward toward something different so you can achieve something greater than where you’re at today. That’s one of the things that makes Paylocity so great. We’re more than a provider. We’re a partner to all our customers.”  

Michael Haske

President & Chief Operating Officer

I joined Paylocity in 2007 as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing and spearheaded a national expansion strategy, which ultimately led to an expansion of my own role. Today, as President and COO, I oversee sales, marketing, and operations. Which means everything I do revolves around aligning go-to market sales and marketing activities with our operational teams. Because they’re the ones focused on delivering Paylocity’s implementation and service experience to our customers countrywide. So it’s my focus as well. For all our teams, ​industry-leading​ isn’t just a goal, it’s the standard they hold themselves to – and quite successfully.

I’ve spent my whole career in the payroll and HR industry. But I haven’t always lived in Illinois. I’m Michigan born and bred. It’s where I grew up, and it’s where I went to school, completing my undergrad work at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) with degrees in both marketing and finance. So when I’m not doing what I love at Paylocity, you can find me on the couch with my wife Nancy and our French Bulldog Maizey Blue watching a University of Michigan football game. Or … I’m in a galaxy far, far away, catching the latest ​Star Wars​ installment.

“The thing I value so much about Paylocity is how we always place our culture and employees on the scale with every decision we make. It's not just about growing and being profitable, it's about being a great place to work and a good member of our corporate society.”

Toby Williams

Chief Financial Officer

When I came to Paylocity in 2017, I was excited to contribute my software, corporate finance, and strategy experience (mixed with a bunch of payroll and HCM industry experience) to make an impact for our business, our clients, and our employees. Today I lead PCTY’s teams across finance, accounting, investor relations, corporate development, tax operations, legal, information security, and procurement – and I’m passionate about continuing to develop our culture while helping drive our growth (#growthfuelsopportunity).  

I’ve held multiple leadership roles throughout my career in operations, product, strategy, and finance - and started my career as a corporate lawyer and investment banker.

I earned a B.A. from Houghton College and my M.B.A and J.D. from ​The​ Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). When I’m not at work, you can generally find my wife and I enjoying the outdoors together - hiking, running, paddle boarding, skiing, kayaking, or “getting walked” by our dog, George. 

“I love how we strive to make a difference for our clients and their employees – and ​ our​ employees – every single day. It makes working at Paylocity the perfect combination of fun and rewarding.”

Alison Challman

Chief Marketing Officer

When I joined Paylocity in 2018, my first major undertaking as Chief Marketing Officer was to lead the company’s rebranding process – because I believe the only way to jump into anything is headfirst. I draw upon more than 20 years of experience to oversee the vision and strategy for Paylocity’s marketing and communications disciplines, having led strategic marketing and channel development functions at other Fortune 500 technology companies in the past. I have a number of career highlights, but one that holds special significance to me was being honored by ​CRN Magazine​ as one of the Top Women of the Channel for my achievements and influence in tech.

It all started at the University of Northern Colorado, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and communications. And when I’m not scaling a mountain of projects at Paylocity, you can find me scaling an actual mountain – or skiing down one. That’s my happy place: taking on an outdoor adventure of some kind with my husband and our canine kid.

“The thing that gets me most excited is seeing our brand come to life through the everyday actions of our team members – caring for and delighting our clients, and hustling to move us all forward to a better tomorrow.”

Andy Cappotelli

Chief Accounting Officer

A native of upstate New York, I kickstarted my career in leadership with a “Big Four” accounting firm in the role of senior manager, and I’ve held one leadership role after another ever since. The path that led me to Paylocity wasn’t a straight line, but it was exciting and fulfilling. I spent some time with Gibraltar, then Black and Decker, before finally making the leap to the payroll industry. After 11 years moving from one financial leadership role to another – and a stint as Vice President of a payroll and HCM company called Trinet – I found my inevitable home at Paylocity in 2018. Today, I’m honored to serve as Chief Accounting Officer for this company that has a shared vision of moving ​Forward Together​ with our customers. I love leading our accounting, tax and financial reporting functions, because it lets me lean on all my accounting, corporate finance, and industry experience. Mostly, though, I love the people I work with.

I earned both my BBA in Accounting and my MBA from Saint Bonaventure University, and am also a Certified Public Accountant. When I’m not doing math, I’m doing the whole “dad” thing, playing the game of life (not the board game, the real-life version) and trying to maintain my legendary fly fisherman status. “Legendary” being a relative term, of course. 

 “We have an amazing culture here. That’s not a tagline. It's the cornerstone DNA in how we approach our work, our relationships, our innovation and our client service. I’m grateful to be part of a company that has such a strong commitment to always doing the right thing.”

Cheryl Johnson

Chief HR Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer at Paylocity, I have the privilege of overseeing strategy for our HR, culture, and employment brand. I joined the team in 2018 and brought with me more than 20 years of progressive HR experience. Much of that time was focused specifically on developing strategies for high-growth companies as a way of shaping and scaling their culture, which comes in handy working for a company with such a strong focus on internal culture as Paylocity.

I’ve devoted my career to enabling progressive organizational mindsets and breaking down cross-functional silos. The goal being that top organizations can achieve more together. I’m extremely passionate about co-elevating the HR community as critical drivers of a better workplace for all. With strong leadership experience in a wide range of industries, I have earned a reputation for being a thought leader in the “next-gen” HR space, and as a result, I’ve become an avid speaker on this topic at numerous conferences, such as HR Tech, Leap HR, UNLEASH, SOAHR, Gartner’s REIMAGINE HR, and Deloitte’s IMPACT.

Before coming to Paylocity, I developed people strategies for multiple companies recognized as top places to work. Places like ULTA Beauty, Radio Flyer, Fossil, and most recently as Chief HR Officer for Echo Global Logistics.

Mark Kinsey

Senior Vice President of Operations

As Senior Vice President of Operations, my role is centered around driving seamless service experience to our clients. I do that by leading the operational and customer support efforts for Paylocity. I’ve always believed that if something is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing. So whether I’m at work or away from work, I’m always “all in.” My career exemplifies that belief. Whether as the president of online data collection, the head of North American consumer operations, or as a global product leader (among many other roles), I’ve enjoyed numerous opportunities to build operational and general management leadership experience.  

It all started back at Ball State University, where I earned a B.S. in finance, then an M.B.A. from Indiana University. I tend to stay in motion, and when I’m not deep into my work at Paylocity, I’m enjoying a family activity or playing a sport of some kind.

“One thing I enjoy about Paylocity is our focus on teamwork and being unbeatable together. We collaborate with each other and we hold each other accountable, and it’s one of the big reasons we find success with our clients. You could call it a secret ingredient, but we don’t really keep secrets.”

Ted Gaty

Senior Vice President of Product & Technology

As Senior VP of Product and Technology, I take a lot of pleasure in overseeing all aspects of Paylocity's innovative software solutions and infrastructure. I’ve got several goals that keep me focused strategically: accelerating product speed to market, scaling the organization to expand product development capabilities, scaling our infrastructure, moving Paylocity toward a mobile-first development paradigm, and expanding the actionable analytics we provide to customers. There’s no such thing as having too many goals, so long as you take them one day at a time.

My industry experience spans more than 20 years, and I’ve celebrated a number of successes throughout my career. Like leading a global team of more than 1000 technologists to fuel nearly
$1.5B in revenue and being recognized in the InformationWeek 500 by pioneering a firm's entrance into mobile solutions in 2011. I’m a proud native of upstate New York, but fell in love with the Midwest in. First Michigan, where I earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Kalamazoo College – and joined the college's Hall of Fame as part of the NCAA Division III championship men’s tennis teams in 1992 and 1993. Then Illinois, where I earned my master's degree in information technology at Northwestern University. When I’m not delivering on our customers’ product needs, you can find me on the football field or spending time with my wife walking our three dogs. 

“Every day, I focus on leading our product and technology teams to deliver software that helps our customers achieve the promise of tomorrow.”

Rob Goldstein

Vice President of Technical Services

I started my career programming for and installing margining, accounting, and regulatory reporting systems for the futures and options trading industry. Then I spent several years working for a software consultancy firm, as well as a Fortune 500 print service company, before finally joining Paylocity in 2005. Today, I’m proud to lead my team through the company's unparalleled growth. As VP of Technical Services, I lead a varied group of professionals who are truly unique to the Human Capital Management industry. These are talented and experienced software engineers, accountants, and benefits and time and labor consultants focused on implementing, customizing, and servicing systems and products that make life easier for our customers.  

I graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a degree in economics and political science, and earned my master's with Distinction in management information systems from DePaul University. Even though most of the time, “my head” is focused on our clients and my team in a skyscraper in suburban Chicago, “my heart” is likely on a mountain bike somewhere in the middle of a forest with my wife and son … set on the idea of a juicy IPA waiting for me at the end of the ride. 

“I’m so proud to work with a team that puts so many uniquely qualified people in the position to help our customers use our products to the fullest and develop custom solutions that solve their hardest business challenges. At Paylocity, you can count on every single person to pull through whenever there’s an important task that needs to be done.”

Christina Moriarty

Vice President of Tax Services & Compliance

I’ve spent my entire career in the payroll industry. When I first started, I worked as a payroll manager before taking some time off to start a family. When I came back to the industry, it was with a small, local provider. Then, in 2008, I came to Paylocity as Director of Tax. Today, I serve as VP of Tax and Compliance, and I manage a team of professionals who are responsible for compliance, tax filings, deposits, notice resolution, amendments and payroll operations. 

I like to stay busy. In fact, I’m just as busy outside the office as I am inside. I play an active role advocating for our customers as a member of the IRS Reporting Agent Forum and National Reporting Consortium, while also keeping current on upcoming legislative changes. And to top it off, I’m a mother of three teenagers. Which means I know what it’s like to juggle a million things at once. 

“At Paylocity, we understand that staying compliant in today’s rapidly evolving world is easier when you’re working with a partner you trust, one with the expertise and technology to support your business and your people.”

John Taylor

Vice President of Client Services

At Paylocity, there’s nothing more important to us than our clients. So it’s my pleasure to serve as VP of Client Service. In my role, I lead all aspects of the client experience, helping our clients maximize their use of Paylocity solutions on a daily basis.  Before I joined Paylocity, I spent more than 20 years in payroll and HCM industry as a leader in HR outsourcing. Early in my career at Paychex I administered S125s, FSAs and HSAs as a leader in the HR outsourcing division.  I also was the Regional Manager for the Southwest Payroll operation, servicing more than 70,000 customers. Most recently, I was the Director of Shared Services and led the Data Analytics, Real Estate, Project Management office, and Client Communications teams.   

I’m a native of upstate New York and received my bachelor’s degree in business economics from SUNY Oneonta. When I’m not at the office, I spend most of my time with my exercising or with my Family.  Since I spend so much time driving my kids to and from activities they now think I’m the best personal Uber driver in Chicago!

“Every day, I come to work at Paylocity with the goal of making it easier for employees to solve our clients’ biggest challenges.”

Josh Scutt

Vice President of Sales

Superior service and industry-leading technology are the hallmark of Paylocity – our people and our products. And as VP of Sales, I’m focused on capitalizing on both. I came to Paylocity with more than two decades of payroll experience, which helps me lead sales nationally for each of our segments: enterprise, mid-market, and small-business. Throughout my career, I’ve always been passionate about sales as well as leadership. Before Paylocity, I served as VP of Enterprise Sales at NCR, and successfully led a team that serviced companies with $3.5 billion to $100 million in annual revenue. Before that, I managed a winning team of over 350 leaders and 1,800 direct sales associates.

Travel comes just with the territory with sales. So naturally, I’ve got roots all over the country. I’m a native of upstate New York. I’m a proud 1994 graduate of Northern Michigan University (go Wildcats!) And I currently live near Atlanta with my wife Amy and our two daughters, Alexa and Erica. In my free time, you can find me hanging with my “home” team, relaxing with my family in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

“Sales at Paylocity is being able to devote your energy and effort to sales distribution and partner engagement. That’s what happens when you’re backed by an amazing product and impeccable implementation and service.”

Chris Westfall

Vice President & Head of Channels & Alliances

I’m responsible for Channels and Alliances at Paylocity, which is really just another way of saying that I build bridges for Paylocity. It’s what I do best. In my role, I lean heavily upon my global experience in building partner networks, as well as my experience in software, which spans a variety of industries – from automotive and financial services to education and healthcare. It also helps that I have extensive experience delivering sales, services, and support through indirect channels and alliances.

I’ve enjoyed working in large organizations in my career, but I’ve also successfully launched a couple technology start-ups, and have the privilege of serving on a number of boards as well, including advisory boards at some of the best technology companies on the planet. On a personal note, I also served for the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (skiing being a bit of a passion of mine). So whether I’m in the office or on the snow, I’m energized by building bridges. Both at work and on a mountain with my “ski family,” I thrive connecting with people around a common interest. In terms of education, I have a B.A. in Communication from the University of Puget Sound and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Iowa.

“Building bridges is at the core of what I do at Paylocity.”

Jay Schedler

Vice President of Real Estate & Procurement

When I joined Paylocity in 2013 as Vice President of Human Resources, I was given the additional privilege of helping design the floor plans and workspaces for our new corporate headquarters in Schaumburg, as well as the creation of our new modern work spaces in Lake Mary and Meridien ID., which ultimately led me to transition in 2018 to become VP of Real Estate and Procurement. Throughout my career I’ve been an HR executive with wide-ranging human resources experience and have spent more than 25 years working alongside business executives to align HR and business strategies. In my HR career, I’ve globally developed the services, leadership, and operations capability for global business services, operations, call centers and information technology business units. 

In addition to my wide-ranging human resources experience, I have expertise in business management, large-scale project and program management, and steering all aspects of M&A integrations. I hold an M.S. in organizational development and a B.S. in human resources from Northeastern Illinois University. 

"It is an honor to work for Paylocity, an organization that truly values its employees, and puts its best foot forward each day for them."

Holly Fulp

Vice President of Corporate Development

As VP and Head of Corporate Development at Paylocity, I partner with our leadership team in the development and execution of Paylocity's strategy. I joined the team in 2018 with significant experience in strategy – focused on the software/tech sector – as well as corporate finance and investment banking: mergers & acquisitions, public offerings, and debt financings.

A native North Carolinian, I earned a B.A. in Public Policy and a minor in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Outside the office, I put my strategic mind to work thinking about how I can spend more time outdoors. Different geographies. Different seasons. Each one prime for a different activity: hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sea kayaking, snorkeling. I love them all.  

“I am proud to be part of a team that’s developing and executing a strategy focused on the promise of tomorrow and driven by customer needs.”

Gavin Klingonsmith

Vice President of Business Operations

As Vice President of Business Operations, I ensure that our clients’ needs remain at the heart of everything we do in operations and sales. It’s a matter of continually improving our processes and implementation. Before becoming a VP, I drove transformation initiatives and measured customer experience at Paylocity. I have deep experience in data acquisition, business process improvement, and operations leadership. I’ve managed remote operations that supported international stakeholders; driven global integration efforts; and directed ongoing data collection efforts that leveraged a field force of more than 2,500 employees. 

Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, I graduated from Brigham Young University and currently live near Salt Lake City with my wife, son, and three daughters. As someone who constantly strives for personal improvement, I may be most proud of having nearly perfected the art of the “dad joke.” I measure my success in 17 years of performances and not a single laugh from any of my children. 

“At Paylocity, we climb through mountains of complexity to deliver simple solutions to our clients. From everyday tasks to strategic imperatives, we thrive on making jobs easier and people more effective.”

Susan Jacobson

Vice President General Counsel

As Vice President and General Counsel at Paylocity, I lead our legal and corporate compliance functions. It’s a role that allows me to directly manage and oversee all legal and corporate compliance matters involving Paylocity – from litigation to labor and employment, to commercial, privacy, securities, intellectual property and M&A. I also advise management on legal, strategic, transactional, regulatory, and commercial matters. I joined Paylocity in 2018 with more than 25 years of legal, compliance and legal department management experience, and am the proud recipient of the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation “Leading the Way” Award. In another life, I held a private practice in Chicago.

I earned a B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Michigan and a J.D. Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota. When I’m not working on legal issues for Paylocity, you can usually find me at my local yoga studio doing the downward dog.

Mitch Hood

Vice President IT Operations & Chief Information Security Officer

As VP of IT Operations and Chief Information Security Officer, I oversee all aspects of information technology and security at Paylocity. From data management and network operations to end-user computing and software release management, my team is responsible for scaling and maintaining Paylocity’s infrastructure.

Prior to joining Paylocity, I served as Senior Director of Client Implementations and Services at CVS Health, where I was responsible for servicing new health plan clients onto the company’s PBM application platforms. I also spent more than 10 years at Aon Hewitt, with my last position being Vice President of Application Hosting Services, which included the responsibility of managing infrastructure operations, technology solutions, and 24/7/365 support in a complex, global technology environment.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the DeVry Institute of Technology.

Ryan Glenn

Vice President of FP&A and Investor Relations

I joined Paylocity in 2013, and today I lead our finance function: budgeting, forecasting, long-term financial planning, that sort of thing. It’s my responsibility to manage interactions with the investment community, which means communicating the financial results and the strategic direction of the company to our investors, who mean a lot to me personally, as I was a key member of the team who helped take Paylocity public in 2014.  

I earned a B.S. Summa Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo and an M.B.A from Cornell, and have spent my whole career working closely with companies on various accounting and reporting topics related to equity offerings and other capital markets transactions. Outside the office, I spend most of my time with my wife and two daughters. But I also try to sneak in a few rounds of golf here and there whenever I can.  

“One thing that sets Paylocity apart is, while we’re squarely focused on growth, it’s not at all costs. Every decision we make is made with our employees and clients in mind, and I think that is a real differentiator.”

Dan Hassenplug

Vice President of User Experience

I joined Paylocity in 2014 to lead the team that would help scale Paylocity’s user experience practice. The incredible growth we’ve seen since our IPO has given me the opportunity to expand the team as well as my career. As VP of UX, I’m focused on leading our team of product designers and design system engineers, while advising across the entire product suite. It’s my job to ensure that our customers have modern products that are easy to use.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been passionate about design and technology. Whether it was copying hockey logos into notebooks as a kid or getting my first computer and learning website design at a young age, it was inevitable that I majored in design in college. My career has been focused on creating experiences for websites big and small. And since I love to build, you can find me tackling the latest LEGO sets with my two boys when I’m not at the office, or doing something that gets the blood flowing: riding my bike, putting in some time at the gym, or some other form of fun outdoor activity. 

“I joined Paylocity because I love to build software, and every day I get to be a part of building great products for our customers!” 

Jan LeTourneau

Vice President of Implementation

I came to Paylocity in 2019 to focus on how we scale implementation to meet the growth of our business. My goal is to maximize employee engagement and ensure great client experiences. Really, my whole role is centered on making our employees and our customers more successful. While I'm new to the payroll industry, my experience in executive leadership spans 15 years. I’ve spent my career ​driving organizational change and improving performance & program management and talent development, with demonstrated success on a local and global scale.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Illinois State University. And when I’m not at the office, I’m either volunteering in our community or deep in the grips of a good book. I love reading, and just one book club isn’t enough for me. So I’m in two.

“The best part about working at Paylocity is that everyone is equally as invested as I am in the success of my team.”

Adam McElhinney

Chief Data Science Officer and Vice President of Insights

As Chief Data Science Officer and VP of Insights, I take all the data around how our products are used to find opportunities to unlock new value for our clients. To me and my team, all the numbers and charts translate to insights that drive new products and functionality enhancements. 

Before I came to Paylocity, I was Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer for a technology company, where I led a team of 75 data scientists who built cutting-edge industrial data analytics tools. In my career, my research has led to 18 patent filings in machine learning, the Internet of Things (IOT), software engineering, and big data technology. I’ve also had the honor of being recognized by the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) as the 2018 Technologist of the Year. 

I earned my Masters in statistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and have undergraduate degrees in mathematics, economics, and political science from Indiana University Bloomington. Outside Paylocity, I’m an adjunct professor in the Computer Science and Mathematics departments at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). When I’m not at work, you can usually find me enjoying many of Chicago’s great restaurants or at home trying to replicate my favorite chefs’ dishes. 

“The thing that strikes me most about Paylocity is the passion everyone has toward empowering our clients’ workforces. I’ve always been a numbers geek my whole life, and the opportunity to leverage data sets to empower a modern workforce makes me really excited to go to work every day.”