Payroll solutions provider Paychex announced the appointment of John Gibson as its new president and CEO. He will be the fourth to hold those titles in the company’s 50-year history.
Gibson joined Paychex as senior vice president of service in May 2013. In December 2021, he was promoted to president and chief operating officer, leading the daily operations of the company, including sales, service, marketing, and product management. Prior to joining Paychex, Gibson served in senior executive positions at HR outsourcing and technology companies, including Ameritech (now AT&T) and Convergys, where he served as president of the HR management division providing comprehensive global human resources solutions to clients in 68 countries.
“John’s leadership and experience, deep understanding of our market, and focus on driving innovative technology and HR advisory solutions for our 730,000 clients make him a valued addition to our board of directors,” said Paychex chairman Martin Mucci in a statement.
Paychex also announced that it voted to increase the number of board members from 10 to 11; Gibson will fill the new seat. His position is effective immediately.