ADP CEO Carlos Rodriguez Shares Insights into Growth & Success

November 22, 2019

By Robert Wagenseil

What does it take to make FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies®” list for 12 consecutive years? To answer this, Carlos Rodriguez, CEO and President of ADP, provided insight into his company's 70 years of growth and success. Today, ADP serves more than 700,000 clients around the globe and is a leader in HR, payroll, business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise.

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Carlos Rodriguez was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011, making him ADP’s sixth CEO since its 1949 founding.

Under his leadership, the company has accelerated its transition from payroll processor to human capital management services provider leveraging technology to design a more personalized world at work.

During Carlos’ tenure, ADP has nearly doubled the number of clients using its cloud-based services. Additionally, its Professional Employer Organization (PEO), ADP TotalSource®, business has nearly doubled the number of client employees served, putting it on par with the nation’s largest private sector employers.

After joining ADP in 1999 through its acquisition of Vincam, Carlos held a series of positions with increasing responsibilities before becoming CEO. He served as President of TotalSource, which became the fastest-growing and largest PEO in the industry under his leadership.

He also served as President of the National Account Services and Employer Services International divisions, which serve large companies, and spent several years as President of the Small Business Services (SBS) division. While in that role, he oversaw the launch of the cloud-based "RUN Powered by ADP®" payroll management service.

Carlos holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Harvard University. He is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Economic Club of New York and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable.

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