Paychex, Inc. is a recognized leader in the payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing industry, with a steadfast commitment to success and a record of achievement that continues a tradition of delivering excellence.
The company was founded in 1971 by B. Thomas Golisano. Paychex now has more than 12,000 employees serving more than half a million small- to medium-sized businesses nationwide. Paychex serves approximately 605,000 payroll clients as of May 31, 2016.
In an exclusive interview with Latino Leaders magazine, Andy Childs, vide president marketing and Antonio Lizano, corporate multicultural marketing manager share their professional expertise and the values Paychex is bringing to the small businesses and Latino-owned business?
A senior executive with more than 30 years of marketing and business development experience, Andy Childs joined Paychex as the vice president of marketing in February 2011. Currently he leads leads the marketing, corporate development, and strategic planning functions for the company. Childs previously held marketing leadership positions at Pitney Bowes, Mercer, and ADP. Childs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Harvard University.
Please share with us some facts about your background, family, early education.
I am the oldest of three children. I was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and also lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Kentucky and Connecticut growing up. My father grew up in Brooklyn and was an economist (now retired). He started his career teaching at Dartmouth University and Rutgers University and later worked for the federal government and in industry, for many years as Chief Economist of BP Americas, before returning to education late in his career. My mother grew up in the Boston area and started a career as an elementary school teacher, but stopped working when she had children. My brother lives in the New York City area and is a pediatrician. My sister owned a print brokerage business in New Jersey, but has since retired and lives in Jacksonville, Florida. I graduated from Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield, Connecticut, and attended college at Harvard University, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in chemistry. I have been married to my wife, Cindy, for 30 years, and we have a daughter, Zoe, who lives in New Jersey and teaches preschool.
What was your first job and the start of your career?
My first job was as a Brand Assistant at the Procter & Gamble Company, helping to market Frymax deepfrying shortening to restaurant operators. I switched over to marketing consumer health...