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Scott Scherr
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Scott Scherr founded Ultimate Software in 1990 and has served as president and CEO since the company’s inception. Scott founded Ultimate Software with the goal of continuously innovating and striving for product excellence — the “ultimate software” for HR and payroll professionals — and he has continued to lead the organization with passion and dedication for more than 20 years.

Fostering a corporate culture based on honesty and respect has always been Scott’s #1 priority. He believes when an organization instills passion in its employees, when a workforce is connected to delivering the best products and services, that the results are happy, satisfied customers.

Before Ultimate Software, Scott held various positions at ADP, including vice president of operations, as well as operated Management Statistics, Inc.



Marc Scherr
Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer

Marc Scherr has been part of Ultimate Software since its formation, and currently serves as the company’s chief operating officer, managing and driving the organization’s operational performance.

Marc is an energetic and accomplished executive with more than 28 years of experience in law, investment banking, and various areas of business development and operations.



Mitchell Dauerman
Chief Financial Officer

Since 1996, Mitch Dauerman has brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Ultimate Software’s executive team — providing more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting. As chief financial officer, he is responsible for managing the organization’s finances and administration.

Before joining Ultimate Software, Mitch held various positions with KPMG, including serving as a partner in the firm from 1988 to 1996. Mitch is a certified public accountant, and he studied economics at Rutgers University.



Adam Rogers
Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President of Product Development

Adam Rogers serves as Ultimate Software's chief technology officer, overseeing the company's product strategy, development, and delivery via cloud computing. Adam joined Ultimate more than 18 years ago, and since 2002, he has led the company in its pioneering efforts to deliver HR and payroll solutions via Software-as-a-Service.

As part of those efforts, Adam and his team have been recognized by Forrester Research and other leading IT research firms for Ultimate’s development of best practices in agile software development. From May 1997 to July 2001, Adam held various positions in Ultimate’s research and development organization, including director of technical support and director of web development.



Vivian Maza
Chief People Officer & Company Secretary

Vivian Maza has served as chief people officer at Ultimate Software since 2004. Before this, Vivian served as Ultimate’s office manager since the company’s inception in 1990. As chief people officer, Vivian fosters Ultimate’s unique and highly recognized company culture by inspiring employees to continuously support and practice Ultimate’s core values. Prior to joining Ultimate, she was a systems analyst for the wholesale division of ADP.



Greg Swick
Global Chief Sales Officer

Since joining Ultimate Software in 1994, Greg Swick has served in several management capacities for the Sales organization. Since 2000, he has led the Enterprise Sales team, serving as Ultimate’s global chief sales officer. Before joining Ultimate, Greg held various positions with ADP, most recently as area vice president of ADP’s Dealer Services division.



Chris Phenicie
Chief Sales Officer

Chris Phenicie currently serves as chief sales officer for Ultimate's Mid-Market division and has held that position since 2009. Previously, Chris held various positions in Ultimate’s Sales organization, beginning in 2000 as a strategic account manager.



Julie Dodd
Chief Services Officer

Julie Dodd has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Services Officer since October 2013, responsible for all support and implementation services provided by the Company to its customers. Ms. Dodd served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mid-Market Services, from April 2010 until January 2014 and served as Vice President and General Manager of Mid-Market Operations from January 2009 until April 2010. From October 2007 to December 2008, Ms. Dodd served as the Director of Product Strategy, with primary focus on the UltiPro Mid-Market product offering. Prior to joining Ultimate, Ms. Dodd provided consulting services for large scale implementations, operations efficiencies projects and new cloud product launches for various service providers. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Dodd held various executive positions with Ceridian Corporation, an information technology company, supporting their small and mid-market solutions.



Bill Hicks
Chief Relationship Officer

Bill Hicks is chief relationship officer for Ultimate Software, responsible for managing Ultimate’s ongoing relationships with 2,800+ customers. Previously, Bill served as Ultimate’s chief information officer, overseeing the company’s award-winning IT team. During his tenure as CIO at Ultimate, he was honored as the South Florida CIO Council’s Member of the Year, as well as South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 CIO of the Year. Bill was instrumental in the launch and execution of Ultimate’s industry-leading cloud solutions, and he also has overseen the management of Ultimate’s teams for customer service, knowledge services, payment services, and business operations. Bill also leads and serves on numerous community and industry-based boards. Prior to joining Ultimate Software, he was SVP & CIO at Precision Response Corporation.