Scott Scherr founded Ultimate Software in 1990 and has served as president and CEO since the company’s inception. Scott established Ultimate with the goal of continuously innovating and striving for product excellence—the “ultimate solution” for HR and payroll professionals. He has continued to lead the organization with a “people-focused” philosophy for nearly 26 years. Fostering a corporate culture based on putting people first has always been Scott’s #1 priority. He believes that people are the most important resource in any business and that if you take care of your people, they will in turn work with passion to deliver the best products and services for customers. And at Ultimate, they do.
Adam Rogers is Ultimate Software's Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the company's product strategy, development, and delivery via the Cloud. Adam joined Ultimate more than 15 years ago and has helped lead the company in its pioneering efforts to deliver human capital management (HCM) solutions via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), making Ultimate the first to deliver HR and payroll SaaS solutions. 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.
Mike Rowe has been called the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned while hosting the hit TV series, Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. On the show, Mike worked as a good-humored apprentice on more than 300 different, unglamorous jobs. On his latest TV series, CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, Mike introduces viewers to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors and fanatics who perform unique jobs. As CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Mike speaks about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, the widening skills gap, and he challenges the belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path to take. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in education “work ethic” scholarships for trade schools around the country.
Called “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is the co-author of several successful leadership books. All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Orange Revolution have been New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. As a motivation and employee engagement expert, Chester has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company magazine, and the New York Times, and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and CBS’s 60 Minutes. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide. If you search the web for the 30 Top Leadership Gurus, you’ll often find Chester on the list.