Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Scott Scherr founded Ultimate Software in 1990 with the goal of continuously innovating and striving for product excellence—delivering the “ultimate software” for HR and payroll professionals. He served as the company’s president and CEO for 29 years, and is now Co-CEO alongside Ultimate’s Chief Technology Officer, Adam Rogers. As Co-CEO, Scott leads Ultimate’s growth and culture strategies through sales, marketing, and human resources.
Fostering a corporate culture based on honesty and respect by putting people first has always been Scott’s #1 priority. He believes that, when an organization instills passion in its employees and a workforce is connected to delivering the best products and services, the results are happy, satisfied customers.
Before Ultimate, Scott held various positions at ADP including Vice President of Operations, as well as operated Management Statistics, Inc.
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Adam Rogers currently serves as Ultimate Software’s Co-CEO and Chief Technology Officer, leading the company’s technology vision, product development, services, and operations. Adam joined Ultimate in 1997 as the company’s first intern and quickly became a leading innovator in the field. In 2002, Adam was instrumental in Ultimate delivering the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud enterprise solution, redefining industry standards by bringing human capital management to the cloud. Adam has served as Ultimate’s CTO since 2007, having previously held a variety of positions within the company, including Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Engineering, Director of Technical Support, and Director of Web Development.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Julie Dodd is responsible for all aspects of Ultimate Software’s operations, as well as overseeing the company’s services. Julie joined Ultimate in 2007 and served as Chief Services Officer from 2013 to 2019, leading the company’s support and implementation for thousands of customers worldwide. Before becoming CSO, Julie held executive positions in Ultimate’s mid-market services, operations, and product strategy areas. Prior to joining Ultimate, Julie provided consulting services for large-scale implementations, operations-efficiencies projects, and cloud-product launches for a variety of service providers. From 2002 to 2005, she held various executive positions with Ceridian, supporting its small and mid-market solutions.
Chief Culture Officer
Vivian Maza has been integral to cultivating and preserving Ultimate Software’s “People First” culture from day one, as one of the company’s original four employees. As Ultimate’s Chief Culture Officer, Viv focuses on employee relations, diversity and belonging, philanthropy, and ensuring Ultimate’s people and culture remain S.T.R.O.N.G. (Selfless, Thinkers, Relentless, One, Nimble, Genuine) every day. Previously, Viv served as Ultimate’s Chief People Officer from 2004 to 2019, and as office manager since the company’s inception in 1990. Prior to joining Ultimate, she was a systems analyst for the wholesale division of ADP.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Annmarie Neal serves as Chief Human Resources Officer at Ultimate Software, leading the company’s global HR and talent development organizations. Prior to joining Ultimate, Annmarie was a partner and the Chief Talent Officer at Hellman & Friedman, a private-equity firm that led the $11 billion acquisition of Ultimate in 2019. Annmarie has over 20 years of experience working with high-growth global organizations on strategy, innovation and business transformation, human capital planning, and organization performance. She previously served as Chief Talent Officer at First Data Corporation and Cisco Systems, which earned several accolades under her leadership, including Forbes World’s Best Companies for Leadership, a top-20 ranking in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Best Companies for Leadership, and the Bersin Award for Innovation in Leadership Development.
Chief Financial Officer
Felicia Alvaro serves as Ultimate Software’s Chief Financial Officer. Over her 20 years with the company, Alvaro has been involved in all aspects of Ultimate’s finances, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, and financial compliance, as well as operations. Alvaro began her career with KPMG LLP, a global accounting and consulting firm, and spent 10 years at both public and private companies prior to joining Ultimate. She holds a B.S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Sales Officer, Enterprise
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.
Chief Sales Officer, Mid-Market
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.
Chief Sales Officer, International
Jonathan Benhamou is Ultimate Software’s Chief Sales Officer for international markets. He is the former CEO and co-founder of PeopleDoc, the Paris-based startup acquired by Ultimate in 2018. Under Jonathan’s leadership, PeopleDoc became the leading provider of cloud HR service delivery solutions, making it simple and convenient for HR to actively manage employee files, and for employees to easily access or receive the HR information they need—at any time, and from anywhere. Jonathan has been honored by many media, businesses, and cultural organizations, including being recognized as a Technology Young Leader, an honor awarded by 20 of Europe’s top technology leaders, including Apple, Google, and Intel.
Chief Relationship Officer
Bill Hicks is Chief Relationship Officer for Ultimate Software, responsible for managing Ultimate’s ongoing relationships with thousands of 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.
Chief Marketing Officer
Jody Kaminsky has served as Chief Marketing Officer for Ultimate Software since April 2010. Prior to her role as CMO, she served in various Marketing management roles from 1999 through 2010, including VP of Marketing, VP of Marketing Operations, and Director of Strategic Marketing. Prior to joining Ultimate Software, Ms. Kaminsky held various positions with General Electric (GE) from April 1997 through August 1999, including Manager of Communications and Community Relations for GE Information Services. Ms. Kaminsky is passionate about HCM market strategy and the role of marketing in building brand awareness, reputation management, customer relationships, demand generation, marketing automation and technology, digital marketing, search engine optimization, and event marketing.