Senior Vice President, IT and Product Development
Mike Gioja is the Senior Vice President of IT and product development at Paychex. He leads the development of all Paychex applications including the company’s full-scale human capital management (HCM) offering, Paychex Flex. Committed to delivering highly available, effective, and secure solutions to help clients and Paychex employees succeed, Gioja also oversees all internal corporate applications, IT projects, and security processes. Combining innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology, and a mobile-first design, with the strong culture of service at Paychex, Gioja looks to empower America’s businesses with solutions that help them do what they want – when, where, and how they want.
Gioja has more than 35 years of experience in product management and strategy, as well as software and information technology. At Paychex, he’s led his teams through the creation of product road maps and the launch of the cloud-based Paychex Flex, which offers a streamlined and integrated approach to HCM. Gioja and his team have also orchestrated an agile transformation to drive innovation and cultural change at Paychex. Throughout his career, Gioja has led the implementation of large-scale enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms, as well as best-of-breed SaaS applications. Prior to Paychex, he held senior leadership positions with companies including IBM, American Express, Fidelity, SAP, and PeopleSoft.
Gioja was named a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer by HR Executive magazine in 2021 and 2022 and is a member of the board of directors for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the State University of NY at Oswego.