Vice President, Corporate Development
Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions
An accomplished senior business developer, Neal Collins joined the Paychex executive team as the vice president of corporate development in April 2018. Collins’ 25 years of expertise in mergers and acquisitions serves as a tremendous asset to a Paychex company that’s committed to further growing its global footprint.
Prior to working at Paychex, Collins was vice president of global strategy consulting for Johnson Controls, where he collaborated with senior executives and their teams to create and execute growth and performance improvement strategies and evolve their M&A strategy.
Earlier in his career, Collins was a senior executive advisor on global M&A strategy, corporate development, and operations for C Ventures, Ltd. Before that, he was vice president of strategy and corporate development for Sara Lee Corporation, where, among other responsibilities, he led the development of global, regional, and local M&A growth strategies.
Collins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.