ADP, a global technology company providing human capital management (HCM) solutions, has announced that its board of directors has appointed Maria Black to succeed Carlos Rodriguez as the company's chief executive officer (CEO), effective January 1, 2023.
Black has been the president of ADP since January 2022 and in this role, has overseen sales, marketing, and all business operations. In connection with her new role as president and CEO, Black will also serve as a director on the company's board, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
Prior to that, she was president, worldwide sales and marketing of ADP since February 2020, where she led ADP's sales and marketing and go-to-market activities to strengthen brand awareness and grow market share.
She also served as president, small business solutions and human resources outsourcing from January 2017 to February 2020, as president, ADP TotalSource from July 2014 to December 2016, as general manager, ADP United Kingdom from April 2013 to June 2014, and as general manager, employer services - TotalSource Western Central Region from January 2008 to March 2013. Black joined ADP in 1996.
Black said she was grateful for the confidence of the board and extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead ADP. “I am committed to fostering meaningful collaboration and empowering the great talent of our 60,000 associates, whose relentless focus on the success of our clients has reshaped HCM time and again by rethinking a better, more personalised world at work," she said.
Upon the transition Rodriguez, who has been the CEO and a member of the board of directors of ADP since November 2011, will serve as executive chair of the board. John P Jones, the current chairman of the board, will assume an independent lead director role on the board, also effective January 1, 2023.
A recognised leader in the HCM industry, Rodriguez has overseen an extraordinary period of growth for the company and led ADP through significant shifts in the world of work, including the impacts of digital transformation. Under his leadership, the company has accelerated its transition from payroll processor to HCM innovator, leveraging its vast workforce data and technology investments to design a better workplace experience.
"Maria has been at ADP for over two decades, is a proven leader and has held various executive leadership roles at the company. The board is thrilled and confident she will continue to build on ADP's strong foundation and success going forward," said Jones.
"I am delighted that Maria will be the next CEO of ADP. She has learned our business truly from the ground up, which gives her a powerful perspective and understanding of ADP's products, innovation strategy and growth opportunities. I am confident that Maria will continue to lead ADP successfully into the future," added Rodriguez.