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Adam Rogers

Chief Executive Officer

Adam Rogers serves as Ultimate Software's Chief Executive Officer, having previously served as Co-CEO. Adam joined Ultimate in 1997 and quickly became a leading innovator in the field, redefining industry standards by introducing Ultimate's UltiPro as one of the earliest cloud-based HCM/payroll Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for enterprise organizations. Adam served as Ultimate's Chief Technology Officer from 2007 to 2019. Previously, he held a variety of leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Engineering, and Director of Web Development.



Julie Dodd

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.



Annmarie Neal

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.



Patrick Dupuis

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Dupuis serves as Ultimate Software's Chief Financial Officer. Patrick joined Ultimate in 2019, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. He most recently served as Senior Operating Advisor at Hellman & Friedman. He is a former Officer of PayPal Holdings, Inc., where he facilitated the company's listing on the Nasdaq in 2015 and its double-digit global expansion, serving as CFO, then Senior Vice President for Quality and Productivity. Prior to joining PayPal, Patrick was CFO of SITEL Worldwide Corporation and CFO of BJC HealthCare. He began his career in 1984 at General Electric, where he served as head of GE's Audit Staff, CFO of GE Healthcare, and General Manager of GE Capital International Services (Genpact).



Joanne Degnan

Chief Services Officer

Joanne Degnan serves as Ultimate Software's Chief Services Officer. She joined Ultimate in 2004 and previously served as Senior Vice President of Customer Success, spearheading numerous industry-leading services innovations. This includes Ultimate's transition to an enhanced support model, initiating a more flexible workforce system to accommodate customer needs, and researching and tracking core KPIs that measure customer sentiment more effectively than traditional call-center KPIs. Joanne has more than 20 years of experience in customer service management and leadership, and is a member of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA).



John Machado

Chief Technology Officer

John Machado serves as Ultimate Software's Chief Technology Officer, having been a leader and technologist for more than two decades. Prior to CTO, John served as Ultimate's Senior Vice President of Development, overseeing the company's product development and product delivery. John joined Ultimate in 2007 and has since helped lead the company in its pioneering efforts to deliver innovative HCM solutions. John's teams of top-ranked technologists architect, develop, and deploy Ultimate's UltiPro.



Greg Swick

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.



Chris Phenicie

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.



Jonathan Benhamou

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.



Bill Hicks

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.



Jody Kaminsky

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.



Martin Hartshorne

Chief Strategy Officer

Martin Hartshorne serves as Ultimate Software's Chief Strategy Officer. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Products, responsible for product, market, and business strategy. Martin joined the company in 2013 when Ultimate acquired EmployTouch, Inc., where Martin was founder and CEO. Prior to founding EmployTouch, from 2007 to 2010, Martin served as Senior Director of Channels for Infor after the 2007 acquisition of Workbrain, Inc., where Martin had worked since 2000, leading technical sales, professional services, and hardware. Previously, Martin worked as an engineer, developing software- and hardware-based systems in robotics, medical imaging, and business applications.



Rod Witmond

Chief Transformation Officer

Rod Witmond serves as Chief Transformation Officer at Ultimate Software. Rod has more than 20 years of experience as a strategic leader and joined Ultimate in 2016, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Operations Strategy. Prior to Ultimate, Rod served as a Senior Vice President at several companies, including as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Ceridian, and as a Principal Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.



Michael Wright

Chief Security Officer

Michael Wright serves as Ultimate Software's Chief Security Officer. Michael joined Ultimate in 2008 as one of the company's first ethical hackers, and has since built out and led the company's Global Security organization. His lifelong fascination of circumventing security controls provided for an early entry into the budding cybersecurity field in the 1990s, with a hands-on technical focus. The decade prior to joining Ultimate, Michael was a security consultant for several Forbes Global 2000 organizations.