Mr. Rodriguez was named President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2011.
Carlos has been with ADP since 1999, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2011, and previously as President of National Account Services and Employer Services International. He joined ADP through its acquisition of Vincam, where he served initially as CFO for a short period before becoming President of ADP TotalSource. Under his leadership, TotalSource became the fastest growing and largest Professional Employer Organization (PEO) in the industry.
Carlos then spent several years as President of ADP’s Small Business Services (SBS), which included ADP’s small business payroll services, ADP TotalSource and ADP Retirement Services. Under his leadership, SBS launched “RUN Powered by ADP®” payroll management service, which has become one of ADP’s fastest growing product platforms.
Carlos holds master of business administration and bachelor of arts degrees from Harvard University. In addition to his work at ADP, Carlos serves on the Boards of ADP, and Hubbell Inc. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Economic Club of New York.
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We are a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise. Our unmatched experience, deep insights, and cutting-edge technology have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage.
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At ADP, diversity is at the heart of what we do and who we are. We are working with several external diversity partners to help us attract diverse STEM talent to ADP. Partnerships currently include The Anita Borg Institute, Women in Technology International (WITI) and Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT).
Through our partnerships, we have met countless inspiring young people who are going to drive the innovations and businesses of tomorrow. Having grown up in an era in which companies can develop from concept to success very rapidly, they exude a sense of empowerment and motivation that is unprecedented. As part of this, they seem less daunted by traditional limitations on what technology can do.
We are committed to identifying more partners this year that we can collaborate with to identify and assist the STEM leaders of tomorrow, both from a talent acquisition perspective and to support our existing associates’ talent development and engagement goals.
Through our ADP Foundation, we also sponsor a number of non-profit organizations that support STEM education for under-represented students in elementary, middle and high schools. There’s no doubt that reaching STEM talent after they graduate from college is often too late, so we are also integrating our efforts into a focused college strategy which includes building relationships with on-campus diverse student organizations.
The evidence is overwhelming that companies with diverse teams and diverse leadership outperform companies with more homogenous workforces. They are better at examining and solving problems and, even more important, they are better at understanding customer needs and addressing them.
The most diverse teams at ADP are probably the teams that work at our Innovation Labs in Manhattan and Roseland, N.J. They also happen to be locations with very high percentages of associates with STEM backgrounds. They’re developing the forward-looking technologies that will help ADP sustain its 67-year history of growth and client satisfaction, drawing on data science and anthropology as well as software design and coding. When I visit these locations and meet these people, I feel very confident about our future.
STEM leadership with a focus on diversity helps nearly any company compete and attract the best and brightest talent. People want to work for a company where they can bring their full selves to work and feel included. We know that it’s our people who make the difference.
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts there will be 1.2 million jobs in computing and IT by 2022. However, the country’s current pipeline will fill only 39 percent of those jobs with U.S. workers. The balance probably cannot be addressed through immigration.
The country’s economic health depends on filling those jobs. The value creation of tomorrow will only become more reliant on a workforce with a strong STEM foundation. Already today some manufacturers find it difficult to fill entry-level jobs because assembly-line work requires technical proficiency, not just elbow grease. Car mechanics service vehicles that have more computing power than the Apollo spacecraft.
It is clear that we need to increase the number of STEM students, and to do that we must also encourage more young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue STEM education.
It isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a business imperative. That’s why ADP supports non-profit organizations like NPower, Liberty Science Center, and the New York Hall of Science. Our Women’s Business Resource Group also is working with organizations like Girls Who Code, to expose youth to careers in STEM.