| Chad Richison|
| Founder, CEO and President of Paycom|
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
University of Central Oklahoma
Chad Richison Wikipedia
Chad Richison is an American entrepreneur who has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Paycom since its founding. A native Oklahoman, Richison began his career with a large national payroll company before moving to Colorado to work for a smaller, regional payroll provider. In 1998, Richison returned his four kids to Oklahoma and founded Paycom.
Richison, a graduate of Tuttle High School, holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Central Oklahoma (1989-93).
Richison founded Paycom in 1998 and has remained on as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Paycom is believed to be one of the first companies to process payroll completely online and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine for its continued growth as one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. On April 21, 2014, Richison took Paycom public on the New York Stock Exchange with a successful initial public offering of 6,645,000 shares that generated net proceeds of $64.3 million. Following the IPO, Richison purchased an additional 52,600 shares of Paycom stock.
Richison lives with his four children in Edmond, Oklahoma, and is deeply involved in his community, holding memberships in the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma State Chamber Economic Development and Taxation Committee and Independent Payroll Provider Association Government Affairs.
In November 2015, Richison made, at the time, the single-largest donation ever to his alma mater's athletic program. His $10 million gift to UCO Athletics will fund its athletic complex.
In 2015, Richison was named Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEO in the public company category and was profiled in Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs magazine. Glassdoor ranked Richison among the highest rated CEOs for 2014. Richison earned The Oklahoman's 2013 Large Business Leadership Award, while his company ranked as one of the Top Workplaces in the state. Richison was bestowed the highest honor at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012 after being named a Distinguished Alumnus. In 2010, Richison received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southwest Area North.