Mr. Levenson has served as a member of the Paycom Board of Directors since July 2007 and brings an impressive background both in the human capital management industry and as a member of the Board of Directors of other companies. He is a founder and Managing Member of LENOX Capital Group, LLC, a private venture capital investment company formed in 2000 which focuses on early stage software technology and service company investments. From 1981 through 1990, Mr. Levenson held executive management positions with ADP, including Group President – Employer Services, member of the Corporate Executive Committee and its Board of Directors. In late 1990, Mr. Levenson was named Chief Operating Officer, a member of Office of the President and was elected to the Board of Directors of Medco Containment Services, Inc. (which was acquired by Merck & Co., Inc., or Merck, and later spun out to Merck shareholders). From 1992 until 2003, Mr. Levenson served on the Board of Directors of First Data Corporation, or FDC, and also served as Executive Vice President until his retirement in 2000. Thereafter, he served as a consultant to FDC and some of its joint venture affiliates until 2006. Mr. Levenson has served on boards of directors of numerous public and private companies as well as civic and philanthropic organizations, including: ADP, FDC, Medco, Central Data Systems, Inc., Comnet, Inc., Polyvision, Broadway & Seymour, Superior TeleCom Inc., Vestcom International, Emisphere Technologies, Inc., Ceridian Corp, and Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Levenson also serves or has served on boards of several private companies.
Mr. Parman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Parman & Easterday, LLP, a law firm he founded in 1985. From November 2013 to January 2015, Mr. Parman served as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Oklahoma and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Commerce Department, and was the Oklahoma Secretary of State from March 2013 to November 2013. Mr. Parman served on the board of managers of CompSource Oklahoma from 1999 to 2002 and August 2011 to March 2013. Mr. Parman is currently a member of the boards of directors of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Mr. Parman earned his bachelor’s degree in business and public administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Frederick C. Peters II has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2014. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bluestone Financial Institutions Fund. Prior to joining Bluestone Financial Institutions Fund, Mr. Peters served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (“BMTC”), a publicly traded company, and its principal subsidiary, The Bryn 87 Mawr Trust Company. BMTC is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Prior to joining BMTC in 2001, Mr. Peters started two community banks: National Bank of the Main Line in 1985 and First Main Line Bank in 1995. Mr. Peters began his banking career at Philadelphia National Bank in 1976 and held lending and executive positions at Hamilton Bank and Industrial Valley Bank prior to starting his first community bank. Mr. Peters has served on numerous non-profit boards including Main Line Health where he served first as Chairman of the Audit Committee and later as Chairman of the Finance Committee. He currently serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors – Philadelphia Chapter and The Bryn Mawr Film Institute. In addition, Mr. Peters served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 2009 through 2014. He served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Audit Committee from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014, while also serving as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Committee of Audit Chairs in Washington, D.C. Mr. Peters graduated from Amherst College with a B.S. in Political Science. Mr. Peters was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his financial and investment expertise and his experience as a member of the board of directors of a public company.
Mr. Richison has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since founding Paycom in 1998. He has also served as a director of the company since 1998. Mr. Richison began his career in sales with a national payroll and human resources company and a regional payroll company prior to founding Paycom. Mr. Richison received his bachelor’s degree in mass communications journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma. Mr. Richison was selected to serve on our board of directors because of the leadership skills, strategic guidance and experience he brings as our President and Chief Executive Officer and operational expertise from his prior experience in the industry.
Mr. Clark has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2014. Mr. Clark has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CompSource Mutual Insurance Company since March 2009. Mr. Clark is a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, a Vice President of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF), a Member of the Workers’ Compensation Electronic Interchange Advisory Committee for the State of Oklahoma and has previously served in leadership positions for multiple industry and trade associations. Mr. Clark has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry specializing in workers’ compensation insurance. Mr. Clark earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central of Central Oklahoma.
Mr. Duques is the former chairman and CEO of First Data Corporation. He previously served on the boards of directors of several public companies, including Unisys Corporation, SunGard Corp. and CheckFree Corporation. Duques brings substantial experience in the payroll and HR field, having served as the group president of financial services at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Duques earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and M.B.A. from The George Washington University.
Mr. Watts, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for eight years, is the president and chief executive officer of Watts Partners, a boutique corporate and government affairs consulting firm he co-founded in 2003. During his time in Congress, Watts was a member of the Financial Services, Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. Watts currently serves on the board of directors of Dillard's, Inc., and previously served on the boards of directors of several other public companies, including CSX Corporation and ITC Holdings Corp. Watts earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, where he was the Sooners’ starting quarterback.