Martin Mucci

Martin Mucci | 2015 AACSB Influential Leader

Martin  Mucci

President and CEO, Paychex, Inc.

Honoree Year: 2015

Alma Mater:

St. John Fisher College

School of Business

United States

Area of Impact:

Financial Services

Mucci joined Paychex as senior vice president of operations in October 2002 before being named president and CEO in 2010, the third CEO in the company’s history. During his tenure and under his leadership, Paychex has been recognized for its business impact in critical areas such as ethical practices, innovation, and dissemination of industry data for the advancement of business practices.

Paychex has received considerable recognition under Mucci’s leadership, including being named a Top 100 Champion in the Small Business Influencer Awards (2013), being included in Forbes magazine’s list of World’s Most Innovative Companies (2014), being named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine (2014), and being honored by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies (2015) for its seventh year.

Mucci is a member of the Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a division advisory team for Madison Dearborn Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. He is a past member of the board of directors of Cbeyond, Inc., a leading IP-based, managed services provider of communications packages and IT services to small businesses.  

In addition to his significant impact within the business community, noteworthy are his commitments to many nonprofit organizations in the local community that truly make a difference in the lives of thousands. Mucci has served as the chair of the Catholic Family Center Board of Governors and is past chair of the St. John Fisher College Board of Trustees, the Rochester Business Alliance Board of Directors, and the Rochester Walk to Cure Diabetes to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Mucci will be the 2016 campaign chair for the United Way of Greater Rochester, an organization that raised over 24 million USD last year. The United Way partners with nearly 60 local nonprofit agencies to provide strategic investments in programs to improve the lives of local people by strengthening the organizations that serve them.  

St. John Fisher is proud to call Mucci one of its most loyal and successful alumni who has made and continues to make a remarkable impact in the business world and on society.