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At the age of 50, the story of Carlos A Rodriguez is indeed an American dream which is realised. A person who believes in hard work and who believes that education is the path to advancement now is the President and the Chief executive officer of ADP- Automatic Data Processing. ADP is a fortune 500 Payroll and a human resources company which had revenue of $10 billion dollars in the year 2011.

Carlos A Rodriguez is a person who was and who till date plays a very prominent role with the day to day operations of ADP. Mr, Rodriguez has succeeded Gary Butler who has retired from ADP after a service of 37 years. With a focus towards generating sustained revenue, Carlos A Rodriguez holds in-depth understanding of dynamic and changing markets.

“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work”. Carlos A Rodriguez can be taken as an example for this quote being highly successful in building relationships with the upper-level decision makers, grabbing control of critical problem areas, and delivering customer commitments.

The firm ADP has made its commitment to become the “Employer of Choice” and they hope to see this dream come true under the supervision of their president Carlos A Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez believes in creating an environment where employees can be satisfied with their work as well as opportunities. He says ““We offer our associates challenges, opportunities for advancement, competitive compensation and benefits, and training and development in a fast-paced business environment that is also sensitive to work-family and flexible schedule needs. Our goal is to be the clear Employer of Choice for our current and future associates.”

Early Days and Education

He was born in Cuba and earned Bachelors as well as Masters Degree from the Prestigious Harvard University. Carlos A Rodriguez is known to be a Cuban born. His parents have fled from Cuba to stay in United Sates so that they can provide a better life for their family. It is said that it was his parent’s hard work and experience which taught Mr. Rodriguez that with education it is possible to even transcend any cultural boundaries. His father worked as a waiter and his mother an accountant.

They moved to United States and they practised as well as preached the importance of education to Carlos. He holds a Master of business administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. Mr, Rodriguez has joined ADP in the year 1999, and he was earlier working with Vincam.

The Spark

Carlos A Rodriguez is the Chief Executive Officer at ADP (Automatic Data Processing). He is been serving is this position since November 8th of 2001 and has been serving as its President from November 2011. He also served as the Chief Operating officer of ADP from May 2011 to November 2011. Carlos Rodriguez also served as the President of the Employer services at the National Account Services of ADP from March 2010 till May 2011. He also served as the President of Employer Services of the Small Business Services division of the Automatic data Processing from the year 1999 to 2010. He also served as the President of Total Source, which is the Employer service of ADP from 2000 to 2007.

His journey with ADP started in the year 1999 after the company was named as Vincam and acquired by ADP. He was then serving Vincam as their Chief Financial Officer and later moved on to become the President of Total Source of ADP. Mr. Rodriguez has also been the Director of Hubbell from June 2009.

His Journey with ADP

Carlos A Rodriguez joined the firm ADP-Automatic Data Processing in the year 1999 after ADP has acquired the firm Vincam. Carlos was then working with Vincam as its Chief Financial officer and after which he served with ADP as the President of ADP Total Source.

Carlos A Rodriguez served ADP as its President as well as the Chief Operating Officer and is known to have taken the revenue of the firm to $11 billion. ADP, under the supervision of Carlos A Rodriguez now serves over 620,000 clients and has its operations across 125 countries,

Mr, Rodriguez also serves on the ADP’s diversity council which is an overseas board, and it sets goals and metrics on the human capital results. It was under his leadership that the firm has seen a noticeable improvement in the client service and has also proudly launched the Run which is powered by ADP platform and this has gone ahead to become the firms largest growing platform too. He presently works from the office which is headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey.

Awards & Accolades
Carlos Rodriguez is also among the 50 Highest Rated on Glassdoor.
Mr. Rodriguez is one of the boards of directors of the A-T Children’s Project which is
 an organisation which generates funds for a rare disease.
He also happens to be a member of the World 50, which is an Organisation of Global executive.
He is listed 89th in the list of the Power 100, which is the list of most powerful people
 in the New Jersey business.
Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the Business Roundtable.
He is also a member of the Economic Club of New York.
ADP is listed on #47 on Computerworld's 19th annual list, which is the world’s best
 place to work.
ADP also received a 100 % rating in the Equity Index in the year 2011.
ADP was awarded the #2 ranking in the year 2010 by the Training Magazine in the
 Training Top 125.
Professional Affiliations
Hubbell Inc.
Harvard Business School
Harvard College
Quotes
  An open and inclusive environment allows the best people to take the most important jobs. That’s incredibly important for a successful company
  Businesses have to look for the brightest employees from all demographic groups.
  We offer our associates challenges, opportunities for advancement, competitive compensation and benefits, and training and development in a fast-paced business environment that is also sensitive to work-family and flexible schedule needs. Our goal is to be the clear Employer of Choice for our current and future associates.
 ADP has made a commitment to becoming an “Employer of Choice,” and wants to create an environment where its employees are increasingly satisfied with their work environment and opportunities
 Education and work ethic were definitely important guiding principles in my own life, and I credit my parents for their strong desire to see me attend good schools and create a better life than they had.
  There are really a lot of companies that people thought were great, but now with the benefit of hindsight, they slipped [from] their ethics, their integrity, and there's no turning back.
  That's a pretty good performance in this kind of environment where growth is really hard to come by.
 Agility, speed and innovation are some things that we're trying to focus on more.
  The company also is adapting to global demands, since 55 percent of its national accounts business have employees who work outside the United States.
  People want to have their workforces wherever they want to have their workforces.
  We have to become a technology and a service company.

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