Maria Black is President of ADP. In this role, Maria oversees sales, marketing, and all business operations for the global leader in HCM technology. With sales and operations united under her leadership, she is committed to simplifying and modernizing the company’s service delivery to its clients, in a more comprehensive and holistic way.
A native of Sweden, Maria’s experience across ADP’s global portfolio has provided valuable perspective into the changing world of work and the evolving needs of the global workforce. Throughout her tenure at ADP, she has worked to provide businesses – from small business to global enterprise – the right solutions to drive success.
Joining ADP in 1996 as a sales associate, Maria learned the business from the ground up by selling payroll door-to-door. She went on to assume leadership roles in sales, client services and operations, and led the successful expansion of ADP’s human capital management offerings as the General Manager for ADP United Kingdom.
Prior to her current role, Maria served as President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, where she led ADP’s sales and marketing and go-to-market activities to strengthen brand awareness and grow market share. Previously, Maria served as President of Small Business Services and Human Resources Outsourcing, where she led organizations including Small Business Services, Retirement Services, Insurance Services, ADP Workforce Now® Comprehensive Services, ADP Resource®, and ADP TotalSource® — the largest Professional Employer Organization (PEO) in the United States.
With a mission to foster diversity, equity and inclusion and ignite meaningful collaboration across the business and industry, Maria has championed corporate social responsibility efforts and serves in a number of professional organizations. Dedicated to empowering people to realize their fullest potential, Maria also plays a key role in fostering development and leadership opportunities, including acting as executive sponsor for ADP Women in Leadership (WIL)®.
Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder.