Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing for small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced that Paychex senior vice president of information technology, product management and development Michael E. Gioja is the featured guest this week on The Bill Kutik Radio Show ®. The Bill Kutik Radio Show, produced by Appirio, is a bi-weekly talk show featuring unedited and unrehearsed conversations with key HR thought leaders, including executives from leading HR technology providers. On the program, Gioja provides his unique perspective on technology innovation taking place in the payroll and HR industry, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses, Paychex’s target market. Gioja, who joined Paychex in November 2008, is a senior executive with more than 30 years experience in product management and strategy, as well as software and information technology. At Paychex, he has led his teams through creation and launch of the Paychex Next Generation (PNG) platform and SaaS applications. To listen to Gioja’s interview, go to www.billkutikradioshow.com. About Bill Kutik Bill Kutik is considered the leading independent analyst of the HR technology marketplace with specialties in HCM, recruiting, talent management, and social networking. Since 1990, he has been the technology columnist for Human Resource Executive, and for HREOnline since 2006, also serving as co-chairman of the magazine’s annual conference, HR Technology Conference & Exhibition, since it began in 1998. HR World named him one of the “Top 25 HR Influencers of 2007.” More recently, he was named a “Top 25 HR Digital Influencer 2009.” About Appirio Appirio is a global services provider that uses crowdsourcing and cloud, social and mobile technology to help enterprises reimagine their business and become more agile. Appirio brings together technology expertise with a deep understanding of the way people work, and the development, design and analytics skills of a 600,000 person global crowdsourcing community. Appirio has worked with more than 500 enterprises, including organizations like Facebook, Intuit, Japan Post Network, L’Oreal, McGraw-Hill, NetApp, The Four Seasons, and Virgin America. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital and General Atlantic.