President, Small Business Solutions and Human Resources Outsourcing, ADP
Maria Black is President of Small Business Solutions and Human Resources Outsourcing, where she leads a broad team focused on helping small business owners manage their most important asset, their employees. Her team strives to meet the wide-ranging needs of small business owners seeking to manage their workforce from hire to retire. This includes, ADP’s 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 439,000 worksite employees.
Maria joined ADP in 1996 as a sales associate in Small Business Services where she learned the business from the ground up by selling payroll door-to-door to small businesses. She went on to assume leadership roles in sales, client services and operations, as well as to serve as the General Manager for ADP United Kingdom. In this role, she led a team to expand ADP’s human capital management offerings throughout the United Kingdom
Maria also has played a key role in developing people and fostering leadership opportunities. She serves as Executive Sponsor for ADP Women in Leadership (WIL). She is a member of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations and Employer Services Assurance Corporation, as well as the Young Presidents Organization’s GlobalOne Chapter and the Women’s International Network. Maria has volunteered and championed local corporate social responsibility efforts with a number of charities throughout her tenure at ADP. She has a particular passion for history and charities that honor the sacrifices of war veterans and ensure that their legacies are recorded and retold to future generations. As such, she served as executive sponsor of the ADP Veteran Empowerment project.
A native of Sweden, Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
To hear Women to Watch™ Media’s interview with Maria and learn more about her story, listen below.