Our Leaders

A vision of growth, anchored in a passion for client service.

Our Leadership Team

Meet the people who have led Paycor to decades of success.

Bob Coughlin

CEO and Founder
Nearly 30 years ago, Bob envisioned a new way to provide payroll & HR technology to small-to-medium sized businesses that focused on powerful technology plus customer service, thought leadership, and world class partnership.

Stacey Browning

For over 20 years, Stacey has played an integral role in almost every aspect of the business: product development, service, marketing, strategy & operations. As President, Stacey champions the voice of the customer & the need for relentless innovation.



Karen Crone

Chief HR Officer
Karen is responsible for scaling Paycor’s people practices in support of its rapid growth and for reinforcing its strong culture across an evolving footprint. Karen has held leadership roles at American Modern, Kendle International, & Convergys.

Scott Rudy

Chief Sales Officer
Scott leads a passionate team of sellers dedicated to putting the needs of clients first, and always seeking to understand the unique needs of an organization before proposing a solution. Scott held senior leadership positions at SAP, Salesforce and SAVO.

Ryan Bergstrom

Chief Product Officer
Ryan is responsible for setting the strategy for Paycor’s HCM suite to meet SMB market needs. Ryan spent 7 years at Ultimate Software, where he served as VP of Product Management. Ryan also held leadership roles at Epicor & SPECTRUM.