Business 100 – 2018

Dermot J. O’Brien/ADP

Dermot J. O’Brien is the chief transformation officer for ADP, a global market leader in Human Capital Management (HCM) technology and service that ranked 243rd on the 2018 Fortune 500 list, and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Dermot joined ADP in 2012 and leads the company’s efforts to transform itself for future success by accelerating its focus on delivering a best-in-class experience to clients and associates globally.

Dermot started his financial services career at Morgan Stanley, spending nine years in various roles, including head of Human Resources for Japan. He is a founding member of the Human Resource-50 Group, served as a member of the Peer Round Table, Center for Executive Succession Advisory Board and Hackett Advisory Board Council; and named a Fellow by the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR). A native of Dublin, he holds a degree in finance from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, where he has been a frequent guest lecturer.

Dermot is the son of the late Dermot O’Brien, 1957 All-Ireland GAA captain for County Louth and well-known Irish entertainer.