Business 100 – 2019

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 is ranked 239th on the 2019 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 is a fellow of 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.