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Chief Human Resources Officer


Cheryl Johnson

As Chief Human Resources Officer at Paylocity, Cheryl oversees strategy for HR, culture, and employment brand. She joined Paylocity in 2018 and brings with her more than 20 years of progressive HR experience with an extensive focus on developing strategies for high-growth companies to shape and scale their culture.

Cheryl has devoted her career to enabling progressive organizational mindsets and breaking down cross-functional silos so that top organizations can achieve more, together. She is extremely passionate about co-elevating the HR community as critical drivers of a better work place for all. Through her strong leadership experience in a wide range of industries, Cheryl has become a thought leader in the “next-gen” HR space and has been an avid speaker on this topic at numerous conferences such as HR Tech, Leap HR, UNLEASH, SOAHR, Gartner’s REIMAGINE HR, and Deloitte’s IMPACT.

Prior to Paylocity, Cheryl developed people strategies for multiple companies recognized as top places to work, including ULTA Beauty, Radio Flyer, Fossil and most recently as Chief HR Officer for Echo Global Logistics.