Ceridian Corporation, a leading payroll services and HR Outsourcing provider, today announced that it has named Stuart C. Harvey, Jr. its Chief Executive Officer, effective August 16, 2010. Harvey was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Elavon, Inc., a global payment solutions organization and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp.
"We are extremely pleased that Stuart has agreed to lead Ceridian," said Lee A. Kennedy, Ceridian's Chairman. "He brings to Ceridian over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the financial services, banking, banking technologies and securities industries. Stuart has demonstrated the ability to profitably expand each business of which he has been a part. His growth experience will be an asset to Ceridian."
Prior to joining Elavon, he was a managing director with the investment banking firm of Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis. He is also a former practicing attorney having worked previously with two Chicago-based law firms. Harvey joined Elavon (formerly NOVA Information Systems) in April 2003.
"I am truly looking forward to joining Ceridian," Harvey said. "This is a unique and exciting opportunity to lead a successful organisation that is committed to excellence and providing services that create value for clients. I plan to draw upon these strengths and work to build an even greater company."
Harvey, a graduate of Saint John's University in Minnesota, earned a law degree from The National Law Center at The George Washington University and an MBA degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.