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The Oklahoma Billionaire Who Hit Pay Dirt With Payroll Software That Catapulted His Stock 1,800% Since IPO

January 10, 2020 | Posted in Press Room


It’s a bright morning in early November at Around the Corner, an old-school diner in the red-brick college town of Edmond, Oklahoma. The walls are plastered with college football pennants, but Chad Richison has a different contact sport on his mind. “It takes a lot of humility to just walk out on the wrestling mat in one of those singlets, and then you get pinned in 17 seconds in front of all your friends,” says Richison, 49. “Once you’ve stepped on a mat, everything else you do after gets easier.”



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