B. Thomas Golisano, American financial services company and professional sports team executive. Member executive committee Prevention Partnership; founder B. Thomas Golisano Found; chairman capital campaign for School of the Holy Childhood; trustee Rochester Institute of Technology, past member board directors Rochester General Hospital and St. John Fisher College; founding member Independence Party.
Golisano, B. Thomas was born in 1941 in Irondequoit, New York, United States.
Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Alfred, 1961. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. John Fisher College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Roberts Wesleyan College.
Founder, chairman, Chief Executive Officer Paychex, Inc., Rochester, New York, 1971—2004, founder, chairman, since 2004. Owner Buffalo Sabres, since 2003.
Member executive committee Prevention Partnership. Founder B. Thomas Golisano Found. Chairman capital campaign for School of the Holy Childhood.
Trustee Rochester Institute of Technology, past member board directors Rochester General Hospital and St. John Fisher College. Founding member Independence Party.
Named to Incorporated magazine's Dream Team of Named to Incorporated magazine's Dream Team of the Eighties list, Entrepreneur of the Decade, Rochester Business. Paychex listed with 200 Best Growth Companies by Finance World, among the 1000 Most Valuable in American by Forbes, Forbes 400: Richest Americans, since 2006. Recipient Herbert W. VanderBrul Entreprenurial award, 1987, Humanitarian of Year award, Boy's Town of Italy, 1993, Commerce and Industry award, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 1993, Shumway Distinguished Service award, 1995, Niagara Frontier Executive of Year, 2008.