Executive Team

Executive Team

Passionate and Experienced. Our executive team is comprised of business service specialists who, together with our amazing team of over 5,000 associates, are committed to providing the best possible client experience.

Our team's breadth and depth of expertise includes accounting and tax, benefits and insurance, technology, marketing, real estate, property and casualty, human resources and beyond. 


Meet our Management Team

Michael Gleespen

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Michael W. Gleespen has served as Corporate Secretary since April 2001 and General Counsel since June 2001.

Jerome Grisko

President & CEO

Jerome P. Grisko, Jr. was appointed CEO in March 2016 and a Director of CBIZ in November 2015. He has served as President of CBIZ since February 2000.

Ware Grove

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Ware H. Grove has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CBIZ since December 2000.

Chris Spurio

President, Financial Services

Chris Spurio joined CBIZ in January 1998 and has held numerous positions in the Company. Mr. Spurio was named President of the Financial Services Group in January 2014.

Michael Kouzelos

President, CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.

Michael P. Kouzelos joined CBIZ in June 1998 and has held several positions in the Company. He was appointed President of the Employee Services Group in May 2015.

John Fleischer

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

John A. Fleischer has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of CBIZ since August 2014.

Mark Waxman

Chief Marketing Officer

Mark M. Waxman has served as Chief Marketing Officer since 2001. Mr. Waxman has over twenty-five years experience in marketing and branding.

Elizabeth Newman

Chief of Staff

Elizabeth Newman has served as Chief of Staff of CBIZ since October 2019.

Gretchen Farrell

CHRO, SVP of Human Resources

Gretchen Farrell has served as Chief Human Resources Officer of CBIZ since June 2021. Ms. Farrell’s expertise covers Human Resources, executive compensation, law, leadership development & succession planning, change management, engagement, process improvement, strategic planning, board governance, communications, systems implementation, and compliance & ethics.

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