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Steve Sarowitz is Founder and Chairman of Paylocity (Nasdaq: PCTY), a leading U.S. provider of payroll and HR solutions. In addition, Steve also serves as CEO of Blue Marble, an international payroll provider, and as Director of Payescape, a UK payroll provider. He is also an international philanthropist with an interest in promoting unity, universal education and the elimination of racism, sexism, nationalism and religious prejudice. He and his wife have a family foundation which supports over 50 worthy causes worldwide, including programs helping orphans, foster children, refugees and many other people in need. Steve serves on the board of NCAT, an organization that builds state-of-the art training centres in urban areas.  

Steve graduated from the University of Illinois in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Steve was raised Jewish and first heard of the Baha’i Faith at the Jewish Student Centre at U of I. Many years later, he began studying the Baha’i Faith and became a Baha’i in February, 2015. Three days after becoming a Baha’i, a friend recommended that Steve make a film about the Baha’i Faith. Steve immediately began a new career in the film industry. He helped fund and promote the documentaries He Named Me Malala and Rosenwald. He served as Executive Producer for the award-winning documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Steve is currently producing The Gate, a ground-breaking documentary about the founding of the Baha’i Faith, due to be released in May of 2018. Steve lives in Highland Park, Illinois with his wife, two children, two dogs and a turtle named Duchess. He is an avid runner, a member of the Chicago Area Runners Association Hall of Fame and a 3-time winner of the MSE Division of the Chicago Chase Corporate Challenge. When he is not working or involved in his philanthropic pursuits, you can often find him guiding at the Baha’i House of Worship in nearby Wilmette, Illinois.

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