Business Leader, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mr. Stanford serves as the President of Payday HCM. As the company’s President, Mike takes a lead role in directing the New Mexico-headquartered service bureau Payday HCM. A maverick at heart, Mike has channeled his initiative and advanced knowledge of business and industry into leading Payday HCM’s success in providing Payroll, Benefits, Human Resources Consulting, and Time Keeping Solutions to nearly 1,500 businesses and 45,000 client employees. Mr. Stanford maintains strategic relationships throughout the southwest and beyond, going back to his two-decade history as the President and CEO of First State Bankcorp (at the time one of New Mexico’s few publicly traded companies).Mike is involved in a variety of leadership positions in civic organizations and associations including the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Leadership New Mexico, the United Way of Central New Mexico, the New Mexico Regional Trustees Council for National Jewish Health, the CNM Foundation Board, and the El Ranchitos de los Ninos Foundation Board.