Dr. Erika McBride


Data Science Manager




Prior to Paychex, Erika was VP of Data and Analytics at Tenerity, a customer loyalty digital native. She led the launch of the data lake, delivered business intelligence insights for internal and external users, and developed AI for Tenerity customers. Prior to Tenerity, Erika spent 8 years at Dow, Inc. as Global Director of Data and Analytics, leading data platform efforts, business intelligence and the AI Center of Excellence. Prior to Dow, Erika spent 17 years at Paychex, Inc., as manager of the Paychex Analytics team, overseeing predictive modeling experts, producing methods to drive millions of dollars to the bottom line. She also led efforts to develop the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch, which provides timely and accurate insight into national and regional small business employment trends for national consumption.

Erika is an adjunct professor in business at St. John Fisher College, a five-time presenter and panelist at Treasury and Risk’s Alexander Hamilton best practices summit, a previous presenter at the RIMS Conference and Exhibition, Big Data Innovation Summits, AiChE Symposia, SAS Symposia, and Predictive Analytics World Conferences in New York, Toronto, Dusseldorf, and Berlin.

Erika holds an Ed.D. in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo.

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