John Gillis

Executive VP Sales
Farmington Hills, Michigan | Full-Service HR

I am a sales leader that works with our HR team to solve problems that clients may be having with growing and maintaining business. Whether it is compliance, benefits, payroll or risk management issues, I help our front line people by making sure they have what they need to service clients. I enjoy working with our clients from a sales service standpoint. There is tremendous satisfaction in developing and maintaining relationships with clients over the years. Watching our clients grow and knowing that we made a difference is rewarding.

I started in the HR business in 1988 as a sales person for a Amstaff. Over the years, I took on more of a leadership role in sales management. In 1998, I was the Area Vice President of Sales for Vincam. Later when we were acquired by ADP, I kept the same role as the Sales Leader for ADP TotalSource. I helped found AccessPoint in 2000. Thirty years later, I still love the business and what we do for our clients and internal employees.

Hometown: Wixom, Michigan

Favorite Quote: 

“Experience is a brutal teacher, but man do you learn.”

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite movie is The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • Favorite hobbies are golfing, boating and motorcycles
  • I can’t live without Starbucks
  • Favorite vacation destination is Bonita Springs, Florida