Lauren Burns is the Senior Director of RDG Payroll + Services. She was born in Utica, New York and grew up in Rome, New York. Lauren graduated from St. John Fisher College with a B.S. in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude. Upon graduating from college, Lauren settled in Rochester and worked for Touche Ross (now Deloitte) and became a CPA. She was recruited to work for a venture capital firm as their Chief Financial Executive and stayed at that firm for 15 years. Lauren and her late husband had started a small payroll service in the early 1990’s while both working full time positions. She sold that business to a local payroll processing firm and then 3 years later, she was asked by Bonadio & Co., LLP to establish, grow, manage and co-own a full-service payroll processing company. Lauren grew Bonadio Payroll Services for the next 14 years and sold the firm to ADP in 2013. After working for ADP for 2 years to assure the transitioned clients were well taken care of, she moved on to become the Vice President of Business Development for a natural staffing agency. Four years later, RDG+ Partners came knocking on her door and asked Lauren to establish, manage and grow a new division for RDG+ Partners; hence, RDG Payroll + Services was formed.
As the Senior Director of RDG Payroll + Services, Lauren manages the support team, works closely with clients to assist with their HR and employment questions and is responsible for all business development. She prides herself on being responsive to employer’s needs, educating clients about labor laws and keeping them in compliance and being a wonderful resource to employers.
Lauren is a Rochester Rotarian and former board member, co-founder of the local chapter of the Moxie Exchange, leads and founded numerous leadership groups like the High Value Business Group, board member of Professional Assistance for Families, co-chairperson of the St. John Fisher College’s Scholarship Annual Golf Tournament and mentors young professionals.
Lauren obtained her CPA license in 1982 and has her Fundamentals of Payroll Certification (FPC) since 2014.
Lauren has often been described as hardworking, dedicated to her firm and the clients, honest, responsive, respectful and above all—FUN!