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About Todd Saylor

Learn about the life and achievements of Todd Saylor.

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Larger than life, do you really want to be average? A question Mr. Todd Saylor asks himself every day! In a world consisting of defined individuals, Todd Saylor is one who does not meet the requirements to fit into a precise description. His of way life has provided him the opportunity to assume many titles that include Entrepreneur, CEO, Speaker, Business Coach, Philanthropist, Leader, Visionary, and Author, all of which are overshadowed by his most important roles as a husband for 35 years, father and friend.

Todd Saylor is a man that takes extreme pride in excelling in the form of consistent deliverance of unmatchable effort; understanding that the art of service is less about what is being asked of you and more about exceeding expectations.

Born in Adrian, Michigan on May 31, 1965; Todd was born into a family that would groom him for the success he was destined to achieve. His father was a motivator, survivor, and role model, whom Todd would learn from and eventually, seek to surpass. With his father’s experience as a teacher, football coach, and entrepreneur; Todd was to able witness first-hand that success was closer than he thought, if he was willing to work for it. At the age of eight years old, while other children were enjoying their weekends being out of school and playing with friends; Todd began his job at the family donut business, a job he would keep until he graduated college 14 years later.

At the age of 11, he and his family moved to Indiana, and at the age of 18, he graduated as a “Hornet” from Angola High School. After high school graduation, Todd pursued a college education as a Business major at Manchester University in Manchester, Indiana. During his time at Manchester, he not only focused on his degree, but he would also become a gridiron legend on the football field! Todd was inducted into the Manchester Football Hall of Fame in 2015. In 2020 Manchester College dedicated their new football stadium named, “Saylor Stadium”.

“Success is a condition, not a position.”

Being a 3-year college football captain and an All-American during his senior college year prepared him for the leadership he would be called to illustrate throughout his life. Hanging up his cleats after his college campaign, Todd Saylor would move on to fulfill his purpose as an entrepreneur. With the compilation of knowledge and wisdom acquired throughout his life, he launched his first small business during his senior year of college in 1987. During the years of 1987 – 1999, Todd set out on his journey to evolve into the man he was destined to become. The start of 1987, saw the building of the first of his 5 donut shops in Columbia City, Indiana. A year later, Todd would marry the love of life, Traci. A marriage that is still standing the test of time today. The following year, he would continue his path of consistent growth, being spiritually saved and becoming a Christian. In 1990, he would become a loving father to the first of his three daughters: Courtnee with Kendra and Kara joined the family in 1991 and 1999.

During this time of personal growth, the world also saw Todd Saylor’s professional growth as he would continue to stake his claim as a champion within the field of entrepreneurship. In 1994, he would launch Todd Saylor & Associates, Inc. This entity sold Professional Employee Organization (PEO) Leasing and HR Solutions that would ripple towards the formation of the second publicly traded PEO. Never losing his desire to serve and worship, he would accumulate 15 years of community church service holding many titles including Deacon, elder, speaker, and teacher while also dedicating 10 years of his life on the Cameron Community Hospital Foundation Board.

From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Saylor invested his time as chairman of “The Call of America”, a 5013C nonprofit an organization that served disadvantaged veterans aiding in their process to live honorable lives. The projects included “Operation Feed Our Heroes” which involved the collection of canned goods, perishable items, toiletries, and monetary donations; all of which would be used to implement an annual food drive to feed and equip veterans. During these same years, to illustrate the action behind his words, Todd would embark on a career as a Triathlete becoming a nutritionist spokesperson for Uckele Health & Nutrition products; an opportunity that would present the most visual display of Todd’s commitment to success and excellence. As the spokesperson of Uckele, Todd would lose 61 pounds enabling him to compete between the weights of 185 and 198 pounds. This transformation would allow him to consistently place in the ‘Top 10’ throughout his road races and many triathlons during his 40s.

Today, Todd is the Founder and CEO of PayServ Systems, a payroll outsourcing company whose mission is to make each workday better with Workforcethrive – one complete HR software platform. Through PayServ Systems, Todd credits the company’s success to its ability to provide its clients the advantage of watching their systems grow and develop from day one. Over time, Todd has also grown his business portfolio to include 14 organizations, 5 brands and an 8-figure net worth. Todd has successfully written three books, “Wired Differently”, “DriftAgain” and “Your Will Be Done” and to date has sold over 10,000 books.

Todd Saylor’s entire life has revolved around his desire to succeed in the most impactful way possible. With each accomplishment, his leadership is evident, and his communication is just as effective as it is transparent. Simply, being successful is just another task on his day’s to-do list. For Todd Saylor, being average was never an option and never will be and he will continue to live by, “Larger than life, do you really want to be average?”


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