mike lucia, coo, cfo, pinnacle employee services

Michael Lucia



Mike brings over 25 years of business management experience to Pinnacle Employee Services. During Mike’s years of service with the U. S. Army, he was given the opportunity to join a Military Pay Company. Mike was assigned to Fort Gordon in Georgia where he spent two years in support of Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom after the attacks of 9/11. After Mikes’s tour of service, he relocated to Florida and served as Payroll Manager for the nation’s #1 integrator of A/V products, while continuing his service as a member of the Florida National Guard. It was through relationships cultivated at (now) AVI-SPL that Mike was recruited to relocate to Syracuse, New York to manage the payroll department for a local PEO, which is where he met Mark Pietrowski.

Mike has knowledge in registering PEOs with New York in order to be an operational PEO, opening bank accounts, contracting with software providers, identifying technology needs. Continually, Mike is responsible for establishing new clients, managing complex reporting for clients, tax payments, and return filings, overseeing the processing of client payrolls, training staff members in software use and payroll compliance.