Michael Pappas, CPP

Michael Pappas, CPP, is the Owner & Managing Director of MP Consulting Services. MP Consulting Services specializes in consulting services that provide solutions to Payroll, Human Resources and Benefits problems as well as Payroll Educational Training and expert witness services.


His consulting practice has had the good fortune to be employed by small businesses as well as Fortune 1000 companies in the New York/New/Jersey area as well as helping Canadian businesses with their U.S operations.  


Prior to opening his own business, Mike spent his career in the Securities Industry where he was:

  • A Vice President at Credit Suisse (USA), Inc. managing their Payroll Accounting and Taxation. Credit Suisse (USA) is an Investment Banking/Securities Brokerage firm with 26,000 employees worldwide.  Their U.S. payroll operation pays more than 17,000 employees and paid more than $1 billion in taxes each year. 
  • Director of Compensation at Gruntal & Co., L.L.C. for 11 years.
  • Mike has also held managerial positions in the Financial Divisions of E.F. Hutton and Drexel Burnham Lambert.


He has been a member of the American Payroll Association since 1995, the same year he received his Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification.  This association provides educational training to payroll professionals throughout The United States. Since being with the APA, Mike has:

  • Served the on the APA’s Nominations and Elections Committee
  • Served on the APA President’s Board of Advisor
  • Served on the Certification Committee
  • Presented workshops at the APA’s Annual Congress
  • Received the APA’s Meritorious Service Award

and is currently a member of the APA’s Certification Advisory Board and Board of Contributing Writers to the APA’s PayTech, a monthly magazine distributed to the organization’s members.


Locally, Mike is involved as a member of the New Jersey Annual Statewide Payroll Conference Planning Board and is a presenter at the Institute for Professional Development seminars.

He joined SCORE in September of 2010 as a mentor and hosts of a weekly business radio show, SCORE Business Points, on WBJN (91.9 FM) on Saturdays at 8 AM.  He also hosts another weekly radio show called The Unforgettable Radio Theater that presents broadcasts of programs from the Golden Age of Radio.


Mike received his BBA in Accounting & Electronic Data Processing from Pace University. He lives at the Four Seasons at Mirage in Barnegat with his wife Eileen.