You won't find Chicago's best-performing technology company among the digerati in converted lofts and warehouses on the Near West Side. It's out in Schaumburg, occupying the kind of traditional suburban office building so many companies have fled for downtown digs in recent years.
Paylocity's name likely rings no bells with most people who drive by its glass high-rise every day. Payroll software doesn't generate that kind of buzz. That's OK with CEO Steve Beauchamp.
"In many ways, we think of ourselves as a hidden secret. We're in the suburbs, focused on (small and midsize businesses)."