Tom Golisano is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of Paychex, the largest payroll processor in the United States and former co-owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and of the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team.
Golisano currently owns Greenlight Networks, a fiber internet provider based in Rochester, New York.
He is a founding member of the Independence Party of New York and ran on its ticket for governor of New York in 1994, 1998 and 2002.
Tom founded the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation in 1985, awarding grants to organizations dedicated to providing opportunities for those with disabilities and supporting their families. Golisano has donated billions to charity.