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CLIFTON PARK, NY – October 24, 2023 – Tonight, on the campus of Siena College, entrepreneurs, students, Siena alumnae, their families, and community members came together to celebrate five extraordinary Siena graduates who have shown dedication, perseverance, and the entrepreneurial mindset to launch and grow their businesses.

Each year since 2014, the Maddalone Wall of Success Induction Celebration honors Siena alums making their mark on the world. GTM Payroll Services is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the event, and we congratulate this year’s inductees:

  • Thomas Babcock of Babcock Advestment Advisors
  • Greg Dolan of Keen Decision Systems
  • Robert Lord of Robert H. Lord Company
  • Jeanne Martel of ClinicalMind
  • Nina Paonessa, DO, FACOS of Paonessa Colon and Rectal Surgery, P.C.

“We honor not only your entrepreneurial success but also your invaluable contributions to our communities. Your journey, tenacity, and achievements serve as a guiding light for every Siena student,” GTM Founder & CEO Guy Maddalone said. “I feel a profound sense of pride, both as an alumnus and an entrepreneur. The future of entrepreneurship is shining at Siena, and I eagerly anticipate the tales and triumphs that are yet to be written.”

The event provided an opportunity for attendees to support entrepreneurship learning, network with Siena alumni and fellow entrepreneurs, share their passion for entrepreneurship, hear uplifting and inspiring stories, and meet Siena entrepreneurship students.

“Entrepreneurs, in my view, are the lifeblood of our economy. We are dreamers, the risk takers, the innovators, and our ventures are not only introducing groundbreaking ideas but also foster job creation, bolstering economic vitality. The ripple effects are profound,” Maddalone said. “And when an entrepreneur succeeds, the entire community reaps the benefit. It was this undertaking that drove me in my early days to seek out fellow entrepreneurs. I wanted to unravel the fabric of their success stories.”

Watch a recap video of the celebration.

Guy and his wife Diane are 1989 graduates of Siena’s business school and are committed to their alma mater’s success. The Wall of Success is just one way they have demonstrated their commitment. The Maddalones have also established a scholarship for entrepreneurial studies at Siena. During the Wall of Success event, it was announced that their scholarship has been funded up to its $100,000 goal and is available for students who also have their own businesses and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

“We’re honored to build on Siena’s rich legacy of preparing successful business leaders by extending a hand to our next generation of student entrepreneurs,” Maddalone said.

A special thank you to the event corporate sponsors, Berkshire Bank and UHY LLP, Certified Public Accountants.


About GTM Payroll Services

Founded in 1991, GTM Payroll Services is a recognized leader in payroll, tax, insurance, and compliance services for families that employ household help; human capital management (HCM) solutions and outsourced human resources (HR) consulting services for businesses; and personal and business insurance products through the GTM Insurance Agency. GTM’s staff of more than 100 employees includes certified payroll professionals, licensed insurance brokers, PHR-certified human resource managers, employment tax experts, senior HR consultants, leave administrators, and CPAs. GTM is an isolved Network Certified Partner. The firm is SOC 1-compliant, the industry standard for client information security. GTM is an active member of the American Payroll Association (APA), Independent Payroll Providers Association (IPPA), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). The firm is also an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). GTM has been featured by the Times Union and The Business Review as one of the best places to work in New York’s Capital Region. For more information, visit

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