Blase Thomas "Tom" Golisano (born November 14, 1941) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of Paychex, the second largest payroll processor in the United States and former co-owner (along with real estate developer Larry Quinn) of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and of the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. He sold the Sabres and its assets to multi-billionaire Terrence Pegula in February 2011. Golisano made a bid for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers franchise in early 2012; but his group was eventually outbid by a consortium led by Magic Johnson and the Guggenheim Partners. He also made a bid for the Buffalo Bills when that franchise came up for sale in 2014. Golisano has an associate's degree from Alfred State College.