Calverton, New York — May 26, 2017 — EY announced that Michael Nardy, CEO of Electronic Payments, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the New York program. The prestigious awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Nardy was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
“I am extremely humbled to receive this honor, especially amongst such an amazing group of entrepreneurs. I share this recognition with many like-minded individuals within our very own Electronic Payments family,” said Michael Nardy, CEO. “As an entrepreneur, it is the greatest privilege to lead an organization filled with dedicated, hard-working talent whose ongoing efforts impact Electronic Payments’ success and expansion year after year. Together, we’ve reached innumerable milestones and built an entire collection of industry-leading products and services that empower businesses across the country. Thanks to their contributions and creative minds, I am considered for this award.”
Electronic Payments is the 34th largest merchant acquirer in the United States. Under Mr. Nardy’s leadership, the company has experienced six office expansions and three acquisitions, including the acquisition of Exatouch®, a premier point of sale system that provides customized retailing solutions to businesses nationwide. With a commitment to maintaining in-house development and support, Electronic Payments is positioned for continued growth.
Now in its 31st year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In New York, sponsors also include Empire Valuation, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Pine Hill Group, SolomonEdwardsGroup and DLA Piper.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
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About Electronic Payments
Continuously innovating with new technologies, Electronic Payments has distinguished itself as one of the most highly regarded payment and transaction processing companies in the United States. Electronic Payments currently serves businesses in all types of industries and acquires new merchants through a network of POS value-added resellers (VARS), agent banks, sales agents, and independent sales offices (ISOs). Visit www.electronicpayments.com for more information.