EY today announced that Founder and CEO Dan Geraty of Clearent, a full-service payment processor and merchant services provider, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Central Midwest. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dan was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a black tie gala on June 15 in Kansas City. Watch the video to learn more.
“EY has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs for over three decades,” said Scott McVicker, Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Co-Director for the Central Midwest. “The class of winners in 2017 represents new ways of thinking, disruptive business models, and overall dynamism that make this country a great place to do business.”
“Receiving the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is a tremendous honor for the entire Clearent team,” said Dan Geraty, CEO of Clearent. “I am thankful to have the support of such an outstanding group of employees that has helped Clearent become one of the most well-respected companies in the payments industry. I would also like to thank our board of directors, our partners, investors and my family. They have each played an integral role in Clearent’s success.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation, and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries, and made a positive impact on their communities.
As a Central Midwest award winner, Dan is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 national program. 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 U.S. by SAP America, Merrill Corporation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Central Midwest, region sponsors include PNC, Lathrop & Gage, and Common Ground Public Relations.
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Clearent’s proprietary processing system gives it more flexibility to deliver products that truly help its sales teams and partners stand out from the competition and sign more deals. It also helps the company deliver flexible pricing options, accurate, on-time residuals, and a suite of graphical portfolio management tools that are updated daily. Clearent’s Next Day Funding service is also unique because of its 11:00 p.m. Eastern cut-off time, which is one of the latest in the industry. Clearent has more than 300 employees, 45,000 merchants, and $14 billion in processing volume. Its headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri and it has offices in West Palm Beach, Florida and Louisville, Kentucky. The company has consistently been named to several prestigious lists year after year, such as the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, The Nilson Report’s list of top U.S. acquirers, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces award, and the St. Louis Business Journal’s list of fastest growing private companies. To learn more, visit www.clearent.com or call 866.205.4721.