EY today announced that CEO and Founder Dan Geraty of Clearent is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Central Midwest. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dan Geraty was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15 in Kansas City.
“I am honored to be among this group of 27 impressive individuals being considered for this prestigious award,” said Dan Geraty, CEO of Clearent. “My achievement is a direct result of the tremendous support I’ve received over the years from our dedicated employees, my family, and the payments industry experts who helped hatch the idea for Clearent, many of whom still serve on our board.”
Clearent is a full-service, fully integrated payment processor and merchant services provider. From traditional point-of-sale terminals, mobile solutions, and tablet-based systems to a custom-built
virtual terminal, Clearent can help business owners securely accept payments just about anywhere. Additionally, the company provides integrated payment solutions for point-of-sale systems, software, and websites with eCommerce plug-ins and hosted payments.
Now in its 31st year, the 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 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.