René Lacerte of Named Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 by Ernst & Young

EY announced that CEO René Lacerte of, the leading business payments company, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Financial Services in Northern California for his commitment to innovation and development both within the company and local community. Lacerte was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Fairmont San Jose on June 23.

“It’s a real pleasure to work with the people at, and I’m honored that our hard work is being recognized by some of the most successful entrepreneurs and executives in Silicon Valley,” said René Lacerte, CEO, “Having grown up in a family of entrepreneurs, this award means a lot to me and is a personal tribute to multiple generations.”

With over 20 years of experience in financial services, technology and payments, Lacerte first founded and launched the nation’s first and largest online payroll solution PayCycle. PayCycle was adopted by over 100,00 customers and was sold to Intuit in 2009. Today, Lacerte runs, the leading business payments company that helps over 2 million users save 50% of their time paying bills, invoicing customers, and collecting payments. moves $36 billion through its network annually, and is the payment choice for three of the top ten U.S. banks, 50% of the top 100 accounting firms, the accounting software giants QuickBooks and Xero, and is a premier partner of the largest CPA organization in the U.S., the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).