Press Details CEO René Lacerte Named Business Intelligence Group’s Executive of the Year
Monday, September 30, 2013

PALO ALTO, Calif. —, the leader in integrated bill payment, invoicing and cash flow management solutions for businesses, today announced that has been awarded a BIG Award for the second year in a row. This year its founder and CEO René Lacerte has been named executive of the year by Business Intelligence Group (BIG). 

“You can spot real leaders by their passion and René Lacerte is no different," said Dawn Fordyce, managing director for the Business Intelligence Group. “René’s intimate knowledge of financial systems and processes combined with his vision for simplicity has helped countless organizations deal with their complex finances."

The Business Group recognizes true talent and superior performance in the business world through its award programs and interviews. They look to reward those companies whose achievements stand above their peers. The Executive of the Year Awards looks for executives who demonstrate leadership, results and loyalty as well as the drive and dedication that makes an executive stand above the rest.

A fourth-generation entrepreneur, Lacerte founded in April 2006 to eliminate paper and automate the mundane, tiresome financial processes and transactions that have plagued and distracted finance leaders, accountants and CEOs for decades. Using technology to make life simpler has always been encoded in Lacerte’s DNA. Prior to, he co-founded America's #1 online payroll service, PayCycle, in 1999, which was acquired by Intuit in 2009.  Lacerte spent five years at Intuit, creating and managing the company's bill presentment team and growing its bill payment and credit card businesses 30% in one year. He also launched Intuit's first connected payroll product, growing the team from two employees to 300 in 18 months.

"Coming from a family of accounting entrepreneurs, it is an honor to be recognized for my passion and commitment to the accounting and finance industry and for building a great company culture," said René Lacerte, founder and CEO, "It has been a team effort to grow into the company and industry leader it is today. We at are dedicated to making the lives of accounting and finance professionals easier, and will continue on our vision with many more advancements to come.”

This is the second BIG Awards win for as the company was named product of the year in 2012. This current honor also falls on the heels of Lacerte recently being named a finalist for executive of the year from the Golden Bridge awards and being featured in Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People of 2013. 

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group, creators of the BIG Awards, was founded with a mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other award programs, real business people, those with experience and knowledge, judge these programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above their peers. For more information please visit

About is the home of the fastest-growing business payments network in the nation, enabling 250,000 users to pay and get paid millions of bills worth billions of dollars. The Business Payments Network™ brings small-to-medium businesses simple online bill paymentcustom invoicing services, unlimited document storage, workflow collaboration, and the ability to access their back office from anywhere via any mobile device.'s services easily sync to users' accounting software and online bank accounts to better control company financials while also guarding against errors and offering enterprise-class fraud protection that current methods cannot match. serves customers through its direct, accountant and bank channels, bringing together people, systems and documents to redefine how business payments are made.