SUBSCRIBE CEO René Lacerte Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 by Ernst & Young


Ernst & Young awarded René Lacerte, CEO and Founder as the regional winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Financial Services in Northern California, as a result of his innovative contributions to the industry, company, and local community.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year award program recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments and innovation of today’s leading entrepreneurs. We’re so proud to see René recognized. It is well deserved. Others recognized alongside René are some of the most influential entrepreneurs from companies like Amazon, LinkedIn, Starbucks, and WeWork.

It is René’s compassionate leadership style that makes thrive. He is deeply invested and committed to employees and customers—on any given day he’s running with employees, making margaritas and guacamole for company happy hours, or dressing up in some goofy costume for a holiday party. More importantly, René takes the time to get to know each and every employee, and actively supports achievement of their career goals at Many of us have expressed our dedication and commitment to René's vision of building a great company by following him from his different companies.

As a serial entrepreneur, René uniquely understands firsthand the needs, struggles and motivations of small business and accounting industry customers. He cares about the well-being of his customers. It is not unusual for him to answer customer emails directly and he often brings them into the office to hear their input. Just as many employees have followed René from his different companies, many early customers and investors followed René from his original startup, PayCycle. He truly creates that kind of loyalty.  

Check out this video to learn what has inspired René throughout his journey as an entrepreneur, and his vision for   

Join us in congratulating René and wish him the best of luck as he moves on to be considered for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.

June 29, 2017
Jacqueline Hendy
SVP of Human Resources,
Jacqueline is a strategic human resources leader who has deep experience in building HR infrastructure, implementing talent management strategies and leadership coaching. She holds a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in human resources from San Jose State University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Cal State, Fresno.