|[May 04, 2012]
Braintree Founder and Chairman Bryan Johnson Is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2012 Finalist in the Midwest
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
the Web's fastest-growing payments platform, today announced that
Braintree Founder and Chairman Bryan Johnson was named a finalist in the
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012
program in the Midwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs
who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as
innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their
businesses and communities. Bryan was selected from a large pool of
nominations by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented
at a special gala on June 21 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded
to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50
countries throughout the world.
Following the gala, regional award winners are eligible for
consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year
Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the
Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner,
will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California,
on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst
& Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering
of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year
Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP (News - Alert) America and
the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Midwest rgion, sponsors include ManpowerGroup, Winston & Strawn
LLP, Benefitdecisions, PNC (News - Alert) Bank, Smart Business magazine and
Becker Professional Education. Locally, the program is sponsored by the
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM and
Braintree, the web's fastest growing payments platform, powers payments
for innovative and high-growth mobile and online businesses. Braintree
provides an easy-to-integrate API for developers while ensuring the
merchants' end users have a frictionless and secure experience at
checkout. Braintree's full-stack payments solution includes a payment
gateway, merchant account, recurring billing, and credit card storage.
Braintree's solution has been proven to scale and support many of the
most discerning, high-growth companies on the web, including Rovio/Angry
Birds, LivingSocial (News - Alert), 37signals, Airbnb, Fab.com, OpenTable, Uber,
HotelTonight, Heroku, Engine Yard and GitHub. Founded in 2007, Braintree
is now processing more than $4 billion in annual credit card volume from
over 2,000 merchants, and its rapid growth earned it a spot on the 2011
Inc. 500 List as the nation's 47th fastest-growing private company.
Braintree was profitably bootstrapped for four years before accepting a
$34 million investment from Accel Partners (News - Alert) in 2011. Visit us at www.braintreepayments.com
and on Twitter (News - Alert) @braintree.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious
business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference
through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with
potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others
with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only
truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates
those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic
businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global
awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and
advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our
shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a
difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities
achieve their potential.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst
& Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst
& Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not
provide services to clients. For more information about our
organization, please visit www.ey.com.
This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a US
client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited.
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