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BOSTON, June 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EY announced that Mike Massaro, CEO of global payments provider Flywire, received the Entrepreneur of The Year® 2019 Award in the New England region for financial services. The program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming the world. Massaro was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Westin Boston Waterfront on June 26, 2019.
“It’s really an honor to be recognized by EY, especially alongside such outstanding individuals and companies in the region,” said Massaro. “As any entrepreneur knows, Flywire’s success as a company is a direct result of the efforts of our team and the confidence our customers put in us. I am very proud of the Flywire team and the work they do for our customers. It’s an exceptional group with many great things ahead.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 33rd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
|• Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation||• Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks|
|• Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.||• James Park of Fitbit|
|• Jodi Berg of Vitamix||• J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.|
|• Robert Unanue of Goya Foods||• Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.|
|• Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn|
|• Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani|
|• Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC|
As a New England award winner, Massaro is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of The Year 2019 National Awards, which will be announced in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Flywire solves complex payment problems for businesses and institutions to empower new opportunities globally and locally. The company processes billions in payments per year, connecting all the entities involved to make those transactions faster, more secure, less expensive, and more transparent. Clients in business, education, and healthcare and travel use Flywire’s full-service platform to tailor the payment experience for their customers and to create a single point of visibility and control for payer engagement and receivables management—from invoicing and payment through reconciliation. Flywire also supports its clients with end-to-end customer support including multilingual servicing via phone, email, and chat, as well as around-the-clock online payment tracking.
The company is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago, London and Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain), Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Cluj (Romania), and Sydney. For more information, visit www.Flywire.com.
About Entrepreneur of The Year®
Entrepreneur of The Year ®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program 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 awards program 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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