NEW YORK, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PEX today announced that Toffer Grant, CEO and Founder is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the New York Region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Grant was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Wednesday, June 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
"We are happy to be chosen as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award," says Toffer Grant, CEO and Founder of PEX. "When PEX launched, we set out to disrupt the outdated, expensive and inefficient ways companies were enabling employee spending. Our goal was to create a 'next generation corporate card solution' that would free employees to spend, while maintaining control in ways companies never could before. We are extremely gratified to see the growth in our business being driven by thousands of clients who now see PEX as an indispensable part of their operations."
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In New York, sponsors also include Empire Valuation Consultants, Pine Hill Group, SolomonEdwardsGroup, DLA Piper, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and SmartCEO.
PEX, a New York-based FinTech company founded in 2006, is the leader in next generation expense management solutions disrupting outdated and inefficient ways companies enable employee spending. The PEX Platform allows businesses to more simply and safely enable employees to spend while maintaining control in ways they never could have before. We combine the ability to establish budgeting controls, via the PEX Admin software interface (desktop and mobile), with the ability for employees to spend via the feature rich PEX Visa® Prepaid Card. PEX APIs are being used by Enterprise clients to enable high transaction volumes for thousands of employees. Our efforts are driving a shift in the way companies manage employee spending and we are rapidly replacing traditional Corporate Cards and reimbursement-based expense approaches. Today, PEX services thousands of businesses nationwide across a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.pexcard.com.
The PEX Visa Prepaid Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. The Bancorp Bank: Member FDIC.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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