BOSTON - Flywire CEO Mike Massaro received the Entrepreneur of The Year® 2019 Award in Financial Services from Ernst & Young LLP (EY). Now in its 33rd year, the award recognizes and celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs who redefine the way we live, work and play. Massaro was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at the Strategic Growth Forum® in Palm Springs on November 16.
“Every entrepreneur has probably had moments of doubt about their venture, and I’m no exception,” said Massaro. “Fortunately, we stayed focused on the job at hand—addressing the core pain points that exist in complex payment and receivables processes. Our team, both our employees and our investors, have put us in a great position to succeed. I’m really honored to receive this award, but none of it happens without them.”
Under Massaro’s leadership, Flywire has established its platform as the industry standard for complex, large-sum payments in education, healthcare and travel. To date, it has processed over $12 billion for 2,000+ businesses and institutions around the world. The platform provides a single point of management and payer engagement from billing and payment through reconciliation. Organizations can offer their customers a highly-tailored, convenient and secure payment experience – customized by business, country, and currency – while accelerating funds flow and streamlining operational expense.
The EY organization has celebrated entrepreneurial excellence by honoring those innovators and prominent leaders who have contributed and inspired others with their vision, leadership and achievement since 1986. The program has continually recognized high-caliber business leaders, including Brad Keywell of Uptake Technologies, Jeff Weiner and Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, and Jayshree Ullal and Andy Bechtolsheim of Arista Networks.
Massaro was originally selected as a regional Entrepreneur of The Year winner in Financial Services from the New England region. He was selected for the national award from over 1,300 applicants nationwide.
About Entrepreneur of The Year®
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Flywire solves complex payment problems for businesses and institutions globally and locally. The company processes billions in payments per year, connecting entities to make transactions faster, more secure, less expensive, and more transparent. Clients in business, education and healthcare 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 to payment 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.
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