Kansas City, MO — PayIt, an award-winning provider for digital government, today announced that founder and CEO John Thomson has been named one of the winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award for the Heartland Region.
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Thomson’s award was announced in a ceremony at the Heartland Award virtual event. He will now advance to compete for the EY National Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award, which will be announced in November 2020.
“An entrepreneur is only as good as the people they surround themselves with,” Thomson said. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work that everyone at PayIt has put in to help transform the way citizens interact with government. I’m honored to receive the award, and I congratulate my fellow award recipients.”
As an award-winning, cloud service provider for digital government transformation, PayIt allows agencies to consolidate most services into one citizen experience. PayIt employs a code-free approach that enables offices to digitize back office processes and payments within 90 days.
PayIt’s is modernizing how public agencies serve the public, increasing operation efficiency and improving user experience. This fresh approach to citizen interaction has won PayIt and public sector clients numerous awards–including being named to the GovTech 100 four years in a row, a finalist for the NASCIO State IT Recognition Award, multiple StateScoop awards, and several Government Experience Awards on state, city and local levels.
Since its launch, the national program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world.
“I’m glad Ernst & Young has placed a priority on entrepreneurs who are building a values-based company,” Thomson said. “That is at the heart of what we’re doing at PayIt. Any company can deliver technology solutions. It takes a special company to make its sole focus improving the lives of everyday people.”