EY has named René Lacerte, founder of payments technology company Bill.com, entrepreneur of the year in financial services in Northern California.

Lacerte has more than two decades of experience in the financial technology industry. He started his career with PwC in 1989 before joining CertiData, his parents’ payroll company, as VP of operations and development. He then joined Intuit in 1994 to serve as product manager. It was after this experience that Lacerte founded and launched PayCycle in 1999, an online payroll solution often touted as America’s first. After amassing 100,000 users, the company was bought by Intuit in 2009. In 2006, Lacerte founded Bill.com, and remains the company’s CEO today.

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