News | October 23, 2012

Payment Alliance International Named A Fast 50 Company

Honored by Business First for Fourth Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 23, 2012 (Business Wire) – Payment Alliance International (PAI), a leader in electronic payment processing solutions, has been recognized as a Fast 50 company by Business First of Louisville for the fourth consecutive year. Businesses ranked in the Fast 50 represent the fastest-growing companies in the 13-county greater Louisville area. To be eligible for the award, companies must be independent, for profit, privately held, and have realized at least $1 million in annual revenue for each of the last three years. The minimum two year revenue growth criterion for the Fast 50 list was increased this year from 15 to 25 percent. PAI ranked thirtieth on this year’s esteemed list in the 56 to 70 percent growth category, and has been recognized on the Fast 50 list during all four years of eligibility.

John J. Leehy, III, PAI president and chief executive officer, attributes the company’s continued success to the can-do attitude of its terrific team of employees and the loyalty of its many customers. “We are once again thrilled to be recognized as a Fast 50 company alongside so many wonderful, high growth businesses throughout the region. We are especially proud to have made the cut during these particularly challenging economic times.”

The thirteenth annual awards program, held by Business First of Louisville, drew a sell-out crowd of over 600 guests on Tuesday, October 16, at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Chief operations officer Greg Sahrmann and Leehy accepted this year’s award on behalf of PAI. 

About Payment Alliance International (PAI)

Payment Alliance International is a leading provider of payment processing solutions for businesses nationwide. As the nation’s largest deployer of ATMs, PAI provides ATM processing and maintenance services, ATM equipment sales and support, and ATM branding programs. PAI also offers comprehensive payment and small business solutions including credit, debit and prepaid card acceptance services, remote deposit capture and check processing, ecommerce solutions, ATM/email/mobile marketing, and loyalty programs…all designed to maximize customer success and make business easy. Payment Alliance International is based in Louisville, Ky., with offices in West Palm Beach, Fla., Jackson, Miss. and Billings, Mont. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.