News | November 1, 2011

Payment Alliance International Recognized As A Fast 50 Company

Honored by Business First for Third Consecutive Year

Payment Alliance International (PAI), a leader in electronic payment processing solutions and the Electronic Transactions Association's (ETA) 2011 "ISO of the Year," has been named a Fast 50 Company by Business First of Louisville for the third consecutive year. Fast 50 award recipients represent companies from the fastest-growing businesses in the 13-county greater Louisville area. Businesses must be independent, for profit, privately held, and have realized at least $1M in annual revenue for each of the last three years. PAI has been recognized on the Fast 50 list in each of its three years of eligibility and was ranked 20th on this year's esteemed list.

John J. Leehy, III, president and chief executive officer of Payment Alliance International, attributes the company's success to the dedication and energy of the company's employees and the loyalty of its many customers. "This past year serves as irrefutable proof that excellence can thrive in even the toughest of economic climates. If your team is truly committed, willing to work harder than they believed they could, and never lose track of what helps customers most, success will follow! We are excited to once again be recognized as a Fast 50 Company and proud to be part of such a terrific group of high performance companies in our region."

This is the 12th annual Fast 50 awards program held by Business First of Louisville where each company is recognized and listed in order of their growth rate. An awards luncheon was held Oct. 27 at the Kentucky International Convention Center and this year's event drew a record crowd of over 600 attendees. David Kozal, chief financial officer, 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 and has been recognized as the 2011 "Independent Sales Organization (ISO) of the Year" by the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). We are the nation's largest deployer of ATMs, and provide ATM processing and maintenance services, ATM equipment sales and support, and ATM branding programs. We also provide 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, Fl., Jackson, Miss. and Billings, Mont. For more information, visit

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