SurePayroll CEO Wins Major Illinois Technology Association Award
President & CEO Michael Alter named CityLIGHTS Awards CEO of the Year
GLENVIEW, IL — May 14, 2012 — SurePayroll Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex and the leader in providing online payroll to small businesses nationwide, today announced its President and CEO Michael Alter was named by the Illinois Technology Association as CEO of the Year at the 13th annual CityLIGHTS Awards honoring top performers in technology whose innovation and success drive growth in Illinois.
“Illinois is fast becoming a leading technology hub and I am honored to be recognized among these brilliant digital innovators, any one of whom is as deserving,” said SurePayroll President and CEO Michael Alter. “I am fortunate to be surrounded by talented people who show a true passion for what they do. The SurePayroll team works tirelessly to develop new and innovative products and services while providing customers with the highest degree of support. They make my job easy!”
A co-founder of SurePayroll, Alter is responsible for the overall business model development, strategic planning, and day-to-day operations for SurePayroll. He has grown the company from a startup with fewer than 10 employees in 2000 to a nationally recognized payroll leader with more than 35,000 small business customers, processing as much as $12 billion in payroll payments annually. In February 2011, SurePayroll was acquired by payroll giant Paychex, Inc.
“The 2012 CityLIGHTS Awards received a record number of nominations and online votes, a reflection of the energy in the local technology community,” said Fred Hoch, President, ITA. “It’s been a landmark year for technology in our state, with a prolific array of startups, partnerships and entrepreneurs, along with a substantial increase in capital investment and growing companies. The accomplishments of this group are reflected in the caliber of this year’s nominees and award winners.”
CityLIGHTS award winners, selected through both public voting and a panel of 68 technology leaders were announced at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Union Station in Chicago. The gala, which sold out attracts more than 800 people from 400 organizations including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers.
SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex, providing an easy, online, convenient payroll service that keeps our more than 35,000 small business customers in control. SurePayroll also offers efficient online solutions for managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers’ compensation, employee screening and more. For accountants and banking partners, SurePayroll provides private-label and co-branded services that enable them to offer online payroll processing to their small business clients. The company has received numerous prestigious awards for its innovative technology, and outstanding customer service and sales teams, including recognition from PC Magazine, Accounting Today, the American Business Awards and many others. For more information, please visit www.SurePayroll.com.
Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) is a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The company offers comprehensive payroll services, including payroll processing, payroll tax administration, and employee pay services, including direct deposit, check signing, and Readychex®. Human resource services include 401(k) plan recordkeeping, section 125 plans, a professional employer organization, time and attendance solutions, and other administrative services for business. A variety of business insurance products, including group health and workers' compensation, are made available through Paychex Insurance Agency, Inc. Paychex was founded in 1971. With headquarters in Rochester, New York, the company has more than 100 offices serving approximately 564,000 payroll clients nationwide as of May 31, 2011. For more information about Paychex and our products, visit www.paychex.com.
About the ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a driving force behind the growth of Illinois' vibrant technology industry. We are relentless in championing the development and application of technology, from start-up companies to industry leaders, leveraging the transformative nature of technology to revolutionize industries. ITA uniquely capitalizes peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and access to experts across the breadth of business to cultivate the Illinois technology industry. The unique and powerful integration of these valuable and experienced resources differentiates the ITA as a source of accelerated growth for the technology industry of Illinois. For more information about ITA, please visit www.illinoistech.org.
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