Deluxe President and CEO Barry McCarthy has been named one of 10 winners of EY’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Heartland region, announced June 9 in downtown Minneapolis .

EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the most competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Winners of this prestigious honor are selected by an independent jury of past winners, CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The Heartland program celebrates entrepreneurs in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

McCarthy was nominated by PNC for his vision and entrepreneurial spirit in leading the historic transformation of the 107-year-old company from a check printer to a digital payments and data company. PNC highlighted the company’s turnaround to generate organic growth for the first time in nearly a decade and the acquisition of First American Payment Systems in June 2021, among evidence of the company’s entrepreneurial spirit. company.

“This award recognizes our transformation from a check printer to a payments and digital data business. It’s not just one person, it’s the whole team – we call it One Deluxe,” said said McCarthy, “Our transformation has only been possible because our team has developed an entrepreneurial culture. It was truly humbling to receive this award on behalf of my fellow Deluxers.”

McCarthy was honored for his efforts to make Deluxe a Trusted Payments and Business Technology™ company, focused on helping businesses pay, get paid and grow. Under his leadership, Deluxe becomes a leader in digital payments and data. The Company offers credit and debit card processing (merchant services), digital receivables and payables solutions, data-driven marketing, and more.

Winners were judged based on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurship, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Regional winners will be considered for the 2022 National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®.

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Deluxe, a Trusted Payments and Business Technology™ company, champions business so communities thrive. Our solutions help businesses pay, get paid and grow. For more than 100 years, Deluxe customers have trusted our solutions and platforms at all stages of their lifecycle, from startup to maturity. Our powerful scale supports millions of small businesses, thousands of vital financial institutions, and hundreds of the world’s largest consumer brands, while processing approximately $3 trillion in annual payment volume. Our reach, scale and distribution channels make Deluxe our customers’ most trusted business partner. To find out how we can help your business, visit

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