AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:QTWO), a leading provider of secure, cloud-based virtual banking solutions, announced today that Founder and Chairman of the Board Hank Seale and CEO Matt Flake won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Central Texas Award. It is Flake and Seale’s second consecutive nomination and first win.
The award—whose winners were selected by an independent panel of judges—recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Flake and Seale were announced as winners at the annual event on Thursday, June 9, at the J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas.
A serial entrepreneur, Seale founded Q2 in 2004 to build digital banking technologies that empower regional and community financial institutions to effectively engage and develop better relationships with their account holders and communities.
Flake was named CEO of Q2 in 2012 and was instrumental in taking the company public in 2014 and in making several target acquisitions that have contributed to the growth and culture of innovation at Q2. Together, Flake and Seale have developed Q2 into a leading virtual banking solutions provider that services approximately 6.8 million individual users and more than 250 million online interactions every month.
“Hank and I are honored to receive this award from Ernst & Young,” Flake said. “It is reflective of the entrepreneurial spirit Q2 and our outstanding team share with our clients to innovate, build relationships and drive growth in our communities every day.”
Regional award winners are eligible for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program. The national award will be announced at a gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 19, 2016.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Central Texas, sponsors also include BBVA Compass, ADP, Aventine Hill, Andrews Kurth, Bridgepoint Consulting, Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.
About Q2 Holdings, Inc.
Q2 Holdings, Inc. (Q2) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based virtual banking solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. Q2 enables community financial institutions to effectively engage with retail and commercial account holders with the most comprehensive and adaptable smart banking platform of its kind. Q2’s solutions are designed to deliver a compelling, consistent user experience on any device and enable customers to improve account holder retention and to create incremental sales opportunities. To learn more about Q2, visit www.q2ebanking.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
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