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Cartera Commerce President and CEO Named a Finalist for the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ in New England

Cartera Commerce, the leading provider of omni-channel marketing solutions that increase revenue and customer loyalty for merchants, announced that the company’s President and CEO Tom Beecher has been named a finalist in the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Award in New England.

The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. After a rigorous series of interviews, a panel of independent judges selected Beecher as finalist in the technology category.

“Ernst & Young is a highly-regarded organization and I’m humbled to be honored among such a prestigious group of New England-based technology leaders,” said Beecher. “I look forward to the awards ceremony and wish the best of luck to each of the finalists.”

Beecher joined Cartera in 2008. Under his direction, the company has grown to the largest, two-sided partner and merchant network in the industry. It boasts 90 million consumer users and marketing partnerships with the top banks and airlines, and more than 900 retailers.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

About Cartera Commerce

Cartera Commerce delivers the industry’s most comprehensive, fully-managed, performance-based offer platform for card issuers, airline frequent flyer programs, loyalty programs and merchants. Cartera works with two of the top three largest financial institutions, all five of the largest airlines and hundreds of merchant advertisers to power personalized, omni-channel shopping and marketing programs that build consumer engagement and loyalty, maximize card spend and create new revenue streams. The Cartera offer platform delivers relevant offers via multiple digital marketing channels including website, online banking, email, mobile, and social media. The company is headquartered in Lexington, Mass.

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