Optimal Payments CEO and COO Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Optimal Payments Chief Executive Officer, Joel Lenoff, and Chief Operating Officer, Danny Chazonoff, were co-named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Quebec, as the winners were announced at last nights Regional Awards Gala.


The EY Entrepreneur Awards recognizes entrepreneurs who creates high-growth and shows excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment, who are chosen by an independent panel of judges who had selected the Quebec finalists.


Optimal Payments has been delivering innovative and customized solutions to their customers, providing payments, fraud and risk management and technological solutions for today’s fast growing payments market. Under the management of Lenoff and Chazonoff, Optimal Payments has been the best performing company on the FTSE All-Share Index and has more than doubled the share price this year, having a market capitalization of more than $1 billion in the company.


“Optimal Payments is a part of a competitive market directed by an ever-changing technological landscape and we strive to stay on the cutting edge of technology,” said Joel Leonoff. “Together with Danny, we’ve leveraged our entrepreneurial spirits and innovative visions to build and operate one of the most driven and successful companies in the industry.”

“We are honoured to receive this award which recognizes not only our own entrepreneurial spirit, but also the broader culture of innovation at Optimal Payments,” said Danny Chazonoff. “From new business acquisitions to new technological developments we’ve used our extensive knowledge of international payments and information technology to bring the most advanced products and services to companies across multiple industries around the world. ”

Daniel Allermand

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