EY names Q2 Founder Hank Seale and CEO Matt Flake as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award finalists

May 12, 2015

AUSTIN, TX(May 12, 2015) – EY today announced that president and CEO Matt Flake and founder and chairman Hank Seale of Q2 Holdings (NYSE: QTWO) are finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Central Texas region. 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. Flake and Seale were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Friday, June 5 at the JW Marriott Austin.

Q2 was founded in 2004 by internet-banking entrepreneur Hank Seale and has become a leading provider of secure cloud-based virtual banking solutions for hundreds of community financial institutions across the country.

“It takes  purpose, passion and perseverance to make change in any industry. Twelve years ago we had a vision that would empower community banks and credit unions with the technology platforms needed to compete and deliver superior offerings in their given markets,“ said Seale. “Putting Matt Flake at the helm as CEO has allowed us to take that dream and make it a reality. Today we are seeing the fruit of our labors and are both so honored to be part of such an esteemed group of entrepreneurs with this year’s Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists.”

Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

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, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In Central Texas, sponsors also include BBVA Compass, ADP, CLS Partners, Andrews Kurth, Bridgepoint Consulting, Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.

About Q2 Holdings, Inc.

Q2 is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based virtual banking solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. Q2 enables regional and community financial institutions, or RCFIs, to deliver a robust suite of integrated virtual banking services and engage more effectively with their retail and commercial account holders who expect to bank anytime, anywhere and on any device. Q2 solutions are often the most frequent point of interaction between its RCFI customers and their account holders. As such, Q2 purpose-built its solutions to deliver a compelling, consistent user experience across digital channels and drive the success of its customers by extending their local brands, enabling improved account holder retention and creating incremental sales opportunities. To learn more about Q2 visit q2ebanking.com.

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’s Strategic Growth Markets practice 

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