René Lacerte is a fintech entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Bill.com, one of the nation’s leading business payments networks. At Bill.com, he works with some of the nation’s largest banks and accounting firms to redefine how business payments are made. René founded Bill.com in 2006 after recognizing that business owners needed a way to simplify payments so they could focus on their business.
He is a fourth-generation entrepreneur and has over 20 years of experience in the finance, software, and payments industries. Prior to Bill.com, René founded PayCycle, the first and largest online payroll solution which was acquired by Intuit in 2009. Early in his career, he spent five years at Intuit, growing its bill payment and credit card businesses and launching Intuit’s first connected payroll product.
René was an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year national finalist and the Northern California winner in 2017. For seven years in a row he has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the accounting industry by Accounting Today. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received an M.S. in industrial engineering and a B.A. in quantitative economics.