Bob Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems
Bob Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, Princeton, is one of five individuals nationwide, to win a 2009 Medallion for Entrepreneurship Award
. Carr, who is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
at Seton Hall University, earned the entrepreneurship award from Beta Gamma Sigma
, the international business honor society.
Karen Boroff, dean of the Stillman School, nominated Carr for the award. Entrepreneurs are selected for the Medallion for Entrepreneurship based on professional success and philanthropic efforts. Heartland Payment Systems
Carr founded Heartland Payment Systems, a leading credit and debit card processing company providing payment solutions for 150,000 small and mid-sized organizations nationwide, in 1997. Under his direction, the company has increased its workforce from 25 to 2,900 employees and its client locations from 2,500 to 250,000. The company has also risen to become fifth in the nation and ninth in the world in the payments industry, with a bankcard volume portfolio of more than $80 billion. Give Something Back Foundation
In addition to founding and leading Heartland Payment Systems, Carr, with his wife, Jill, have created the Giving Something Back Foundation. This nonprofit organization provides scholarships that enable students with financial need to attend colleges and universities throughout the country, including Seton Hall University. More Awards and Honors
In 2003, Carr was awarded the bankcard industry's first Lifetime Achievement Award. Ernst and Young named him Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and again in 2007. In 2006, Carr earned the Walter Aikman Entrepreneur Award. In 2007 he received the “Best Executive” honor by American Business Awards. Celebratory Dinner
Carr will be honored for the BGS award at a dinner hosted by the Stillman School of Business and Beta Gamma Sigma on Thursday, June 25. The dinner will take place in the Walsh Library Rotunda at 6 p.m.
RSVP to Leigh Onimus, assistant dean, at email@example.com
or (973) 313-6058 no later than Friday, June 19. Directions to the University Campus Map
For more information please contact:
Susan Scherreik, MBA