Inc. magazine reveals that iCheckGateway.com (iCG) ranks #2,425 on its annual Inc. 5000 list. iCG realizes the honor of inclusion in the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. iCG ranks #1 in Fort Myers and #201 in Florida among the Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. This accomplishment derives from serving merchants with Innovative Payment Technology Solutions.
The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment. Its independent small businesses like Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized on the Inc. 5000 list among so many other distinguished and growing companies,” says Jason Estes, President and CEO at iCG. “I’m proud of our dedicated employees for their hard work and thankful for our clients who put their trust in us. I’m thrilled to see what the future holds for the company.”
The Story Behind iCG
The iCG company began with 2 professionals in their industries, Jason Estes in Technology and Chris Hall in Sales. They sat together at a kitchen table in Lexington, KY in 2008. They envisioned the plan to create a virtual software that lets customers pay with credit cards online, with the added element of allowing them to use ACH at a lower cost. This would give the consumer an efficient alternative payment method within this robust payment gateway. This infrastructure lent to developing a variety of solutions business owners could use, such as SMS and email invoicing, IVR bill pay, Quickbooks integration, and so much more. They opened up a competitive edge in the marketplace within any industry. Sectors benefitting most from this payment technology include healthcare, financing, municipalities, utilities, insurance, banking, and education.
Their entrepreneurial dreams became a reality, authoring and owning the proprietary rights to the virtual software code to launch the first payment 13 years ago. Then, year after year, the iCG team grew to develop more secure payment solutions that their ISO, ISV, and other merchant partners request.
The iCG COO, Chris Hall, stated, “The online terminal remains consumer-centric with the ability to customize a solutions package per request during integration. Our partner relationships can uniquely lead with technology instead of cost to give the merchant what they need when starting a new project, or when integrating with their existing software.”
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”
Award Ceremony and Networking Opportunities
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held in 3 different regions, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami. iCG will attend the Miami conference on October 6, 2021. Inc 5000 organization will also host a virtual event from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include our generation’s greatest innovators and business leaders. Founders, CEOs, and executives will gather to network, learn, and celebrate this honorable accomplishment.
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, iCG serves businesses ranging from small local family operations to enterprise-level publicly traded corporations across the United States. They combine the best of ACH and Credit Card Processing into consolidated payment gateway and technology solutions. They offer a variety of integrated payment processing technologies to promote seamless integration advantages, enhanced business processes, streamlined cash flows, and data-rich reporting options.
Posted Originally in Industry Dive’s publications: iCG Team Thrilled to Make Inc 5000 List | Payments Dive
Date Originally Published: September 24, 2021
Date Updated: August 1, 2022