Rick Altizer, chief executive officer of Earnnest, is responsible for creating and executing the company’s growth strategy, including raising $5.1M to fund project and people development, all within 14 months of taking on his CEO role. Under his tenure, the company has increased monthly transaction accounts, and has also tripled in size, from only seven employees in 2019 to 20 employees, plus six contractors, by the end of 2020.
“As good as we are, I know we can do better. We are always grateful, but never really satisfied,” Altizer says. “Earnnest has an incredible opportunity to create value for the real estate industry—for our customers and partners, for our employees and for each Earnnest investor. By good business management grounded in our core values of being ‘inquisitive, collaborative and reliable,’ we will improve our operating model, deliver outsized returns and change the way businesses and their customers think about sending and receiving secure and compliant payments.”