Matt Gillin - FOX IT INNOVATOR AWARD - 2014


Matt is the CEO of Relay, where he is responsible for guiding the company’s strategy and overseeing the day-to-day operations. Matt has been an active entrepreneur and pioneer for nearly 20 years, and has been widely recognized for turning innovative ideas into successful businesses.

Most recently, Matt served as the CEO for Ecount, Inc., a company he cofounded in his parent’s basement with his friend Paul Raden. Together, they built Ecount into a recognized leader in the prepaid card industry. In 2007, they sold the company to Citi, and were successful in delivering considerable value to their investors and shareholders.

Following the sale, Matt remained as CEO of the renamed business (Citi® Prepaid Services) until 2009. In those two years, Matt and his team were responsible for establishing Citi as the world’s first truly global prepaid solution provider. Upon his departure, Citi Prepaid Services was issuing more than 40 million cards per year for over 2,000 clients, and delivering solutions in more than 40 countries across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Matt is widely regarded as an innovator. He holds three patents in the US patent office for his inventions, and is a multiple award-winning executive. In 2002, Matt won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award®. In 2004, he was named one of the Philadelphia region’s most influential executives under the age of 40. In 2006, the Eastern Technology Council named Matt the CEO of the Year. In 2007, he was awarded the Walter M. Aikman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. And in 2013, he was named IT Innovator of Excellence at the 20th Annual Enterprise Awards. Matt holds a B.A. from Denison University.