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Smiley Technologies, Inc. Named 2nd Best Place to Work in FinTech

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – April 1, 2021 – Smiley Technologies, Inc. has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Financial Technology by American Banker, ranking second on the 2021 list.  

Since 2017, American Banker and parent company Arizent have found and recognized America’s Best Places to Work in Financial Technology. The awards are open to organizations that provide technology products, services, or solutions that enable delivery of financial services. 

Smiley Technologies, Inc. provides core banking solutions for community banks across the country. The company is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas and was founded in 2002 by President & CEO Elizabeth Glasbrenner and her brother Vance Smiley. The company employs over 50 people with the majority based in Little Rock. 

“We are thrilled to be one of the Best Places to Work in Financial Technology,” said Glasbrenner. “Our team at Smiley Technologies is what makes it so great to work here. We are very intentional on creating a culture where people’s voices can be heard and employees have the ability to thrive.” 

Smiley Technologies has received additional national recognition including Forbes Next 1000 in 2021, Forbes Small Giant Winner in 2020, and Certified Evergreen by TugBoat Institute in 2019 and 2020. 

The Company believes its employees who provide service to its banking clients are just as important as its software, and Smiley Technologies invests heavily in both. The people-first culture is something that Glasbrenner strives to achieve every day. An example comes from the early days of the pandemic.  With its staff working from home, Smiley Technologies provided gift cards to local restaurants to buy lunches for Company employees. This action not only helped support Company employees and their families, but sent a strong message of support for local restaurants and the local economy. 

Smiley Technologies is deeply rooted in the history of banking technology.  Glasbrenner is the daughter of Walter Smiley, founder in 1968 of Systematics, Inc.  Growing up in the data centers of her father’s venture, she witnessed the benefits of a true partnership between a technology provider and its client banks. Such a partnership, she saw, allowed all of the parties to flourish — not just the Company, its employees and its shareholders, but also the client bank, its customers and their communities. 

In further news, Smiley Technologies, Inc. is debuting its updated website today which can be found at

About Smiley Technologies, Inc. (STI)

Smiley Technologies, Inc. is a core provider for community banks that was founded in 2002 out of the need for better software and superior service. The company provides a trusted voice in the banking industry providing secure, innovative banking solutions and exceptional customer service that promotes valued strategic partnerships with its banking customers. The Company values customer-centric business practices and traditions that recall those who ushered in the first big wave of bank technology innovation a half-century ago. The company is built on the idea that banking and innovation can, and should, work together seamlessly. For more information on Smiley Technologies, please visit:


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