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


LITTLE ROCK, AR – June 1, 2022 – For the 2nd year in a row, Smiley Technologies, Inc. has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Financial Technology by American Banker.

Since 2017, American Banker and parent company Arizent have found and recognized America’s Best Places to Work in Financial Technology. This annual survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the financial technology industry.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary and a new brand and logo in 2022, Smiley provides core and digital 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 60 people with the majority based in Arkansas.

“As we continue to grow and add new employees, we must continue to be intentional on creating a people-first culture,” said Glasbrenner.  “We take care of our employees just like our employees take care of our partner banks, creating that great customer support we are known for in the industry!”

Smiley 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, 2020, and 2021.

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.

 About Smiley Technologies, Inc.

Based in Little Rock, AR, Smiley Technologies, Inc., is a core and digital provider for community banks that was founded in 2002 out of the need for better software and superior service. Smiley’s mission is to be a trusted provider of security, innovative banking solutions, and exceptional customer service to our valued partner banks.  Smiley’s core banking platform is a vertically integrated solution with most banking functions in one system, enabling optimal access to information.   With highly individualized, responsive customer service and continuous innovation, the Smiley team understands core banking and how to provide value to community banks.

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