Smiley Technologies, Inc. Named Most Admired Fintech Firm


As voted on by Arkansas Money & Politics readers, Smiley Technologies, Inc. was named the Most Admired Fintech Firm in 2021. Each year, Arkansas Money & Politics readers are asked to vote for the most admired company in certain industries in the state of Arkansas, and we are thrilled and humbled that readers voted for Smiley Technologies this year.

A link of the accolade can be found at along with the other winners in other categories.

This makes the 3rd accolade that Smiley Technologies has received in 2021. In April, Smiley Technologies, Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work in Financial Technology by American Banker, ranking second. In February, Elizabeth Glasbrenner, the President/CEO & Co-Founder of Smiley Technologies, Inc., was selected to the first class of the Forbes Next 1000. Forbes chose 250 entrepreneurs from across the country in the first class, with Glasbrenner being the only honoree from Arkansas.

“Thank you to everyone who voted for us, we are truly humbled,” said Glasbrenner. “We have a neat story to tell and a tremendous group of employees that truly believe in the team-first model –they are the reason of all of our success.”

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.

Smiley Technologies employs over 50 people with the majority based in Little Rock. 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 also sent a strong message of support for local restaurants and the local economy

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