BILL.COM BLOG Adds Industry Veteran to Team, Expands Franchise Support

||| Adds Industry Veteran to Team, Expands Franchise Support Saves Franchises Hundreds of Hours and Thousands of Dollars per Month, the leader in integrated bill payment, invoicing and cash management solutions for businesses, today furthered its commitment to the franchise marketplace by hiring financial industry veteran William Rickman in the newly created role of director of business development for the franchise market. is already the choice of leading franchise businesses across the nation, saving these franchises hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars per month.

Rickman has more than ten years of experience in business development in the finance industry. Prior to joining, Rickman was Vice President, Strategic Accounts for Bank of America Merchant Services. Rickman's efforts with point-of-service vendors and third-party payment providers were used as the model for his peers in the commercial division. As a sales executive with Fifth Third Bank, he developed solutions for business banking clients, including franchises that automated the payment process, reducing fraudulent transactions and cost of acceptance. Rickman has implemented ecommerce, mobile payments, pre-paid, electronic check and fraud prevention strategies for clients ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 500. Rickman also ran his own business, where he learned first hand the unique challenges facing small business owners on a daily basis.

"I am excited to use this experience supporting clients facing the same issues I had. is the perfect solution for geographically dispersed businesses such as franchises, and I look forward to helping the franchise community build more efficient and effective businesses faster than ever," William Rickman, Director of Business Development for the Franchise Market, said. delivers a complete web-based financial solution for businesses and accountants, that provides the tools, information, and collaboration required to better manage their financial tasks and optimize cash flow.'s game-changing technology allows users to access online bill payments, e-invoicing, document management, and automated workflow through one easy system. In addition to seamlessly integrating with businesses' existing accounting software programs, provides financial leaders with a comprehensive view of their cash forecast -- making it the only solution that connects a user's banks, bookkeeping, and business.

"Franchise businesses have embraced and as a result are reaping amazing time and cost savings," said René Lacerte, founder and CEO of "We are pleased to extend our commitment to these great entrepreneurs by bringing them more resources, especially William himself. We look forward to seeing what they will accomplish now that they can focus on growing their businesses instead of managing their money."


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