George D. Bousis began his career at his family-owned business, Cermak Fresh Market, which today is one of the leading independent grocers in the Midwest. After a successful tenure in various leadership roles, George went on to chase his entrepreneurial dreams and soon after founded Raise, a leading retail payments and gift card company, that today is the largest exchange and mobile prepaid wallet in the world.

Since 2013, Raise has been globally recognized as one of the fastest growing and transformative e-commerce companies. Under George’s leadership, Raise has generated over $1.5 billion in sales and saved its millions of customers over $175 million to date, across their website and mobile applications. In addition, George has attracted over $147 million in funding from leading global investors including Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates and PayPal.

George is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Leadership 100, a Major Contributor to, a recipient of Chicago Business 20 in their 20’s, a three time recipient of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs List and an esteemed honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.