About Robert O. Carr
Robert O. Carr is the founder and chief executive officer of Beyond, a company that provides a comprehensive suite of business tools and services, including payment processing, employee management and point-of-sale to small and midsize businesses. Carr was also the founder and former chief executive officer of Heartland Payment Systems, a Fortune 1000 debit- and credit-card transaction company acquired by Global Payments for over $4.3 billion in 2016.
Carr has won plaudits for technological prowess and ethical leadership. He has been honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year in the financial services category by Ernst and Young, as the top entrepreneur by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and with the very first annual lifetime achievement award from a payments industry trade group. Businessweek published an article about what other companies could learn from Carr. Jim Cramer, the host of the television show Mad Money, pointed to Carr’s honest and straightforward approach as something businesses should emulate.
Since 2016, Carr has served in a key White House post on the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which analyzes cybersecurity and other matters of vital safety.
He also serves on the boards for OneCause, Ed Snider Youth Hockey and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. He was previously on the board of Lewis University in Illinois.
Carr is the founder and chairman of Give Something Back (Give Back), a non-profit charity that provides college scholarships, academic mentoring, and social guidance to students who have faced economic hardship or other adversities. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has contributed more than $50 million for mentoring and scholarships across the country.
He is the author of Through The Fires: An American Story of Turbulence, Business Triumph and Giving Back and Working Class to College: The Promise and Peril Facing Blue Collar America, both distributed by the University of Illinois Press.
Founder, Bob Carr, on “Steve Adubato On The Air” (13:08)