ATLANTA – October 14, 2020 –Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing LeaseQuery’s CEO and founder, George Azih as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020 at its Builders + Innovators Summit.
Goldman Sachs selected George as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. George is a financial authority among the accounting industry, specializing in technical accounting and accounting research. Prior to LeaseQuery, he performed accounting research and technical accounting for a Fortune 500 company, where he specialized in lease accounting, sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suit arrangements, debt restructurings, asset retirement obligations and purchase accounting.
While at the Fortune 500 company, George was tasked to solve a complex problem within lease accounting, eventually leading him to establish LeaseQuery in 2011. LeaseQuery is the leading provider of purpose-built lease accounting software. LeaseQuery bases its current focus strategically on lease accounting, keeping pace with rapidly shifting trends and deadlines within the accounting industry. The solution helps accountants and financial professionals solve the multi-trillion dollar problem caused by the most comprehensive regulatory reform in over four decades. George’s passionate attitude towards making accountants’ lives easier using software has paved the way for he and the entire LeaseQuery team to build an award-winning, cloud-based platform that provides specific disclosure reports and journal entries required for organizations of all sectors reporting under the FASB, IFRS, and GASB lease accounting standards.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Goldman Sachs for our entrepreneurship,” said George. “LeaseQuery is more than just a personal journey of entrepreneurship for me. I am proud of our team and the passion we share for solving lease accountancy’s greatest complexities. This shared enthusiasm has ultimately guided us on our mission to make accountants’ and financial executives’ lives easier with technology.
“True innovation is built from a diversity of perspectives and experiences”, said David M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. “Our Builders + Innovators Summit brings together a collective of impressive future leaders who are striving to drive meaningful change. For over 150 years, Goldman Sachs has supported entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. That’s why we are pleased to recognize George as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2020.”
In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit, which this year will take place virtually, consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
LeaseQuery helps more than 10,000 accountants and other finance professionals eliminate lease accounting errors through its CPA-approved lease accounting software. It is the first lease accounting software built by accountants for accountants. By providing specialized consulting services in addition to its software solution, LeaseQuery facilitates compliance with the most comprehensive regulatory reform in 40 years for businesses across all sectors.