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Birmingham, Ala. – April 12, 2022 – Matt Pierce, Founder and CEO of Immediate, a Birmingham-based fintech startup offering earned wage access (EWA) at no cost to employers, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class C-suite technology executives. 


Pierce was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. 


“At Immediate, we are constantly looking at how technology can be leveraged to help others and we believe earned wage access is utilizing technology to positively impact American workers,” said Pierce. “As a Forbes Technology Council member, I look forward to contributing to important conversations regarding financial wellness from a tech perspective and hearing from other experts in the field.” 


As an accepted member of the Council, Pierce has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts. 


Finally, Immediate will benefit from exclusive access to experienced business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team. 


“We are honored to welcome Matt into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.” 


For more information on Immediate and earned wage access, visit and keep an eye out on for expert content from the Forbes Technology Panel. 



About Immediate  

Immediate partners with employers to provide their employees with wages that have been earned but not paid, whenever they are needed. With seamless time tracking and payroll integrations, same day and next day bank transfers, and the ability to put earnings directly on a debit card, Immediate is working to improve financial wellness and eliminate cycles of debt for employees by allowing them to access their hard-earned wages. To learn more, visit 


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