Business Licenses, LLC Offers Instant Verification and Monitoring of Occupational Licenses



America’s leading provider of software to manage governmental business licenses and permits has introduced a new feature to empower tax, legal, and compliance departments to monitor and verify the up-to-date licensing status of their workforce or other professionals.



MONSEY, N.Y. (PRWEB)
April 11, 2019

America’s leading provider of software to manage governmental business licenses and permits has introduced a new feature to empower tax, legal, and compliance departments to monitor and verify the up-to-date licensing status of their workforce or other professionals.

The Business License Management System (BLMS)® can do more than manage traditional business licenses. The software can also track essential information about professionally licensed employees and freelance contractors. Moreover, the software can automatically email renewal reminders to individuals whose licensing status is dangerously close to expiring. Occupational License Verification is the final component of a robust suite of software solutions that empowers the departments tasked with compliance of professionals’ credentials with the ability to have the oversight continue on an ongoing basis.

“The only person that can obtain the professional license for a registered nurse is the registered nurse,” says Eric Feigenbaum, Director of Business Development. “The only person that can renew the professional license for a general contractor is the general contractor. This dynamic makes it tempting for compliance teams to trust their company’s workforce to worry about their own licensing status. But they know they can’t do that. Regardless of who is liable for noncompliance, it’s a fact that the entire company will have to cope with the fallout if those occupational licenses are not up-to-date. Compliance teams have a vested interest in knowing that everything is verifiable and now they have a means to do it. That’s the power of this feature.”


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Nuspire Announces Merger with Colorado-based MSSP GBprotect






COMMERCE, Mich. (PRWEB)
April 11, 2019

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Nuspire and Colorado-based Security Services Provider GBprotect, today announced the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Nuspire to acquire GBprotect. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Traditional security tools are scaling to match today’s evolving threat landscape. However, tools alone simply can’t combat the complex threats enterprise and mid-sized businesses face,” said Saylor Frase, Nuspire CEO. “Advanced threat response requires a combination of technology, human analysis and threat intelligence. This merger reinforces our commitment to a security approach that scales with our customers’ needs, providing unmatched Security Operations Center (SOC) service delivery and around-the-clock threat monitoring.”

According to Gartner, Inc. a research and advisory firm, “there is a broad, global shortage of skilled security professionals. These skills shortages leave security teams without sufficient numbers to complete the complex mission of security and risk management1.”

GBprotect and its SOC integration will grow Nuspire’s response (threat intelligence and SOC) team, supporting managed service delivery across its customers’ gateway, network and endpoint ecosystems.

“This merger is an exciting opportunity for our employees and customers,” said Mel Holstrom, GBprotect CEO. “Our collective customer base expects best-in-class technology and security services, which we look forward to taking to the next level.”

About Nuspire

Nuspire is the Managed Security Services (MSS) provider of choice, delivering the greatest risk reduction per cyber-dollar spent. The company’s 24×7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs) and managed detection and response (MDR) service combines award-winning threat detection and response technology with human intervention and analysis, providing end-to-end protection across the gateway, network and endpoint ecosystem. Nuspire pioneered distributed, managed security services within the enterprise and franchise market and today protects thousands of locations globally. For more information, visit http://www.nuspire.com and follow @Nuspire.

About GBprotect

GBprotect is a Denver-based full-service managed security services provider, that specializes in security operations, managed compliance and strategic consulting for customers across a variety of industries. For more information, visit https://www.gbprotect.com/

1Gartner, Inc. New Security Roles Emerge as Digital Ecosystems Take Over. 29 June 2018

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Capstone Strategic Promotes Edelweiss Harrison to Vice President



Capstone Strategic Promotes Edelweiss Harrison to Vice President


“With her longstanding involvement working with clients at Capstone, we are happy to promote Edelweiss to Vice President.”



MCLEAN, Va. (PRWEB)
April 11, 2019

Capstone Strategic, Inc., a leading advisory firm specializing in not-for-sale, strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for the middle market, announced today that Edelweiss Harrison has been promoted to Vice President. She will continue leading the firm’s delivery team for strategic growth, M&A, and market research for clients while expanding her involvement in business development for the firm.

Edelweiss has nearly 20 years’ experience in senior-level consulting and has worked in more than 20 unique manufacturing and service industries. She first joined Capstone Strategic in 1999 as a Research Assistant. After a 7-year stint in New Zealand, she returned to the US and served as the firm’s Strategy Advisor and was promoted to Director of Strategic Growth in 2015.

During her time at Capstone Strategic, she has advised C-level executives and boards on proactive strategic growth initiatives, leveraging Capstone Strategic’s proprietary, demand-driven approach to M&A, the Roadmap to Acquisitions℠. She is passionate about the Capstone team’s professional and personal development and plays a key role in leading the delivery team. Originally from Brazil, Edelweiss is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and has considerable experience working with international clients while leveraging her cross-cultural experience gained from travelling to over 30 countries for business and pleasure.

In addition to her client work, as a forward-thinking leader, Edelweiss has taught custom workshops on strategic growth for senior-level leadership groups and boards as well as led the American Management Association’s course Leading Disruptive Change and Innovation. She is also a published author in the field of cross-cultural management.

“With her longstanding involvement working with clients at Capstone, we are happy to promote Edelweiss to Vice President. We are looking forward to her continued contributions in developing innovative solutions that help our clients grow through strategic mergers and acquisitions and external growth programs,” said CEO David Braun.

Edelweiss received a Master of International Business from the University of Auckland and a BS from Georgetown University.

About Capstone Strategic, Inc.

Capstone Strategic is a leading M&A advisory firm for the middle market specializing in not-for-sale acquisitions and corporate growth strategies. Founded in 1995 by CEO David Braun, Capstone has facilitated over $1 billion of successful transactions in a wide variety of manufacturing and service industries. Capstone utilizes a proprietary process to provide tailored services to clients in a broad range of domestic and international markets. For more information about Capstone and its growth strategy and advisory capabilities, please visit https://www.CapstoneStrategic.com. For timely commentary and insights into the M&A market, please visit the Successful Acquisitions blog at https://www.SuccessfulAcquisitions.net. Capstone can also be reached at 703.854.1910 or Growth(at)CapstoneStrategic.com.


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Title Alliance Appoints Angie Riccardi Escrow Officer for Newman Title




Angie’s experience shows that she has the necessary skills to make critical and timely reviews of documents to assure that closings and funding happen like clockwork.



STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (PRWEB)
April 11, 2019

Title Alliance, Ltd, a RESPA-compliant ESOP leader in joint ventured title insurance agencies, announced today it has appointed Angie Riccardi as Escrow Officer for Newman Title. The appointment comes after the announcement of Lindsay Smith as Chief Strategy Officer.

Riccardi’s career in the title industry began in 2002 when she began processing and clearing title for a title company going back and forth between the lender side and title side. Before joining Newman Title, Riccardi worked as a Loan Funder for 5 years at a mortgage company.

“The job of an escrow officer is a highly responsible one requiring good decision-making skills and high levels of customer service and care,” says Erin Koz, Manager for Newman Title. “Angie’s experience shows that she has the necessary skills to make critical and timely reviews of documents to assure that closings and funding happen like clockwork.”

As an Escrow Officer, Riccardi will be playing a key role in the home buying and selling process. She will work closely with agents, lenders, buyer and sellers and other real estate professionals integral to the process of every real estate transaction in preparing for and processing their real estate transactions.

“I’m eager to start this position and work closely with all things escrow that essentially allows for closings and brings our clients the joy of homeownership,” says Riccardi.

Riccardi can be reached at ariccardi@newmantitle.com.

About Title Alliance:

Title Alliance, Ltd, an ESOP Company is located in Media, PA and has been creating RESPA compliant title joint ventures since 1983 with lenders, mortgage bankers, realtors, builders and credit unions. Their roots date back to 1948 when their first agency, which is still in existence today, was formed. For more information or to find out how a Title Alliance partnership or title management skills could benefit you visit them online or contact Lindsay Smith at 800-220-3901 x 165.


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Dubai Islamic Bank in discussion to buy Noor Bank – Bloomberg

Lender Dubai Islamic Bank has had held preliminary discussions which are still at an early stage with smaller rival Noor Bank’s shareholders which may not lead to a deal, Bloomberg said on Sunday.

Reuters | April 7, 2019 10:56 PM

– TFM News

(Reuters) – United Arab Emirates’ largest sharia-compliant bank Dubai Islamic Bank is in talks to acquire Dubai-based Noor Bank, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the talks.

Lender Dubai Islamic Bank has had held preliminary discussions which are still at an early stage with smaller rival Noor Bank’s shareholders which may not lead to a deal, Bloomberg said on Sunday.

The potential deal comes among a wave of mergers in the Middle East’s financial sector and if completed, would create a lender with $75 billion in assets, Bloomberg added.

Last week, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank denied reports of being in merger talks after a news report said the emirate was considering combining them.

Dubai Islamic Bank did not immediately respond to a request for comment while a spokeswoman for Noor Bank said it does not comment on market speculation.

Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

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Frasco, Inc. Announces Acquisition of OSS Investigations




We are very fortunate to be able to join forces with them and we are confident that this move is another large step towards our goal of being the largest and most respected investigation firm in America



LOS ANGELES (PRWEB)
April 10, 2019

Frasco® Investigative Services, a leader in the insurance investigation industry for over fifty years, announced the acquisition of OSS Investigations, a well-respected private investigation firm based in Lake Dallas, Texas. OSS Investigations specializes in claims investigations and provides a host of services including surveillance, recorded statements and Spanish translation services to the insurance claims industry. OSS Investigations is a regional company serving Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana and has earned an outstanding reputation in the industry over the last fifteen years.

The combination of the two customer centric companies will broaden Frasco’s ability to service clients throughout the country. The acquisition will expand Frasco’s coverage in the Southwest and fulfills Frasco’s strategic goal of establishing a regional office in Texas.

“We are excited about joining the Frasco family and providing our employees with the additional opportunities available to them at Frasco Investigative Services. We believe the acquisition provides OSS Investigations’ customers with increased geographic scope and an expanded selection of investigative services, while maintaining our focus on investigative quality and exceptional customer service,” said Donna Siefker, President of OSS Investigations.

“We were very impressed with their knowledge of our industry and their commitment to excellence,” said John Simmers, CEO of Frasco, Inc. “We are very fortunate to be able to join forces with them and we are confident that this move is another large step towards our goal of being the largest and most respected investigation firm in America.”

About OSS Investigations

OSS Investigations, headquartered in the Lake Dallas, TX, is an insurance fraud investigation company serving insurance market leaders since 2004. OSS Investigations was established because the average investigative company did not understand the needs of the insurance claim professional. OSS Investigations’ team of Spanish bilingual investigators, adjusters, and translators has been exceeding client expectations by providing expert recorded statements, professional surveillance, timely onsite claims investigations, and precise translations and transcriptions.

About FRASCO, Inc.

Frasco, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is one of the largest insurance investigation companies in the United States. With a long standing reputation for excellence, Frasco is a recognized industry leader due to its best-in-class investigative expertise, state-of-the-art technology, strategic office locations and operational efficiencies. Founded in 1964, Frasco has over five decades of experience in corporate, insurance, fraud, and employment related investigations, including pre-employment screening and drug testing. Frasco operates nationally with strategically placed offices throughout the United States.

For more information, visit http://www.frasco.com or contact Jeff Davis at jdavis@frasco.com, (877) 372-7261.


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MYRX365 Announces Acquisition of RealTime Clinic



A Better Pharmacy Experience


At MYRX365 we are singularly focused on improving access to medication and health information for all, while we manage costs and help our patients better their lives through actionable data.



NEW YORK (PRWEB)
April 10, 2019

On March 28, 2019, tech-enabled pharmacy company, MYRX365 announces the acquisition of Dallas, Texas based RealTime Clinic, a StartUp Health portfolio company. The acquisition brings RealTime Clinic’s suite of patient and physician-centric digital health tools to the combined company to enable MYRX365’s care triangle of Physician, Pharmacy and Patient.

MYRX365 seeks to change the current pharmacy paradigm by putting patients in charge of their prescription management through its unique set of technology-enabled patient engagement tools. Through its automated suite of software and fulfillment tools, the company serves patients 365 days a year through its full-service delivery teams while ensuring that their health and medication histories are stored in a single place.

MYRX365 has been operating in stealth mode since 2017. To date it has filled almost 30,000 prescriptions. Had approximately $7MM in revenue in 2018 and was cash flow positive. MYRX365 has no debt and was able to increase its year over year revenue by almost 7X. Using data analytics, AI and machine learning, MYRX365 has been able to drive its gross margins significantly higher than other players in the space. In 2018, the average gross profit per prescription was $153.22, while industry average was $11.

RealTime Clinic offers both physician and patient-centered engagement tools designed to improve health outcomes. Its technology platform enables patients to gather information by connecting existing devices, activity trackers, and other health related apps to their personal dashboards to track progress, assess progress and access medical records and clinical notes.

In combining both technologies, patients can connect their physician encounters with their drug therapies, fulfillment and education in a single platform.

RealTime Clinic is also part of the StartUp Health Academy. StartUp Health is on a 25-year mission to collaborate with entrepreneurs to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. StartUp Health believes that something magical happens when you bring together coachable entrepreneurs from around the world who have the mindset to achieve health moonshots. Since 2011, StartUp Health has been investing in a global army of entrepreneurs — called Health Transformers® — to achieve Health Moonshots: Access to Care, Cost to Zero, Cure Disease, End to Cancer, End Addiction, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Nutrition & Fitness, Brain Health, Mental Health & Happiness, Longevity, and Addiction. Backed by Advocate Aurora Health, Chiesi Group, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, GuideWell, Jason Finger, Jerry Levin, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Masimo, Novartis, Otsuka, Ping An Group, and SeventySix Capital, StartUp Health has the world’s largest digital health portfolio with more than 280 companies spanning six continents and 23 countries. Learn more at startuphealth.com.

While billions are spent each year on health-related big data, very little of it is designed to help the healthcare system improve the way patients receive and manage their drug therapies. Mohammad Ali, MYRX365’s CEO states, “At MYRX365 we are singularly focused on improving access to medication and health information for all, while we manage costs and help our patients better their lives through actionable data. By adding RealTime Clinic to our technology mix, we have effectively created a care triangle linking Patients, Physicians and Pharmacy in real time for the first time.”

Nehal Swami, RealTime Clinic’s CEO states, “This acquisition firmly plants a stake in the ground for MYRX365 as we implement our consumer-centric engagement strategy. We look forward to building upon the vision set forth by MYRX365 to bring patients, physicians and pharmacy together to improve adherence and health outcomes.”

MYRX365 is a tech-enabled pharmacy leveraging consumer-oriented data and the latest in fulfillment technologies to improve adherence and patient engagement in the prescription drug therapy marketplace. The company’s unique suite of technology tools effectively creates a real-time care triangle, linking patients, providers and pharmacy to maximize engagement and adherence.


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Leadership Change, Community Outreach Planned for Sterling Motorcars



From left to right: Paul White, President/CEO & Thomas A. Moorehead, Owner/Chairman


“I welcome handing over the Sterling Motorcars’ keys to Paul who possesses my drive and passion for the community as well as the business.” Thomas A. Moorehead Owner and CEO Sterling Motorcars



STERLING, Va. (PRWEB)
April 10, 2019

Thomas A. Moorehead, the first Black Dealer in the country of Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and McLaren, has transitioned from President and CEO to Owner and Chairman of Sterling Motorcars. As an African American business owner, he has been contributing to the economy of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area since March of 2001. Of note, Moorehead was also the former chairman of NAMAD, The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers.

Former President of AutoNation Dallas Fort Worth Market, Paul White, is the now the new President and CEO of Sterling Motorcars appointed directly by Moorehead. White leads by Rosalynn Carter’s quote: “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”

White is enriching and advancing Moorehead’s vision of community service while spearheading the expansion and growth of Sterling Motorcars. Much like what White has done in the past, he is thrilled to be implementing the Sterling Community C.A.R.E. Program (Community, Assurance, Reliability and Excellence) making a difference by giving to non-profits, local organizations, and schools. This program will begin with the faith-based community identifying single parents in need of transportation.

White attributes most of his success to his mentor, the late automotive giant and successful businessman, Cecil Van Tuyl. Under Van Tuyl’s tutelage, White became one of his youngest partners at the age of Thirty-two. White rose quickly in the ranks and generated record-breaking profits and numerous national and local awards. From there, he worked around the country increasing sales, expanding stores and aiding those less fortunate. Said Moorehead, “I welcome handing over the Sterling Motorcars keys to Paul. He possesses my drive and passion for the community as well as the business. I look forward to semi-retirement and focusing more time on Moorehead Properties.”


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Dragon Products Acquires Vantage Trailers



Dragon Products, Ltd.


Both brands will now have a stronger presence with broader applications in the aggregate industry.



BEAUMONT, Texas (PRWEB)
April 09, 2019

Dragon Products, LLC (together with its affiliated companies) a leading manufacturer of mission critical products serving the energy and industrial industries, has completed the acquisition of specific assets within Vantage Trailers, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition entails the company’s assets, trademarks, patents, design and rights of use to all aluminum bulk aggregate/aluminum dump trailers and pneumatic trailers.

“By adding the Vantage Trailer brand to Dragon’s current product line, both brands will now have a stronger presence with broader applications in the aggregate industry. Customer’s will receive the same high-quality equipment they’ve come to know and trust with Vantage from a business backed by 50+ years of manufacturing experience,” according to Vice President Johnny Tennison.

Dragon/Vantage combined assets currently in place will increase capacity and product line offering. These combined capabilities will also enable more availability to aftermarket parts and service. Dragon backs every product with field service and support to keep every customer’s operation rolling 24/7. “A key priority in helping customers meet their own sustainability goals is to ensure that their products increase their payload capacity by weight reduction and improved efficiency while withstanding the harshest conditions in the industry.”

Contact Johnny Tennison, VP of Sales, or any of our dedicated sales team at 877-231-8198.

About Dragon Products

Dragon is a leading manufacturer of mission critical products serving the energy and industrial industries. Based in the United States, and family owned and operated for more than 50 years, the Dragon name is synonymous with “severe duty engineered” equipment for a broad range of applications including well servicing, bulk storage, liquid and solids hauling, and a variety of pumping and mud solutions. Their equipment portfolio includes tanks and trailers; roll off equipment; pumps and stimulation equipment; mobile workover rigs; and surface production equipment. To learn more visit http://www.dragonproductsltd.com

About Vantage Trailers, Inc.

Vantage Trailers, Inc., based in Katy, Texas was established in 1991 and quickly became the go to lightweight aluminum frameless end dump trailer manufacturer in the United States. To learn more visit http://www.vantagetrailer.com


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SAM, LLC Announces Acquisition of Haag 3D Solutions’ New Jersey Operations


AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB)
April 09, 2019

SAM, LLC, a leading provider of geospatial solutions in North America, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of the New Jersey operations of Haag 3D Solutions (H3DS), a division of Haag Engineering Company. H3DS is an innovator in 3D Laser Scanning and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the AEC industry.

SAM, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is among the fastest-growing multidisciplinary professional services firms in the AEC industry. This acquisition is part of SAM’s continued aggressive expansion of its services and geographic range across the U.S., with this being their third acquisition in three years.

In addition to extending its capabilities for current clients, SAM will continue to serve H3DS markets and clients with expertise in BIM, 3D documentation, and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) consulting, as well as now delivering a complete range of related geospatial solutions. The combined experience and commitment to excellence of SAM and H3DS makes for a unique professional partnership that promotes creative industry solutions from a single source to meet a broad range of client needs.

According to SAM President and CEO, Chris Solomon, RPLS, “This is an outstanding new expansion for SAM. H3DS brings a very talented group of great people to our team, as well as complementary capabilities and expertise that will provide more robust, value-added solutions for our clients. We are excited about the business opportunities this relationship brings for both the SAM and H3DS teams.”

The H3DS leadership team, including Vice President, Christopher M. Zmijewski, will be joining the SAM management team. According to Mr. Zmijewski, “We are truly excited about being part of an integrated geospatial solutions company with the wide breath of services, talent, and resources that SAM offers. Together we bring a potent combination of options to our clients.”

SAM has acquired all operating assets of the H3DS New Jersey division, including its existing office location in Moorestown, NJ. This will now give SAM a total of 30 offices nationwide. As of April 8, 2019, all employees of H3DS became part of SAM, LLC.

About SAM, LLC

Founded in 1994, SAM, LLC provides complete geospatial data solutions through advanced technologies. SAM, LLC is part of the group of SAM Companies that also include SAM–Construction Services, LLC and So-Deep | SAM NC, Inc. With offices located nationwide, SAM is a market leader in services for oil and gas, electric, railway, transportation, telecommunications, and public sector clients. The company offers land surveying, aerial mapping, airborne, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR, building information modeling (BIM), unmanned aerial system (UAS) surveys, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial data management, and construction phase services. For more information, visit http://www.sam.biz.


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MyArea Network Lands Two New Investors and Board of Director Members



Scott Conlon


Scott has the passion for his company that I was looking as an investor. If you have passion everything is good. That’s where success comes from. It’s the secret sauce and Scott has it.



TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB)
April 09, 2019

With extensive experience as a consumer marketing innovator, Jamie Egasti has invested in MyArea Network. The strategic leadership veteran served as the CEO of Catalina Marketing and the Folgers Coffee Company. He spent 30 years at Procter & Gamble where he led the creation, launch and global expansion of major new brands including Febreze and Swiffer. He currently serves on the board of directors of three different companies and will also join the board of My Area Network. “I am delighted to be working with Scott and MyArea as they deliver a technology platform that changes the game for local media,” says Egasti.

Tony DiBenedetto, a 30-year executive, has been cultivating his expertise in strategic direction and development in eight different business ventures. He was the CEO of TriBridge, a technology company, for 19 years. This forward-thinking entrepreneur is on the board of several other businesses. With one of his specialties being high-impact growth, there is no doubt his addition as an investor will catapult MyArea Network into long-lasting success. DiBenedetto loves entrepreneurship and believes in the mission of MyArea Network. He was particularly impressed with Scott Conlon, President & CEO of the company saying, “Scott has the passion for his company that I was looking as an investor. If you have passion everything is good. That’s where success comes from. It’s the secret sauce and Scott has it.”

Both men have recently been added to the Tampa WaVE Executive Entrepreneur-in-Residence program which allows accelerator companies in the GROW stage to connect to seasoned and experienced executives.

MyArea Network is thrilled with the acquisition of these two new business leaders as our investors and advisors. Scott Conlon, President & CEO of MyArea Network says, “Both Jamie and Tony bring a level of talent, expertise and energy to the table. We’re fortunate that they believe in what we do and will be by our side as we continue to strengthen our community ties and expansion efforts.”

About the Company: MyArea Network is a digital media and technology company that helps communities connect in a fragmented digital world. We create, curate, and publish authentic local content (written by locals) to deliver what’s relevant, new, and now in 150 sites across the country. We combine new media with cutting-edge technology (real-time analytics, machine learning and personalization) to connect businesses directly with their customers and local communities.


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TimePayment™ Completes Acquisition of Kingswood Leasing



Kingswood is an outstanding addition to the TimePayment enterprise.



BURLINGTON, Mass. (PRWEB)
April 09, 2019

TimePayment, an award-winning FinTech company, announced it has acquired Kingswood Leasing, Inc, a recognized leader in providing specialized sales financing solutions for equipment sellers in the restaurant, food services, hospitality and c-store industries. The acquisition is consistent with TimePayment’s recently announced plans to accelerate growth by building and acquiring best-in-class, industry-focused origination and delivery platforms.

“Kingswood is an outstanding addition to the TimePayment enterprise. They have built an impressive business that is centered on fast credit approval, fast funding and ease-of-doing business; an approach that makes them a perfect fit for our operating model. They bring great people, a long list of well-established customer relationships and an outstanding track record of product and service delivery. We are thrilled to have their team as part of the TimePayment family,” said Jay Haverty, President and Chief Operating Officer of TimePayment.

Founded in 1991, Kingswood works in partnership with hundreds of equipment manufacturers and dealers to provide a suite of full-service financial products and services to help them grow. The company is known for its ability to deliver financing to customers across the credit spectrum and for a wide range of specific financing needs; from equipment replacements and add-ons to more complex build-outs and remodels. Coming off a record 2018, Kingwood is now poised to achieve even higher growth with expanded capabilities under the TimePayment umbrella.

“We are extremely proud of what we have built over the past twenty-eight years and we are now honored to join TimePayment; particularly at such an exciting time at the company. TimePayment shares our passion for customers and, with the expanded suite of products and technology capabilities that we’ll now have at our disposal, we think our best days are still ahead,” said Cliff Metcalfe Jr., Founder and President of Kingswood Leasing.

Kingswood will continue to operate out of its Dover, NH headquarters while integrating with the applicable TimePayment strategic business units and corporate support teams.

About TimePayment

TimePayment is a Boston-based FinTech company owned by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, a leading, highly diversified global investment manager. Fortress is owned by SoftBank Group Corp. a global technology investor focused on advancing the Information Revolution by forming long-term partnerships with the most superior companies in the information industry. TimePayment leads the industry with technology tools and capital that enables equipment sellers and financial intermediaries to offer fast, paperless equipment lease financing to their customers. The company’s proprietary credit scoring and risk-based transaction model delivers competitive lease financing solutions across the credit spectrum; from Fortune 500 companies to small business start-ups. TimePayment proudly serves more than 100,000 active accounts with transaction sizes ranging from $500 to over $500,000. Learn more at http://www.TimePayment.com.


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BackOffice Associates Appoints Melanie Payne as New Transformational CFO




“We are thrilled to welcome Melanie into the BackOffice Associates family – her transformational approach to business and finance strategy could not be a better fit with our vision of executing customer-first delivery of our data innovations,” said Kevin Campbell, CEO of BackOffice Associates.



MCLEAN, Va. (PRWEB)
April 09, 2019

BackOffice Associates, a global leader in solutions that solve enterprises’ most complex data transformation challenges, today announced that it has named Melanie Payne as its new Chief Financial Officer. BackOffice Associates is a portfolio company of Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, a growth-oriented private equity firm that targets investments in the technology and technology services sectors.

With more than three decades of experience leading global services, financial, customer advocacy and strategic operations at Dell, EMC and Accenture, Payne will oversee BackOffice Associates’ overall global financial strategy and operations as the company moves into its next phase of transformational growth.

“We are thrilled to welcome Melanie into the BackOffice Associates family – her transformational approach to business and finance strategy could not be a better fit with our vision of executing customer-first delivery of our data innovations to rapidly yield certain business outcomes worldwide,” said Kevin Campbell, CEO of BackOffice Associates.

In Payne’s most recent role, she served as Vice President of Strategy and Operations at Dell, where she led strategic programs designed to strengthen customer relationships and improve operations. This included enhancing the end-to-end customer and partner experience throughout the Dell EMC integration and beyond. Prior to this role, Payne served as Chief Audit Executive and as Senior Director of Global Services Operations and Strategy at EMC Corporation. She also spent over two decades in senior level positions at Accenture where she gained expertise forming new businesses, leading IT business transformations and shaping long-term relationships with top global clients.

“With a history of leading complex ERP implementations and having played a major role in the Dell EMC integration, I have lived first-hand the impact that data quality and governance can have on a company and its customers. I look forward to helping the BackOffice team continue to deliver next-level solutions that solve enterprises’ most complex data challenges,” added Payne.

About BackOffice Associates

BackOffice Associates solves complex enterprise data transformation challenges by combining data expertise, intelligent software and packaged solution accelerators to yield certain and superior business outcomes. The company’s software applies automation and guidance infused by AI and machine learning technologies to data migration, data quality, analytics, master data management, metadata management, and information governance initiatives. Utilizing the market’s top data specialists, validated industry knowledge and proven methodologies, BackOffice Associates has led thousands of successful data transformation projects including for more than 200 Forbes Global 2000 organizations. SAP resells BackOffice Associates’ key data migration and quality solutions as SAP Solution Extensions. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in the greater Boston area and employs 800+ data specialists in 25 offices across the globe. To learn more, please visit http://www.boaweb.com.


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Soligent Distribution to Partner with Pika Energy, Inc

Soligent Distribution, the largest pure-play distributor of solar equipment in the United States, has partnered with Pika Energy, Inc, a US-based designer and manufacturer of advanced solar-plus-storage systems, to add to its diverse catalog of high-quality products.

PETALUMA, Calif. (PRWEB) | April 09, 2019

Soligent Distribution, the largest pure-play distributor of solar equipment in the United States, has partnered with Pika Energy, Inc, a US-based designer and manufacturer of advanced solar-plus-storage systems, to add to its diverse catalog of high-quality products. “We are excited to announce our partnership with Pika Energy and to introduce their product line to our broad installer network,” said Austin Blackmon, Vice President of Operations & Product Development at Soligent. “Pika’s solar-plus-storage system is a powerful and flexible system that has seen wide adoption nationwide and received high marks for quality, durability and reliability.”

Soligent, the largest pure-play solar distributor, financier and technology platform in the Americas supplies over 5,000 solar installers with best-in-class panels, inverters, racking and balance of systems across the United States and over 45 countries. “Soligent’s partnership with Pika Energy is pivotal, enabling our ability to fulfill the increasing demand for energy storage needs in the market. We are excited to offer our customers the full line of Pika Energy products,” states Ken Lima, Soligent’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Soligent will carry Pika’s powerful Harbor™ smart battery systems, grid-forming Islanding Inverters™ and PV Link™ substring optimizers, as well as an array of Pika accessory products. Pika’s complete range of products will be available on the “Soligent Connect” E-commerce website for solar installers to purchase.

“By partnering with Soligent, Pika Energy is greatly expanding access to our product line,” said Kristen Helsel, Chief Revenue Officer at Pika Energy. “We extend a warm welcome, and an invitation to partner with us as “Pika Certified Installers™,” to the community of PV integrators that our new relationship with Soligent will introduce to our platform. Pika Energy is looking forward to working with you to offer the powerful Pika Energy Island™ to homeowners everywhere.”

For more information about Soligent Distribution, please visit http://www.soligent.net

For more information about Pika Energy, please visit http://www.pika-energy.com

About Soligent Distribution

Soligent supplies over 5,000 solar installers with best-in-class panels, inverters, racking and balance of systems across the U.S. and over 45 countries. Founded in 1979, Soligent has been a pioneer in the solar industry for decades and continues to drive the market forward with innovative solutions ranging from materials management to project financing. With advanced training, a diversified product offering, and multi-site distribution centers across the U.S., Soligent is well positioned as a responsive, flexible equipment partner.

About Pika Energy

Pika Energy designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced solar power electronics: devices that control, store and distribute energy produced by solar panels. Our flagship product family, the Pika Energy Island™, represents a new generation of solar power technology that allows homeowners more energy security, design flexibility, elegance and raw power than ever before; thanks to the seamless integration of Panasonic li-ion battery technology. Pika Energy products help home and business owners save money, thrive during extended grid disruptions and participate in the new distributed-energy economy.

Pika was founded in 2010 with the goal of accelerating the clean energy transition by making renewable technology more accessible and more efficient.

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EX Squared Solutions Announces Acquisition of Rocksauce Studios

Rocksauce Studios, an Innovation Agency, Has Been Acquired by EX Squared Solutions, Inc.

Integrating the core competencies of Rocksauce with EX Squared’s strong technical and project delivery system will provide the complete set of skills required to deliver comprehensive and contemporary offerings to our clients. – Tim Costello, CEO of BHI, parent company of EX Squared Solutions.

AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) | April 09, 2019

EX Squared Solutions, Inc., an Austin-based digital transformation solutions provider and subsidiary of technology and marketing company, Builder Homesite, Inc., announced today that they have acquired Rocksauce Studios, an Innovation Agency. The companies will be integrating the robust development skills and technology offerings of EX Squared with Rocksauce Studios’ design leadership, creative team, and product development expertise.

“I was impressed by the Rocksauce team’s ability to not only deliver stellar design and application development but also to bring truly innovative design thinking to large enterprises,” said Krishna Murthy, General Manager of EX Squared. “We’re excited by the opportunity to bring that thinking and perspective to Builder Homesite overall but especially to EX Squared’s transformation and technology practice.”

EX Squared prides itself on a collaborative development process that builds vision and value into every project they create for their clients. EX Squared’s talented, agile teams use an iterative software development practice to deliver mission-critical applications that are creative, robust, and secure.

“Right now is an exciting time for technology and industry, with design thinking and innovation becoming vital to disruption,” said Q Manning, Founder and General Manager of Rocksauce Studios, an EX Squared Company. “We have spent the last nine years building an amazing strategy and design team, and with this acquisition from EX Squared, we will be able to offer world-class development to all of our clients.”

From this new relationship, Rocksauce will bring its user-focused, data-driven design thinking methodology to EX Squared’s extensive capabilities with deep-development, virtual and augmented reality, interactive display technology, and more.

“World class user experiences form the center of any digital engagement and design thinking is a critical skill set required to develop effective solutions in today’s customer centric world,” said Tim Costello, CEO of Builder Homesite. “Integrating these core competencies of Rocksauce with EX Squared’s strong technical and project delivery system will provide the complete set of skills required to deliver comprehensive and contemporary offerings to our clients. We’re excited about collaborating and creating new and inspiring solutions together.”

About EX Squared and Builder Homesite

EX Squared helps companies from different business sectors embrace and drive digital transformation in their industries and the economy. We help our customers build their digital foundation, enable digital acceleration, and become the digital disruptor for their industry. EX Squared is a subsidiary of Builder Homesite, a company dedicated to providing first-class technology and marketing solutions across a range of industries. For more information about EX Squared, visit https://www.exsquared.com/.

About Rocksauce Studios:

Founded in 2010, Rocksauce Studios is an Innovation & Design Thinking company in Austin, Texas, focusing on engaging digital transformation and change products for large Enterprise companies, and bringing exciting Entrepreneurial products to market, such as Dosh. To discover more information about Rocksauce Studios, visit rocksaucestudios.com or follow us on Twitter @rocksaucestudio.

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