Phobio Names Gina Simpson Employee Representative to its Board of Directors

New Position Gives Employees a Direct Voice in the Overall Direction of the Company

ATLANTA, GA, USA, April 14, 2021 / — Phobio, the premier trade-in service for mobile operators and iconic consumer electronics brands, has named Gina Simpson as its first Employee Representative to the Board of Directors. Simpson, who has been with Phobio for five years, is currently an assistant marketing manager and was appointed to the Board for a one-year term. After Simpson’s term expires, the seat will be elected by Phobio employees.

“I believe it is important for all companies to be deliberate in considering the perspectives of all people in the organization,” said Stephen Wakeling, Phobio CEO. “That’s why we wanted to add an employee representative to our Board of Directors. When I asked our core leadership team for a few names of people they thought we should nominate, Gina was at the top of everyone's list — which was no surprise to me. Gina has been a binding force in our organization for years. She is beloved and respected by all Phobiosapians from her prior role as our HQ office manager to her current role on the marketing team. Gina is the ideal person to establish how this seat should work in our organization and we all look forward to working with her in this new capacity.”

“I am extremely honored to represent our employees in this new role” said Simpson. “When Stephen presented this opportunity, I jumped at the chance to really make a difference in our organization by giving employees a voice at the Board level, sharing their concerns with management and helping put plans into action that address those concerns. Phobio fosters a work culture where all employees have the opportunity to excel and grow to their highest potential and where inclusion and equity are at the forefront of the company’s culture. One of our five core values and our company mantra is ‘Be Better.’ We strive to do things better today than we did yesterday. I hope that in this new position I will be able to help everyone’s voice be heard and help us all be better.”

Assistant Marketing Manager and Employee Representative to the Board, Simpson joined the Phobio team in 2016 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and quickly progressed through the ranks to Office Manager and then Senior Manager of Internal Operations. With almost 30 years of experience supporting C-Suite level executives for companies such as The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, UPS, and Heidrick and Struggles, Simpson wanted to make a career change and put her skills to the test in the marketing world. In her current role, Simpson is responsible for managing brand standards for company materials, sales enablement, trade shows and events.

Simpson lives in a suburb of Atlanta with her husband, two sons, and newly added family member, Brady, a Boxer/Pitt mix.


Phobio is the premier trade-in service for mobile operators and iconic consumer brands in North America. Using innovative custom software products, Phobio helps its clients increase device sales and improve customer purchasing power while facilitating a second life for trade-in items. Phobio's simple and secure omnichannel trade-in programs offer optimal value and custom solutions that simplify the complicated for its clients and elevate the customer experience. Phobio is proud to play an important role in the emerging circular economy, in which products are traded in to be recycled or sold to the next consumer so they stay out of landfills and contribute to a cleaner planet. Founded in 2010 and based in Atlanta, GA, Phobio fosters a dynamic work environment where people do the best work of their careers. For more information, visit

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Edison Energy launches new Electric Transportation Practice to further support the clean energy transition

New practice will serve growing market of Fortune 500 companies to public agencies navigating the complexities of fleet electrification

Vehicle fleets will play a critical role in decarbonization, as transportation accounts for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the U.S.”

— Meghan Weinman, Director, Transportation Electrification at Edison Energy

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, USA, April 14, 2021 / — With commercial fleets announcing plans for a massive shift to electric vehicles (EVs), Edison Energy has launched a new Electric Transportation Practice that will operate cross-functionally, serving Edison’s core offerings across Sustainability and Energy Optimization while supporting all aspects of fleet electrification, from early-stage feasibility, fleet assessment, electric vehicle charger design and construction, and optimizing energy.

Meghan Weinman, who previously led transportation electrification strategy at Puget Sound Energy, will spearhead the new practice. Fleet electrification presents a largely untapped opportunity for the energy transition. In addition to these new offerings, Weinman will also be working closely with Bill Kenworthy, new VP of Energy Optimization, and Emily Williams, VP of Strategy and Sustainability, to integrate and expand the EV offering and further support clients' development and implementation of holistic decarbonization and net-zero strategies.

“Vehicle fleets will play a critical role in decarbonization, as transportation accounts for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the U.S.,” said Weinman. “Transitioning to electric vehicles provides a pathway towards significantly reducing carbon. With the right plans and energy expertise, fleets that electrify not only find that day-to-day operations are feasible, but also enjoy significant cost savings.”

“Our Energy Optimization practice meets clients where they are, from co-creating business plans to full implementation,” added Kenworthy. “We are proud to support our clients’ drive to sustainability; and will be with them through every step and every mile along the way.”

Edison Energy’s clients looking to electrify fleets include:

*Commercial and industrial customers who may have corporate sustainability goals while also gaining total-cost-of-ownership savings from EV fleet conversion savings. These fleets can be complex and dispersed across geographies, Edison Energy helps clients make strategic decisions on where to electrify first and plan for charging infrastructure.
*Real estate owners looking to develop properties and attract tenants are installing charging stations as an on-site amenity, Edison Energy helps clients find utility incentives and streamline installation processes.
*Municipal customers, who have aggressive sustainability goals, but may be fiscally sensitive to a large upfront capital investment in transportation electrification. Edison Energy works with these clients to align capital investments with fiscal planning.
*Transit agencies and school districts typically have an electrification goal centered around Zero-Emissions Vehicles and EV fleet conversion savings. Edison Energy explores vehicle incentives and rebates that can aid in their conversion to electric.

“As EV costs come down, there will be more choices and increasing corporate commitments to carbon reductions and sustainability goals that will accelerate fleet electrification, “ said Emily Williams, VP of Strategy and Sustainability. “The bottom line is that there’s no one size fits all approach to net-zero emissions, but we remain committed to supporting our clients with fleet electrification as part of a holistic decarbonization strategy.”

Edison Energy has advised global companies, universities, and cities on more than 6.7 gigawatts of renewable energy projects across North America and Europe, including the adoption of EVs and charging infrastructure, and the necessary financing and contracting.


About Edison Energy

A wholly owned subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), Edison Energy provides independent, expert advice and solutions to help large corporate, industrial, and institutional clients better understand and navigate the choices and risks of managing energy. We enable decision-makers in organizations to deliver on their strategic, financial and sustainability goals by addressing the three biggest challenges in energy today: cost, carbon, and complex choices. We deliver and implement specialized solutions across analytics, renewables, sustainability, supply, and demand to align our client’s energy investments with their strategic goals. For more information, visit

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RenewComm LLC
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Coinbase joins the Fintech 50 Index

Fintech 50 index

Fintech 50 index

If investors like the $100 billion market cap, COIN will rank 9 out of 50 stocks,  just below Square (SQ) and above Fidelity Information (FIS).

Fintech 50 Index data and brand is licensed to companies who want to create a Fintech thematic ETF (to sell to Investors and the providers/intermediaries who service them).”

— Bernard Lunn

MURI BEI BERN, BERN, SWITZERLAND, April 14, 2021 / — You can now buy Coinbase stock (COIN) on NASDAQ.

If investors like the $100 billion market cap that has been suggested, COIN will rank 9 out of 50 stocks,  just below Square (SQ) and above Fidelity Information (FIS). That is heady territory that indicates investor expectation that crypto will disrupt Wall Street and Banking.

Fintech 50 Index is 50 publicly traded Fintech stocks ranked by market cap.

Fintech 50 Index has been incubated within Daily Fintech, the leading site for Fintech, Crypto and Insurtech trends & analysis. If you are interested in talking to us about licensing Fintech 50 Index, please use this contact us form.

About Fintech 50 Index.

Fintech 50 Index is 50 publicly traded Fintech stocks ranked by market cap.

Fintech 50 Index data and brand is licensed to companies who want to create a Fintech thematic ETF (to sell to Investors and the providers/intermediaries who service them). We differentiate through:

One. Better quality Index construction using our intimate knowledge of Fintech.
Two. A value proposition to the ETF operators that enables many companies to create a low cost passive Fintech thematic ETF.
If you are interested in talking to us about licensing Fintech 50 Index, please use this contact us form

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Start the new bike season safely with the smart assistant Rideet One

Rideet One provides all important data about motorbikes via app

Rideet One provides all important data about motorbikes via app

Rideet anti-theft protection

Rideet anti-theft protection

Smart Rideet One black box

Smart Rideet One black box

Rideet One app provides important data about bikes – performance analysis, maintenance information, safety functions, lean angle and tour management.

MUNICH, GERMANY, April 14, 2021 / — Start the new bike season safely with the smart assistant Rideet One

Rideet One provides all important data about motorbikes via app, such as performance analyses, maintenance information, safety functions, lean angle measurement and tour management. But the little assistant can do much more.

Ubstadt-Weiher/Germany, 14.04.2021 – Spring is getting closer and closer and the excitement around the motorcycle season is getting stronger and stronger. Many motorcycle fans are slowly getting down to work and getting their beloved bike out of hibernation. In the future, the small and smart black box from Rideet can help with this. Rideet One can be easily installed by the user and simply establishes a connection between the bike and the biker via app. Rideet One is now available online and will soon be available in stores. To meet the high demand before the start of the motorbike season, the company has once again increased its stock.

Small and smart
Rideet One gives bikers the ability to monitor and analyse their motorbike remotely. Simply connect it to the 12V battery, install the app, download data about the motorbike from the manufacturer's database and you're ready to go. Thanks to its IP69K protection class, Rideet can even withstand high-pressure cleaners. The assistant, developed and designed in Italy, is Amazon Alexa-compatible, so bikers can conveniently ask Alexa about the condition of the motorbike battery, the last ride or the next service appointment. Thanks to GPS, GLONASS and smart sensors, the maximum speed, acceleration and lean angle can be tracked. For sporty drivers, there is also a drag mode. This measures the acceleration times from 0-100km/h or 0-200 km/h.
The Rideet development team is constantly working on new features, which are rolled out via the app and firmware updates. The determination of the angle of inclination for wheelies/stoppies will also be implemented in the app in the future. In addition, bikers will be able to see their best 10 results from drag mode, share them with their friends and compare them.

Which oil fits my bike, which tyre pressure is the right one?
Rideet One gives its owners access to one of the world's most comprehensive databases of information, technical data and maintenance manuals for almost every bike from the past 40 years. Thanks to the Rideet app, users can see when their bike needs to be inspected and what work needs to be done. This eliminates the need to look up information in the manual. For example, information about tire pressure and tightening torque can be viewed in the app within seconds. In addition, the smart helper also provides detailed information on the oil type and the oil quantity, which significantly speeds up the work during winterization. All maintenance work can also be entered and viewed in a digital service log.

Trip management and safety
Of course, Rideet can record essential parameters such as speed and the duration of a ride. With the help of the integrated sensors, Rideet One records detailed telemetry data, which can then be viewed on the Rideet app. The intelligent AI-driven algorithm reliably detects whether an accident has occurred. When an accident is detected, Rideet One triggers an alarm to the driver, which must be actively responded to within one minute if it is a false report. If this does not happen, Rideet One sends an SMS to the emergency contacts preset by the biker and a notification to Rideet users located within a 10 km radius. The SMS contains all information about the current GPS position and preset medical information such as blood type and allergies. The emergency signal can be stopped by the biker at any time by pressing the button on the Rideet Key supplied.

Anti-theft protection
Thanks to the Rideet Key, which is ideally attached to the key ring, the assistant recognizes when the biker moves away from the motorbike. The system then starts the noiseless anti-theft system. If unauthorized persons move the motorbike or the power supply is interrupted, owners receive a notification on their smartphone. Rideet One then starts automatic live position streaming. Bikers can also create a "security geo-fence", which is handy for carports, underground garages and larger properties to avoid setting off false alarms. A pre-installed multi-carrier SIM card ensures a stable and secure connection in all networks worldwide. There is no data limit for users, the costs are only 4.90 € per month for worldwide roaming (country list available on request). The first year of connectivity is included with the purchase of Rideet One.

Price and availability
Rideet One is available at a RRP of EUR 249 (incl. VAT) including one year of connectivity (worldwide roaming) at The scope of delivery includes 1x Rideet One + 1 x Rideet Key, 1x branch connector, 2 cable ties and quick start guide.

At a glance:
Rideet One
• GSM + GPRS (always on)
• 9-axis High Resolution IMU
• IP69K protection class
• WiFi + Bluetooth
• MicroSD (eMMC ready)
• 3FF SIM (eSIM ready)
• Removable flat car fuse
• 12 V & earth cable with hook fork connectors,
alternative branch connectors included
• Works with Amazon Alexa

Rideet Key
• Bluetooth LE
• Button cell (6-7 months runtime)
• Control button
• Buzzer

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Rideet – The first smart assistant for motorcycles

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VetStem Biopharma Shares the Success Story of Bella who was Treated with VetStem Cell Therapy for Disc Disease

A vet tech holding a black and white pit bull while a veterinarian administers an intravenous injection of stem cells.

Bella receives an intravenous dose of VetStem Cell Therapy

Bella, a Pit Bull, was treated for Intervertebral Disc Disease with VetStem Cell Therapy by Dr. Nazar Pereymybida at Fort Lee Animal Clinic.

She’s now jumping on and off the bed and seems less painful and more energetic. ”

— Bella's Mom

POWAY, CALIFORNIA, US, April 14, 2021 / — Bella, a Pit Bull, was on pain medication for chronic intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) but experienced little relief. As a result of her pain, Bella stopped jumping on and off furniture and was restless and unable to sleep comfortably at night. Her owner, a veterinary technician, researched various treatment options and came across VetStem Cell Therapy.

Bella’s veterinarian, Dr. Nazar Pereymybida of Fort Lee Animal Clinic, agreed Bella may benefit from stem cell therapy. To begin the VetStem process, Dr. Pereymybida collected fat tissue from Bella’s abdomen in a minimally invasive anesthetic procedure. The fat was aseptically packaged and shipped to the VetStem laboratory in Poway, California. Once received, VetStem lab technicians processed the fat to extract and concentrate Bella’s stem and regenerative cells. Stem cell injections were prepared and shipped back to Dr. Pereymybida. Approximately 48 hours after the initial fat collection procedure, Bella received multiple injections of her own stem cells along her paraspinal muscles as well as intravenously.

Approximately two months after receiving VetStem Cell Therapy, Bella’s owner reported that her symptoms had improved! Though Bella was still on pain medications, her owner stated, “She’s now jumping on and off the bed and seems less painful and more energetic.” In addition, Bella was able to sleep comfortably through the entire night.

IVDD is a condition in which one or several intervertebral discs in the spine bulge, resulting in pressure on the spinal cord. This pressure may result in extreme pain and possibly loss of limb function. IVDD can be a result of chronic disc degeneration or from an acute injury. Conservative treatment with pain medications and anti-inflammatories may help patients who have a gradual onset of symptoms or whose symptoms are mild. In severe cases or when there are repeated episodes, surgery may be recommended.

Stem cells are regenerative cells that can differentiate into many tissue types, reduce pain and inflammation, help to restore range of motion, and stimulate regeneration of tendon, ligament, and joint tissues. VetStem Cell Therapy is most commonly used for the treatment of orthopedic conditions such as osteoarthritis and injured tendons or ligaments. Bella’s case was handled under VetStem’s clinical research program, as there is limited data to support the use of stem cell therapy for the treatment of IVDD. Since this condition develops for different reasons, the stem cell protocol and outcome can vary for each dog. Any inquiries regarding treatment of similar conditions or other non-standard indications should be directed to VetStem personnel.

About VetStem Biopharma, Inc.
VetStem Biopharma is a veterinarian-led Company that was formed in 2002 to bring regenerative medicine to the profession. This privately held biopharmaceutical enterprise, based near San Diego, California, currently offers veterinarians an autologous stem cell processing service (from patients’ own fat tissue) among other regenerative modalities. With a unique expertise acquired over the past 15 years and 17,000 treatments by veterinarians for joint, tendon or ligament issues, VetStem has made regenerative medicine applications a therapeutic reality. The VetStem team is focused on developing new clinically practical and affordable veterinary solutions that leverage the natural restorative abilities present in all living creatures. In addition to its own portfolio of patents, VetStem holds exclusive global veterinary licenses to a large portfolio of issued patents in the field of regenerative medicine.

Kristi Hauta
VetStem Biopharma
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AODocs Enhances Collaboration in the Cloud

Release 55 delivers advanced collaboration, customizations and automation capabilities to help Google Workspace customers achieve a more intuitive workflow

ATLANTA, GA, USA, April 14, 2021 / — AODocs, the only business process and document management platform tightly integrated with Google Workspace, today announced the newest version of its platform, designed to provide customers with an enhanced experience and deeper collaboration capabilities. Release 55 of the AODocs platform introduces an extensive UI and UX refresh, enhanced automation capabilities and new opportunities to collaborate externally. The release advances document workflow in the cloud and bridges the gap between Google and non-Google users to improve collaboration with key partners and stakeholders outside of the organization in a safe, secure and compliant manner.

“Release 55 builds on the strengths of our platform – agility and ease of use – and improves both the experience of our end users and our citizen administrators,” said Stéphan Donzé, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at AODocs. “After a year of tremendous growth, we continue to focus on our core mission, helping organizations manage their business-critical documents in the collaborative environment provided by Google Workspace.”

Improved capabilities include:
● Continued UI and UX enhancements: A rebuilt document view offers a sleeker, more streamlined interface, including revamped properties display and infinite scrolling.
● Collaboration with non-Google users: The Google Visitor Sharing feature makes it easier to safely share attachments with non-Google users for a streamlined, collaborative experience.
● New and improved low code options: Enhanced automation capabilities and an efficient interface allows users to build relevant forms that adapt to the user’s input and auto-generate predicted fields.
● Better sharing notification emails for administrators: The revamped template now includes a rebranded, mobile-friendly layout, as well as distinct notifications for file and folder sharing requests.

“AODocs 55 is one of the most feature-rich releases we have done in the recent history of our platform,” said Marine Desquilbet, Product Manager at AODocs. “We are very grateful for the many customers who participated in the beta programs of our low code features and mobile application. Their feedback has been instrumental in making this release and future improvements better.”

To learn more, head to

About AODocs
AODocs is the only content services platform tightly integrated with Google Drive and Google Workspace’s collaborative, user experience-focused platform, allowing organizations in all industries to easily implement their business-critical processes, control their documents, and meet compliance requirements without burdening users. Headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in San Francisco, Paris, and Milan, AODocs was founded in 2012 by software veterans with decades of experience at organizations including Exalead, Actelion, and Logica. Built to automate business workflows in full compliance with various regulations, AODocs’ patented content services platform is a Google Recommended Partner Solution for Google Workspace (formerly G Suite). For more information, visit

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PAN Communications
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, April 14, 2021 / — Samba TV, a global leader in omniscreen advertising and analytics, today announced the appointment of Tim Natividad to Senior Vice President of Agency and Brand Solutions, an executive leadership position to bolster the company’s relationship with marketers around the world. Previously heading up sales teams at Roku, Amazon, and Google, Natividad brings deep advertising industry experience to extend Samba TV’s leading market position delivering omniscreen marketing solutions built on first-party, real-time TV data.

“We admire Tim’s track record of scaling global technology platforms with win-win relationships that benefit marketers, the platform, and consumers,” said Ashwin Navin, Co-founder and CEO of Samba TV. “We look forward to bringing his seasoned leadership and counsel to our agency and brand clients as they navigate the transition from traditional to connected television, with a more scientific approach to advertising.”

Before Samba TV, Tim was the Head of Performance Advertising at Roku where he focused on bringing digital advertising solutions to Roku customers such as real-time measurement, targetability, and flexible buying models, as well as OneView which, in combination, generated a majority of Roku’s platform revenue.

Previously, Tim served as the Head of Global Search and Performance Advertising Sales for Amazon at a time when Amazon was making its first foray into advertising sales. While at Amazon, Tim built Amazon’s search advertising business into $1B globally. At Google, Tim managed teams delivering video and display advertising solutions, as well as insights measuring the performance of advertising.

"CTV is the fastest growing segment of the advertising industry, and I’m excited to join and contribute to Samba TV’s growth at this critical moment in the industry’s development,” said Natividad. “From the outside in, what always struck me and my colleagues about Samba was the company’s innate ability to move quickly and monetize successfully in a market that is constantly shifting. Their leadership as a first-party data provider in this accelerating CTV space is unrivaled by others in the market, and the advertising industry has taken note. I am excited to expand Samba TV’s unique market position and help brands realize the full potential of their advertising budgets with omniscreen advertising and measurement that’s unparalleled in the industry right now.”

About Samba TV
Samba TV enables the next generation TV experience powered by its first-party data, helping viewers engage with relevant media and empowering brand marketers to quantify that engagement. Samba TV's insights are built on the world's most comprehensive source of real-time viewership data across broadcast, cable, over-the-top, and digital media. Invented in 2011, Samba TV’s ACR is integrated at the chipset level across 24 of the top Smart TV brands globally (the most in the industry) analyzing the content on screen in real-time, regardless of source. Samba TV delivers unbiased, comprehensive viewership data addressable through more than a billion devices around the world. The world’s leading brands leverage Samba TV to quantify media investments and amplify them across all the screens we use to watch video. For more information, please visit

Katie North-Fisher
Samba TV
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DHARA CONSULTING GROUP appoints Paul Strasser to Advisory Board

Mr. Paul Strasser joins DHARA as Strategic Advisor

DHARA CONSULTING GROUP appoints Paul Strasser to Advisory Board, targets growth in Federal, DOD/IC and Civilian Markets

Mr. Strasser has the proven expertise in Federal Government contracting and executive accomplishments. We are very excited to receive his mentorship and look forward to business growth.”

— Sastry Dhara, President/CEO

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, April 14, 2021 / — DHARA CONSULTING GROUP adds Mr. Paul Strasser to Advisory Board

Dhara Consulting Group, a Federal IT services and solutions company delivering secure, innovative technology, and information management solutions to the US Federal Government customers, announced that Paul Strasser has joined them as strategic Advisor and as part of their Advisory Board (AB).

Mr. Strasser is currently President of Govcon Growth Advisors LLC (GGA) providing consulting services to the US Federal Government Contractor community.

Prior to founding GovCon Growth Advisors, Mr. Strasser was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Brillient Corporation. During his two-year tenure with Brillient, the company grew revenue organically, three times, to over $100M. Strasser joined Brillient as President in 2019 after leading Data Systems Analysts’ (DSA’s) Information Management Solutions Group as Executive Vice President. At DSA, he also served as President and CEO of Project Performance Company, LLC (PPC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Data Systems Analysts (DSA), following the acquisition of PPC by DSA in 2017. Strasser, working with FedCap Partners, led the sale of PPC to DSA. Prior to DSA, Strasser served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PPC, a twenty-five-year-old, IT Solutions company. There he successfully led PPC to growth in high-end Information Technology (IT) solutions prior to the sale to DSA in 2017.

Mr. Strasser was also the Senior Vice President at Engility Corporation (NYSE: EGL) following the acquisition of Dynamics Research Corporation (NASDAQ: DRCO) in January 2014. As SVP at DRC, he initially led Corporate Strategic Development and later transitioned into operations focused on cyber security, science and technology, healthcare, financial regulatory reform, homeland security and ISR. He supported customers across the Federal Government including Civilian Agencies, Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community.

His prior 28 years in technical and senior management positions included being the Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatics (2004-2010), VP for Titan Corporation and legacy companies (1994-2004), and software and systems engineer at various companies including Lockheed Missiles and Space.

Strasser has a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with minors in Astronomy and Marine Sciences. He earned a graduate certificate in Information Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

Active in several Industry Associations, including AFCEA and IAC, he currently serves on the ACT-IAC Executive Committee as Past Chair having been Chair in 2019/2020. He has served on the Executive Committee for over six years and in 2017 served as Vice Chair for Finance. Previously, he served on the boards at GEIA (as Vice Chairman), ITAA, and TechAmerica, where his board service including the audit and finance committees.

In 2013 and 2020, Mr. Strasser was honored to receive a Federal 100 Award for work in Information Sharing supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and for his work supporting government-wide initiatives at ACT-IAC, respectively.

About Dhara Consulting Group
Dhara Consulting Group (DHARA) is a 100% minority-owned small business offering leading-edge engineering and IT services to Federal, Defense and Intelligence Community (IC) clients. Our clients include State Department, US Air Force and IC clients. Our clients face rapid change and disruption as digital services take hold. Our clients manage large, complex, mission-critical IT investments such as State Department’s Consular Posts in every major country. As they embark on their change journeys, they look to DHARA to bring innovations tempered with stability of their investments. DHARA engineers and architects act as trusted advisors to our clients in helping them make the right choices and implement them to achieve tangible outcomes. Our services include an ever-expanding portfolio: Large database engineering, multi-int fusion, C4ISR support, Artificial Intelligence, Semi-supervised Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, DevSecOps and Cyber Security.

Sastry V Dhara
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John Franklin III, an NFL receiver and Super Bowl champion for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, visited The Gamer Hour

The Gamer Hour, ( ), hosted John Franklin III, an NFL receiver and Super Bowl champion for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, last night.

Esportz Network’s unique and captivating talk show, the Gamer Hour, airing on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. PT., features interviews with celebrities from traditional sports, musicians, comedians, and movie stars that enjoy gaming.

Show highlights include Franklin exploring his gaming skills in “Call of Duty: Warzone” and discussing playing with seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

Show highlights include Franklin exploring his gaming skills in “Call of Duty”
and discussing playing with seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 14, 2021 / — IRVINE, CA (April 14, 2021) – An avid gamer who enjoys playing “Call of Duty: Warzone” when he’s not an NFL wide receiver and Super Bowl champion for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, John Franklin III visited The Gamer Hour, ( ), last night for an engaging interview and gaming action.

Franklin joined executive producer Travis Cochran to share his gaming interests.

Some of the topics covered in Cochran’s interview with Franklin include:

• his experience being part of a Super Bowl championship (even though he didn’t get a chance to play in the big game) and how he is looking forward to
another opportunity next season,
• what it’s like playing with seven-time Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer Tom Brady,
• his Super Bowl champion perks including buying his first home at 26,
• how it felt to be included in the NCAA football and Madden video games,
• what he would create if he could develop a video game,
• who would he rather be in a foxhole with — Rob Gronkowski (Gronk) or Brady,
• what’s behind his intense and yet intricate footwork and balance drills showcased on YouTube,
• his giving back to the community with his upcoming football camp, “Champ Camp,” for youngsters held on April 17 in Sunrise, Florida
• how he developed his gaming skills in “Call of Duty” during the downtime of injury rehab,
• and how fast is his 40-yard dash.

In an exciting gameplay show finale, Franklin and Cochran team up in “Call of Duty: Warzone.” Don’t miss all the humorous and gaming fun. Franklin and Cochran also weigh in with informative game reviews.

You can watch the entire show, which aired on April 13, here:

Known for his impressive speed, the 6-foot-1, 186-pound Franklin was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad in November 2019 and was promoted to the active roster a month later, where he was listed as wide receiver.

After suffering a leg injury during training camp, Franklin was placed on injured reserve in August 2020. Although he was on the Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XV in February 2021, he, unfortunately, didn’t get an opportunity to play in the championship game.

Before joining the Buccaneers, Franklin previously played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears where he was drafted as a free agent in 2018.

As one of the highlights of his college career, Franklin was featured in the Netflix show “Last Chance U” about college football teams pushing to make a big name for themselves. Franklin showed off his football skills on the show as a player for East Mississippi Community College.

During his college football career, Franklin played quarterback for Florida State from 2013-2014 where he also was a member of the ACC champion 4×100 relay team. He then transferred to East Mississippi Community College, which is where the Netflix series was filmed in 2015. During that year, Franklin completed 64 passes (58.2%) for a total of 733 yards. He also ran 451 yards, giving him an average of 10.5 yards per carry and nine rushing touchdowns.

Franklin then enrolled at Auburn for his junior year of college, where he appeared in 12 games with an explosive average of 9.3 yards per carry. It was at Auburn where he realized the true potential of his running game and he made the switch from quarterback to wide receiver for the 2017 season and transferred to Florida Atlantic University. There he achieved an average of 14.3 yards per carry and 13.6 yards per catch. His speed (4.40 seconds in the 40-yard dash) was noticed by the Chicago Bears who picked him out of their rookie training camp and added him to their practice squad in November 2018.

You can follow Franklin on IG @JF3_5 and Twitter @JF3_5.

“As a first of its kind, The Gamer Hour celebrates the convergence of traditional sports, music, comedy, and acting with esports and gaming. If you enjoy hearing about celebrities that have grown up with gaming, and who lead interesting busy lives, The Gamer Hour is a must-see and share show,” said Mark Thimmig, chairman, CEO of Esportz Network.

The Gamer Hour, which is filmed at the iconic New York City Times Square Reuters studio and produced by Reuters Broadcast Solutions and Esportz Network, is available globally on Fite.TV, (, and more than 50 media distribution platforms.

The Gamer Hour, airing on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. PST, features interviews with celebrities from traditional sports, musicians, comedians, and movie stars that enjoy gaming. This show was designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for high-quality, fun, and compelling video-on-demand esports and gaming programming.

Fans can view the show and follow upcoming guests and showtimes on The Gamer Hour website and through social media including its popular Tik Tok page, (

Those interested in becoming a show sponsor for The Gamer Hour, appearing as a show guest, or investing please reach out to Esportz Network at

ABOUT Esportz Entertainment Corp.

Esportz Entertainment Corp. is located at the epicenter of esports, surrounded by hundreds of the greatest names in game development, arenas, tournament play, and those who drive the global esports industry. Esportz Entertainment Corp. through its Esportz Network, (, one of the largest global esports news organizations with over 90 reporters, photographers, videographers around the world, and a Reuters global partner for esports, is covering esports leagues, teams, athletes, along with the people and the companies behind the sport in a manner that matches the excitement and rapid global growth of esports. Esportz Network is developing additional high-quality programming directed to the broader esports /gaming audience and communities.

Media Contact:
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Conservaco/The Ignite Agency
562 857-5680

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Conservaco/Ignite Agency
+1 562-857-5680
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The Gamer Hour show episode featuring John Franklin III, an NFL receiver and Super Bowl champion for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Source: EIN Presswire

The Financial Times Awards Prove with Win in Its Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies List for Second Consecutive Year

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Identity verification and authentication leader recognized for dramatic 670% revenue growth and innovative solutions

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, April 14, 2021 / — Prove, the modern way of proving identity with just a phone number, announced today that the Financial Times has awarded it a spot on its The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies list for the second year in a row.

Prove (formerly Payfone), whose Phone-Centric Identity™ platform helps companies mitigate fraud while accelerating revenue and reducing OPEX across mobile, desktop, tablet, contact center, and in-store channels ranked #26 among technology companies on the list of 500 companies. This award follows a period of extraordinary growth for Prove. The company saw 670% revenue growth between 2016 and 2019, and 153% employee growth from 2019–2021.

“It is an honor to be recognized for a record-breaking year of growth and innovation in the Financial Times’ list for the Americas for a second consecutive year,” said Rodger Desai, CEO and Co-Founder of Prove. “I am thrilled to see our employees’ incredible achievements over the past year recognized by such a prestigious organization.”

The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2021 is a joint project by the Financial Times and Statista. Statista selected Prove amongst tens of thousands of companies in the Americas through research in company databases and other public sources for the FT ranking. The final list recognizes the Top 500 companies in the Americas that have achieved the highest compound annual growth in revenues between 2016 and 2019.

To learn more about Prove’s identity solutions, visit

About Prove
Prove is the modern way of proving identity with just a phone number. With 1 billion+ consumer and small business identity tokens under continuous management, Prove’s Phone-Centric Identity™ platform helps companies mitigate fraud while accelerating revenue and reducing OPEX across mobile, desktop, tablet, contact center, and in-store channels. 1,000+ companies and 500+ banks trust Prove to secure their onboarding, digital servicing, call center, e-commerce, payments and compliance experiences. For the latest updates from Prove, follow us on LinkedIn.

Mallory Edmondson
WIT Strategy for Prove
+1 415-710-2804

Source: EIN Presswire