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Sionic Mobile Taps Phil Gura as Chief Legal Officer

BY: Business Wire May 3, 2017 9:30AM EDT

Source: Business Wire

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ATLANTA–Sionic Mobile today announced that Phil Gura, Esq. has been named Chief Legal Officer and Executive Director of Fuel Retail. He is responsible for managing relationships with the Company’s outside law firms, for addressing all legal and compliance matters and for developing business relationships in the fuel retail channel. Sionic Mobile is the provider of the fast-growing Mobile Rewards Marketplace™ and ION Commerce Engine™ (ICE) mobile loyalty and payments platform.

Gura joins Sionic Mobile from Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) where he was its Chief Legal Officer and Head of Government Relations. MCX focused on providing more efficient mobile commerce solutions for merchants, consumers and financial institutions. Gura has previously worked with major corporations in the Southeast including RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. and LaRoche Industries, Inc.

“Sionic Mobile is experiencing phenomenal growth, and its near-term goal of 2 million merchant locations and 200 million active loyalty app users requires an ultra-efficient contract process,” Gura said. “My experience at MCX managing relationships with the executives of top-tier retail brands prepared me well to serve in my new role as a member of the Sionic Mobile executive team. And, because I came to MCX from the fuel and convenience retail space, that experience should allow me to help drive further adoption of the Mobile Rewards Marketplace there.”

Gura’s specialties include corporate law, M&A, procurement, contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory compliance, finance, supply and distribution, creation and protection of intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation management, and preparation/approval of policies/ procedures. He earned his law degree at Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University. He has been named one of Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer numerous times.

Ronald Herman, CEO of Sionic Mobile, said, “Having a marketplace industry veteran like Phil join our team at this critical, rapid-growth stage of business is incredibly fortuitous. Phil’s experience allows him to quickly step in and provide immediate value to our partners, clients, staff and shareholders.”

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based mobile commerce company, provides white-label mobile pay and loyalty applications to partners and clients delivering rewards, savings and perks to millions of mobile consumers. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine™ (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives greater adoption and more frequent app use for partners and merchants. The ICE platform features IBM Watson Analytics for partners and enterprise retailers. The Company also operates the nation’s fastest growing Mobile Rewards Marketplace™, comprised of large chain retailers and small businesses alike. Merchants pay a small fee when mobile customers pay with their apps. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072
anna@williammills.com

Sionic Mobile Welcomes Nat Milburn as Managing Director Enterprise Development

BY: Business Wire Apr 18, 2017 10:45 AM EDT

Source: Business Wire

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ATLANTA–Sionic Mobile, provider of the fast-growing Mobile Rewards Marketplace™ and ION Commerce Engine™ (ICE) mobile loyalty and payments platform, has named Nat Milburn as managing director of Enterprise Development. With extensive experience in corporate development, brand positioning and market strategy, Milburn now leads business development for Sionic Mobile. A first priority for Milburn will be to work closely with Chase Merchant Services to address immediate opportunities to deliver enterprise value for mutual clients.

“I am thrilled to join the executive team at such a pivotal time in the Company’s rapid growth stage,” Milburn said. “Helping Sionic Mobile attain its Marketplace goal of 2.5 million merchant locations and 200 million loyalty app users is a phenomenal opportunity.”

Milburn comes from Revel Partners, a NYC-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in digital marketing and advertising technology entrepreneurs. There, he was vice president for Institutional Fund Raising and Business Development where he led the firm’s first major engagement of Institutional Investors for its $125M Fund II. He also served as interim president of Nexosis, Revel Partners’ first investment from Fund II. For Nexosis, a machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI) start-up, Milburn developed its enterprise-focused go-to-market strategy, sales and marketing strategy and business plan.

Ronald Herman, CEO of Sionic Mobile, said, “Nat’s demonstrated track record and expertise in both marketing technologies and developing digital media strategies, as well as his experience in building brand awareness and driving consumer engagement will be instrumental as we aggressively expand the Marketplace.”

Other previous experience for Milburn includes Founder and Managing Director of Dragonfly Growth Partners, and several senior executive positions at Newell Rubbermaid, The Coca-Cola Company and E&Y Consulting.

James Ray, Chase Merchant Services managing director for Enterprise Solutions, added, “Nat is an excellent addition to the Sionic Mobile team. Having worked with him previously, I am pleased to have him as the key liaison for our relationship. Removing friction from our client’s check-out process is paramount, and with Sionic Mobile’s simple and secure method for accepting mobile payments (including integrated loyalty and rewards) we can deliver to them a unique and highly attractive option. Our respective teams are working in tandem to ensure that our enterprise clients optimize their consumer experience.”

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based mobile commerce company, provides white-label mobile pay and loyalty applications to partners and clients delivering rewards, savings and perks to millions of mobile consumers. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine™ (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives greater adoption and more frequent app use for partners and merchants. The ICE platform features IBM Watson Analytics for partners and enterprise retailers. The Company also operates the nation’s fastest growing Mobile Rewards Marketplace™, comprised of large chain retailers and small businesses alike. Merchants pay a small fee when mobile customers pay with their apps. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072
anna@williammills.com

RDC FORUM ATLANTA – MARCH 27, 2017 – ATLANTA, GA

BY: RDC MAR 27, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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The RDC Forum 1-Day events are the industry’s only gatherings dedicated to the Remote Deposit Capture Industry. Hosted by RemoteDepositCapture.com, the industry’s leading independent resource for all RDC news, analysis, and information (and the Industry’s de facto trade association), the RDC Forums will help financial institutions succeed with Remote Deposit Capture.

This exclusive event is only open to financial institutions, corporate end-users, event sponsors, and site sponsors of RemoteDepositCapture.com. Space is limited to only 100 attendees, and at an unbelievable price; just $349 for RemoteDepositCapture.com Members (and $499 for non-members). Price includes registration for the full day plus all event materials.

The RDC Forum covers all aspects of RDC, including Mobile Deposit, Small Business RDC, and Corporate RDC. Detailed and unique insights from RemoteDepositCapture.com will enable attendees to improve profitability, increase adoption, enhance customer value, reduce risk, and exceed your Remote Deposit Capture goals and objectives.

If your financial institution offers any form of remote deposit capture, mobile deposit, etc. and you work in proximity to the largest city in the South, you need to attend this one-day event in downtown Atlanta.

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PAYMENTS 2017 – APRIL 23-26, 2017 – AUSTIN, TX

BY: APR 23-26, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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Make plans today to join your fellow payments professionals at the Austin Convention Center, April 23-26, 2017.

The faster payments conference

PAYMENTS 2017 marks an important milestone in how those who are driving and adopting innovative payments solutions and practices share information to create common goals that unite progress with clarity of purpose. This unique conference experience encapsulates the players and thought-leadership that are setting the agenda for the future, and propels industry dialogue forward to ensure the continued strength and integrity of the ACH Network and the U.S. payments ecosystem, and their responsiveness to the customer.

PAYMENTS 2017 united thousands of payments system stakeholders from business end-user and financial and technology services organizations to debate and explore the more pressing issues and opportunities today. Attendees will experience:

  • Outstanding education with more than 130 sessions and workshops featuring payments and innovation experts
  • A lively and interactive expo show floor featuring PAYMENTS Innovation Hub, a totally unique knowledge sharing platform
  • Incomparable networking opportunities tailored especially for executives and senior-level payments professionals from all macro environments including mobile, retail, and technology

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MRC LONDON – APRIL 24-26, 2017 – LONDON, UK

BY: MRC LONDON APR 24-26, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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With the vision of making commerce safe and profitable everywhere, the Merchant Risk Council is the leading global trade association for eCommerce fraud and payments professionals. The MRC was established in 2000 by a small group of merchant professionals from leading consumer brands who all shared a mutual goal of improving eCommerce payments while supporting their organizations’ risk management efforts. In 2010, the MRC expanded its community to Europe, and currently supports over 450 member companies in over 30 countries.

Committed to propelling the industry forward, the MRC provides year-round support and education to members by providing access to proprietary benchmarking reports, workshops, whitepapers, presentations and webinars. An essential aspect of the eCommerce fraud and payments business is building professional networks and connections. Therefore, each year the MRC hosts four conferences in the United States and Europe, with an annual flagship event in Las Vegas every spring. MRC Communities, local chapters and road shows also provide a platform for industry professionals to build stronger connections by sharing best practices and emerging trends.

MRC’s membership has grown to include almost 400 of the world’s most prominent merchant organizations, over 70 industry solution provider sponsor companies, and multiple law enforcement agencies in the United States and Europe. The MRC supports a wide variety of multi-channel members and industries including apparel, electronics, online gaming, ticketing and travel. MRC’s sponsor members represent the best-in-class technologies, services and solutions to reduce fraud and optimize payments.

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TRANSACT – MAY 10-12, 2017 – LAS VEGAS, NV

BY: ETA MAY 10-12, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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THE BEST ROI
TRANSACT is where people come to do business – because they know that TRANSACT is where the industry gathers. Everyone from ISOs / VARs to ISVs, large financial institutions, tech startups, entrepreneurs and many others, come to TRANSACT to meet, see what’s new, and learn what it takes to grow. Through extensive networking events, education and a robust exhibit hall filled with more than 200 companies, you’ll learn about groundbreaking technology, security trends and policy affecting the industry.

You’ll connect with the key players you need to know to take your product to market, find distribution, or strengthen sales with new products to offer your merchants.

If you’re involved in payments, bet on TRANSACT. Make the connections, nurture the relationships, and secure the funding and the new technology that you need to help your business win.

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11th MOBILE CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS INNOVATION SUMMIT – JUNE 20-12, 2017 – CHICAGO, IL

BY: PaymentInnovations JUN 20-12, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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Mobile Banking and Payments Innovations is a road map for mobile payment success for banks, credit card issuers, and other key players in the financial services industry.

The agenda delivers mission-critical content that will show you how to develop, focus and deliver a user experience that drives adoption and usage.

Learn the secrets of:
Effectively Branding Mobile Apps
Omni-Channel
Contextual Commerce
Mobile Wallets
Friction-free Secure Transactions
Value-Added Services that Drive Adoption and Usage

A stellar Faculty representing all sides of the financial service industry, along with innovative solution providers, will deliver access to industry experts and unparalleled networking.

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LONDON FINTECH WEEK – JULY 7-14, 2017, LONDON, UK

BY: Fintech JUL 7-14, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day we focus on a different topic. We always ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and “Tech City.”

Expect 600-1,000 conference delegates per day from over 50 countries and 3,000 – 5,000 participants in events throughout the week.

You can book tickets for specific events or purchase a full event pass and come and go as you please.

With Brexit looming in the background, there’s no better place to get answers than from London’s key influencers and decision makers. Some may see challenges ahead, but there will also be plenty of opportunities in London for innovators.

Our aim once again is to unite the world of Fintech in the world’s financial capital to enhance the dialog between established multi-nationals, innovation firms, disruptive start-ups, governments, media and investors.

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RETAIL NOW 2017 – AUGUST 6-9, 2017 – LAS VEGAS, NV

BY: GoRSPA AUG 6-9, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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What an Amazing Event!
Between the Expo Hall, main stage speakers, 30+ educational sessions, and the countless opportunities to make new connections… RetailNOW® 2016 was truly the place “where the industry met.” Check out the stats!

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for RetailNOW® 2017, August 6-9 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, NV!

Be sure to check back here in May when the RetailNOW 2017 event site will officially launch. If you are interested in having a presence in Las Vegas for 2017 or if have any questions about this event, please contact Membership@GoRSPA.org.

MOBILE PAYMENTS CONFERNECE – AUGUST 28-30, 2017, CHICAGO, IL

BY: Mobile Marketing & Technology Magazine AUG 28-30, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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The Fall 2017 Mobile Payments Conference will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago in Chicago, IL, August 28 – August 30, 2017. There will be a large Retail presence added to the conference this fall. The conference will highlight the many new mobile commerce platforms, services, solutions, and standards that continue to enter this exploding market. If your company is either a Retailer, financial institution, ISO, or a Vendor and are looking at or already participating in mobile commerce, you’ll find invaluable resources at this event!

The Mobile Payments Conference is more than mobile payments, it is an invitation into a growing elite group of professionals who are holding a conversation that never ends. The conference is the pivotal intersection between end users, operations, marketing, finance and technology where we will discuss and answer all of your questions. We will do more than just talk and present products but walk through the experience that helps you personalize the mobile solutions.

Sponsored by Mobile Marketing & Technology Magazine, Mobile Payments Conference attracts an executive level audience from all parts of the mobile commerce ecosystem which includes retailers and bankers. MPC ’17 marks the tenth Mobile Payments Conference that Mobile Marketing & Technology will produce. “Mobilizing Retail is the New Buzz” will be our broad theme for the 2017 Mobile Payments Conference. The conference will feature the industry’s leading experts who will educate attendees about the latest mobile payments and mobile wallet solutions, services, standards and implementation strategies.

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