In Other News: CURRENCIES (Board); CPI (CFO); BREEZEWORKS (prompt.ly); and BLUESNAP (Android).
CURRENCIES DIRECT – Currencies Direct, the leading UK non-bank provider of foreign exchange and international payment services, today announced that Antony Jenkins, formerly CEO of Barclays Plc, has joined the company as non-executive Chairman. He will focus on further advancing Currencies Direct’s digital offering and expanding its existing international footprint, supporting the company’s strong growth potential.
CPI – CPI Card Group announced that David Brush will resign from his position as Chief Financial Officer effective December 31, 2016. Mr. Brush has agreed to remain available to serve as a part time executive consultant to the Company to assist with the transition of responsibilities through June 30, 2017. The Company and Board of Directors will immediately begin the search for a new CFO with the assistance of a leading executive search firm.
BREEZEWORKS – Breezeworks, the service business automation platform, has acquired field software competitor Prompt.ly’s app business. Known as the “OpenTable for services”, Prompt.ly established a strong foothold amongst small service businesses, gaining tens of thousands of users. With the acquisition, Breezeworks will acquire Prompt.ly’s mobile app business and transition Prompt.ly users onto the Breezeworks platform over the coming months. Eli-Shaoul Khedouri, co-founder and CTO of Prompt.ly, will also join the Breezeworks Advisory Board.
BLUESNAP – BlueSnap has launched a new suite of developer-centered resources, including an Android SDK, a comprehensive Developer Hub, and more API enhancements designed to empower developers to build frictionless checkout for their shoppers across mobile and web devices. BlueSnap continues to expand the Powered Buy Platform to help developers accelerate time to market, effortlessly meet security and compliance requirements, quickly support digital wallets and other growing payment types, and customize their payment reporting.