Boardwalktech Appoints Industry Veteran Steve Bennet to the Board
CUPERTINO, Calif., May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boardwalktech Software Corp. ("Boardwalktech"), a leading digital ledger platform and enterprise software solutions company, is pleased to advise that industry veteran Steve Bennet has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Company and to the Company’s Audit Committee.
Mr. Bennet brings over 30 years of experience to Boardwalktech’s Board of Directors, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), investor, and/or board member of over 100 technology start-ups in the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem, primarily in the software, Internet, and mobile sectors. Mr. Bennet is also the founder and managing director of the management consulting firm Bodega Partners. Mr. Bennet’s executive roles as CFO include Rollbar, Xenio Systems, Qvivr, Callisto Media, Revel Systems, iControl Networks (acquired by Comcast), Appstores (acquired by InMobi), Greystripe (acquired by ValueClick), Fliqz (acquired by VBrick Systems), Valchemy (acquired by IBM), GolfWeb (acquired by CBS Sportsline), Orbital Data (acquired by Citrix), TextDigger (acquired by Federated Media), and Pharmacy TV Network (acquired by RMG Networks).
Mr. Bennet possesses a passion for both entrepreneurship and education. He has taught entrepreneurial finance since 1995 and is currently adjunct faculty at San Jose State University and has been a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley. His focus is on experiential education and has developed new courses at SJSU, including the Entrepreneurship Lab (ELAB), Venture Lab (VLAB), Startup Founders and Funders, and the Silicon Valley Experience. He is also on the Steering Committee for the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship and UCLA Venture Capital Fund.
Prior to and concurrent with Bodega, Mr. Bennet was a Founding Partner at True Global Ventures, Partner at CrossCoin Ventures, Venture Partner at Outlook Ventures, Board Member of Sand Hill Angels, Partner at Menlo Incubator and held various financial and management positions at Bay Logics, Digital Microwave, and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Bennet earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.
“One key reason that drew me to Boardwalktech, not only as an advisor but as an investor as well, is that it’s patented Digital Ledger technology is not only unique in the market, but a big shift in the way enterprises should run their businesses. The number of forward-thinking Fortune 500 companies that have already adopted the Boardwalk platform is evidence that this change is happening and will continue to provide an immediate and long-term ROI to these enterprises. It is my belief that the Boardwalk platform should be a standard in every enterprise, and I look forward to helping the Company realize that vision.” said Mr. Bennet.
Andrew T. Duncan, CEO of Boardwalktech states, "Steve Bennet is a Silicon Valley veteran and will be an outstanding addition to our Board of Directors and will be a terrific chair of our Audit Committee. Steve Parry, current Audit Committee Chair will continue in his role on the Audit Committee as well as continue as chair of our Compensation and Governance Committee. Steve Bennet’s experience, finance background and business acumen with emerging technology companies, especially in the software and SaaS markets, made him a preferred addition to our board. Steve has been involved with Boardwalktech as an advisor for over 10 years, is an early investor in the company, and also recently participated in our last equity raise which closed in April 2019. Steve will bring a wealth of knowledge and history as an independent board member and I very much look forward to working with Steve to continue our journey of success.”
About Boardwalktech Software Corp.
Founded in 2004, Boardwalktech has developed a patented, robust, digital ledger technology that allows for multi-party collaboration and verification on a trusted, shared, secure, and private information cloud. Our Boardwalk Enterprise Blockchain data management platform allows rapid blockchain application development on many platforms using any user interface, supporting "smart contract" business logic, integration with legacy systems and an easy method of connecting all participants (through Boardwalk virtual machines) enabling the exchange of secure and validated digital business information.
Boardwalktech is headquartered in Cupertino, California with offices in India and operations in North America. For more information on Boardwalktech, visit our website at www.boardwalktech.com.
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Released May 28, 2019