Prepaid Technologies Appoints New President, CEO and Executive Chairman

Source:  Prepaid Technologies BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Prepaid Technologies, a leading provider of payment and rewards solutions announced multiple leadership changes today. Long-time prepaid industry executive Steve Fussell was hired as president and former president Stephen Faust has been promoted to CEO. Company founder and CEO Thomas Mcculley will now serve as executive chairman. Long-time prepaid industry executive Steve Fussell was hired as new president of Prepaid Technologies. “Steve Fussell is an industry leader whose extensive operations … Continue reading

Up-and-coming Tampa musicians featured in six new Downtown Tampa playlists on Spotify

Source:  ABC Action News WFTS Tampa Bay By:  Sean O’Reilly TAMPA, Fla. — It just became easier to jog down Bayshore Boulevard or do yoga in Curtis Hixon Park while listening to up-and-coming Tampa musicians. Symphonic Distribution and the Tampa Downtown Partnership worked together to create six new public playlists music on Spotify. Each playlist on the music streaming service offers a different experience for people living, working and playing in Tampa’s downtown neighbor. “After … Continue reading

New addition to The Library in St. Pete

The latest addition to The Library in St. Pete is Thinking in Bets – Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts,  authored by Annie Duke, the professional poker player who began her career when, at age 26, she quit the cognitive-psychology doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania.  The Wall Street Journal review of her book calls it “the dissertation she never got around to finishing.” Ms. Duke writes that “our … Continue reading

PowerDMS Names David DiGiacomo as Chief Executive Officer

Source:  PowerDMS ORLANDO, Fla., June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PowerDMS, a leading provider of cloud-based policy management software, today announced that David DiGiacomo has joined the company as chief executive officer. In this role, DiGiacomo will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations as well as executing the company’s growth strategy. David DiGiacomo joins PowerDMS as chief executive officer.   For over 15 years, DiGiacomo served as the CEO and president of OnSolve (formerly ECN), … Continue reading

“Health Ambition” on the diagnosis & effects of sleep apnea

This interesting article in Health Ambition provides an excellent summary of the potentially serious risk factors of sleep apnea, which they estimate affects 26% of adults – 80% of which goes undiagnosed. The corresponding reduction in sleep quality can lead to common symptoms in the short term such as fatigue and irritability, but over the long term the consequences could include increased risk of many serious conditions such as diabetes, high … Continue reading

Will voters split The Golden State into Three Californias?

“Cryptocurrency Billionaire” Tom Draper is trying, once again, to split California; and as of this morning, his “Cal3” initiaitve has officially earned a spot on the November 6 ballot. This time he’s proposing 3 states; last time he pitched the idea it was 6.  What we said then: These pages have often extolled the virtues of doing business in the Southeast and Texas, the best climate for entrepreneurs and where we have focused our investment efforts for over … Continue reading

The best (and worst) states for business

Last month CEO Magazine produced its annual ranking of the best states in which to do business, and, as with previous surveys, our region does very well. The best place to do business in the United States is Texas, followed by No. 2 Florida and, in a tie, No. 3 North Carolina and South Carolina, according to Chief Executive’s 2018 “Best and Worst States for Business.” CEOs ranked Indiana No. 5, rounding out the top five states. The worst … Continue reading

Honored to have two of our portfolio companies, PowerChord and Symphonic Distribution, mentioned in this list!

The Top 10 Tech Companies To Work For In Tampa Source:  Full Stack Talent We’ve been wanting to put together a list of the top 10 tech companies to work for in Tampa for a while now. These are companies we love because they embody the spirit of tech and use tech to power their business, and because the culture is amazing and they really value their teams. This is … Continue reading

MolecularMD and Genoptix Enter into a Definitive Agreement to Market the MRDx® BCR-ABL Test, a Companion Diagnostic for Treatment-free Remission in Ph+ CML-CP Patients Treated with Tasigna®

Source:  MolecularMD PORTLAND, OR and CARLSBAD, CA – June 4, 2018 – MolecularMD Corporation and Genoptix, Inc. announced today that they have entered into an exclusive agreement to market and perform diagnostic testing services and distribution of the MRDx® BCR-ABL Test. The MRDx® BCR-ABL Test is a companion diagnostic that is indicated as an aid in identifying Ph+CML patients in the chronic phase who are on Tasigna®* and are candidates for … Continue reading

Symphonic Distribution Makes Senior Hires in New York and Los Angeles

Source / by:  MusicBusiness Worldwide Independent distributor Symphonic Distribution has hired former Orchard exec Nick Gordon and Jaime Feldman, who previously worked at Universal Music, in the US. Gordon joins the company as Chief Client Officer & GM in New York. He was previously VP, Client Services at The Orchard, and was pivotal to the company’s client and technology growth that led to its acquisition by Sony Music. Prior to … Continue reading

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