RewardStream Prepares for Next Stage of Growth by Appointing New CEO

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Loyalty and Rewards Expert James Christensen Named CEO

Vancounver, BC: RewardStream, a leading provider of loyalty and referral marketing solutions for some of the world’s largest brands, is pleased to announce James Christensen as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment of Christensen, a leading loyalty and payment executive, signals a strong focus on product innovation and key market verticals to drive the growth of RewardStream’s core loyalty and referral marketing products. Former CEO, Peter Oxley, is actively assisting in the transition and continues as a shareholder and consultant to the company.

Ralph Turfus, RewardStream’s Executive Chairman, said: “James’ appointment is a major milestone for RewardStream, which is rapidly transitioning from customized client offerings into premium products. James has significant experience as a leader of cloud-based product companies, as well as loyalty and financial service product organizations, which will be key areas of RewardStream’s future success.”

Christensen’s experience ranges from start-ups to small public companies, to billion dollar corporations. He sold his first company to RBC for over $17 million and was a recipient of the Business in Vancouver 40 under 40 Award. He has worked with brands such as Radio Shack, Nike, Levi Strauss, and Eddie Bauer and was involved in innovative loyalty solutions for credit card issuers including RBC, CIBC, Citibank, Sears, and Home Depot.

After joining RewardStream in January 2013 as EVP Business Development and Sales, Christensen was instrumental in forming new sales strategies, which continue to drive the company forward. Prior to joining RewardStream, Christensen was founder and CEO of Conasys, an award-winning technology start-up, EVP of Emerging Markets with TSYS Loyalty, and CEO of Ernex Marketing Technologies, which was acquired by RBC and is now a division of Moneris Solutions.

About RewardStream

RewardStream is a leading provider of refer-a-friend software and loyalty platform solutions that can help brands build deeper and more profitable long-term relationships with their customers. Our solutions track, measure, and motivate a wide range of behaviors beyond the purchase transaction to help you connect with today’s consumers.

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