Karl Kilb, former General Counsel at Bloomberg LP, and Jim Sampey, former President of Valpak, Join SavvyCard® Advisory Board

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Karl Kilb and Jim Sampey to advise mobile tech startup SavvyCard on strategic business initiatives.

Karl Klib formerly of Bloomberg LP and Jim Sampey formerly of Valpak are joining mobile tech startup SavvyCard's Advisory Board.

Karl Klib formerly of Bloomberg LP and Jim Sampey formerly of Valpak are joining mobile tech startup SavvyCard's Advisory Board.

“Both Karl and Jim bring unique perspectives and invaluable experience and insights to SavvyCard, particularly as we expand from a regional to national mobile technology provider in the real estate marketplace and enter future verticals."

SavvyCard today announced that Karl Kilb, President and CEO of N2 Global Solutions and former General Counsel at Bloomberg LP and Jim Sampey, former President of Valpak and EVP of Cox Target Media, will be joining its Board of Advisors.

Karl Kilb is an entrepreneurial leader and lawyer with strong technology, financial, media and legal experience and relationships. Specializing in revenue generation and risk management, Mr. Kilb spent more than 15 years as Bloomberg’s General Counsel and provided leadership in all aspects of Bloomberg’s global businesses (product and business development, sales strategies and relationships, vendor relationships, insurance and risk management). He built and managed Bloomberg’s global Legal and Compliance Department as General Counsel from 1996 to 2011.

Over his 21-year career at Valpak, Jim Sampey held senior leadership positions in sales, marketing, operations and information technology and led the design and construction of the company’s $220 million Valpak Manufacturing Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Prior to Valpak, Mr. Sampey worked in the direct marketing industry at Donnelly Marketing and Wiland Database Services and focused on database management and data analysis.

“Both Karl and Jim bring unique perspectives and invaluable experience and insights to SavvyCard, particularly as we expand from a regional to national mobile technology provider in the real estate marketplace and enter future verticals,” said David Etheredge, CEO and Co-Founder of SavvyCard. “Karl has an extraordinary network and deep experience with technology startups, and we’re looking forward to working with him to gain access to key strategic and capital partners and new business development opportunities.” Mr. Etheredge also commented, “Jim has tremendous insight into home service businesses in the real estate marketplace and his knowledge will prove invaluable as we refine our affiliate strategies, especially for targeted promotional mechanisms.”

"I am very impressed with the product and the team at SavvyCard," noted Mr. Kilb. "SavvyCard is a unique solution. It very effectively combines innovative mobile marketing technology with traditional relationship marketing strategies. I was immediately able to appreciate the value SavvyCard brings to its customers in real estate, as well as other industries they plan to target. The SavvyCard team combines vision with experience and understands the scope of the opportunities in front of them. I'm looking forward to helping them manage the growth of their company."

Mr. Sampey also plans to help SavvyCard navigate its rapid growth, notably in the real estate market. “A large part of my career was focused on the power of relevant local solutions for the consumer. When you are able to deliver local expertise and tie that to accurate and instantaneous data, and deliver that on an easy-to-use mobile platform that’s immediate and specifically caters to the needs of the consumer, you've got a powerful engagement solution and that is SavvyCard at its core. It will revolutionize the way local businesses market to their consumers.”

Both Mr. Kilb and Mr. Sampey start their advisory roles immediately. For more information on SavvyCard, please visit http://www.SavvyCard.com/SavvyCard.

About SavvyCard:
SavvyCard, a mobile technology startup based in St. Petersburg, Florida, helps organizations rapidly and inexpensively deploy mobile engagement tools and systems. SavvyCard’s proprietary platform enables the creation of branded web apps so every brand, person, product, service and cause can engage with consumers through smartphones – effectively, quickly and inexpensively. With SavvyCard, users can readily share and refer people, products, places, events and services they love, and businesses can better engage and transact their brand in the mobile age. For more information, visit http://www.savvycard.com/savvycard or call us at (727) 502-6012.

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