Phunware Announces Bill Getchell as New Chief Financial Officer

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Career Finance Veteran to Assist in Worldwide Expansion of Multiscreen Platform Company

Phunware, the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), the first fully integrated customer engagement platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime anywhere users worldwide, today announced Bill Getchell as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. The addition of Getchell comes on the heels of the acquisition of London-based Odyssey Mobile Interaction, a premium monetization platform, and a series of impressive awards and honors, including # 4 on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and back-to-back listings on the Inc. 500.

“We are delighted to add Bill to the Phunware ‘phamily,'” said Alan S. Knitowski, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Phunware. “He has built high-performance, collaborative finance and accounting organizations that are integral to business operations and decision-making, and he brings deep experience in international financial and treasury management. His expertise leading diverse financial teams in the United States and abroad will be invaluable as Phunware expands its worldwide footprint.”

Prior to joining Phunware, Getchell was most recently CFO of Austin-based Motion Computing, Inc., a marketer of rugged tablet personal computing systems, where he was responsible for all aspects of finance, strategic planning, capital formation, financial reporting, international treasury operations and administration. Other past experience includes Valence Technology, GreenMountain.com, IDX Systems, Microtouch Systems, Lotus Development, GCC Technologies and IBM.

Getchell has raised venture and private equity capital, term debt and working capital lines. He has supported marketing, sales, product development and operations and led legal and contract development activities. He has strong experience in exit preparation, mergers and acquisitions, financial systems, restructuring, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, accounting process improvement and investor relations.

“I am thrilled to join Phunware and to work with Alan [Knitowski] and Phunware's accomplished management team,” Getchell said. “I look forward to building upon the company’s achievements and facilitating continued growth both in the U.S. and abroad as Phunware cements its global position as the leading Multiscreen Platform company.”

For more information about Phunware’s leadership team, current and upcoming products and solutions and case studies from Phunware’s impressive list of global customers, please visit http://www.phunware.com.

About Phunware

Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), the first fully integrated customer engagement platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime anywhere users worldwide. Phunware, The Software of Things™, has introduced category-defining experiences that challenge the outer limits of the most advanced connected devices for the world’s most respected brands and develops next-generation products and solutions that transform how the world interacts with and uses these connected devices. Phunware has a 5-year percentage growth of 17,716% and is a back-to-back Top 100 award winner on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. The company is currently ranked # 4 on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and # 36 on the 2014 Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies. For more information about how Phunware provides Everything You Need to Succeed on Mobile™, please visit http://www.phunware.com and follow us on Twitter @phunware.

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