Tampa Area Business & Technology Thought Leader Minesh Patel joins SavvyCard® Advisory Board

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Mr. Patel to advise mobile tech start-up SavvyCard on business and sales strategies in the real estate marketplace, with a focus on serving international customers.

SavvyCard®, a technology start-up that develops web-based mobile applications that help businesses connect and engage with their customers on mobile devices, today announced the appointment of Minesh Patel, a well-known international business consultant and investment relations expert, to its Board of Advisors.

A resident of Tampa for the last 21 years, Mr. Patel is the CEO of PBP International, Inc., an international business development consultancy, and serves as a Business and Investor Relations Consultant for a large, private multinational group. Additionally, he is a Partner in Impact Properties, LLC based in Tampa, Florida, which specializes in the development, acquisition and management of diverse businesses including hotels, restaurants and strategic real estate investments. Over his business career, he has received multiple Community Service and Business Achievement Awards.

Mr. Patel is heavily involved in fostering and supporting technology-focused entrepreneurship and is an investor in several local start-ups, established ventures and real estate development companies. He serves on the Board of LumaStream, Inc. and on the Advisory Board of Priatek, LLC, both successful technology start-ups based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Patel is also a Board Member of the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce and is a Charter/ Board member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE).

SavvyCard’s SaaS (software-as-a-service) platform enables businesses to facilitate the creation of direct relationships with their customers through their customers’ mobile devices. Currently, SavvyCard’s focus is the Real Estate industry. Its solution – which combines the functionality of an electronic business card, MLS Search, mobile web site, mobile referral system and lightweight CRM system – makes the process of purchasing and selling homes easier and more efficient for parties involved in real estate transactions.

“For companies like SavvyCard, who are in a critical early growth stage, it is important they have access to strategic business and investment relationships, and have solid and experienced guidance to successfully achieve key company milestones,” noted Mr. Patel. “I’m excited to have been offered the opportunity to help SavvyCard reach those milestones, and to help them formulate the next step in their company evolution.”

David Etheredge, CEO of SavvyCard, believes Mr. Patel’s appointment to SavvyCard’s advisory team will return immediate value. “Minesh has rightfully earned the respect of a large number of influential business and investment professionals in the Tampa area,” he states. “We are excited to work with him to develop strategies for our real estate business, particularly how to better serve international customers of Florida real estate, and explore relationships with new investment partners.”

For more information on SavvyCard, please visit http://www.SavvyCard.com.


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 mobile web apps so every brand, person, product, service and cause can engage with consumers through smartphones and tablets – effectively, quickly and inexpensively. With SavvyCard, users can readily share and refer people, products, places, events and services they love, and businesses can build and own direct relationships with their customers. For more information, visit our mobile web app at http://www.SavvyCard.com/Savvycard, our desktop website at http://www.SavvyCard.com, or call 727-502-6012.

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