Arlington, VA (PRWEB) May 03, 2011
buySAFE, Inc., the leading provider of brand building and website conversion solutions for online merchants, announced today that Rusty Lewis, former Executive Vice President of Strategic Development for VeriSign, Inc. has joined its Board of Directors.
"Rusty brings a tremendous depth of knowledge, leadership, industry insight and connections to complement the other members of buySAFE’s Board," said Jeff Grass, Chairman & CEO, buySAFE. "We are thrilled to have him on the buySAFE team and know that he will play an integral part in the company's continuing success."
“I have gotten to know buySAFE well over the last few years. I’ve been tremendously impressed with both the team and the business model – they are truly in the process of revolutionizing ecommerce by making it safer for buyers and more profitable for online merchants” said Rusty Lewis. “buySAFE’s 113% growth during the last six months of 2010 proves the buySAFE model and 2011 promises to be even a bigger year. I’m excited to be able to use my expertise and contacts to contribute to buySAFE’s future success.”
About Rusty Lewis
Rusty Lewis most recently served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Development at VeriSign, Inc., where he was responsible for corporate marketing, strategy and government affairs. From February 2002 until January 2005, Mr. Lewis served as general manager of VeriSign's Naming and Directory Services Group. Prior to joining VeriSign, Mr. Lewis ran a wireless transportation systems integration company for 15 years that was a leader in electronic toll collection systems using RFID technology and two-way radio communications networks. He acquired the company, Syntonic Technology, from Control Data in 1986 and served its President and CEO until 1994, when the company was sold to SAIC. Mr. Lewis ran the successor entity, TransCore for SAIC until it was sold to a private equity firm in 1999.
Prior to 1986, Mr. Lewis managed an oil and gas exploration subsidiary of UGI Corporation and was a Vice President of EF Hutton in the Municipal Finance group. Mr. Lewis serves as Director of Delta Petroleum (DPTR). He also serves as President for Lewis Capital Group, a private investment and business consulting entity that is a vehicle for personal investments.
Mr. Lewis is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Haverford College and has a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
buySAFE, Inc. provides eCommerce bonding services that build consumer confidence and provide significant financial and brand building benefits for online merchants. buySAFE's bonding solution is backed by the financial strength of Liberty Mutual, Travelers, and ACE USA and its identity theft protection services are provided in partnership with Assurant Specialty Property. With over 5 billion views of the buySAFE Seal a year, 21 million guaranteed purchases and approximately 5,000 buySAFE Merchants, buySAFE is widely recognized as a leader in providing confidence and safety for online buyers and increased sales and profits for online merchants. buySAFE's investors include Grotech Ventures, Core Capital Partners, Symantec Corporation and The Hartford Financial Services Group. For more information, visit: http://www.buysafe.com
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