Don Kingsborough Joins Lazlo 326 Board of Advisors

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Gift card pioneer and leading retail expert Don Kingsborough joins the Lazlo 326 Board of Advisors.

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Don Kingsborough is a member of the Advisory Board for Lazlo 326

Lazlo has found a way to overcome the lack of industry collaboration and innovation that has kept physical retailers at a disadvantage for nearly two decades Their approach and technology connect consumers, retailers, stored value providers and CPGs in an unprecedented manner.

Lazlo 326, the company that is transforming the way we buy, share and redeem digital stored value, has added Don Kingsborough to its Advisory Board.

Kingsborough’s 40-year career spans important executive and operating roles at the intersection of retail, stored value and technology. As the former founder and CEO of Blackhawk Network, he is commonly credited with pioneering the retail gift card market. Most recently, he is a member of the Board of Directors and the former CEO of OneMarket, an integrated retail platform for connecting offline and online shopping. He has also held important positions at PayPal, Westfield Corp. and is the former president of Atari’s consumer business.

“No one better understands how consumers want to engage and transact with retailers in the online and offline worlds than Don Kingsborough,” said Chris Demetree, CEO and co-founder of Lazlo. “He stands alone in the industry for his ability to deliver transformative innovation across one of the world’s largest industries.”

“Lazlo has found a way to overcome the lack of industry collaboration and innovation that has kept physical retailers at a disadvantage for nearly two decades,” said Kingsborough. “Their approach and technology connect consumers, retailers, stored value providers and CPGs in an unprecedented manner. I’m excited to join and support the team as they work to bring this transformative platform to the market.”

Kingsborough is the second formidable addition to Lazlo’s advisory team announced this month. The company recently announced the additional of former Blackhawk, Citi and Verifone executive Richard Char. Last year, the company announced that former J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. executive Mike Passilla had joined the company’s advisory team.

Lazlo’s patented technology enables stored value items like lottery games, gift cards and movie tickets to be securely embedded in digital media, like videos and memes. These items can be shared via messenger or text and redeemed directly at the point of sale. Each instrument can include sponsored content and be paired with offers such as discounted products or movie tickets. By digitally connecting retail stakeholders in the store, Lazlo increases opportunities to engage, cross-sell and build consumer loyalty.

About Lazlo 326
Lazlo is transforming the way we buy, share and redeem digital stored value items like gift cards, coupons and lottery and event tickets. Our patented Crypto Imaging technology enables stored value to be embedded in digital media like videos, GIFs and memes. With Lazlo, retailers, brands, state lotteries and more can transform stored value into a powerful and highly-targeted marketing and engagement channel. Visit Lazlo online at Lazlo326.com.

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