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OVERVIEW

Company Profile

Verb Technology Company, Inc. (OTCQB: FUSZ) [formerly nFusz, Inc.], is rapidly emerging as the market leader in interactive video data collection and analysis applications.  Verb provides customer relationship management, lead generation, and video marketing software applications under the brand name TAGG.  The Company’s proprietary and patent pending technology produces real-time, measurable results with customers reporting greater than 600% increases in conversion rates. The Company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) products are cloud-based, accessible on all mobile and desktop devices, and are available by subscription for individual and enterprise users. The Company’s technology is integrated into popular ERP, CRM, and marketing platforms, including Oracle NetSuite, Marketo, Salesforce, Odoo, and Microsoft among others.  The Company’s newest applications include TaggCRM, the premier mobile app for entrepreneurs; TaggMED, for the healthcare industry; TaggEDU, for the education industry; and TaggNGO, for non-profit organizations.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

 – SENIOR MANAGMENT – 

RORY J. CUTAIA, FOUNDERPRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Rory J. Cutaia began his career as an attorney at a major NYC law firm, representing world renowned entrepreneurs. With that background, Mr. Cutaia left the practice of law and set out to change the landscape of the telecom industry through a tech company start-up he founded called Telx. Telx went on to become the internationally recognized leader in the data center sector and still the de facto standard by which the world’s telecom carriers interconnect with one another. Mr. Cutaia assembled a top management team and over the course of only 6 years, took the business from a start-up to a successful sale and liquidity event priced at more than $215 million in cash, returning 18x invested capital to early investors.

As Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of Telx, Mr. Cutaia provided the vision for the Company’s strategic goals and objectives. Operating the business like a public reporting company, he created the processes by which he and his management team crafted the Company’s business plan, and then led the Company through its virtually flawless execution. He personally identified, negotiated and oversaw the successful integration of acquisitions, while at the same time engineered and implemented the policies, procedures, and processes that drove double digit organic growth, year over year. A truly hands-on CEO, Mr. Cutaia built a sales team, a marketing team, as well as technical support, customer satisfaction, HR, and finance departments. By employing new and innovative marketing strategies, Mr. Cutaia drove revenue, beat EBITDA targets and created an international reputation for Telx as the “best of the best”. Telx was sold again in 2015 for approximately $1.9 Billion.

 

After the sale of Telx, Mr. Cutaia became a partner and entrepreneur-in-residence in a NYC-based private equity fund, where he went on to create several other ventures, including a new technology to clean up toxic coal waste sites, and then launched a next-generation, fiber-optic network constructed along railroad rights of way, a ground-breaking, innovative deal he personally negotiated. Now as Founder & CEO of Los Angeles-based VERB, Mr. Cutaia has created what has been called the best new platform for consumer brand activation, CRM, and sales lead generation. Mr. Cutaia conceived the VERB concept, created the Company’s business plans and marketing strategies, and with more $2.8M of his own capital invested, personally financed R&D and all start-up costs. As CEO, Mr. Cutaia provides the vision and leadership for the management team, establishes the goals and objectives for the Company and the policies and procedures by which they are executed, remaining keenly focused on building stockholder value.

JEFF CLAYBORNE, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jeff Clayborne is Chief Financial Officer at VERB. Mr. Clayborne is an experienced finance professional with a proven record of driving growth and profit for both Fortune 100 as well as start-up companies. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of strategy, finance, business development, negotiation, and accounting. Mr. Clayborne earned his MBA from the University of Southern California, with high honors and began his career as a CPA at McGladrey & Pullen, then KPMG Peat Marwick. He then moved on to senior finance positions at The Walt Disney Company, including Senior Finance Manager at Walt Disney International, where he oversaw financial planning and analysis for the organization in 37 countries. Thereafter, Mr. Clayborne accepted a position at Universal Music Group where he was Vice President, Head of Finance & Business Development for Fontana, where he managed the financial planning and analysis of the sales and marketing division and led the business development department.

CHAD THOMAS, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Mr. Thomas has extensive engineering, technology, programming, and software development experience, and a proven track record of innovation and building for scale. Mr. Thomas’ background includes: Architect, designer and coder of MySpace, where he built the platform that accommodated rapid global growth for tens of millions of users; Co-Founder, architect, and CTO of Lifespeed, Inc., a revolutionary health and wellness data storage platform that allows families, medical professionals, and caretakers to safely store and share medical history data and participate in clinical trials; and CTO of Swarm Engineering, where he created the technology to allow edge IoT devices to work in a swarm to solve problems in a traditional cloud-based analytics architecture. Mr. Thomas began his career as an Airborne Ranger. Mr. Thomas studied electrical engineering at the University of Nebraska and has an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

 – INDEPENDENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS –

HONORABLE PHILLIP J. BOND, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS | GOVERNANCE & NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR

Phil Bond is President of Government Relations at D.C. consulting firm, Potomac International Partners, Inc. Mr. Bond is the former  Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology, a position he held from 2001 to 2005. He also served as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans during the period 2002 to 2003. In his dual role, Mr. Bond worked to advance America’s technological leadership at home and around the world.  He oversaw the operations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Office of Technology Policy, and the National Technical Information Service.  During his tenure, the Technology Administration was the pre-eminent portal between the federal government and the U.S. technology industry.

Mr. Bond also held positions at Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest online career site, as Senior Vice President of Government Relations, and General Manager of Monster Government Solutions.  Mr. Bond also served as Director of Federal Public Policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company; Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council; as Chief of Staff to the late Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA); as Chief of Staff and Rules Committee Associate for Congressman Bob McEwen (R-OH); and a role as Special Assistant and a role as Principal Deputy Assistant of the Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.

Mr. Bond is a graduate of Linfield College in Oregon.  During his 25-plus year career in Washington, Mr. Bond has been recognized for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and most recently as the CEO of TechAmerica, the largest technology advocacy association in the U.S. His professional accolades include:

  • Named to the Federal 100, the annual listing by Federal Computer Week of the most influential people in government technology;
  • Named one of the Top 50 Tech Leaders of 2003 by Scientific American magazine for his policy leadership around nanotechnology;
  • Elected Deputy Chair of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, a federation of more than 70 national technology

associations around the world;

  • Named a Tech Titan in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual listing of tech leaders; and
  • Recognized by Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, as one of The Fabulous Fifty, a listing of the most powerful staff in Congress.

JAMES P. GEISKOPF, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS | LEAD DIRECTOR | COMPENSATION COMMITTEE CHAIR

James P. Geiskopf became a director of VERB in May 2014, and serves as an independent director, as well as the Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Geiskopf has 32 years of experience leading major organizations. Mr. Geiskopf was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Budget Rent-a-Car of Fairfield California until 2007, when Mr. Geiskopf sold the franchise. Mr. Geiskopf served on the Board of Directors of Suisun Valley Bank and on the Board of Directors of Napa Valley Bancorp. Since 2014, Mr. Geiskopf has served on the Board of Directors of ICOx Innovations, Inc., a public company quoted on the OTC Markets Group Inc.’s OTCQB tier, where he is Lead Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

KENNETH S. CRAGUN, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS | AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR

Ken Cragun joined our Board of Directors on September 10, 2018. He was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee, as well as a member of the Compensation, Governance, and Nominating Committees. Mr. Cragun has more than 30 years of finance experience, leading major financing transactions, including IPOs, acquisitions, executing integration strategies, and building teams in more than 20 countries. His area of focus has been in the technology and digital marketing sectors, including SaaS model software companies, with CFO experience in multi-national businesses of up to $600 million in annual revenue..

Mr. Cragun served as Chief Financial Officer of several NASDAQ-listed companies: Local Corporation, from April 2009 to September 2016, which operated Local.com, a top 100 website; Modtech Holdings, Inc., from June 2006 to March 2009, a supplier of modular buildings; and CorVel Corporation, from January 2018 to September 2018, a $1.1B market cap company and a nationwide leader in technology driven risk management programs. Since October 2018, Mr. Cragun has served as the Chief Accounting Officer of DPW Holdings, Inc., a diversified holding company. Since January 2019, Mr. Cragun has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Alzamend Neuro, Inc., a biopharma company. Mr. Cragun also serves as a partner of Hardesty, LLC, a national executive services firm and has been a partner of its Southern California Practice since October 2016.

Mr. Cragun has broad business knowledge combined with strong technical skills related to GAAP accounting and SEC reporting. Mr. Cragun is two-time finalist for the Orange County Business Journal’s “CFO of the Year – Public Companies.” Mr. Cragun is also a CPA and began his professional career at Deloitte. Mr. Cragun earned his BS in Accounting from Colorado State University-Pueblo and his AAS in Business Management from Brigham Young University-Idaho.

 

 – ADVISORY BOARD – 

Jim DuBois

served as Chief Information Officer at Microsoft from May 2013 through September 2017, where he was responsible for building, securing, and running Microsoft’s internal systems. During his 25-year tenure at Microsoft, Mr. DuBois also led Microsoft’s application, infrastructure, and security teams. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book about the lessons he learned during Microsoft’s transformation under CEO Satya Nadella: Six Word Lessons to Think Like a Modern-Day CIO. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. DuBois held senior executive positions at Accenture. Mr. DuBois has degrees in Computer Science and Business from the University of Washington.

 

Mory Watkins

is a senior strategic financial executive and CFO with extensive successful experience in SaaS, high-growth, private equity-backed and venture-backed companies, as well as in the development and execution of successful roll-up strategies. His background also includes extensive M&A and corporate development work at four public companies, including new investment and portfolio company work at a private equity fund. Mr. Watkins is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, as well as Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where he earned an MBA in finance and accounting.

Tal Golan

is a creative, energetic, and seasoned business leader with broad-based technology experience. Mr. Golan  is Sr. Director – Success Cloud Product and Innovation at Salesforce.com, where he collaborates with leaders of the world’s largest enterprises to help them to navigate the complexities of continuous transformational change. As a founder, entrepreneur, investor, and technology inventor, Mr. Golan has grown businesses from the ground up. As a C-level executive, he has reinvigorated organizations to achieve new levels of value and sustainable growth. Mr. Golan’s experience in the tech sector includes software design & engineering, cloud computing, product management, mobility, messaging, cryptology, and large­-scale data storage and security. Mr. Golan is adept at bridging the communication gap that often exists between business and IT organizations in order to build high-performance teams that deliver exceptional bottom-line results. He describes himself as ‘a super-connector and innovation broker, on a personal and professional mission to unify and inspire everyone around me to create the impossible.’

Lewis Jaffe

has created over $1 billion in shareholder value during his roles as both a CEO and a board member at numerous public companies where he conceived and executed successful growth strategies. His notable roles and accomplishments include: CEO, PictureTel (PCTL), a NASDAQ-listed video-conferencing company; CEO, Oxford Media (OXMI), where Mr. Jaffe’s growth initiatives resulted in Oxford Media becoming the second largest video on-demand provider; Founder, MovieMe, the world’s first ultra-fast download service for Hollywood video content; President, Verso Technologies (VRSO); Former Lead Independent Director of Benihana (BNHN: NASDAQ), where he led the take-private transaction; Inventor, with robust tech-related patent portfolio (mainly in telecom and content delivery) a.k.a. “The Godfather” of Videoconferencing; Clinical Professor and Entrepreneur in Residence, Loyola Marymount University, undergrad and MBA (Professor of the Year 2016); Creator of The ONE DAY MBA®; and Managing Director at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Jaffe attended University of Pennsylvania, earned a BS degree from La Salle University, and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Chuckie Reddy

is a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, a large global investment bank, where he has been for the past 15 years. He focuses on providing unique financing solutions in all parts of the capital structure to companies focused on specialty finance. Before joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Reddy worked at Capital One Financial Corporation as Senior Associate in the internal M&A and Corporate Development Group.  Before joining the M&A group, Mr. Reddy worked in Capital One’s credit card division managing a large part of the Canadian business. Mr. Reddy is currently invested in over 15 unique private companies (seed through late-stage) across many sectors. He has served on a number of Advisory Boards for those investments. Mr. Reddy has a B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia.

Erik Nielson

has 20 plus years of strategic planning, marketing, and advertising experience. His career has been devoted to the intersection of marketing and technology, having advised numerous Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Verizon, P&G, Nike, MasterCard, MSN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, XBOX, Yahoo, and eBay.  He is currently Senior Director at Southwest Airlines, overseeing Marketing Strategy.  Passionate about product development, Mr. Nielson is a globally recognized game designer (“Game of the Year” nominee for LINQÔ, Cannes France, 2010), and co-founder of the popular dating app, 2Truths and a LieÔ.  He was previously Executive Director at Trailer Park, the largest entertainment marketer in the U.S., Director of Brand Strategy at Young & Rubicam, NY, and Co-Founder of McNulty Nielsen, Inc., a Los Angeles-based production facility. Mr. Nielson is a lifelong tech enthusiast, having started his career at Accenture as a software developer.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

• Rory Cutaia

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, and Chairman

Rory began his career as an attorney at a major NYC law firm, representing world-renowned entrepreneurs.  After many years in the legal profession, Rory changed the landscape of the telecom industry through a tech company start-up called Telx, which became the internationally recognized leader in the data center sector and the de facto standard, by which the world’s telecom carriers interconnect to one another, still today.  Rory provided the vision for the Company’s strategic goals and objectives, as well as directed all aspects of Telx’s activities and operations. During a course of six years, Rory led Telx from a start-up to a highly successful and lucrative sale of more than $200 million.  Following Telx, Rory became a partner and ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’ at a NYC private equity fund.

Today, as Founder & CEO of Hollywood-based, digital tech company Verb Technology Company, Inc. (formerly nFusz, Inc.), Rory and his team have re-invented what a customer relationship management (CRM), lead-gen tool should be in today’s video-centric business and social environment.  Their proprietary, next-generation interactive video technology is the core of their cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products. Verb provides customer relationship management, lead generation, and interactive video marketing software applications under the brand name TAGG.  The Company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) products are cloud-based, accessible on all mobile and desktop devices, and are available by subscription for individual and enterprise users.  The Company’s technology is integrated into popular ERP, CRM, and marketing platforms, including Oracle NetSuite, Marketo, Salesforce, Odoo, and Microsoft among others.  The Company’s newest applications include TaggCRM, the premier mobile app for entrepreneurs; TaggMED, for the healthcare industry; TaggEDU, for the education industry; and TaggNGO, for non-profit organizations.

Rory is also actively involved in many charitable endeavors. He founded the US Chapter of Innocence in Danger, a global organization dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of children who have been victims of trafficking.  He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of The New York Institute of Technology and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Shakespeare Center.

• Jimmy Geiskopf

Board of Directors, Lead Director

James P. Geiskopf became a director of nFüsz in May 2014, and as an independent director, is currently the Chair of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Geiskopf has 32 years of experience leading major organizations. Mr. Geiskopf was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Budget Rent-a-Car of Fairfield California until 2007 when he sold the franchise. Mr. Geiskopf served on the Board of Directors of Suisun Valley Bank and on the Board of Directors of Napa Valley Bancorp. Mr. Geiskopf has also served as an officer and director of several other publicly listed companies.

• Ken Cragun 

Board of Directors

BA highly regarded, strategic-thinking financial executive, comfortable in fast-growth and dynamic environments, Ken Cragun has more than 30-years experience leading major financing transactions, including IPOs, completing acquisitions and executing integration strategies, and building teams in more than 20 countries. Mr. Cragun has broad business knowledge combined with strong technical skills related to GAAP accounting and SEC reporting. His area of focus has been in the technology and digital marketing sectors, including SaaS model software companies, with CFO experience in multi-national businesses of up to $600 million in annual revenue. Mr. Cragun is currently Chief Financial Officer of CorVel Corporation, (NASDAQ: CRVL), a $1.1B market cap company and a nationwide leader in technology driven risk management programs. Mr. Cragun has been with CorVel since January 2018. He is also a CFO Partner at Hardesty, LLC, a national executive services firm since October 2016. Among his achievements prior to joining CorVel, Mr. Cragun served as chief financial officer of two NASDAQ-listed companies: Local Corporation, from April 2009 to September 2016, which operated Local.com, a U.S. top 100 website; and Modtech Holdings, Inc., from June 2006 to March 2009, a supplier of modular buildings. Mr. Cragun is also a CPA and began his professional career at Deloitte. Mr. Cragun earned his BS in Accounting from Colorado State University-Pueblo and his AAS in Business Management from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He is also a two-time finalist for the Orange County Business Journal “CFO of the Year” – Public Companies.

• Phil Bond

Board of Directors

About Honorable Phillip J. Bond Phil Bond is President of Government Relations at Potomac International Partners, Inc., a multidisciplinary consulting firm that matches ideas with needs and creates opportunities from challenges. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Bond was Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology, and from 2002 to 2003 served concurrently as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans. In his dual role, Mr. Bond worked closely with Secretary Evans to increase market access for U.S. goods and services and further advance America’s technological leadership at home and around the world. He oversaw the operations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Office of Technology Policy, and the National Technical Information Service. During his tenure, the Technology Administration was the pre-eminent portal between the federal government and the U.S. technology industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bond served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest online career site, and General Manager of Monster Government Solutions. Mr. Bond also served as Director of Federal Public Policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company; Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council; as Chief of Staff to the late Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA); Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs; Chief of Staff and Rules Committee Associate for Congressman Bob McEwen (R-OH); and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. Mr. Bond is a graduate of Linfield College in Oregon. During his 25-plus year career in Washington, Mr. Bond has been recognized for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and most recently as the CEO of TechAmerica, the largest technology advocacy association in the U.S. His professional accolades include: • Named to the Federal 100, the annual listing by Federal Computer Week of the most influential people in government technology; • Named one of the Top 50 Tech Leaders of 2003 by Scientific American magazine for his policy leadership around nanotechnology; • Elected Deputy Chair of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, a federation of more than 70 national technology associations around the world; • Named a Tech Titan in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual listing of tech leaders; and • Recognized by Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, as one of The Fabulous Fifty, a listing of the most powerful staff in Congress.

Advisory Board:

• Chuckie Reddy

Advisory Board Member

Chuckie Reddy is a senior finance professional with over 18 years experience in M&A finance and corporate development. He is currently Managing Director at a top 20 Fortune 500 global investment bank where he has been for the past 15 years. Mr. Reddy is also an active venture investor and is currently invested in over 15 unique private companies (seed through late-stage) across many sectors. Mr. Reddy has a B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia. “Rory’s growth strategy for nFusz includes an emphasis on complimentary, accretive acquisitions,” stated Mr. Reddy. “I’m very excited to work with him and the other professionals on team nFusz to identify, analyze, and structure those opportunities likely to create the greatest shareholder value. It’s an exciting time to be part of this amazing group of individuals. As a platform business, nFusz represents a remarkable opportunity. I have worked with many young, high-growth companies. I’m thrilled to be joining the advisory team and offer my financial and M&A expertise.”

• Jim Dubois

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Dubois served as Chief Information Officer at Microsoft from May 2013 through September 2017, where he was responsible for building, securing, and running Microsoft’s internal systems. During his 25-year tenure at Microsoft, Mr. DuBois also led Microsoft’s application, infrastructure, and security teams. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book about the lessons he learned during Microsoft’s transformation under CEO Satya Nadella: Six Word Lessons to Think Like a Modern-Day CIO. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. DuBois held senior executive positions at Accenture. Mr. DuBois has degrees in Computer Science and Business from the University of Washington. “The data collection and analytics capabilities of the nFusz interactive video platform are very impressive,” stated Mr. DuBois. “I see significant market opportunities for the nFusz platform, and I look forward to lending my support to Rory and the management team during this high-growth period in the company’s history.”

• Mory Watkins

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Watkins is a senior strategic financial executive and CFO with extensive successful experience in SaaS, high-growth, private equity-backed and venture-backed companies, as well as in the development and execution of successful roll-up strategies. His background also includes extensive M&A and corporate development work at four public companies, including new investment and portfolio company work at a private equity fund. Mr. Watkins is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, as well as Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where he earned an MBA in finance and accounting. “I understand very clearly what Rory and his exceptional leadership team intend to accomplish with nFusz, and I am excited to apply my knowledge and experience to help them achieve their growth and value creation goals,” stated Mr. Watkins.

• Lew Jaffe

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Jaffe has created over $1 billion in shareholder value during his roles as both a CEO and a board member at numerous public companies where he conceived and executed successful growth strategies. His notable roles and accomplishments include: CEO, PictureTel (PCTL), a NASDAQ-listed video-conferencing company; CEO, Oxford Media (OXMI), where Mr. Jaffe’s growth initiatives resulted in Oxford Media becoming the second largest video on-demand provider; Founder, MovieMe, the world’s first ultra-fast download service for Hollywood video content; President, Verso Technologies (VRSO); Former Lead Independent Director of Benihana (BNHN), where he led the take-private transaction; Inventor, with robust tech-related patent portfolio (mainly in telecom and content delivery) a.k.a. “The Godfather” of Videoconferencing; Clinical Professor and Entrepreneur in Residence, Loyola Marymount University, undergrad and MBA – (Professor of the Year 2016); Creator of The ONE DAY MBA® ; and Managing Director at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Jaffe attended University of Pennsylvania, earned a BS degree from La Salle University, and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business. “I’m thrilled to be joining such an innovative team,” stated Mr. Jaffe. “The use of video content in sales and marketing has been expanding at an explosive pace. The introduction of interactivity within video, as developed by Rory and his talented team at nFusz, represents the next evolution of video, and I’m very excited to be part of it.”

 • Erik Nielsen

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Nielsen has more than 20 years of senior executive level strategic planning, marketing, and advertising experience. At the intersection of marketing and technology, Erik’s agency career included roles with Fortune 500 companies Microsoft, Verizon, P&G, Nike, MasterCard, MSN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, XBOX, Yahoo, and eBay. He is currently Senior Director at Southwest Airlines, overseeing Marketing Strategy. Passionate about product development, Mr. Nielsen is a globally recognized game designer (“Game of the Year” nominee for LINQ™, Cannes France, 2010), and cofounder of the popular dating app, 2 Truths and a Lie™. He was previously Executive Director at Trailer Park, the largest entertainment marketer in the U.S., Director of Brand Strategy at Young & Rubicam, NY, and Co-Founder of McNulty Nielsen, Inc., a Los Angeles-based production facility. Mr. Nielsen is a lifelong tech enthusiast, having started his career at Accenture as a software developer. “I’ve been involved in leading-edge technology all of my professional career,” stated Erik Nielsen. “It’s not the technology itself that determines success and leadership status. It’s how the technology is deployed. And that’s what compelled me to become part of the nFusz team. They had the foresight to take a novel technology and deploy it a way that will have a meaningful impact on numerous industries for years to come. I’m excited to be part of this forward-thinking team.”

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OVERVIEW

Company Profile

Verb Technology Company, Inc. (OTCQB: FUSZ) [formerly nFusz, Inc.], is rapidly emerging as the market leader in interactive video data collection and analysis applications.  Verb provides customer relationship management, lead generation, and video marketing software applications under the brand name TAGG.  The Company’s proprietary and patent pending technology produces real-time, measurable results with customers reporting greater than 600% increases in conversion rates. The Company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) products are cloud-based, accessible on all mobile and desktop devices, and are available by subscription for individual and enterprise users. The Company’s technology is integrated into popular ERP, CRM, and marketing platforms, including Oracle NetSuite, Marketo, Salesforce, Odoo, and Microsoft among others.  The Company’s newest applications include TaggCRM, the premier mobile app for entrepreneurs; TaggMED, for the healthcare industry; TaggEDU, for the education industry; and TaggNGO, for non-profit organizations.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

 – SENIOR MANAGMENT – 

RORY J. CUTAIA, FOUNDERPRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Rory J. Cutaia began his career as an attorney at a major NYC law firm, representing world renowned entrepreneurs. With that background, Mr. Cutaia left the practice of law and set out to change the landscape of the telecom industry through a tech company start-up he founded called Telx. Telx went on to become the internationally recognized leader in the data center sector and still the de facto standard by which the world’s telecom carriers interconnect with one another. Mr. Cutaia assembled a top management team and over the course of only 6 years, took the business from a start-up to a successful sale and liquidity event priced at more than $215 million in cash, returning 18x invested capital to early investors.

As Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of Telx, Mr. Cutaia provided the vision for the Company’s strategic goals and objectives. Operating the business like a public reporting company, he created the processes by which he and his management team crafted the Company’s business plan, and then led the Company through its virtually flawless execution. He personally identified, negotiated and oversaw the successful integration of acquisitions, while at the same time engineered and implemented the policies, procedures, and processes that drove double digit organic growth, year over year. A truly hands-on CEO, Mr. Cutaia built a sales team, a marketing team, as well as technical support, customer satisfaction, HR, and finance departments. By employing new and innovative marketing strategies, Mr. Cutaia drove revenue, beat EBITDA targets and created an international reputation for Telx as the “best of the best”. Telx was sold again in 2015 for approximately $1.9 Billion.

 

After the sale of Telx, Mr. Cutaia became a partner and entrepreneur-in-residence in a NYC-based private equity fund, where he went on to create several other ventures, including a new technology to clean up toxic coal waste sites, and then launched a next-generation, fiber-optic network constructed along railroad rights of way, a ground-breaking, innovative deal he personally negotiated. Now as Founder & CEO of Los Angeles-based VERB, Mr. Cutaia has created what has been called the best new platform for consumer brand activation, CRM, and sales lead generation. Mr. Cutaia conceived the VERB concept, created the Company’s business plans and marketing strategies, and with more $2.8M of his own capital invested, personally financed R&D and all start-up costs. As CEO, Mr. Cutaia provides the vision and leadership for the management team, establishes the goals and objectives for the Company and the policies and procedures by which they are executed, remaining keenly focused on building stockholder value.

JEFF CLAYBORNE, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jeff Clayborne is Chief Financial Officer at VERB. Mr. Clayborne is an experienced finance professional with a proven record of driving growth and profit for both Fortune 100 as well as start-up companies. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of strategy, finance, business development, negotiation, and accounting. Mr. Clayborne earned his MBA from the University of Southern California, with high honors and began his career as a CPA at McGladrey & Pullen, then KPMG Peat Marwick. He then moved on to senior finance positions at The Walt Disney Company, including Senior Finance Manager at Walt Disney International, where he oversaw financial planning and analysis for the organization in 37 countries. Thereafter, Mr. Clayborne accepted a position at Universal Music Group where he was Vice President, Head of Finance & Business Development for Fontana, where he managed the financial planning and analysis of the sales and marketing division and led the business development department.

CHAD THOMAS, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Mr. Thomas has extensive engineering, technology, programming, and software development experience, and a proven track record of innovation and building for scale. Mr. Thomas’ background includes: Architect, designer and coder of MySpace, where he built the platform that accommodated rapid global growth for tens of millions of users; Co-Founder, architect, and CTO of Lifespeed, Inc., a revolutionary health and wellness data storage platform that allows families, medical professionals, and caretakers to safely store and share medical history data and participate in clinical trials; and CTO of Swarm Engineering, where he created the technology to allow edge IoT devices to work in a swarm to solve problems in a traditional cloud-based analytics architecture. Mr. Thomas began his career as an Airborne Ranger. Mr. Thomas studied electrical engineering at the University of Nebraska and has an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

 – INDEPENDENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS –

HONORABLE PHILLIP J. BOND, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS | GOVERNANCE & NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR

Phil Bond is President of Government Relations at D.C. consulting firm, Potomac International Partners, Inc. Mr. Bond is the former  Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology, a position he held from 2001 to 2005. He also served as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans during the period 2002 to 2003. In his dual role, Mr. Bond worked to advance America’s technological leadership at home and around the world.  He oversaw the operations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Office of Technology Policy, and the National Technical Information Service.  During his tenure, the Technology Administration was the pre-eminent portal between the federal government and the U.S. technology industry.

Mr. Bond also held positions at Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest online career site, as Senior Vice President of Government Relations, and General Manager of Monster Government Solutions.  Mr. Bond also served as Director of Federal Public Policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company; Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council; as Chief of Staff to the late Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA); as Chief of Staff and Rules Committee Associate for Congressman Bob McEwen (R-OH); and a role as Special Assistant and a role as Principal Deputy Assistant of the Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.

Mr. Bond is a graduate of Linfield College in Oregon.  During his 25-plus year career in Washington, Mr. Bond has been recognized for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and most recently as the CEO of TechAmerica, the largest technology advocacy association in the U.S. His professional accolades include:

  • Named to the Federal 100, the annual listing by Federal Computer Week of the most influential people in government technology;
  • Named one of the Top 50 Tech Leaders of 2003 by Scientific American magazine for his policy leadership around nanotechnology;
  • Elected Deputy Chair of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, a federation of more than 70 national technology

associations around the world;

  • Named a Tech Titan in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual listing of tech leaders; and
  • Recognized by Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, as one of The Fabulous Fifty, a listing of the most powerful staff in Congress.

JAMES P. GEISKOPF, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS | LEAD DIRECTOR | COMPENSATION COMMITTEE CHAIR

James P. Geiskopf became a director of VERB in May 2014, and serves as an independent director, as well as the Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Geiskopf has 32 years of experience leading major organizations. Mr. Geiskopf was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Budget Rent-a-Car of Fairfield California until 2007, when Mr. Geiskopf sold the franchise. Mr. Geiskopf served on the Board of Directors of Suisun Valley Bank and on the Board of Directors of Napa Valley Bancorp. Since 2014, Mr. Geiskopf has served on the Board of Directors of ICOx Innovations, Inc., a public company quoted on the OTC Markets Group Inc.’s OTCQB tier, where he is Lead Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

KENNETH S. CRAGUN, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS | AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR

Ken Cragun joined our Board of Directors on September 10, 2018. He was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee, as well as a member of the Compensation, Governance, and Nominating Committees. Mr. Cragun has more than 30 years of finance experience, leading major financing transactions, including IPOs, acquisitions, executing integration strategies, and building teams in more than 20 countries. His area of focus has been in the technology and digital marketing sectors, including SaaS model software companies, with CFO experience in multi-national businesses of up to $600 million in annual revenue..

Mr. Cragun served as Chief Financial Officer of several NASDAQ-listed companies: Local Corporation, from April 2009 to September 2016, which operated Local.com, a top 100 website; Modtech Holdings, Inc., from June 2006 to March 2009, a supplier of modular buildings; and CorVel Corporation, from January 2018 to September 2018, a $1.1B market cap company and a nationwide leader in technology driven risk management programs. Since October 2018, Mr. Cragun has served as the Chief Accounting Officer of DPW Holdings, Inc., a diversified holding company. Since January 2019, Mr. Cragun has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Alzamend Neuro, Inc., a biopharma company. Mr. Cragun also serves as a partner of Hardesty, LLC, a national executive services firm and has been a partner of its Southern California Practice since October 2016.

Mr. Cragun has broad business knowledge combined with strong technical skills related to GAAP accounting and SEC reporting. Mr. Cragun is two-time finalist for the Orange County Business Journal’s “CFO of the Year – Public Companies.” Mr. Cragun is also a CPA and began his professional career at Deloitte. Mr. Cragun earned his BS in Accounting from Colorado State University-Pueblo and his AAS in Business Management from Brigham Young University-Idaho.

 

 – ADVISORY BOARD – 

Jim DuBois

served as Chief Information Officer at Microsoft from May 2013 through September 2017, where he was responsible for building, securing, and running Microsoft’s internal systems. During his 25-year tenure at Microsoft, Mr. DuBois also led Microsoft’s application, infrastructure, and security teams. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book about the lessons he learned during Microsoft’s transformation under CEO Satya Nadella: Six Word Lessons to Think Like a Modern-Day CIO. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. DuBois held senior executive positions at Accenture. Mr. DuBois has degrees in Computer Science and Business from the University of Washington.

 

Mory Watkins

is a senior strategic financial executive and CFO with extensive successful experience in SaaS, high-growth, private equity-backed and venture-backed companies, as well as in the development and execution of successful roll-up strategies. His background also includes extensive M&A and corporate development work at four public companies, including new investment and portfolio company work at a private equity fund. Mr. Watkins is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, as well as Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where he earned an MBA in finance and accounting.

Tal Golan

is a creative, energetic, and seasoned business leader with broad-based technology experience. Mr. Golan  is Sr. Director – Success Cloud Product and Innovation at Salesforce.com, where he collaborates with leaders of the world’s largest enterprises to help them to navigate the complexities of continuous transformational change. As a founder, entrepreneur, investor, and technology inventor, Mr. Golan has grown businesses from the ground up. As a C-level executive, he has reinvigorated organizations to achieve new levels of value and sustainable growth. Mr. Golan’s experience in the tech sector includes software design & engineering, cloud computing, product management, mobility, messaging, cryptology, and large­-scale data storage and security. Mr. Golan is adept at bridging the communication gap that often exists between business and IT organizations in order to build high-performance teams that deliver exceptional bottom-line results. He describes himself as ‘a super-connector and innovation broker, on a personal and professional mission to unify and inspire everyone around me to create the impossible.’

Lewis Jaffe

has created over $1 billion in shareholder value during his roles as both a CEO and a board member at numerous public companies where he conceived and executed successful growth strategies. His notable roles and accomplishments include: CEO, PictureTel (PCTL), a NASDAQ-listed video-conferencing company; CEO, Oxford Media (OXMI), where Mr. Jaffe’s growth initiatives resulted in Oxford Media becoming the second largest video on-demand provider; Founder, MovieMe, the world’s first ultra-fast download service for Hollywood video content; President, Verso Technologies (VRSO); Former Lead Independent Director of Benihana (BNHN: NASDAQ), where he led the take-private transaction; Inventor, with robust tech-related patent portfolio (mainly in telecom and content delivery) a.k.a. “The Godfather” of Videoconferencing; Clinical Professor and Entrepreneur in Residence, Loyola Marymount University, undergrad and MBA (Professor of the Year 2016); Creator of The ONE DAY MBA®; and Managing Director at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Jaffe attended University of Pennsylvania, earned a BS degree from La Salle University, and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Chuckie Reddy

is a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, a large global investment bank, where he has been for the past 15 years. He focuses on providing unique financing solutions in all parts of the capital structure to companies focused on specialty finance. Before joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Reddy worked at Capital One Financial Corporation as Senior Associate in the internal M&A and Corporate Development Group.  Before joining the M&A group, Mr. Reddy worked in Capital One’s credit card division managing a large part of the Canadian business. Mr. Reddy is currently invested in over 15 unique private companies (seed through late-stage) across many sectors. He has served on a number of Advisory Boards for those investments. Mr. Reddy has a B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia.

Erik Nielson

has 20 plus years of strategic planning, marketing, and advertising experience. His career has been devoted to the intersection of marketing and technology, having advised numerous Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Verizon, P&G, Nike, MasterCard, MSN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, XBOX, Yahoo, and eBay.  He is currently Senior Director at Southwest Airlines, overseeing Marketing Strategy.  Passionate about product development, Mr. Nielson is a globally recognized game designer (“Game of the Year” nominee for LINQÔ, Cannes France, 2010), and co-founder of the popular dating app, 2Truths and a LieÔ.  He was previously Executive Director at Trailer Park, the largest entertainment marketer in the U.S., Director of Brand Strategy at Young & Rubicam, NY, and Co-Founder of McNulty Nielsen, Inc., a Los Angeles-based production facility. Mr. Nielson is a lifelong tech enthusiast, having started his career at Accenture as a software developer.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

• Rory Cutaia

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, and Chairman

Rory began his career as an attorney at a major NYC law firm, representing world-renowned entrepreneurs.  After many years in the legal profession, Rory changed the landscape of the telecom industry through a tech company start-up called Telx, which became the internationally recognized leader in the data center sector and the de facto standard, by which the world’s telecom carriers interconnect to one another, still today.  Rory provided the vision for the Company’s strategic goals and objectives, as well as directed all aspects of Telx’s activities and operations. During a course of six years, Rory led Telx from a start-up to a highly successful and lucrative sale of more than $200 million.  Following Telx, Rory became a partner and ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’ at a NYC private equity fund.

Today, as Founder & CEO of Hollywood-based, digital tech company Verb Technology Company, Inc. (formerly nFusz, Inc.), Rory and his team have re-invented what a customer relationship management (CRM), lead-gen tool should be in today’s video-centric business and social environment.  Their proprietary, next-generation interactive video technology is the core of their cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products. Verb provides customer relationship management, lead generation, and interactive video marketing software applications under the brand name TAGG.  The Company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) products are cloud-based, accessible on all mobile and desktop devices, and are available by subscription for individual and enterprise users.  The Company’s technology is integrated into popular ERP, CRM, and marketing platforms, including Oracle NetSuite, Marketo, Salesforce, Odoo, and Microsoft among others.  The Company’s newest applications include TaggCRM, the premier mobile app for entrepreneurs; TaggMED, for the healthcare industry; TaggEDU, for the education industry; and TaggNGO, for non-profit organizations.

Rory is also actively involved in many charitable endeavors. He founded the US Chapter of Innocence in Danger, a global organization dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of children who have been victims of trafficking.  He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of The New York Institute of Technology and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Shakespeare Center.

• Jimmy Geiskopf

Board of Directors, Lead Director

James P. Geiskopf became a director of nFüsz in May 2014, and as an independent director, is currently the Chair of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Geiskopf has 32 years of experience leading major organizations. Mr. Geiskopf was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Budget Rent-a-Car of Fairfield California until 2007 when he sold the franchise. Mr. Geiskopf served on the Board of Directors of Suisun Valley Bank and on the Board of Directors of Napa Valley Bancorp. Mr. Geiskopf has also served as an officer and director of several other publicly listed companies.

• Ken Cragun 

Board of Directors

BA highly regarded, strategic-thinking financial executive, comfortable in fast-growth and dynamic environments, Ken Cragun has more than 30-years experience leading major financing transactions, including IPOs, completing acquisitions and executing integration strategies, and building teams in more than 20 countries. Mr. Cragun has broad business knowledge combined with strong technical skills related to GAAP accounting and SEC reporting. His area of focus has been in the technology and digital marketing sectors, including SaaS model software companies, with CFO experience in multi-national businesses of up to $600 million in annual revenue. Mr. Cragun is currently Chief Financial Officer of CorVel Corporation, (NASDAQ: CRVL), a $1.1B market cap company and a nationwide leader in technology driven risk management programs. Mr. Cragun has been with CorVel since January 2018. He is also a CFO Partner at Hardesty, LLC, a national executive services firm since October 2016. Among his achievements prior to joining CorVel, Mr. Cragun served as chief financial officer of two NASDAQ-listed companies: Local Corporation, from April 2009 to September 2016, which operated Local.com, a U.S. top 100 website; and Modtech Holdings, Inc., from June 2006 to March 2009, a supplier of modular buildings. Mr. Cragun is also a CPA and began his professional career at Deloitte. Mr. Cragun earned his BS in Accounting from Colorado State University-Pueblo and his AAS in Business Management from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He is also a two-time finalist for the Orange County Business Journal “CFO of the Year” – Public Companies.

• Phil Bond

Board of Directors

About Honorable Phillip J. Bond Phil Bond is President of Government Relations at Potomac International Partners, Inc., a multidisciplinary consulting firm that matches ideas with needs and creates opportunities from challenges. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Bond was Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology, and from 2002 to 2003 served concurrently as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans. In his dual role, Mr. Bond worked closely with Secretary Evans to increase market access for U.S. goods and services and further advance America’s technological leadership at home and around the world. He oversaw the operations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Office of Technology Policy, and the National Technical Information Service. During his tenure, the Technology Administration was the pre-eminent portal between the federal government and the U.S. technology industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bond served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest online career site, and General Manager of Monster Government Solutions. Mr. Bond also served as Director of Federal Public Policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company; Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council; as Chief of Staff to the late Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA); Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs; Chief of Staff and Rules Committee Associate for Congressman Bob McEwen (R-OH); and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. Mr. Bond is a graduate of Linfield College in Oregon. During his 25-plus year career in Washington, Mr. Bond has been recognized for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and most recently as the CEO of TechAmerica, the largest technology advocacy association in the U.S. His professional accolades include: • Named to the Federal 100, the annual listing by Federal Computer Week of the most influential people in government technology; • Named one of the Top 50 Tech Leaders of 2003 by Scientific American magazine for his policy leadership around nanotechnology; • Elected Deputy Chair of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, a federation of more than 70 national technology associations around the world; • Named a Tech Titan in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual listing of tech leaders; and • Recognized by Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, as one of The Fabulous Fifty, a listing of the most powerful staff in Congress.

Advisory Board:

• Chuckie Reddy

Advisory Board Member

Chuckie Reddy is a senior finance professional with over 18 years experience in M&A finance and corporate development. He is currently Managing Director at a top 20 Fortune 500 global investment bank where he has been for the past 15 years. Mr. Reddy is also an active venture investor and is currently invested in over 15 unique private companies (seed through late-stage) across many sectors. Mr. Reddy has a B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia. “Rory’s growth strategy for nFusz includes an emphasis on complimentary, accretive acquisitions,” stated Mr. Reddy. “I’m very excited to work with him and the other professionals on team nFusz to identify, analyze, and structure those opportunities likely to create the greatest shareholder value. It’s an exciting time to be part of this amazing group of individuals. As a platform business, nFusz represents a remarkable opportunity. I have worked with many young, high-growth companies. I’m thrilled to be joining the advisory team and offer my financial and M&A expertise.”

• Jim Dubois

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Dubois served as Chief Information Officer at Microsoft from May 2013 through September 2017, where he was responsible for building, securing, and running Microsoft’s internal systems. During his 25-year tenure at Microsoft, Mr. DuBois also led Microsoft’s application, infrastructure, and security teams. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book about the lessons he learned during Microsoft’s transformation under CEO Satya Nadella: Six Word Lessons to Think Like a Modern-Day CIO. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. DuBois held senior executive positions at Accenture. Mr. DuBois has degrees in Computer Science and Business from the University of Washington. “The data collection and analytics capabilities of the nFusz interactive video platform are very impressive,” stated Mr. DuBois. “I see significant market opportunities for the nFusz platform, and I look forward to lending my support to Rory and the management team during this high-growth period in the company’s history.”

• Mory Watkins

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Watkins is a senior strategic financial executive and CFO with extensive successful experience in SaaS, high-growth, private equity-backed and venture-backed companies, as well as in the development and execution of successful roll-up strategies. His background also includes extensive M&A and corporate development work at four public companies, including new investment and portfolio company work at a private equity fund. Mr. Watkins is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, as well as Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where he earned an MBA in finance and accounting. “I understand very clearly what Rory and his exceptional leadership team intend to accomplish with nFusz, and I am excited to apply my knowledge and experience to help them achieve their growth and value creation goals,” stated Mr. Watkins.

• Lew Jaffe

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Jaffe has created over $1 billion in shareholder value during his roles as both a CEO and a board member at numerous public companies where he conceived and executed successful growth strategies. His notable roles and accomplishments include: CEO, PictureTel (PCTL), a NASDAQ-listed video-conferencing company; CEO, Oxford Media (OXMI), where Mr. Jaffe’s growth initiatives resulted in Oxford Media becoming the second largest video on-demand provider; Founder, MovieMe, the world’s first ultra-fast download service for Hollywood video content; President, Verso Technologies (VRSO); Former Lead Independent Director of Benihana (BNHN), where he led the take-private transaction; Inventor, with robust tech-related patent portfolio (mainly in telecom and content delivery) a.k.a. “The Godfather” of Videoconferencing; Clinical Professor and Entrepreneur in Residence, Loyola Marymount University, undergrad and MBA – (Professor of the Year 2016); Creator of The ONE DAY MBA® ; and Managing Director at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Jaffe attended University of Pennsylvania, earned a BS degree from La Salle University, and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business. “I’m thrilled to be joining such an innovative team,” stated Mr. Jaffe. “The use of video content in sales and marketing has been expanding at an explosive pace. The introduction of interactivity within video, as developed by Rory and his talented team at nFusz, represents the next evolution of video, and I’m very excited to be part of it.”

 • Erik Nielsen

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Nielsen has more than 20 years of senior executive level strategic planning, marketing, and advertising experience. At the intersection of marketing and technology, Erik’s agency career included roles with Fortune 500 companies Microsoft, Verizon, P&G, Nike, MasterCard, MSN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, XBOX, Yahoo, and eBay. He is currently Senior Director at Southwest Airlines, overseeing Marketing Strategy. Passionate about product development, Mr. Nielsen is a globally recognized game designer (“Game of the Year” nominee for LINQ™, Cannes France, 2010), and cofounder of the popular dating app, 2 Truths and a Lie™. He was previously Executive Director at Trailer Park, the largest entertainment marketer in the U.S., Director of Brand Strategy at Young & Rubicam, NY, and Co-Founder of McNulty Nielsen, Inc., a Los Angeles-based production facility. Mr. Nielsen is a lifelong tech enthusiast, having started his career at Accenture as a software developer. “I’ve been involved in leading-edge technology all of my professional career,” stated Erik Nielsen. “It’s not the technology itself that determines success and leadership status. It’s how the technology is deployed. And that’s what compelled me to become part of the nFusz team. They had the foresight to take a novel technology and deploy it a way that will have a meaningful impact on numerous industries for years to come. I’m excited to be part of this forward-thinking team.”

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