Breaking Tech News: NXT-ID (OTCQB: NXTD) Announces Appointment of Daniel Sharkey to its Board of Directors
ATMI executive becomes NXT-ID's 3rd independent director as Company files for NASDAQ application
SHELTON, Conn. - June 23, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, today announced the appointment of Daniel Sharkey as an independent director of the firm, effective immediately. Mr. Sharkey's appointment expands the Board to 4 directors, 3 of whom are independent directors. As a financial expert, Mr. Sharkey will chair the Company's Audit committee and become a member of the Compensation and Nominating committees.
"Dan's 36 years of broad experience with finance and business development for technology companies will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors," said Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of Nxt-ID. "We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefitting from his judgment and counsel. This is an important step for us following our NASDAQ application last week."
Dan Sharkey was Executive Vice President of Business Development of ATMI, a publicly traded semi-conductor company from 2007 to 2014, and was responsible for expanding ATMI markets and long-term growth potential by identifying and delivering new strategic and product opportunities. Mr. Sharkey joined ATMI as Chief Financial Officer in April 1990 and continued in that position with the additional responsibilities as Treasurer and Secretary until 2007. ATMI was sold to Entegris in 2014 for $1.15 billion.
Before joining ATMI, Mr. Sharkey was Vice President of Finance for Adage, Inc., a publicly traded computer graphics manufacturer, from 1987-1990. From 1983-1987, he was Corporate Controller for CGX Corporation a venture capital-backed, privately held computer graphics manufacturer that merged with Adage, Inc. in 1987. From 1978 to 1983, Mr. Sharkey worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the Boston office of KPMG Peat Marwick.
Mr. Sharkey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
NXT-ID is preparing for shipment of its Wocket™ SmartWallet in September 2014. Wocket™ is a smart wallet in the same vein as the smart phone and smart watch. NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices. Wocket™ is a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.
Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket™. More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. can also be stored on Wocket™.
The Wocket retails for $149.99. Advance order a Wocket at: http://www.wocketwallet.com
About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World
NXT-ID, Inc.'s (OTCQB: NXTD) innovative MobileBio™ solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio™ suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms led by the Wocket™ ; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.wocketwallet.com
NXT-ID's wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification and has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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