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RippleNami to Provide Mapping Services for NHS

RIPPLENAMI, INC. ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT WITH NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE MAPPING SERVICES FOR NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE – VETERAN SERVICES

Company Selected as Premiere Mapping Platform across United Kingdom

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  …  March 22, 2016  …  RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families’ Research to provide a premiere mapping platform for United Kingdom-based National Health Service (NHS) – Veteran Services.  The NHS Veteran Services Commissioning Team facilitates healthcare and support services to 2.8 million veterans across the UK.

Working within the framework of the National Veteran’s Information Services and Network (N-VISioN), the entity created to facilitate this effort, the involved parties will utilize RippleNami’s proprietary mobile app and web-based portal to integrate data from government and private databases, making relevant resources easily accessible to UK veterans and their families.  The primary goal is to greatly simplify access to all services afforded to veterans and their families.  This includes easy-to-use icons containing locations of hospitals, substance abuse clinics, education centers, financial assistance, employment help, housing and shelters.

“A key philosophy is to connect the unconnected, and to give service users opportunities to make informed choices.  This will also provide all those who work within the ex-armed forces sector access to a comprehensive directory of all services via a simple and intuitive app.  In addition to the primary goals of the project, we are also looking to customize the app for all organizations that use it.  The app has the ability to communicate in real time to service users and co-workers,” stated Dr. Matthew Kiernan, co-founder of N-VISioN.

Political support for the project was secured on behalf of RippleNami from Parliament members Johny Mercer M.P. of Plymouth, England and Rishi Sunak M.P. of Richmond, England.  In his role within Parliament, Mercer has made the modernizing and online availability of veteran services a priority while Sunak emphasized interest in a holistic community-driven approach to veteran care.  

The first region to be implemented will be the Northeast region of England, which includes York, Leeds and Newcastle.  The next stage of the project will be to secure national funding so the application can be phased in to six other UK regions, including Northwest England, Southwest England and Southeast England, as well as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, by the end of 2016.  

“We are extremely honored to be working with NHS, Northumbria University and N-VISioN, with the support of MP Mercer and MP Sunak.  Veterans need myriad support services, and their ability to access this data quickly, easily and efficiently in the palm of their hands will change the ways in which UK vets get the assistance they need and deserve,” explained Phil Gahn, RippleNami co-founder and chief business development officer.

To better facilitate execution of this agreement, RippleNami plans to open an office in Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, in May 2016.  This presence will complement RippleNami’s global efforts and its ability to improve the world through social good.

 

About Northumbria University

The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research is a collective of academics, service providers and service users with an interest in improving the health and social wellbeing of veterans and their families.  The hub has evolved from the interests of Dr. Matthew Kiernan, Lieutenant Commander RN(Q) retired and Dr. Mick Hill.  It has established itself through an evolutionary process attracting and welcoming anyone with a genuine interest in its vision.  They openly welcome visionary and innovative research that helps improve and understand the complexities that our veterans and their families experience.  A fundamental principle of the hub is collaboration in research for the benefit of others.  For more information about Northumbria University, visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/business-services/engage-with-us/the-northern-hub-for-military-veterans-and-families-research.

 

About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change.  RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations.  The Company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises,nonprofits and emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhancedcollaboration.  With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

RippleNami Helps Two East African Enterprise Companies Better Serve Customers

RippleNami, Inc. Delivers Real-time, Actionable Big Data Visualization to Help Two East African Enterprise Companies Better Serve Customers

Nehemiah & Williams and Aero-Pioneer among First Customers to be Supported out of the Company’s New Nairobi Office

NAIROBI, Kenya (March 14, 2016)— RippleNami, Inc., a cloud-based visualization platform, announced today that East Africa-based enterprise companies Nehemiah & Williams and Aero-Pioneer of Africa (APA) are adopting RippleNami’s unique big data mapping solution to optimize customer service, enhance operational efficiency and improve productivity. Both companies will be supported from RippleNami’s new corporate office in Nairobi, Kenya, which opened this month to better meet the needs of innovative businesses, non-governmental organizations and educational institutions in East Africa and the Middle East.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Nehemiah & Williams is a software technology company that specializes in electronic payments and mobile advertising. The company is adopting the RippleNami platform to enable its customers to visualize big data related to utilities and infrastructure, political activities and government programs.

“We began to realize that data mining was the bridge we needed to build between mobile advertising and electronic payments, and RippleNami is helping us do just that,” said Atudo Ayodo, mobile advertising and electronic payments consultant at Nehemiah & Williams. “With RippleNami we will be able to provide our customers a visual representation of detailed information which should reveal patterns they have never noticed. Nehemiah & Williams is walking the talk with RippleNami when it comes to data-driven technology solutions in areas where obtaining data has previously been a challenge.”

Aero-Pioneer of Africa is a leading provider of air logistics and services to NGOs, governments and private corporations in East Africa and neighboring countries. By leveraging RippleNami’s cost-effective, multi-layered data consolidation and visualization technology, APA will be able to better serve its customers by providing them real-time field information and ensuring enhanced accuracy and efficiency of air logistics operations.

“We are excited to see our game-changing platform adopted by innovative companies Nehemiah & Williams and Aero-Pioneer,” stated Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and co-founder of RippleNami. “With virtually limitless applications, RippleNami gives these and other enterprises the opportunity to put the power of big data, sophisticated cloud-based technology and advanced visual representations of vast quantities of information directly into the hands of their clients.”

RippleNami’s new Nairobi office, located in the Rahimtulla Tower on Upper Hill Road, is strategically positioned alongside Abari Communications, the fourth largest telecommunications firm in Kenya and a channel partner of RippleNami. 

“With continued growth in the East African economy and companies’ thirst for advanced technology solutions to combat the unique challenges of doing business in the region, establishing our new presence in Kenya serves as a foundational component of our strategic growth plan,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer of RippleNami. “Our new customer relationships in the region demonstrate our continued momentum and confirm our belief that RippleNami has the power to help advance social and civic development.”

About Nehemiah & Williams

Nehemiah & Williams is a software technology company that specializes in software development, electronic payments, mobile advertising and data mining. The company’s mission is to change how organizations engage payment technology to create enterprise value. Their team of experts offers partnerships that work to build high performance software products, technology platforms and development practices by implementing data driven methodologies. With office space in Kenya, the company is able to serve a wide variety of African partners, including Kenya Commercial Bank, Sendy, Africa Inland Mission, Solo Payments, Poa Pay, Safaricom, Comz Africa, Softcall, GH4HUB, Mobikash, etc. For more information about Nehemiah & Williams, visit www.nehemiahandwilliams.com

About Aero-Pioneer

Aero-Pioneer Group is a leading provider of air logistics and services in East Africa and neighboring countries, providing services to NGOs, governments and private corporations. The company’s own specialized and strategically selected fleet is augmented with fixed wing and rotary aircraft from a portfolio of well-established regional and international airline partners to provide customers fast, cost effective, and reliable cargo solutions for projects of any size. With offices in Uganda, Zanzibar, Kenya, UAE, South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi and the USA, as well as an upcoming office in Central African Republic, Aero-Pioneer Group offers a unique blend of international expertise, regional presence and local know-how. For more information about Aero-Pioneer, visit www.aero-pioneer.com.

About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily-accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, universities, nonprofits and emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

RippleNami, Inc. to Present at Roth Capital Partners

RIPPLENAMI, INC. TO PRESENT AT ROTH CAPITAL PARTNERS 28th

ANNUAL GROWTH STOCK CONFERENCE

SAN DIEGO, Calif. … March 10, 2016… RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a map- based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today that its management will present at ROTH Capital Partners’ Annual Growth Stock Conference, to be held March 13th – 16th, 2016, at the Ritz Carlton, located at 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, in Dana Point, Calif.

Phil Gahn, RippleNami co-founder and chief business development officer and Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer, will present the RippleNami corporate story on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:20 A.M., local time.

More than 500 public and private companies and approximately 1,000 investors are expected to attend the three-day conference. The conference will feature presentations from growth companies engaged in the business services, consumer services, cleantech and industrial growth, energy, healthcare, oil and gas, mining, technology and media sectors. Each participating company will present for 20 minutes, followed by a breakout question and answer session.

Newport Beach, Calif.-based ROTH Capital Partners, LLC is a privately held, relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors.

About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The Company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, universities, nonprofits and emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

 

RippleNami, Inc. Names Jaye Connolly-LaBelle President and Chief Executive Officer and Kendra Berger Chief Financial Officer

RippleNami, Inc. Names Jaye Connolly-LaBelle President and Chief Executive Officer and Kendra Berger Chief Financial Officer

Executive Leadership Promotion and Appointment Positions the Company for Continued Success in Big Data and Mapping Technology Space

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today that the board of directors has appointed Jaye Connolly-LaBelle president and chief executive officer and Kendra Berger chief financial officer.

“I am honored to lead RippleNami as it further embarks on its quest to connect people with real-time, easily-accessible information around the world through cutting-edge technology. I look forward to the positive change RippleNami can affect worldwide through its technology and expertise”

Connolly-LaBelle served as RippleNami’s president and chief operating officer from March 2015 to January 2016 and was promoted to assume the CEO role, effective immediately. She succeeds Bill VanDeWeghe, who will remain on RippleNami’s board of directors as its newly appointed co-chairman.

Connolly-LaBelle brings a 30-year proven track record for both turning around as well as building successful companies, specifically those engaged in the disruptive technology arena. Her expertise lies in strategic direction and oversight of senior management, operations, finance, mergers and acquisitions and business development. In her new role, she will oversee management of the Company including operations, sales, marketing, finance and development.

Prior to joining RippleNami, Connolly-LaBelle was president and chief executive officer at PathCentral, a medical technology company in the global pathology space. She turned the company around and helped position the sale of its assets and intellectual property to XIFIN, Inc., a financial cloud computing company involved in healthcare diagnostics. Earlier, Connolly-LaBelle served as president and chief executive officer at A-Life Medical, Inc., the pioneer and leading provider of computer-assisted coding products and services for the healthcare industry, which was acquired by UnitedHealth Group while under Connolly-LaBelle’s management direction. Connolly also was vice president of business development of mergers and acquisitions at InSight Health Corp., a Lake Forest, Calif.-based nationwide diagnostic imaging leader. In 2009, Connolly-LaBelle was named CFO of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal and in 2010, she was cited as the Most Admired CEO by the same publication. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University.

Concurrent with Connolly-LaBelle’s promotion, the Company named Kendra Berger to the post of chief financial officer. Berger, a certified public accountant, is a seasoned financial executive with more than 25 years of experience. She has headed the finance function across a range of both private and public companies engaged in the technology, bio-technology and entertainment sectors. During the course of her career, as a public company CFO, she led a variety of debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings while also implementing and maintaining compliance activities customary to those organizations with public company status.

Prior to joining RippleNami, Berger was chief financial officer and corporate secretary at NTN Buzztime, Inc., a leading, social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. In this capacity, she handled all financial functions and compliance matters for this publicly traded company. Prior, she was executive director of finance and controller for Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Corp., a role in which she handled accounting, financial reporting, cash management, compliance and several other operational functions relating to finance. She has also held various board seats for nonprofit organizations in the San Diego area. Berger earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Accounting from Ohio University.

“As co-founder of this rapidly growing, dynamic technology organization, I am pleased with these leadership changes and excited about what the future holds for our Company. Both Jaye and Kendra are seasoned experts in their respective areas, who bring energy and vision coupled with deep knowledge for growing technology companies to RippleNami. I am confident they will help take our Company to the next level, and look forward to the contributions they will make in their new roles,” said Phil Gahn, RippleNami co-founder and chief business development officer.

“I am honored to lead RippleNami as it further embarks on its quest to connect people with real-time, easily-accessible information around the world through cutting-edge technology. I look forward to the positive change RippleNami can affect worldwide through its technology and expertise,” Connolly-LaBelle said.

“Furthermore, we are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Kendra as RippleNami’s new CFO. Her decades of hands-on experience leading both finance and related administrative functions at fast-paced, private companies as well as publicly traded entities in the technology, bio-tech and entertainment industries, make her the perfect candidate for the role with RippleNami and will bode well for our continued success. At the same time, we thank Bill for the efforts he put forth in shaping RippleNami early on including setting the right tone, establishing the right energy and developing the right foundation for success. He has been instrumental in helping with RippleNami’s formation over the past year,” she added.

About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily-accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The Company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, universities, nonprofits and emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visitwww.ripplenami.com.

Contacts

RippleNami
Phil Gahn, 760-822-3456
Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer
phil@ripplenami.com

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