SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mobilis Networks Ltd (Mobilis), a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company delivering mobile payments and commerce solutions globally, announced the appointment of Michael Nieset, a Partner with Heidrick & Struggles, to its board of directors. Based in Silicon Valley, Michael is a member of the firm's global CEO and Board Services Practice. During his twelve-year tenure with the firm, he has led a number of the firm's global practices, including the Technology Practice, Internet & Digital Media Practice, and Software Practice. His practice area is focused on mid- and large-cap companies, both public and private equity-backed, and selectively with high growth early stage companies.
"As a Director, Michael brings a wealth of experience at a time of rapid global growth for Mobilis," said Rod Olsen, Chairman of Mobilis. "His capability and expertise, particularly in the US technology sector, will assist us in managing Mobilis' rapid organizational growth. Michael's experience and relationships across the technology industry will be enormously helpful in building and enhancing the company's strategic relationships with its global customers and partners."
Mobilis is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company providing an end-to-end solution for mobile banking, payments, and mobile wallets across the developing and emerging markets enabling customers to transact with a mobile device at any point of sale. Mobilis is a strategic partner of VeriFone Systems Inc. (NYSE: PAY; "VeriFone).
"We are delighted that Michael is joining the Board at such an exciting time," said Chris Jones founder and CEO of Mobilis. "The breadth and depth of Michael's experience, especially in the area of building world-class executive leadership teams and boards of directors for technology and media companies, makes him an invaluable addition to our board. His long tenure working with high growth technology companies that have pioneered disruptive technologies will provide a much welcomed perspective to the board as it aids the executive team through this massive growth cycle."
"Mobilis' solutions are transforming mobile banking and payments, at a pace and in a way that the market has never experienced," said Michael Nieset. "This is an opportunity to work with a group of visionaries who have created a differentiated solution that will transform how money is used, unleashing economic growth in emerging economies and newfound mobile wallet convenience around the world. I'm thrilled to be a part of the team."
About Mobilis Networks Limited (www.mobilis.com)
Mobilis Networks is a Software-as-a-Service company providing an end to end solution for mobile banking, payments and money across the developing and emerging markets enabling customers to pay, buy, bank and remit money with a mobile device at the point of sale.
Mobilis technologies bridge the gap between mobile wallet and payment solutions and the point of sale, thereby enabling banks, financial service providers ("FSPs"), mobile network operators ("MNOs") and existing payment technology providers to connect with their customers anywhere in the world, at any time.
About VeriFone Systems, Inc. (www.verifone.com)
VeriFone Systems, Inc. ("VeriFone") (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.
About Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. (www.heidrick.com)
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. For 60 years, Heidrick & Struggles has focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through its relationships with clients and executives worldwide. Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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