SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 28, 2011/ - Safe Communications, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SGTB) announced today that financing expert John H. Bluher will serve as its new Chairman, Board of Directors. Bluher was named to Safe Communications' Advisory Board in March. Bluher will replace Les Ottolenghi, who resigned due to pressing family obligations and to devote more time to his company, Fuzebox, Inc. Ottolenghi has agreed to serve as Advisor to assist the company in establishing appropriate strategic partnerships. The company wishes to thank Les for his dedicated service as Chairman and welcomes his ongoing role as adviser.
Bluher has specialized in investment management and corporate governance as well as most aspects related to private equity and hedge fund creation. Following his service as Senior Counsel for the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bluher served in various capacities in several major investment firms, including general counsel and corporate secretary and director of risk management of Knight Trading Group, and vice president, regional and divisional Counsel at Prudential Securities, Inc.
Since September 2010, Mr. Bluher has provided consulting services as a managing director of AFH Holding & Advisory LLC, a leading financial advisory and management consultant firm and affiliate of AFH. Mr. Bluher is responsible for managing transactions, business development, developing corporate governance standards and corporate structuring for companies. Since December 2009, Mr. Bluher assisted in raising capital, marketing and co-managed Coachman Energy Funds at Caddis Capital, LLC, a private equity portfolio focused on oil and gas investments. From February 2010 to August 2010, Mr. Bluher acted as investment banker and special financial advisor to the AARP Mutual Fund Board of Trustees in a platform divestiture. From December 2007 to May 2009, Mr. Bluher served as managing director and general counsel at Lehman Brothers, Inc.'s investment management division. Mr. Bluher also served as global chief legal and compliance officer and managing director of Neuberger Berman during this period. From August 2004 to June 2007, Mr. Bluher served as general counsel and director of risk at Janus Capital, Inc. From June 2002 to July 2004, Mr. Bluher served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary and director of risk management of Knight Trading Group. From January 2001 to May 2002, Mr. Bluher served as senior vice president and global chief compliance officer for Prudential Securities, Inc. From October 1997 to January 2001, Mr. Bluher served as general counsel and chief compliance officer of Sun America, Inc. From 1992 – 1997, Mr. Bluher served as senior vice president, regional and divisional Counsel at Prudential Securities, Inc. From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Bluher was senior counsel for the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Bluher holds a Bachelor of Science and a J.D. degree from the University of Wyoming and holds FINRA Series 7, Series 24 and Series 14 licenses. He has served on the boards of Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc., ICI Mutual Insurance Company, the NASDAQ Chairman's Advisory Board, Cherry Hills Founders Group, Inc., and the University of Wyoming, College of Law Advisory Board. Mr. Bluher is a frequent speaker at financial services industry meetings and conferences.
John Venners, President of Safe Communications stated: Together with our successful beta launch we are now extremely well positioned to aggressively move our principal product, MouseMail.com, into the marketplace with John Bluher at the helm. Bluher, as Chairman of the Board, will provide the company with the necessary leadership to manage our growth, public profile and future strategy while Ottolenghi devotes more of his available time to ensure our company will obtain maximum exposure and industry support.
About Safe Communications:
Safe Communications, Inc. provides open and secure family communications that are in step with today's advances in social media. While protecting our most precious asset, our children, our systems are designed to enhance the quality and frequency of day-to-day communications among family members. We allow users to experience the marvel of advanced technology without fear or danger.
Safe Communications' products, led by MouseMail.com, are designed for the modern family on the go. Early detection devices warn parents of potential abuse and inappropriate content, allowing secure, open exchange with loved ones and friends. Just as your child is not allowed to enjoy a ride in the car without a seat belt, Safe Communications designs products so that your children can enjoy the electronic ride without being exposed to potential harm or abuse. For more information, contact: [email protected] or visit us online at www.mousemail.com.
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