SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- YouChange Holdings Corp ("youchange™") (OTCBB:YCNG), a leading Community for electronics collection, e-waste tracking, and re-Commerce, today announced that sustainability executive, Derrick Mains joins the youchange management team as EVP of Business Development and Operations.
"I am very pleased and excited to join the youchange team. In current economic conditions I believe that a company that can turn unused stuff into cash is poised to make a big impact. Take that same company and add to it a strong sustainability play and you have youchange. Youchange has a proven business model that is ready for scalability both domestically and internationally. I look forward to leveraging my contacts and experience and taking the business to the next level."
A 2010 Green Pioneer award winner, Derrick Mains is a proven entrepreneur with a deep knowledge of recycling and sustainability initiatives. His experience includes the development of a number of technology platforms that improve corporate efficiency and apply principles of social learning. Derrick has extensive experience in corporate business development, sales management, traditional and cause marketing, social media, web-based lead generation, technology, licensing, finance, fund-raising, logistics and supply chain development.
Derrick has served as the Vice President of Business Development for AmberAlert.com and Pets911.com and was the driving force behind a number of producer responsibility/green initiatives including trans-organizational partnerships with global oil companies as the Vice President of Energy Reclamation Initiatives with Earth911.com 1-800-CLEANUP.
Mains is the co-founder and former CEO of GreenNurture.com, a Software-as-a-Service application that fosters and gauges behavioral and attitudinal changes within the workplace around sustainability initiatives. Additionally Derrick sits on the board of The Green Chamber, advises B100, the first environmentally friendly beverage product, writes for a number of leading environmental publications and hosts Your Triple Bottom Line Radio.
"We are assembling an outstanding group of leaders in sustainability and business to leverage and execute the youchange platform which will allow us to accelerate our revenue and business operations. I look forward to the great opportunities, strategic partnerships and rapid execution that Derrick will bring to youchange," stated Jeffrey Rassas, Chairman & CEO of YouChange Holdings Corp.
"It starts with you…and ends in change."
About YouChange Holdings Corp
YouChange Holdings Corp is an early stage development and acquisition company focused on the collection, purchase, refurbishment, and resale of used consumer electronics to both consumers and business markets. The youchange™ platform includes paying cash and reward points to businesses and consumers for their used electronics; refurbishing and recycling those products; and the sale and re-Commerce of these products, as well as licensing of proprietary data through its back-end enterprise management software as a service platform. Some of these products include laptops, computers, cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, mp3 players, calculators, external drives, game consoles, digital cameras, streaming media devices, tablet e-readers, batteries and camera lenses.
This document contains forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks, assumptions and uncertainties include: the ability of the Company to raise capital, the ability to complete systems within currently estimated time frames and budgets; the ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving and price-competitive marketplace; changes in the nature of telecommunications regulation in the United States and other countries; changes in business strategy; the successful integration of newly acquired businesses; the impact of technological change; and other risks referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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