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Rebecca and Kirk Treece Open Minuteman Press Franchise in Missoula, Montana

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Rebecca and Kirk Treece are the new owners of Minuteman Press in Missoula located at 2100 South Avenue West. They bought the long-running independent printing business Advertiser Montana Printing, which has a 40-year history in Missoula, and are now operating as a Minuteman Press franchise. Rebecca says, “It is a real honor to become part of Missoula’s thriving business community. The Palmers (former owners) had a 40-year long relationship with this community and their loyal customers have welcomed us and trusted us with their service, which has given us a great start here in Missoula.” She continues, “We are enjoying the opportunity to help others promote and grow their business. Getting the word out to the community that we are so much more than just a copy center has been key! We have been out meeting new people, marketing, and making connections through the Missoula Chamber of Commerce and BNI groups. Over the course of these six months, people have been welcoming and genuinely happy for us when we tell them about our new venture. Many have stopped by for a tour and have been responsive to learning more about the services we provide.” One of the ways Rebecca is looking to stand out as a new business owner is by expanding on the products and services offered by Minuteman Press and educating clients on what is in high demand right now. She explains, “Our high-demand products are business cards, menus, point of sale products like invoices and forms, and medical facility materials. As businesses open up, the demand for envelopes, letterhead, and other consumables has grown. Being part of Minuteman Press family has given us a huge opportunity to share with customers our expanded line of products like mailing, signage, apparel, and promotional items. It has really given us the ability to help people promote their business.” “Missoula is a growing, vibrant, and diverse community that includes the University of Montana. We are sitting on the confluence of three beautiful rivers, between two amazing national parks. Owning a business for me is all about making connections. My goal is to help people market their business so they can use their unique skills to serve their clients. These growing businesses make our community stronger and I am proud to be part of that.” -Rebecca Treece, owner, Minuteman Press Missoula (formerly Advertiser Montana Printing) Career Transition Prior to Minuteman Press, Rebecca and Kirk had varying careers. Rebecca shares, “Before owning my own business, I was utilizing my teaching degree as a vision therapist at an optometry office in Missoula, working with children and adults to improve their visual skills. My husband Kirk was previously a financial and operational manager for a large company. He and I also own a franchise of Fish Window Cleaning and Sunbelt Business Brokerage. We are familiar with business and the franchise concept, but were really drawn to the Minuteman Press structure, training, support and record of success.” While Rebecca and Kirk have experience owning a business, they had never been involved in the printing industry before. Minuteman Press really helped them fill those knowledge gaps and was crucial in finding the right business for them to buy through their special conversion program that connects sellers of independent print shops with qualified buyers. Rebecca says, “Advertiser Montana Printing was an independent print shop that had been in business for 40 years and they had a very loyal base of long-standing customers. An established customer base was the opportunity we were looking for when buying a new business. Our goal is 100% retention and we have worked diligently to meet and develop relationships with each customer. We hit the ground running and it gave us an opportunity to get experience across the board. Our local Minuteman Press field representatives were able to train us on every aspect of the business, which gave us the confidence to meet the demands of our customers.” “The support from Minuteman Press has been exceptional. The training was very comprehensive, and we felt like we were well-prepared for starting up and getting straight to work. We also know exactly who to call when we have a question or issue to manage. The network of Minuteman Press is amazing in the way that everyone is there for you at any time and in any capacity that you need. The expertise of the training and the continual mentoring are the powerful tools we need to succeed.” Owning a Business vs. Having a Job Reflecting on her experiences as an employee and as a business owner, Rebecca shares her insights on the key differences between the two. “As an employee, you work hard and serve the customer. However, you have very little control over the direction of the business. As business owners, we have the power to create the type of business we want and control its presence in the community.” As for Minuteman Press in Missoula, Rebecca and Kirk know exactly where they want to go. She says, “Our goal is to become the premier printing and advertising design company in Missoula and the Greater Northwestern Montana area. We want to develop the reputation for supplying the highest quality products and having superior customer service. We strive to make Minuteman Press in Missoula the place to go for all advice and services. The main lesson Minuteman Press impressed upon me is that if you do not like the current state of your business, change it! Get up, get out there, market, make connections, and grow your business. We have been given the tools and the support to create something great and that is extremely exciting for us.” When asked about the rewards of owning her own business, Rebecca answers, “We are truly fortunate to have a highly skilled and dedicated staff and I love coming in every day to work side-by-side with these incredible people. It is personally rewarding to create a workplace that fosters teamwork and allows employees to create and take pride in their work. It is also very satisfying to develop quality relationships with customers and members of the community.” She continues, “Professionally, our goals are to grow this business significantly over the next year and become more involved members of the community. Business ownership has many challenges but the rewards are well worth it. Owning our own business allows us to balance our work and home lives and gives us the power to make the right decisions for our future.” Minuteman Press in Missoula is located at 2100 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59801. For more information, call (406) 728-5200 or visit their website: https://missoula-mt.minutemanpress.com. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Independent printers looking to sell their printing business can learn more about Minuteman Press International's conversion program at http://bit.ly/minutemanpressconversions. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

July 26, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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TEAM HUDDLE TACKLES INEFFECTIVE MEETINGS WITH LAUNCH OF AI-POWERED SCHEDULING PLATFORM

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Team Huddle, an AI-powered tech company focused on the future of work, is tackling a major problem we all face: ineffective meetings. To solve this, its platform positions people to do their best work by prioritizing their unique schedules and preferences, which will improve business performance and productivity. By putting people first, Team Huddle equips users with a solution that helps them do better in both their professional and personal lives. Today Team Huddle announced the public beta launch of ScheduleIQ, the world’s first scheduling platform built around people and how they work best. Compatible with Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook on desktop and mobile, Team Huddle meets workers where they are to reform meetings, improve business and personal productivity, and promote well-being. Team Huddle’s ScheduleIQ is now available for public user access here. ScheduleIQ isn’t about identifying when you’re available, it’s about identifying the best time for you. Its intelligent people-centric features include: A quick and simple onboarding: Leverages information such as employment type and personal preferences to help set up a personally optimized scheduling system. ScheduleScore™: Measures work-life balance, burnout meter and more, so people can track their progress in real-time and compare their schedule to others. SmartScheduler™: Eliminates the back-and-forth of email scheduling and finds the optimal time for any meeting in seconds by analyzing meeting data to provide intelligent recommendations. “At Team Huddle, we believe that people shouldn’t be holding meetings for the sake of holding meetings. Time is a precious resource that we always want more of, so we need to use it effectively,” said Rob Smith, founder at Team Huddle. “Meetings should be enhancers, not inhibitors to our work productivity. There are plenty of tools out there to hold more meetings, but now people need solutions to hold meetings that actually empower them to collaborate productively and deliver high-quality work, so they can enjoy a healthy work-life balance.” “Team Huddle is tackling a universal meeting problem, which is agnostic of industry, company stage and size” said Karl Alomar, managing partner at M13. “It isn’t typical that we invest this early in a startup, but we see their platform is rife with potential to solve a persistent problem. We’re excited to see how Team Huddle will transform the way we meet and work.” Following the launch of ScheduleIQ, Team Huddle plans to release more features and tools during 2021 that streamline the meeting process, including meeting format templates, role assignments, automated agendas, time and content trackers, and collaborative note-taking. About Team Huddle For years, people have been facing a longstanding problem: meetings suck. Team Huddle’s mission is simple: make meetings better. Team Huddle is an end-to-end AI-powered meeting solution designed to address the universal business problem of ineffective meetings. Using machine learning in combination with data and best practices to optimize meetings, Team Huddle puts people at the center of meetings to achieve positive work-life balance and improve productivity. For more about ScheduleIQ powered by Team Huddle, visit https://www.scheduleiq.io. For more about Team Huddle, visit https://www.teamhuddle.io/. Contact Details Racepoint Global +1 415-694-6765 huddle@racepointglobal.com Company Website https://www.scheduleiq.io

July 22, 2021 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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American Home Benefit Launches

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American Home Benefit announced immediate availability of it’s free real estate benefits. AHB enables employers, group benefit administrators, and human resource professionals the ability to offer employees of all levels a substantive benefit that could save them thousands of dollars while reducing stress throughout the home buying, selling, and ownership experience. “American Home Benefit is easy to implement, offers real savings, and layers on a level of true consumer advocacy not afforded to the usual home buyer or seller” said Andy Sachs, Founder and Principal at American Home Benefit. American Home Benefit is proud to announce Procyon Benefits LLC has launched the American Home Benefits offering the thousands of employees they serve. They, along with other early adopters within the group benefit world are excited to create a clear point of differentiation from their competition, and offer the employers they serve the ability to enhance the continued support to their employees. "We are thrilled to be able to offer American Home Benefit to our clients”, said -Sean Rabinowitz, president of Procyon Benefits, LLC. Mr. Rabinowitz added; “Employers today are looking for every possible advantage in the recruitment and retention of employees. American Home Benefit strengthens their offering by delivering a first—in- class employee benefit without tugging on their purse strings.” Founded in 2021, American Home Benefit aims to become a national leader for employee real estate benefits. Company founder, Andy Sachs concluded by saying; “Employee centered products are designed specifically to eliminate friction and frustration from what should be an exciting life event for employees.” Contact Details American Home Benefit Andy Sachs +1 475-275-0085 asachs@americanhomebenefit.com Company Website https://americanhomebenefit.com/

July 22, 2021 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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M Moser Associates Expands Commitment to Bay Area Innovation & Growth with Hiring of Two New Directors

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M Moser Associates, a global workplace design firm, today announced that Amber DeVine and Nada Blasutto will be joining its San Francisco office as Directors. This announcement comes on the heels of recent growth for the firm across North America, with an expanded presence in Denver, Raleigh-Durham, Toronto and Vancouver. “The shared experiences of the past 18 months have accelerated shifts in how we work, connect and consider the world around us. The opportunities for transformation are everywhere, and companies and their employees are playing an ever-increasing role in leading this change,” said Nabil Sabet, M Moser Group Director, North America. “The Bay Area continues to be a center for innovation. With the hire of two new San Francisco Directors, M Moser stands ready to support the diverse and brilliant organizations that call this area home – and their ability to change the world.” Nada Blasutto brings 20 years of experience in the leadership, design and execution of corporate interiors projects for clients locally and around the world. Her team-oriented approach and commitment to communication, collaboration and goal alignment has resulted in long-term relationships with fast-growth companies representing all industries and sizes. This expertise, along with her range of skills and passion for client services, complements M Moser’s personalized approach to workplace design. Amber DeVine joins M Moser with more than two decades of experience and a clear dedication to partnership and team building that has led to successfully completed projects for clients locally and internationally. With a diverse background including interior architecture, design, thought leadership, strategy, management, operations, business development, project management, construction administration, environmental design, sustainability, and PropTech, Amber embodies M Moser’s multi-disciplinary and integrated approach. M Moser San Francisco is dedicated to supporting organizations with agile and inspirational work environments that seamlessly integrate the physical, digital, and social needs of today’s businesses and their employees. “We’re beyond the era of just customizing the physical realm of a workspace,” said DeVine. “As we move forward, we are looking at new and emerging realities surrounding people, their workplace and how our buildings can positively impact the environment and people’s wellbeing. Our clients need us to integrate the future of work and create adaptable models that blend culture, brand and technology. M Moser has an expanding range of capabilities for clients to tap and for our team to leverage.” “The Bay Area is a giant mosaic of backgrounds and industries that touch the world, with companies ranging from infancy to adulthood. I was drawn to M Moser because of its unique capability to cater to each stage of growth for these organizations,” commented Blasutto. “Additionally, M Moser’s status as a woman-owned firm clearly demonstrated their commitment to female leadership and inclusivity – causes that resonate with me personally and professionally.” Today, companies across all industries are transforming in response to new and evolving needs in their organizations, their people and the world around them. With DeVine and Blasutto joining the M Moser San Francisco office, the firm is positioned to expand its reach as they create and build inspirational, sustainable and versatile work environments that help companies and their people do their best work. ABOUT M MOSER ASSOCIATES M Moser Associates is a global architecture, design, strategy and delivery firm with more than 1,000 professionals networked across Asia, India, Europe, and the Americas. Since 1981, we have helped transform organizations large and small as they’ve expanded locally and globally, providing solutions that meet the unique needs of their business and their people. Today, work happens everywhere, and the purpose of the office and the role it serves for employees is evolving. We believe that now, more than ever, a company’s physical workplace is a critical resource for creation, socialization and culture building. At M Moser, we work as one integrated team to align the physical, social and digital elements of your workplace and create healthy, agile and resilient virtual and physical spaces where people can connect, collaborate and do their best work – wherever they may be. To learn more about our team and how we work with clients and industry partners to create dynamic, resilient and human-centric environments please visit mmoser.com. Contact Details Mica Guitron +1 415-279-7305 micag@mmoser.com Company Website https://www.mmoser.com/en/

July 21, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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GTL CEO Deb Alderson Joins Hope for Prisoners’ National Reentry Advisory Council

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GTL, a leader in transformative corrections technology that improves outcomes for inmates and facilities, today announced that its CEO, Deb Alderson, recently joined Hope for Prisoners' National Reentry Advisory Council. Hope for Prisoners aids in successful reentry by providing the formerly incarcerated long-term support and services as they reintegrate into society. Alongside the other council members, Ms. Alderson will use her expertise in corrections and re-entry to guide and assist in the development of a variety of training programs for HOPE clients. The program’s goal is to build and strengthen skills necessary for employment readiness, leadership development, and success throughout the reentry process. "We are so honored and privileged to have Ms. Alderson as a member of the national council and are looking forward to gleaning from her vast experience in reentry,” said Jon Ponder, Hope for Prisoners’ Founder and CEO. “Her unique perspective and expertise will be invaluable to Hope for Prisoners as we scale our model across the nation.” Under Alderson’s leadership, GTL continues to expand its focus on reentry, education, and second chances by targeting new partnerships and resources to equip returning citizens with the tools and skills needed to overcome barriers such as employment, housing, and education. “Giving hope, encouragement, and necessary resources to returning citizens changes lives,” said Deb Alderson, GTL President and CEO. “I’m honored to be a part of this collaborative initiative and support Hope for Prisoners in developing much-needed services for the formerly incarcerated, smoothing their transition to the community. Each member brings a breadth of expertise and unique perspective to the table with the common goal of breaking down barriers and supporting second chances.” ### About GTL For over 30 years, GTL has worked side-by-side with correctional facilities and government agencies to provide imperative technology solutions to over 1.2 million incarcerated individuals across the globe. These solutions facilitate meaningful connections, provide educational opportunities, enable successful reentry, and strengthen operational efficiency. GTL is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, with an employee presence throughout North America and was recognized as a 2021 Top Workplace USA by Energage. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Contact Details Stephanie Putt +1 814-414-4113 media@gtl.net Company Website http://www.gtl.net/

July 20, 2021 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Diamond Sponsor for Zero Emission Event at COP26 Named

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The Zero Emission Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs) Madadh MacLaine, Secretary-General of ZESTAs (Zero Emission Ship Technology Association) announced Sterling Plan B Energy Solutions (SPBES) will be the Diamond Sponsor for “SHIP ZERO – Charging to Zero”. This 3-day in-person/virtual hybrid event will run from 1-3 November, coinciding with the kick-off of COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sterling PlanB is a world leader in providing energy solutions in the marine sector, with Brent Perry SPBES CEO, and Chair of ZESTAs Board of Directors, considered a subject matter expert in zero emissions power systems-- both on and off the seas-- for decades. “COP 26 needs ZESTAs SHIP ZERO as industry needs to show regulators that we can achieve this. We have what it takes to get to true zero now”. (Brent Perry) The three-day workshop will include robust technical presentations from zero-emissions solutions providers, as well as finance, insurance, classification, and regulators. Speakers’ panels, audience Q&A, and brainstorming sessions will follow each session to facilitate collaborative solution building, as well as giving stakeholders an opportunity to examine how solutions will fit with their individual business cases. “This is not just a talk shop” declared Madadh MacLaine. “SHIP ZERO is about seeing what’s possible, making deals, and getting solutions built from zero-emissions vessels to the infrastructure required to make that happen; ports, shipyards, energy systems, you name it.” The event takes place well before COP26 transport day, which will give the team of researchers and stakeholders time to summarize the outcomes to be taken into consideration by regulators beforehand. A report, film, and programme of actions will be carried forward to COP 27, via the virtual platform, as well as through a programme of concrete actions. “The shipping industry must begin to make change now,” continued Perry, “I know our sector can change course and make a difference in climate change. But it must happen much faster than has been discussed in international fora. Industry can, and should, take the lead. That’s why my company is proud to be sponsoring SHIP ZERO in Glasgow. And we hope a lot of other companies join us.” ““SHIP ZERO” presents a unique opportunity to discuss and create a new vision for the industry with fellow industry thought leaders and initiators in brainstorming breakout groups to formulate ways that policy, finance, market, and technology can all be used to leverage a rapid transition to a true zero-emissions sector.” continued MacLaine. “Our mission is to produce a navigational chart with action waypoints guiding industry to the safe haven of true zero.” There will be networking opportunities throughout the three days, including buffet lunches and drink receptions with hors d’oeuvres at the end of each day. Attendance will be limited through an application process with priority going to first movers, thought leaders, disruptors, influencers, and change-makers. For more information, or to align your company with this even, please visit: Ship ZERO | ZESTAs ( https://zestas.org/ship-zero/ ) Contact Details Morgan Marketing & Communications Carleen Lyden Walker +1 203-260-0480 c.walker@morganmarketcomm.com Company Website https://morganmarketcomm.com/

July 19, 2021 06:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Syosset, NY Employee Todd Brown Hits 50 Years in Printing

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In 1971, Todd Brown began his career in printing through a special program that gave him paid work at the school district print shop. 50 years later, Todd shares his incredible story of longevity in the industry, which includes over 40 years as an integral employee of Minuteman Press in Syosset, N.Y. The Syosset franchise is one of the original ten Minuteman Press locations. Todd says, “I started with Minuteman Press in September 1977. It was an entirely different business back then, and I was hired by Mike Jutt (Executive VP & Director of Training) as a press operator for the Syosset location. We had the original husband and wife owners and myself. I did whatever needed to be done and I already had six years of experience doing the kind of printing that we did during those early years.” Speaking on his printing background before Minuteman Press, Todd shares, “The school district print shop is where I was first hired while I was in high school. I was able to learn how to run a printing press and it’s where I cut my teeth in the industry and learned how to deal with paper and ink. After graduation, I worked for several print shops. One of my jobs was with Hills Supermarkets doing their printing. I was laid off and that’s when I replied to an ad for Minuteman Press.” Todd’s original run with Minuteman Press in Syosset lasted eight years. “I left for three or four years to learn more and take other positions. The owners reached out to me to come back and I agreed it was the best fit. I was now married, I had a house, and I agreed to come back to run the back of the shop and become Shop Manager.” “I simply know printing and I love what I do. I always took the attitude of treating the shop and customers like it was my own. You can’t work in this business and say ‘that’s not my job.’ It’ll get you and the business nowhere.” -Todd Brown Evolution of Printing Todd reflects on how the printing industry has changed over the years as well as how he has been able to keep up with the changes. “The entire industry has evolved. Digital printing is constantly changing as is technology.” He further explains how he was able to adapt to new technology over the years: “When computers became more prevalent, I made it a point to learn graphic design on my own with whatever programs were available. I’ve been a musician my entire life so I would use different programs like Adobe PageMaker, Photoshop, and Print Shop Deluxe for passion projects but also to learn more about graphics from a printing standpoint.” He adds, “As the business changed, I was able to pretty seamlessly move into that side of the business. When I created flyers for my band, I knew what I needed to do in terms of matching the design to the plates.” “The main thing about the printing side of this business that most people don’t realize is that it’s still about paper. Paper is the one thing that has remained consistent no matter what else has changed. Paper has certain characteristics and when you do a job, even digitally, you have to know the intricacies of the process. As a professional printer, you know what’s required in order to print, cut, bind, and assemble a job. If you want a button pusher, go to Staples.” -Todd Brown Team Effort & Todd’s Role Today For Minuteman Press in Syosse t, their success and longevity all comes down to a team effort. Owner Mitch Parker has been running the business since February 2008, and Todd works hand-in-hand with graphic designer Denise to make sure jobs are fit to print. Todd explains, “I am responsible for printing virtually any job that requires printing on digital machines. Denise does a fantastic job. She sets up the files, I double-check them, and then we go to print. We work together to make sure things are set up properly and I help fine-tune the printing end of everything. She has also taught me about the software and design aspects as well, which is really helpful.” One of the biggest differences between printing for clients 40 years ago vs. today is how the artwork is provided. Todd explains, “Back when I first started, you essentially made the artwork for clients. They would bring something in such as a sketch and you then created the specifications required for printing. Today, you are given the artwork and a lot of the job is educating customers on print specifications. It goes back to the fact that paper is different than a smartphone or computer screen. A little knowledge can be dangerous when you need the bigger picture to really get the job done right. So that’s where we come in.” Todd continues, “For example, we open up files from phones that are low resolution. We go back to the customer as early as we can in the process to make sure they are informed and to make sure the job goes out correctly. The quality of the finished product justifies the extra time in educating them and reaching out so it’s important to stay on top of customer-supplied artwork. It comes with experience.” “Customers have changed dramatically. The 80-year-old lady that comes in probably knows more than the younger customers about printing. It’s important to educate all of our clients with the knowledge we have so we can produce the best finished products for them. Most of the time, they do come back and say how much they appreciate our work. Once they see the high-quality work we have done for them, they are thankful.” -Todd Brown Outside of the business, Todd has taken up a new passion as his days as a musician have faded. “I am now 67-years-old so I am no longer doing as much music. Today, I am really into slot cars. I build tracks, I detail them, and I even create signage for the ‘town’ I’ve put together. I am on Facebook groups where people share their slot car photos. People have even asked me to make slot car signs for their towns after seeing my photos and the details I add. It’s a fun community.” Secrets for Success What are the key lessons that Todd has learned during his 50 years in printing? He answers, “Care, that’s the most important thing. Also, stay one step ahead of the customer and lead them in the right direction. You’re the professional, so use that experience to help them.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Syosset, visit https://www.syosset.minutemanpress.com. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

July 19, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Amazon and Microsoft Veterans Join Forces with the Allen Institute for A.I. to Launch MajorBoost

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Three tech and healthcare veterans collaborating at the Allen Institute for AI (AI2) today launched MajorBoost. The AI-based communication and decision support company is set to significantly improve efficiency in the healthcare system by reimagining how doctor’s offices and insurance companies communicate with each other. “Instead of spending more time on patient conversations and conducting health care follow-ups, medical providers are spending endless hours on the phone navigating the maze of health insurance call centers,” said Lekshmi Venu, co-founder and CEO of MajorBoost. “MajorBoost empowers providers to get their questions answered quickly, resolve insurance issues faster, and ultimately grow their patient service and human connection.” It’s estimated that medical providers lose $35B annually due to antiquated processes and inefficiencies in the insurance system, simply because they’re trying to confirm patient eligibility, claim status, and other administrative tasks. By serving the more than 2M medical billers, front desk staff and call center staff in the healthcare industry, MajorBoost has the potential to change lives and the nature of work. “The pain is real, and the younger generations aren’t going to put up with the current system,” said Ben Hesketh, co-founder and CTO of MajorBoost. “Our AI-enabled phone automation delivers productivity, intelligence and decision support to healthcare teams, getting them off the phone and back to helping patients.” With general availability imminent, MajorBoost is already working with private practices that report seeing immediate results including a boost in same-day issue resolution rates and more patient conversations by using the AI-based tool. Healthcare providers can register for access to MajorBoost at www.majorboost.com. About MajorBoost MajorBoost is founded by technologists who personally live with the challenges of health insurance reimbursement, and were leaders at major tech companies and health plans. Backed by the Allen Institute for AI, MajorBoost builds cutting edge AI to improve the lives of patients, healthcare workers, and call center agents. About the MajorBoost Founders As CEO of MajorBoost, Lekshmi Venu is building on her experiences at both Amazon and the healthcare industry. Prior to co-founding MajorBoost, Lekshmi led a global data science and AI team at Amazon. After earning her MBA at Harvard Business School, Lekshmi held leadership roles at Express Scripts (Cigna) and a mid-size long-term care distributor. Ben Hesketh, CTO of MajorBoost, is a tech innovator and entrepreneur. Ben created first generation products in IoT, AR/VR and NLP and amassed over fifteen patents to date with Microsoft. He began his software career in video game development soon after graduating from Cambridge with dual degrees. MajorBoost is Ben’s third co-founded startup. Andrew Palmer, VP of Engineering, is a technologist and professional weightlifter with a passion for improving the lives of patients and healthcare providers. After graduating with an Engineering degree from University of Dayton, Andrew developed health insurance software and later joined Microsoft as a software developer. Andrew was a developer at Moz and Rover, and most recently founded and led engineering for a social network with over 500K users. About the Allen Institute for AI (AI2) AI2 was founded in 2014 with the singular focus of conducting high-impact research and engineering in the field of artificial intelligence, all for the common good. AI2 is the creation of Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, and is led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a leading researcher in the field of AI. AI2 employs more than 200 top researchers and engineers from across the globe. To date, AI2 has spun out over 10+ companies via its commercialization arm, the AI2 Incubator. Learn more at allenai.org and ai2incubator.com. Contact Details Owen Media Forrest Carman +1 206-859-3118 forrestc@owenmedia.com Company Website https://www.majorboost.com/

July 15, 2021 07:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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John Steven Joins ThreatModeler's Advisory Board

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John Steven is joining the advisory board of ThreatModeler Software, Inc. Mr. Steven has over two decades of software security experience including notable achievements in threat modeling, cloud security, architectural risk analysis, and security testing. In 2015, he founded Codiscope, a spin-off of Cigital which was acquired by Synopsys. He will be working closely with ThreatModeler’s executive team to help shape and guide the company’s planning and go-to-market strategies. “Threat modeling can frustrate organizations because they’re advised to over-rely on singular tactics, such as data-flow diagramming, and because they implement threat modeling as a point-in-time activity. I encourage organizations to treat threat modeling as a capability, incrementally maturing activity throughout their DevOps lifecycle,” said Mr. Steven. “ThreatModeler is uniquely positioned to help teams facilitate threat modeling capabilities throughout their SDL. from secure design, to security test planning, to defect or vulnerability triage and remediation.” Mr. Steven, currently the Chief Technology Officer at Concourse Labs and Founding Principal of Aedify Security LLC, possesses extensive knowledge in managing innovative security firms. His capabilities include identifying and solving cloud risk problems through automated cloud governance, as well as creating efficient threat modeling and security architecture. Mr. Steven is a keynote speaker, co-author of the BSIMM study and has helped several CISOs define and implement their security initiatives. “We’re delighted to welcome John Steven to ThreatModeler. We’re continuously striving to innovate and making one click threat modeling a reality. The experience and insights he brings to our mission will be invaluable,” said Archie Agarwwal, co-founder and CEO of ThreatModeler. About ThreatModeler Software, Inc. ThreatModeler is an automated platform that provides a sustainable, self-service threat modeling practice for applications and infrastructure that evolves as the infrastructure grows. ThreatModeler encourages collaboration through its simple process flow diagram-based functionality. It is easy to use in the creation of threat models which identify, prioritize and mitigate threats, while communicating them broadly. ThreatModeler integrates with JIRA, Jenkins, and Azure Boards and Pipelines, with bidirectional web services API also unifying stakeholders in collaboration. Teams are empowered to code and deliver new products with security built-in as early as the design phase, which is based on global security and compliance standards. Contact Details ThreatModeler Software, Inc Sarah Chan +1 201-266-0510 marketing@threatmodeler.com Company Website https://threatmodeler.com/

July 15, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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