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Citybiz Interview with Tony Gruebl, President of Think & Jeff Musgrove, MD of Executive Advisory and PE & Venture Support

Citybizlist

In this second interview citybiz asks Baltimore-based Think’s Tony Gruebl, the firm’s president and founder, and Jeff Musgrove, managing director of executive advisory and PE and venture support, to discuss the company’s recent acquisition of Ventrue and why it puts the company on the path to offering services nationwide. In September, Think purchased Ventrue LLC, a Naples, Fla.-based shared services company for an undisclosed price. As part of the transaction Think signed a partnership agreement with Naples Technology Ventures (NTV), a venture capital fund that invests in technology companies. Think will provide technology and advisory services to support NTV’s acquisitions. The Ventrue and NTV deal opens new markets for Think, primarily with private equity and venture capital firms. Musgrove says potential clients are disruptors operating in insurtech, fintech and healthtech. Through Ventrue, Think can plug into these companies and advise them along the business lifecycle in three primary areas: diligence, integration and optimization. “I have been a big believer that there is a gap to be filled by a firm like Think in that space as a trusted partner to the PE or VC firm who can go in and perform those critical functions for them,” Musgrove said. “So, they don’t need to build it. We have the expertise.” To hear more from Gruebl and Musgrove, click the below video. Citybizlist is a publisher of news and information about business, power, money, and people in 13 major U.S. city markets, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte/Raleigh, Atlanta, South Florida, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas and Houston. To learn more about the citybizlist content platform, please email the publisher Edwin Warfield edwin.warfield@citybizlist.com Contact Details Edwin Warfield +1 443-562-9472 edwin.warfield@citybizlist.com Company Website https://citybizlist.com/

November 05, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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SullivanCotter Releases Annual Health Care Executive Compensation Survey Results and Offers Insight Into Pandemic-Related Pay Actions

SullivanCotter

SullivanCotter, the nation’s leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of total rewards programs, workforce solutions, and technology and data products for the health care industry and not-for-profit sector, recently released results from its 2020 Manager and Executive Compensation in Hospitals and Health Systems Survey — which is now in its 28th year. This year’s results include information from more than 2,300 organizations. More importantly, the survey contains the last set of benchmark data compiled prior to the onset of COVID-19 and provides important pre-pandemic reference points for assessing executive compensation programs. “While pay actions are being impacted by the pandemic, the foundational structure of executive compensation programs has generally remained unchanged. The 2020 survey data can be used to assess the competitiveness of base salaries, the level of incentive opportunities and other program design considerations. In light of the impact of the pandemic on business operations, now is an appropriate time to evaluate the broader implications of COVID-19 on your talent strategy, compensation philosophy and program design to ensure they reflect your organization’s new priorities,” said Tom Pavlik, Managing Principal, SullivanCotter. Base Salaries in 2020 In recent years, executive salaries were trending upward due to the focus on recruitment and retention of key leadership talent and an increasingly complex health care market. When comparing data reported by organizations that participated in SullivanCotter’s survey in both 2019 and 2020, median base salaries going into 2020 increased at a rate of 3.4% to 5.6% for the most senior executives of independent health systems (Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, CFOs, COOs and CEOs) as opposed to 0.8% to 4.1% for those executive positions at system-owned hospitals. However, due to the financial impact of COVID-19, many organizations have implemented temporary executive base salary reductions. According to SullivanCotter’s COVID-19 Executive and Employee Compensation Practices Survey series, which was conducted between April 2020 and August 2020 to provide insight into the current practices of more than 100 large health systems, only 14% of organizations were considering or had implemented executive base salary reductions as of April. By May, this number had risen to 31%. Through August, implemented salary reductions reached 45%. However, of this 45%, nearly half had already reinstated the pre-pandemic salaries with the remainder expected to do so by the end of the year. Base Salary Increase Budgets An analysis of the survey data indicates that, prior to COVID-19, median salary increase budgets for health care executives were expected to remain consistent with recent years at 2.7% for independent health system executives and 3.0% for system-owned hospital executives. The pandemic has impacted the financial condition of many organizations and is moderating salary increase plans for FY2021. According to SullivanCotter’s proprietary COVID-19 research, about 40% of organizations had determined their FY2021 executive salary increase budgets by mid-August. The preliminary median executive salary increase budget is 2.5%, with 15% planning to freeze executive salaries. The other 60% of organizations had not yet determined their salary increase budget, and 20%-25% are delaying the timing of these increases. These figures may change over time as financial performance will impact the ability to fully fund planned budgets, and it is anticipated that more organizations may consider executive salary freezes for FY2021. Executive Annual Incentive Plans Executive annual incentive plans (AIPs) are still the norm as organizations are increasingly focused on system-wide alignment and pay-for-performance. Prior to COVID-19, 89% of independent health systems and 67% of system-owned hospitals utilized AIPs with award opportunities varying by health system size based on net revenue. According to SullivanCotter’s research, however, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on executive incentive plans for FY2020. As of mid-August, more than half of the participating organizations had implemented or were still considering changes to FY2020 plans. While one-third did not yet know how they will handle their FY2020 annual incentive payouts, approximately 20% are eliminating or considering eliminating payouts, nearly 30% expect to pay below target, and only about 20% expect to pay at target or above. Considerations for 2020 and Beyond As hospitals and health systems plan for what lies ahead and look to support financial sustainability and mitigate risk, organizations should consider both market practices and their individual financial circumstances when determining their executive compensation and workforce-related actions moving forward. “SullivanCotter’s 2020 survey reflects the most recent normative year prior to COVID-19. Due to the current pandemic and the extremely dynamic environment, the survey data should be used thoughtfully, with appropriate context, and with sound business judgement as you are planning and considering your pay decisions for FY2020 and beyond,” said Bruce Greenblatt, Managing Principal, SullivanCotter. There are a number of important executive compensation considerations for organizations to consider as they move forward: Be mindful of how to appropriately use 2020 survey data. Understand the timing of the data and consider what you are trying to assess before using them. The data can be helpful in benchmarking the competitiveness of compensation program elements and award opportunities. Rely on sound business judgement and discretion when evaluating base salary actions and incentives for FY2020. Plan to revisit incentive performance goals for FY2021 to ensure they are tailored to the current environment. Assess the broader impact of COVID-19 on executive talent strategy and review the compensation philosophy and program design. With continued uncertainty in FY2021 and beyond, remain mindful of the environment and be flexible. For more information on SullivanCotter’s surveys, please visit our website at www.sullivancotter.com, email us or contact us by phone at 888.739.7039. About SullivanCotter SullivanCotter partners with health care and other not-for-profit organizations to understand what drives performance and improve outcomes through the development and implementation of integrated workforce strategies. Using our time-tested methodologies and industry-leading research and information, we provide data-driven insights, expertise, data and technology products to help organizations align business strategy and performance objectives – enabling our clients to deliver on their mission, vision and values. Contact Details Becky Lorentz +1 314-414-3719 beckylorentz@sullivancotter.com Company Website https://sullivancotter.com/

November 05, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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M Moser Associates Expands Team to Fuel Broader Workplace Transformation Initiative

M Moser Associates

M Moser Associates, global workplace design firm, announced the addition of Ryan Merluza to expand its building systems engineering capacity, and Mesbah Mowlavi, Annie Ng, and Nic Tamura to bolster its digital workplace solutions. The expansion of the team will enable the firm to better serve clients who are re-evaluating the purpose and composition of their physical and virtual work environments. “The impact of the pandemic on how, where, and when people work requires an interdisciplinary approach to designing flexible and agile environments that enable employees to thrive in both the physical and virtual worlds,” said Nabil Sabet, Group Director at M Moser. “In helping to shape the future of work, M Moser is investing in talent and skill sets that will bring new perspectives, agility, and solutions to clients that are transforming their workplaces and workforces.” The four hires include: RYAN MERLUZA, Associate, Building Services Engineering: Ryan brings a diverse background in building systems and engineering solutions and a breadth of experience with clients throughout North America. Working side-by-side with our project design teams Ryan seamlessly incorporates strategic systems performance into the interior design/architecture of a workplace ensuring a holistic view and optimized solutions for M Moser’s clients. MESBAH MOWLAVI, Digital Workplace Strategist: Mesbah leads our front and back end development teams focused on creating workplace applications for our clients. With a background in computer engineering and a passion for digital technology and UX design, Mesbah creates digital experiences that connect the employee, team culture and their workspace. ANNIE NG, Digital Workplace Strategist: A multilingual developer with a background in behavioral science and grounded in digital design, Annie brings a people-centric focus to digital strategy. Her unique perspective enhances M Moser’s ability to create meaningful links between the workplace and human connections. NIC TAMURA, Front End Developer: Nic‘s experience as a virtual reality front-end developer for construction, architecture and engineering makes him an essential part of M Moser’s Digital Strategy team. His wealth of technical experience builds high quality digital solutions that enable companies and their people to transform at speed and scale. Sabet added, “Engineering and technology talent are essential to creating solutions that unleash the full potential of our client’s employees -- especially in times of such profound and rapid change. We are determined to be enablers of transformation for our clients, and by welcoming these professionals into our organization, we will continue to design environments that enable people to transition between in-person and remote worlds and from individual to collaborative settings with ease. This reality has been accelerated by the pandemic and it’s incumbent upon us to deliver what companies and their people will require from their workplaces well into the future.” +++ 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. +++ MEDIA CONTACTS Mica Guitron San Francisco Tel: +1 415 279 7305 Email: micag@mmoser.com Jessica Botos New York Tel: +1 646 204 5864 Email: jessicab@mmoser.com Alex Kendrick London Tel: +44 207 621 5400 Email: alexk@mmoser.com Contact Details Mica Guitron +1 415-279-7305 micag@mmoser.com Company Website https://www.mmoser.com/en/

November 02, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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FABER FOUNDATION MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE FOR CHARITIES & NONPROFITS

The Faber Foundation

Since its launch just a few months ago, The Faber Foundation continues to make a positive difference in the operations of government agencies, first responders, charities, and nonprofit organizations focused on serving others. The Faber Foundation helps combat the spread of COVID-19 by equipping those in need of critical supplies like hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment (PPE) – allowing organizations to continue serving vulnerable communities without disruption. After shifting production of its high-quality vodkas, gin, and rum to the manufacture of hand sanitizer ( Faber Hand Sanitizer ), the Faber team scaled its supply to get sanitizer into the hands of those who needed it most. When supply was short, Faber filled the needs that helped keep organizations operating and people safe. As supplies become more abundant, the team continues to supply businesses and consumers while meeting the steady demand from those working tirelessly to serve others. “More than 3,500,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and other PPE is already donated to a variety of organizations still struggling to obtain critical supplies,” explained Faber’s Director of National Accounts, Brenden Pakebusch. “Organizations like Goodwill and World Vision should be allowed to pursue their work without interruptions due to safety equipment supply shortages. We hope others will join us by supporting these vital efforts.” “Thanks to generous donors like Faber Sanitizer, World Vision has been able to deliver more than 320,000 of PPE like hand sanitizer, face masks, gloves, and boot covers, to first responders, medical centers and the most vulnerable people across the United States,” stated Mike Gillespie, Senior Director for partner engagement at World Vision. “As the world navigates new and unexpected challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable families across the United States are facing an unprecedented crisis.” “COVID-19 has hit Goodwill hard,” said Rick Hill, the CEO of Goodwill Keystone Area. “Goodwill stores and donations centers were shut down for several months, severely reducing our funding income and ability to serve others. The support from Faber continues to make a major difference in our stores and donation centers as operations resume.” The beneficiaries of Faber Foundation’s generosity include organizations, large and small, which work directly with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross. Organizations that need sanitizer and PPE are encouraged to contact the Faber Foundation here: https://www.thefaberfoundation.com/inquiries. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt public health and the economy, those wishing to support this cause are encouraged to donate here: https://www.thefaberfoundation.com/donate “The Faber Foundation is proud to meet this need,” Pakebusch continued. “These are difficult times, and helping ease anxieties by removing the obstacle of obtaining sanitizer and PPE, further combatting COVID-19, is the most important thing we can do right now. Please join us by considering a gift so we can continue these critical operations.” The Faber Foundation’s existing supply and access to hand sanitizer can reassure nonprofit organizations, school leaders, healthcare workers, and others on the front lines. This hand sanitizer follows FDA guidelines and will be available when needed. The product is shipped directly in a variety of pack sizes, as well as by the pallet load. To learn more about the Faber Foundation’s Hand Sanitizer and support global health, please visit https://www.thefaberfoundation.com. ### To schedule an interview with Faber’s Brenden Pakebusch please contact Dan Rene of kglobal at 202-329-8357 or daniel.rene@kglobal.com Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 daniel.rene@kglobal.com Company Website https://fabersanitizer.com/

October 30, 2020 02:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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RTCORE is Evaluating Applying for a Commercial Banking License

RTCore Inc

October 29, 2020, RTCORE Inc. (OTC Markets: “PPPS”), a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”) is evaluating the opportunity to apply for a U.S. Commercial Banking License, which the Company believes would be synergistic with its innovative CoreBanking system and negotiations for the acquisitions of Conquest Insurance Group and Spanish Moss Premium Finance Co. RTCore is a Cloud-native Banking System delivering real time digital transaction processing and settlements, with multi-bank, multi-lingual and multi-currency capabilities, while achieving high levels of operating efficiencies. The recent notice issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) allowing banks to securely embrace digital assets is a major step forward in the quest for banks to provide digital services broadly to the market. Additionally, the OCC further clarified its position on the provision of banking services to stablecoin issuers as long as the stablecoins are backed by fiat currencies on a one-to-one ratio. According to Company COO John Kelly, “The decision to begin evaluating the opportunity to create a post-modern 'de novo' bank is owed to the knowledge and experience of our management team, combined with a new banking platform whose design can successfully address the pent-up market demand for innovative digital banking products and services processed in a highly secure and regulated real time environment.” RTCore’s Chairman and CEO, Phil Walton stated “The software includes sophisticated KYC and AML monitoring, reporting and analytics. By putting our money where our mouth is, should our efforts prove successful, a new bank with a complete set of digital banking products and services running on real time settlement rails, could quickly become a market leader in the digital transformation of our legacy-based banking industry.” The Company may choose not to create a 'de novo' bank. If it does choose to move forward, there is no guarantee that it would receive the requisite licenses and approvals, or otherwise have the ability to do so. Regardless of the outcome, the Company will continue to market the RTCore System to interested Financial Services organizations worldwide. About RTCORE Inc. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, RTCORE Inc. is an industry leader in the design, development and commercial deployment of Cloud-native, real time transaction processing software for the global financial services industry. Safe Harbor Statement -This press release may contain forward-looking information that involve a number of risks and uncertainties made pursuant to Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the company, its directors or its officers with respect to, among other things, the company’s business plans and the company's growth strategy and operating strategy. Words such as “strategy,” “expects,” “continues,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “would,” “will,” “estimates,” “intends,” “projects,” “goals,” “targets” and other words of similar meaning are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying these statements. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's ability to control, and that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of numerous and varied factors. RTCORE, Inc. does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the company or any person acting on behalf of the company are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements referenced above. Contact Details Phil Walton +1 704-965-4087 philwalton@realtimecore.com Company Website https://www.realtimecore.com

October 29, 2020 08:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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SullivanCotter Releases Enhanced Patient Panel Management Capabilities for its Provider Performance Management Technology™

SullivanCotter

SullivanCotter, the nation’s leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of total rewards programs, workforce solutions, and technology and data products for the health care industry and not-for-profit sector, launches expanded patient panel management functionality in the latest update of its comprehensive Provider Performance Management Technology™ (PPMT). PPMT™ is an industry-first, cloud-based product that enables provider engagement through transparent performance-based compensation administration, reporting and analytical capabilities. As the focus on optimizing team-based care to achieve better patient outcomes intensifies, health care organizations require more effective strategies and resources for facilitating patient panel management. PPMT™ enables organizations to automate the assignment of patients to clinician panels through sophisticated client-defined rules. It then calculates a risk-adjusted panel size and applies compensation calculations for a group or individual based on an organization’s requirements – providing the flexibility to change patient attribution and/or panel compensation assignments as clinical teams evolve. PPMT™ allows for greater transparency into panel composition and serves as a single, centralized source of truth for clinician compensation. “Properly attributing patients to the correct clinician’s panel can require hours of administrative time each month. Combined with detailed analytics and powerful auditing and adjustment tools, the new panel management functionality streamlines this process to ensure more accurate attribution and support effective panel management programs,” said Shelly Slowiak, Director, Product Support, Provider Performance Management Technology™, SullivanCotter. Designed to address a spectrum of physician, leadership and other key stakeholder needs, PPMT™ combines years of health care compensation insight and expertise with an intuitive, automated technology platform to help drive clinician performance and support the transition from volume- to value-based care. It incorporates SullivanCotter’s industry-leading benchmarking data into three integrated modules, including Provider Performance Management, Provider Productivity Insights and Compensation Management Analytics. “We’re working hard to understand our clients’ changing needs and priorities and, as a result, will continue to refine our product roadmap and deliver the functionality they require to help navigate such a dynamic marketplace. This innovative new functionality will serve to strengthen our existing panel management capabilities, and is a welcome addition to PPMT™ as we strive to develop one of the industry’s most comprehensive, end-to-end technology products for managing clinical compensation and performance,” said David Schwietz, Chief Information Officer, SullivanCotter. For more information on the panel management functionality or our entire suite of Provider Performance Management Technology™ , visit www.sullivancotter.com/PPMT or contact us at 888.739.7039. About SullivanCotter SullivanCotter partners with health care and other not-for-profit organizations to understand what drives performance and improve outcomes through the development and implementation of integrated workforce strategies. Using our time-tested methodologies and industry-leading research and information, we provide data-driven insights and expertise to help organizations align business strategy and performance objectives – enabling our clients to deliver on their mission, vision and values. Contact Details Becky Lorentz +1 314-414-3719 beckylorentz@sullivancotter.com Company Website https://sullivancotter.com/

October 28, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Intapp to Sell Cloud-Based Solutions Exclusively

Intapp

Intapp, the leader in connected firm management solutions, today announced that it will transition to cloud-based solution sales exclusively starting January 1, 2021. Intapp will continue to service existing clients with on-premises software and support them as they become ready to migrate to cloud solutions. “Although much of the business world has quickly migrated to cloud-based software, professional and financial services firms have lagged behind. Intapp is taking the lead in bringing these industries up to date,” said Thad Jampol, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Intapp. “It’s more than managing costs and enhancing operational efficiency. This is about our client firms adopting a modern, technology-enabled model that enables them to better meet their clients’ needs. Legacy, location-dependent services are the past; cloud is the future.” Cloud deployment enables firms’ technology to move at the speed of their business. Intapp has been preparing for this transition through major acquisitions, updates, and product launches during the past few years, and its cloud-based solutions keep firms’ data securely connected and allow them to harness the full potential of their collective knowledge, leveraging machine learning and augmented intelligence. Intapp will continue to invest in the development of its cloud-based solutions to respond to evolving demands. “With on-premises software, upgrades take time that often renders enhancements irrelevant by the time they’re in place,” added Jampol. “With real-time, cloud-based updates, everyone across the firm has immediate access to the latest features and the current data required to work better together.” “As mission-critical business partners in a constantly evolving business and technology environment, we’re here to help professional and financial services firms deliver the highest level of service,” said Jose Lazares, Vice President, Product Strategy and Business Management at Intapp. “Starting January 2021, Intapp will launch new subscribers directly on the Intapp Secure Cloud, enabling them to become truly connected firms in just one step. It’s time for professional and financial services firms to seize the opportunities that moving to the cloud provides.” To learn more about Intapp cloud-based solutions, please visit: intapp.com/intapp-oneplace . About Intapp Intapp powers connected firms. Trusted by more than 1,600 of the world’s top legal, investment banking, private capital, accounting, and consulting firms, Intapp offers end-to-end, cloud-based connected firm management software built for the unique needs of partner-led firms. Intapp helps enhance collaboration, unleash collective knowledge, transform decision-making, and fuel success. Our products and services span the entire engagement lifecycle — from strategy through origination and execution — to drive optimal outcomes. For more information, visit intapp.com Contact Details Alaina Merrill +1 203-570-8886 amerrill@stantonprm.com Company Website http://www.intapp.com

October 28, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Graphic novel: Disinformation and cyber warfare illustrated in Real Fake

Stockwood Strategy

Deepfakes, bots, and troll farms are just some of the emerging techniques for creating and spreading disinformation. Erly Stage Studios has today published Real Fake , the digital graphic novel, which sheds a light on the disruptive forces at work. This book is the first of the graphic novels that are a part of the Resilience Series commissioned by the US Cyber Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA). Real Fake will inform and educate people on the dangers and risks associated with dis- and mis- information through fictional stories inspired by real-world events. In Real Fake, readers will meet the protagonist Rachel O'Sullivan, a gamer, patriot and member of Symous - a group fighting disinformation and foreign interference in elections as polling day approaches. Farid Haque, founder and CEO of Erly Stage Studios commented: “We’re delighted to have been commissioned by CISA to create a practical and engaging communication tool that highlights the existential threat of disinformation in the context of bad state actors. While the story is fictional many of the approaches shown are very much grounded in the reality of the technology we live with and are exposed to almost daily.” Real Fake provides a unique education for the reader about the world of Deepfakes and their history while helping the reader understand the need to exercise care when it comes to consuming news and information via social media platforms and online sources of information. In the story, racing against the clock a group of citizens set out to shine a spotlight on the source of disinformation. They find it’s coming from across their borders and from the unlikeliest of places set up as farms to perpetuate information that maliciously misleads and influences electoral outcomes. The protagonists of the story have access to unique resources and are able to prove who the sponsors of disinformation are via their puppet farms set up around the world to troll democracy in the land of the free. “Real Fake is the culmination of the wealth of experience that Clint Watts brings in cyber warfare and disinformation and our studio’s creative direction and storytelling style. We spent months researching the real life incidents and then wrapped them into a fictional story” added Farid Haque. The graphic novel is being made available by CISA to the general public online as a free resource ahead of the 2020 US Presidential election at the following URL: https://www.cisa.gov/cfi-resilience-series-graphic-novels . A subsequent title in the series will be released a few weeks afterwards titled Bug Bytes. Watch this space and log back into https://www. publishing.erlystagestudios.com to learn more. Contributing artists to Real Fake include: Annas Dar, Jose Niño Galenzoga, Patricia Beja, Mona Shan and Joel Santiago. Lettering and layouts by Annas Dar, Komal N. and Haroon M. Story by Clint Watts and Farid Haque, supported by the script writing team which includes Michael Gianfrancesco and Kabir Sabharwal. Edited by Tolly M. and Laila Khan. Special thanks to Randall Heather and Max Brooks. ENDS About Erly Stage Studios Erly Stage Studios is an indie publisher, headquartered out of London, United Kingdom, capturing iconic stories in serious graphic novels. We are an expert team of educators, storytellers, and artists working to create awareness about important topics using the graphic novel medium. The team loves shining a spotlight on stories that are yet to see the light of graphic novels. As an expert team of teachers, researchers and designers the team works with innovative organisations and policymakers around the world to deliver soft power through engaging and creative projects. Contact Details Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://publishing.erlystagestudios.com/

October 28, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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RAISE UP PAC: COMPLAINT WITH FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION CITING EXPENSIFY CEO VIOLATIONS

Raise Up PAC

The Raise Up Trump Political Action Committee, a coalition of business leaders organized by Bloomington, CA based RPP Products CEO, Eric Zwigart, pledging to give all employees a pay raise if President Trump is re-elected, announced it filed a Complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The complaint from the Raise Up PAC calls out Expensify’s CEO David Barrett for violating Federal Election law in his “unreported, improper Independent Expenditure supporting Joe Biden”. On October 22nd, Barrett sent an email to approximately ten million customers in Expensify’s customer database or e-mail system, using his official Expensify e-mail address. The message was a clear call to elect Joe Biden for President. “Expensify and it’s CEO have every right to engage in political speech, but they don’t have the right to duck FEC reporting requirements,” explained Raise Up Counsel Dan Backer. “The 24-hour deadline to report their independent expenditure has long passed, and no filing from Expensify.” In addition to failing to report its independent expenditure to the FEC within 24 hours— or at all—the complaint also points out that FEC-required disclaimers – that all political speakers must use - were omitted from Barrett’s email. The Complaint to the FEC may be viewed here: https://www.raiseuptrump.com/documents/Expensify_FEC_Complaint.pdf “President Trump’s Administration rescued a stagnant economy, created more jobs than ever before, lowered taxes, and created real opportunities for Americans to pursue their dreams by placing us on the right path. The recovery is already underway. To stop it now would be both foolish and dangerous,” Eric Zwigart the visionary founder of Raise Up stated. “We all have the right to Free Speech and ability to advocate for our beliefs – but we must act within the parameters of Federal Election laws.” Zwigart continued. “Further, A Biden-Harris Administration poses significant risks to businesses, employees, and the overall economy. The costs of running a business in these uncertain times, combined with the political left’s pursuit of job killing regulations and extreme taxation will crush the bottom line and the American spirit if Democrats are successful – Expensify knows this despite the messages they sent ignoring FEC requirements.” ### For more information about Raise Up, please visit: https://www.raiseuptrump.com/ Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 danrenejr@gmail.com Company Website https://www.raiseuptrump.com/

October 27, 2020 11:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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