SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 14, 2013) – BillMyParents, Inc. (OTCQB: BMPI) — the Responsible Teen Spending company — today announced that the Company’s President, William Hernandez, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Hernandez previously served on BillMyParents’ Strategic Advisory Board from April through November of 2012, when he was appointed President. Read more
SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 13, 2013) – BillMyParents, Inc. (OTCQB: BMPI) — the Responsible Teen Spending Company — today announced the appointment of Dr. Christopher Leong as an independent board member.
Dr. Leong is the Co-Founder and the President of Transpac Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital firm. Prior to his venture capital career, Dr. Leong was the CEO of Amoy Canning Corporation Limited, a food and packaging conglomerate listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Former American Express CFO Joins BillMyParents and Will Be Appointed Chief Financial Officer Mid to Late February
SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 12, 2013) – BillMyParents, Inc. (OTCQB: BMPI) — the Responsible Teen Spending Company — announced today that Kim Petry has joined the Company. Ms. Petry will be appointed as its new Chief Financial Officer mid to late February 2013, at which point she will replace Jonathan Shultz. Mr. Shultz will continue to serve as CFO until the appointment. Ms. Petry is a CPA and senior level executive with proven success in increasing profit margins, solid financial management, business leadership and strategic partnering with the board of directors, legal, compliance, auditors and regulators.
BillMyParents CEO Mike McCoy was recently interviewed by Silicon Prairie News writer Laura Billingsley, resulting in this piece explaining what BillMyParents is all about, and why Mike made the decision to leave big banking to lead the teen payments solutions brand.
Read full article at Silicon Prairie News HERE.
(Originally published Feb 6, 2013.)
SAN DIEGO, CA, Nov 27, 2012 — Teen payments solutions company BillMyParents, Inc. (OTCQB: BMPI) today announced the appointment of William Hernandez as the Company’s President. Mr. Hernandez has served on BillMyParents’ Strategic Advisory Board since April 2012, where he has made significant contributions to the Company’s strategy in the banking and prepaid card space. Mike McCoy continues to lead the Company as CEO and Chairman, while Mr. Hernandez will serve as President, focusing on execution of growth strategies for both current and future product categories and geographies.
SAN DIEGO, CA, Nov 13, 2012 — BillMyParents, Inc. (otcqb:BMPI) — the Responsible Teen Spending Company — has appointed longtime strategic business advisor and former CPA Seymour Siegel to its Strategic Advisory Board.
“Mr. Siegel brings us his extensive experience with long range business planning as well as new business development,” said Mike McCoy, BillMyParents’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He ably applies his strong financial point of view to all aspects of businesses he has and continues to advise, from finance sourcing to forming robust strategic alliances and more. We are very glad to welcome him to our strategic advisory board.”
Watch NBC Channel 13 WHO-TV‘s segment by Megan Reuther on the SpendSmart prepaid MasterCard. She spoke with BillMyParents Chairman and CEO Mike McCoy, as well as his son Mitchell, a freshman at Drake University, who has been using the card since high school:
“SMART SPENDING: Tool Helps Teens Manage Money”
Managed High-Growth Companies to Over $1 Billion in Revenues
SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 5, 2012) – Teen payments solutions company BillMyParents, Inc. (OTCQB: BMPI) announced today the appointment of Mr. Brian Thompson to its Board of Directors. He becomes BillMyParents’ 5th independent director. Mr. Thompson is a seasoned finance executive who has held senior level positions including President and CFO of high growth companies generating revenues of over $1 billion.
Mr. Thompson is currently Senior Vice President of Equity Dynamics, Inc., a financial consulting entity established by renowned business leader and philanthropist John Pappajohn. Mr. Thompson negotiates investment transactions, performs due diligence and is heavily involved in capital raises for new ventures. Prior, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Kum & Go, one of the largest convenience store chains in the U.S., where he managed growth in revenues from $600 million to $1.3 billion during his tenure. He has served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Astracon, a provider of connectivity intelligence software to communications service companies. As a partner and Chief Financial Officer for Edgewater Private Equity Funds from 1995 to 2000, Mr. Thompson completed over 15 private equity transactions with capital in excess of $300 million. Read more
Mom and Dad Will Soon Get Their Smartphones Back: PlayMG Corp Announces Pre-Sale on Amazon.com and PlayMG.com of MG™ — First Pocketable Wi-Fi Android App-Gaming System for Young People
MG to Pre-Sell at $20 Savings With Additional $40 Preloaded Including SpendSmart Prepaid MasterCard, an 8GB SD Card, Pre-Loaded Games From Electronic Arts and Com2uS and New Family Collaboration System Making Traditional Parental Controls a Thing of the Past
SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 16, 2012) – PlayMG™ Corp., a startup comprised of technology, game and social industry veterans (and parents) who have come together to reimagine play for young people with the introduction of MG™ – the first dedicated, pocketable Wi-Fi app-gaming system for the Android market — announced today that it is now taking pre-orders at Amazon.com and PlayMG.com. Through November 4, the sleek new MG — loaded with up to $40 in added value — will be available for a special pre-sale price of $149 before it ships this holiday season for a suggested retail price of $169.
The MG was specifically designed to fill a huge void currently experienced by young people who either are not old enough to have their own smartphones, or whose parents have found data plans costs prohibitive. With no monthly charges or expensive cartridge games to buy, and an all-new Family Collaboration System poised to make traditional parental controls seem a thing of the past, the MG enables young people to enter the world of portable “freemium” app play, while parents can safely and affordably give it to them. MG delivers a sophisticated, sleek look, and many new features to the portable gaming category — ensuring young people will finally, and gladly, stop asking to borrow Mom and Dad’s smartphone or tablet.
BillMyParents and Autism Speaks Partner to Promote Financial Independence Via the SpendSmart Prepaid MasterCard
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 19, 2012) – BillMyParents, Inc. (OTCQB: BMPI) – the Responsible Teen Spending Company – announced today it has forged a new partnership with Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. The partnership will promote financial education and independence for teens and families living with autism, through the BMP SpendSmart prepaid MasterCard.
“One wonderful facet of Autism Speaks’ mission is to provide an incredibly robust group of family services and resources to its extended community,” said Joe Proto, BMP board member. “We are excited and honored to be working with them, and to be able to offer our BMP SpendSmart prepaid MasterCard as a tool to better equip families to address financial education and foster independence.”