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Friday 23 July, 2021

Bidstack Group PLC

New Director

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Bidstack Group PLC
23 July 2021
 

23 July 2021

Bidstack Group Plc

("Bidstack" or the "Company")

New Director

Bidstack's board reinforced by Electronic Arts veteran

As announced on 1 July 2021, Bidstack Group Plc (AIM: BIDS.L), the native in-game advertising platform, is pleased to confirm the appointment of Bryan Neider to the board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee with effect from the Admission of its New Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM this morning. 

 

Bryan, a Certified Public Accountant, is a technology, media and gaming veteran who will add a great deal of global, operational and business development experience to the management team.  He was appointed to the Bidstack Advisory Committee in October 2019.

 

He brings more than 25 years of experience during his tenure at Electronic Arts, a global leader in digital interactive entertainment.  He served a variety of leadership roles including managing global business development, EA Partners, corporate finance and CFO and COO for EA.com, CFO of Worldwide Studios, COO for EA's global development organisation and SVP of Global Operations.

 

Bryan currently serves as the CEO of AbilityPath, a renowned 100-year-old organisation that creates opportunities for greater independence for children, youth and adults through empowering them through diverse, individualised education and support services. 

 

He also serves on several not-for-profit boards, is a founding board member for Santa Clara University's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is an advisory board member for the College of Business and Economics at California State University.  In addition, he serves of the boards of three technology start-ups and has been an advisor to a venture capital fund in Silicon Valley.

 

James Draper, Founder/CEO of Bidstack said:

 

"I am honoured to welcome Bryan, a global leader in technology, media and gaming to the board.  We have worked closely together since his appointment to the advisory board and as Bidstack is at an inflection point in the business we will benefit from Bryan's impressive and proven track record at Electronic Arts as we pursue commercial opportunities."

 

Bryan Neider, said:

 

"I am very excited to be joining the Bidstack Board of Directors.  Bidstack's technology and business model offer gaming and media companies the opportunity to reach billions of gamers around the world.  Bidstack makes it possible to reach ever increasing audiences in new and compelling ways which can enhance the games' authenticity with tailored and targeted marketing campaigns.  In the same way product placement arrangements have benefited film and television economics, in-game marketing campaigns offer the same opportunity for local and global brands to reach important consumers."

 

Further information on Bryan Neider is set out below:

 

Bryan Scot Neider (aged 64)  holds or has held the following directorships in the past five years:

Current Directorships

Previous Directorships

Abilitypath (formerly Gatepath & Abilities United)

menuMe Inc.

Thrive, The Alliance of Non-Profits of San Mateo County

TrustedPeer Inc.

Climb4acure Inc.

InsideSource

05 Ventures LLC (General Partner)

 


Bryan Neider is currently the holder of options over 400,000 Ordinary Shares exercisable at 18.5 pence per share.  As announced on 2 July 2021, Mr. Neider has subscribed for 750,000 New Ordinary Shares of Bidstack as part of the Fundraise.

There is no further information on Bryan Neider required to be disclosed under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) (i)-(viii) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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Contacts

Bidstack Group Plc

James Draper, CEO

 

via Buchanan

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nomad)

Mark Brady / Neil Baldwin / James Keeshan

+44 (0) 203 368 3550

Cenkos Securities Plc (Joint Broker)

Michael Johnson / Dale Bellis (Sales)

 

Giles Balleny (Corporate Finance) 

 

+44 (0) 20 7397 1933 

+44 (0) 20 7397 1928

+44 (0) 20 7397 8951

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)

Fred Walsh / Luisa Orsini Baroni

 

 

+44 (0) 20 7710 7600

 

Buchanan Communications Limited

Chris Lane / Stephanie Watson / Kim van Beeck

[email protected]

 

+44 (0) 20 7466 5000

 

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