Jonathan Fichman Joins Net Element’s Board of Directors
MIAMI, FL - (NewMediaWire) - March 26, 2018 - Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) (“Net Element” or the “Company”), a global technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in a multi-channel environment including point-of-sale (POS), e-commerce and mobile devices, today announces that Mr. Jonathan Fichman has joined Net Element’s board of directors and will serve as a member of the Company’s Audit, Nominating and Governance, and Compensation committees.
Fichman brings over 20 years of strategic domestic and international finance expertise within Fortune 100 companies, is a Bank of America Merrill Lynch veteran, and a former Wall Street analyst. His experience includes FinTech, payments, blockchain, wealth management and banking. Fichman holds a Six Sigma Black Belt accreditation and serves on multiple for profit and nonprofit boards.
Net Element CEO, Oleg Firer, commented, “We are pleased to have Jonathan join our board. He brings extensive, payments, financial, governance and technology experience complementary to our current Board composition and I am confident that he will be a valuable asset to our Company and its shareholders.”
Fichman commented, “Net Element has a great ability to deliver technology-enabled, software-driven solutions that create value beyond just processing payments. The company’s recently announced plans to create a blockchain payments platform and its recently released next generation cloud-based point of sale payments system will both be impactful innovations for the industry. I look forward to joining the board of directors and being a key contributor towards the success of Net Element.”
Since 2013, Fichman has served as a managing director of C-Anax Ventures & Advisory, where he assists early-stage companies with corporate strategy, streamlining operations, and financial analysis. Fichman is also an adjunct professor at Florida International University, where he teaches in the Business School with a focus on international management and entrepreneurship.
From 2005 to 2015, Fichman served as a senior vice president of International Business Strategy & Initiatives at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. From 2003 to 2004, he served as a director of Operations, Procurement and Insurance at the Township of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. From 1999 to 2003, Fichman was a vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Actrade Financial Technologies, where he helped create B2B banking products that were at the forefront of commercial payments. Finally, from 1997 to 1999 he was a Senior Wall Street Analyst. Fichman received his MBA in Finance and Management from the University of Miami School of Business and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the George Washington University.
Fichman’s LinkedIn Profile is available at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanfichman/
The Company’s 8-K filing reflecting the appointment was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 26, 2018 and is available on the SEC’s website.
About Net Element
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise ("SME") in the U.S. and selected emerging markets. In the U.S. it aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services using blockchain technology solutions and Aptito, our cloud based, restaurant and retail point-of-sale solution. Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions. Net Element was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte's 2017 Technology Fast 500™. In 2017 we were recognized by South Florida Business Journal's as one of 2016's fastest growing technology companies. Further information is available at www.NetElement.com.
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