TextID announced today that they have added two talented and experienced tech leaders to their executive team as the company continues to gain momentum as the market leader in mobile information on demand for business and consumers. Steve Delcarson will take the reigns as CEO and Rick Morrow will be Chairman of TextID.
Steven R. Delcarson was recently CEO and President of Innovative Card Technologies (NASDAQ: INVC) where he led the turn around and growth of this publicly held corporation. Before InCard, he acted as Managing Director of the New Horizons franchising division, a publicly held corporation (NASDAQ:NEWH) with 294 offices in 56 countries; and worldwide revenue of approximately $370M, until February 2007. Prior to New Horizons, Delcarson spent nine years with Productivity Point International (PPI) where he rose to Chief Executive officer in 2005. Under his leadership, the firm grew eighteen fold to $120M, becoming one of North America's premier technology-training organizations. The organization received recognition from Fortune and Inc. magazines as one of America's fastest growing private companies. Knowledge Universe, backed by Larry Ellison, acquired the company in May of 1997 - two years after Steve's incredible run as CEO. Mr. Delcarson is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), The International Franchise Association (IFA), and Comptia. He was a member of the Microsoft, Lotus and Sylvan Advisory Boards between 1994 and 1997. He received his Masters degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
Rick Morrow is a successful entrepreneur and leader of several high tech growth companies. Until its successful sale to Alltel in 2006, Rick was a principal of Virginia Cellular LLC. Virginia Cellular provided wireless service to over 35,000 customers in central Virginia. Rick was recently engaged by The Carlyle Group to help turnaround one of their portfolio investments, Air2Web - one of the largest and most established mobile marketing companies in the US. Rick was also a principal of Transit Kabel TV, which provides cable television and Internet access services, through fiber to the home, to 10,000 customers in suburban Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to several leadership positions in the U.S. Capital Chapter of YPO, including Chapter Chair, Rick has been a speaker at several wireless industry events, and most recently Co-Chair of the YPO Stanford Executive Program. Prior to his involvement in Virginia Cellular and Transit Kabel, Rick was an attorney with Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti in Washington, DC, where he worked on growth stage business structuring and financing. Rick received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1982, a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1979 and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics from Stanford University in 1977.
"It's a testament to TextID's incredible momentum and potential that we are able to attract world-class talent to our executive leadership at this stage of the business. We all recognize that TextID has a unique opportunity to rise above the fray of all the noise in the mobile marketing space and offer something unique and valuable for businesses and consumers. We expect the next 12-18 months to be a wild ride for TextID and we couldn't ask for better people to steer the ship," commented Craig Ballard, co-founder of TextID and Managing Partner of Pacific Southwest Ventures, a tech fund based out of Phoenix, AZ.
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