Software Industry Veterans to Join Virtual Piggy Board
Independent senior executives bring vast experience to company
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG), an innovator in safe youth payments, today announced that it has expanded its Board of Directors to add three independent board directors with broad software industry knowledge and experience.
William Lyons has over 20 years experience at the CEO level of public and private software companies including AXS-ONE (AMEX:AXO), Caminus Corporation (NAS: CAMZ) , ParcPlace Systems (NAS: PARQ) and Ashton-Tate (NAS: TATE) .
William Tobia has over 25 years experience at the CFO level of software companies including his current role as the CFO of Maxwell Systems. Mr. Tobia has extensive M&A and company financing expertise.
Harold Copperman has over forty years experience in the computer hardware and software industry including 20 years experience at IBM, and senior management roles at Apple (NAS: AAPL) and Digital Equipment Corporation (now owned by HP). Mr. Copperman also brings over 25 years of board governance expertise including serving on the boards of AOL (NAS: AOL) and EDGAR ONLINE (NAS: EDGR) .
"I am very excited that Mr. Lyons, Mr. Tobia, and Mr. Copperman have agreed to join the Virtual Piggy board of directors as we enter this inflection point in our business," said Dr. Jo Webber, CEO and Founder of Virtual Piggy. "Their extensive experience combined with that of our existing board members will be extremely beneficial to us as we go through this period of rapid growth."
For information about Virtual Piggy visit www.VirtualPiggy.com
About Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Virtual Piggy, Inc. is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage money and control their own wallet within a parent-controlled environment. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 18 age group in the global online market, and also enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and similar international children's privacy laws. Virtual Piggy enables the Under 18 audience to play, transact and socialize in a secure online environment guided by parental permission, oversight and control. The company is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com
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