Industry News | July 30, 2013

FreedomPay Appoints Chief Business Development Officer

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FreedomPay, one of the world's most innovative commerce platforms, announced that it has appointed Rodney Bowen-Wright as chief business development officer. Reporting directly to chief executive officer, Tom Durovsik, Bowen-Wright will focus on customer and market development, in addition to spearheading the strategic relationship with Microsoft and its operating divisions.

"Our appointment of Rodney further deepens our commitment to the Microsoft infrastructure on which our platform is built. His experience and successful track record of working with start ups and new technologies and integrating them into the rhythms of business at Microsoft are undeniable," Durovsik says. "FreedomPay has seen tremendous opportunity in the Microsoft market in the past 12 months, and Rodney will be an essential part of maintaining that momentum and fueling further expansion of our relationship."

Bowen-Wright is a highly-experienced leader with proven success in global sourcing, business incubation, evaluation of next generation strategic investments in the areas of mobility, digital media, Internet, business applications, and other market domains. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for driving customer focused Market Research Definition (MRD), translating business into technical specifications and driving the resulting product development. He brings more than 15 years of experience in technology leadership to his new role where he will leverage his deep expertise and understanding of customer needs to create effective go-to-market and partnership strategies that drive business growth both for FreedomPay and its partners.

"I decided to join the FreedomPay team because of its exceptional and comprehensive FreedomPay Commerce Platform that can extend the investment that enterprises have already made in their transactions infrastructure," Bowen-Wright says. "The FreedomPay product portfolio and the sophistication of its engineering team position the company to tackle the challenges faced across many industries, delivering new levels of cost and time savings to its rapidly expanding customer base."

Most recently Bowen-Wright was responsible for Microsoft's Cloud, Enterprise, and Vertical Markets Portfolios globally where he had an exceptionally successful history driving Microsoft's relationships with top tier Venture Capitalist firms and incubating several early and mid stage businesses in various market domains that are currently experiencing significant market growth and success. Prior to Microsoft, Bowen-Wright held key roles at Cadence Design Systems and Time Warner Cable. He
holds an MSEE degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska.