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Digital Turbine, Inc. (Nasdaq: APPS), the company empowering mobile operators and Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) around the globe with end-to-end mobile solutions, today announced the appointment of Barrett Garrison as Chief Financial Officer effective September 12, 2016 replacing Andrew Schleimer. Mr. Schleimer will onboard Mr. Garrison over the next 30 days.
“Digital Turbine is poised for its next phase of growth. Barrett’s complete end-to-end CFO experience of assisting rapidly growing companies, his strong understanding of technology and execution-focus in the areas of strategic planning, risk management, and corporate governance are the skillsets necessary to continue to scale this business and leverage the tremendous global opportunity before us,” stated Bill Stone, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Turbine. “The timing is now right for an orderly transition. I want to thank Andrew for his many contributions to Digital Turbine over the past two years. He has been a valuable business partner and played an integral part in getting the company to this point in our evolution. I wish him great success in all his future endeavors.”
Garrison brings more than 17 years of accounting and financial experience to the position with a focus on financial reporting, regulatory compliance, internal control and corporate finance activities. He previously served as Vice President and then Chief Financial Officer of NetSpend Corporation, the leading provider of reloadable prepaid debit cards, that was acquired by NYSE-listed TSYS for $1.4 billion in 2013. Before the acquisition, NetSpend went public in 2010 raising $204 million in its IPO. Mr. Garrison played an instrumental operational and financial role scaling the business from $130 million to $440 million in revenue, increasing profitability, taking NetSpend public, and implementing all the public company controls. Subsequent to NetSpend, Mr. Garrison was Chief Financial Officer of Competitor Group, a leading media and event company in the active lifestyle industry company based in San Diego. Mr. Garrison was the Financial Controller of Dell Financial Services, a $2 billion business for Dell Technologies Inc., from 2007 to 2008.
Garrison commented, “Digital Turbine’s unique app delivery software and native app media are gaining momentum in the marketplace, and given my history and experience in emerging technology companies, I am excited to join Digital Turbine at this pivotal stage. I look forward to working with the entire team as we continue on the path of long-term value creation for all of our stakeholders.”