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Jackson Square Announces Transition to New Chief Investment Officer and Chair

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jackson Square Partners today announced a long-planned transition of Chief Investment Officer and Chair responsibilities to the next generation of leadership at the firm, as founding partner, Chair and Chief Investment Officer Jeff Van Harte plans to retire in 2024 after nearly four decades leading the team.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jackson Square Partners today announced a long-planned transition of Chief Investment Officer and Chair responsibilities to the next generation of leadership at the firm, as founding partner, Chair and Chief Investment Officer Jeff Van Harte plans to retire in 2024 after nearly four decades leading the team.
  • Ian Ferry, a founding member of the firm and portfolio manager with more than eighteen years of investment experience will assume Chief Investment Officer duties, in July of 2023.
  • Jeff Van Harte led Jackson Square’s investment team from its genesis in the 1980s, throughout its history as part of Transamerica Investment Management and Delaware Investments, and finally within Jackson Square Partners, an independent partnership.
  • “I am honored to assume the responsibility of Chief Investment Officer at Jackson Square and will apply much of what I have learned from Jeff over the years in stewarding our clients’ capital,” said Mr.

Anew Climate Commits Up to $640 Million to Terra Global to Accelerate Climate Finance for Nature-Based Solutions

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

HOUSTON, Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anew Climate, LLC ("Anew Climate" or "Anew"), a leading climate solutions company, has committed up to $640 million to Terra Global Capital, LLC ("Terra Global" or the "Company"), a woman-led global leader in developing and financing nature-based climate solutions to produce positive social and environmental impacts.

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  • HOUSTON, Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anew Climate, LLC ("Anew Climate" or "Anew"), a leading climate solutions company, has committed up to $640 million to Terra Global Capital, LLC ("Terra Global" or the "Company"), a woman-led global leader in developing and financing nature-based climate solutions to produce positive social and environmental impacts.
  • The TB-NBS Pool aims to produce significant climate change mitigation benefits on up to 20 million hectares of improved forest and managed land and seeks to direct additional private sector climate finance funds to host countries.
  • Anew's commitment, along with capital from other investors, will be channeled to REDD+ and other sustainable landscape programs.
  • We believe that Anew's partnership with Terra can create greater opportunities to scale our social and environmental impact."

Eric Parsons Joins Associa As Senior Vice President Of Technology

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa , the community management industry’s largest company, is pleased to announce that Eric Parsons, PMP, has joined the company as Senior Vice President of IT.

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  • DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa , the community management industry’s largest company, is pleased to announce that Eric Parsons, PMP, has joined the company as Senior Vice President of IT.
  • In his new role, Parsons will serve as division chief information officer (CIO) for the management & integrated services organization, reporting directly to Andrew Brock, executive vice president and global chief information officer.
  • Parsons holds a Bachelor of Science in Information and Operations Management from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.
  • “Eric is an experienced technology executive with deep expertise in the managed community sector,” said Andrew Brock, Associa executive vice president and global chief information officer.

ActivEngage Reveals New Addition to Messaging Service, MyDrive Experience

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, automotive messaging and consumer engagement leader ActivEngage, Inc. introduced the MyDrive Experience (MyDrive) to its core messaging solutions.

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  • ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, automotive messaging and consumer engagement leader ActivEngage, Inc. introduced the MyDrive Experience (MyDrive) to its core messaging solutions.
  • Interactive, conversational tools gently steer shoppers toward the path to purchase and encourage deal completion,” said Ted Rubin, CEO at ActivEngage.
  • MyDrive is another significant step forward in enabling the next generation of tech-savvy car buying and enhancing the always-growing suite of ActivEngage automotive retailing technologies,” said Michael Third, CIO at ActivEngage.
  • To learn more about MyDrive and the ActivEngage suite of automotive retailing technologies, visit activengage.com .

Kore.ai Launches RetailAssist at NRF 2023

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Kore.ai, a world-leading enterprise conversational AI software platform and solutions company, today announced that it will be launching RetailAssist, a conversational commerce assistant solution for the retail industry at the National Federation of Retailers show (NRF 2023) in New York City on January 14, 2023. 

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  • RetailAssist enables retail and ecommerce companies to modernize, scale and transform operations by building competencies around self-service automation, personalization, omnichannel fulfillment, and 24/7 pre-/post-sales service and support.
  • The solution also acts as an employee assistant to help retailers with onboarding, day-to-day operations, and customer support.
  • The Kore.ai RetailAssist solution leverages next generation language models like GPT-3, the technology behind ChatGPT and brings everything that retailers need to elevate total experience.
  • Kore.ai is demonstrating RetailAssist at the NRF 2023 show (Booth 208) showcasing key use cases such as an employee assistant on walkie talkies and Zebra mobile devices, digital associate (personalized chatbot) for web and mobile apps as well as the smart contact center automation for stores and contact centers.

Inbenta Secures $40M in Funding Led by Tritium Partners

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Inbenta, a conversational AI platform designed to optimize customer experience, today announced its closing of a $40M investment led by Tritium Partners.

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  • DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Inbenta, a conversational AI platform designed to optimize customer experience, today announced its closing of a $40M investment led by Tritium Partners.
  • With the backing of Tritium Partners, Inbenta is now positioned to rapidly scale and develop a truly end-to-end AI platform that delivers on features never before imagined."
  • Today's funding will allow Inbenta to accelerate the market's awareness of its comprehensive platform that tailors AI-driven solutions across industries and use cases for the needs of all enterprises," said Matt Bowman, Managing Partner at Tritium Partners.
  • Tritium Partners' Matt Bowman, Managing Partner and Chris Steiner, Partner will join Inbenta's Board of Directors.

The Changing Scope of Enterprise Data Protection for Post-COVID IT

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Data protection has become a board-level priority, as the business value of data and the ransomware threat rise. Meanwhile, meeting data protection requirements becomes more challenging, as cloud and container resources enter the equation and require protection alongside physical and virtualized infrastructure. As a result, data protection teams are being tasked with doing more than ever before, new influencers are entering the equation, and new solution requirements are emerging.

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  • Meanwhile, meeting data protection requirements becomes more challenging, as cloud and container resources enter the equation and require protection alongside physical and virtualized infrastructure.
  • To better understand current trends in Enterprise Data Protection practices, Evaluator Group surveyed over 130 enterprise customers and today released a research study covering the key findings.
  • In order to help data protection teams scale across these larger and more complex environments, 80% of respondents in Evaluator Group study have integrated public cloud resources as part of their data protection implementation, and 60% are using some form of managed services for data protection.
  • Data Protection and its cousin, Data Security is no longer a lonely job, it has just gotten harder," said Camberley Bates, Managing Director, Evaluator Group.

Nulogy Launches "Nulogy Connect" to Enable Bilateral Communication & Collaboration Between Supply Chain Partners

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - Nulogy , a leading provider of supply chain collaboration solutions, today announced the launch of the company's newest addition to its Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Business Network Platform (MESCBN): Nulogy Connect.

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  • TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - Nulogy , a leading provider of supply chain collaboration solutions, today announced the launch of the company's newest addition to its Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Business Network Platform (MESCBN): Nulogy Connect.
  • Nulogy Connect leverages advanced low-code, no-code technology to make it simple, easy, and cost-effective for customers to connect with their trading partners.
  • Jason Tham, Nulogy CEO and co-founder, said, "Supply chains continue to be challenged by disruptions and uncertainty, which reinforces the need for better visibility, collaboration, connectivity, and integration amongst partners.
  • Nulogy Connect delivers speed and cost efficiencies by enabling organizations to integrate into their other technology solutions while minimizing required IT or third party support."

Leaf Home™, Hires Tech Sector Veteran Klarissa Marenitch as Chief Information Officer

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

HUDSON, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaf Home™, a leading technology-enabled direct-to-consumer provider of home improvement products and solutions, today announced that Klarissa Marenitch has joined the company as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In her new role, Marenitch will focus on leveraging technology to maximize effectiveness and improve the customer experience. She will also drive digital transformation projects to ensure the Leaf Home team has the tools to improve efficiency and effectiveness at work.

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  • In her new role, Marenitch will focus on leveraging technology to maximize effectiveness and improve the customer experience.
  • She will also drive digital transformation projects to ensure the Leaf Home team has the tools to improve efficiency and effectiveness at work.
  • Marenitch brings deep tech sector experience to her new role, particularly around leading digital transformation to facilitate greater efficiency on the job and enable e-commerce.
  • "At Leaf Home, we have an incredible opportunity to help North Americans protect and maintain their most valuable asset — their homes.

Arizona Financial Credit Union Appoints Amy Hysell New President & Chief Executive Officer

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

PHOENIX , Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Arizona Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Hysell from executive vice president/chief innovation officer to president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2023. With more than 25 years of experience at Arizona Financial, Hysell will continue to drive the credit union's soundness and growth throughout the state to bring diversified financial services to current and future member-owners.

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  • Arizona Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Hysell from executive vice president/chief innovation officer to president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2023.
  • PHOENIX , Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Arizona Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Hysell from executive vice president/chief innovation officer to president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2023.
  • With more than 25 years of experience at Arizona Financial, Hysell will continue to drive the credit union's soundness and growth throughout the state to bring diversified financial services to current and future member-owners.
  • Since joining the credit union in 1996, she has held the positions of chief information officer, chief lending officer (consumer and commercial), business analysis officer, and has led risk management, card services, project management, research and development, and retail branches.