TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Breaking Data Corp. (the "Company") (TSXV – BKD) is pleased to welcome Mr. Paul Sparkes to its Board of Directors. Mr. Sparkes was elected to the board at the Company's AGM in early September.
Mr. Sparkes is an accomplished Canadian business leader with over twenty years of experience in media, finance, capital markets and Canada's political arena. Most recently, Mr. Sparkes was Executive Vice Chair, Director and Co-Founder of Difference Capital Financial, a TSX-listed specialty finance company. Previously, Mr. Sparkes was Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs for CTVglobemedia (now Bellmedia). Mr. Sparkes held senior positions in the public service, including with the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. From 1996 to 2001, he served in the Office of the Prime Minister as Director of Operations, and Special Assistant for Atlantic Canada. Mr. Sparkes also served as Executive Assistant to two Premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Sparkes sits on several public and private boards, including Blastgard International Inc. (OTC-US: BLGA), Thunderbird Films (private), Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (TSX-V: BPL) and is Chairman of the Board and Founding Member of the Smiling Land Foundation (private). Educated in Quebec and Newfoundland, Mr. Sparkes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Memorial University.
"Paul brings us extensive public company management leadership, a broad network of connections and a stellar record of success to our board," said Marvin Igelman, CEO of Breaking Data Corp. "We are excited about his involvement and look forward to working with Paul and tapping into his abilities."
"I am excited about this opportunity with Breaking Data Corp.," said Mr. Sparkes. "The Company has some very impressive and disruptive technology that has already shown real progress and results with its BreakingSports app. I am looking forward to helping the Company achieve its goals."
The Company also wishes to thank Mr. Michael Serruya and Mr. Kevin Taylor, who didn't stand for re-election as directors at the AGM, for their time, input and dedication over their respective terms as directors.
About Breaking Data Corp.
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's newest app, BreakingSports, utilizes semantic machine learning and NLP to track social media in a fully automated, real-time manner for significant sports information and events and distributes summarized information through real-time push notifications to consumers. The Company also enables mobile application providers to generate revenue into their apps via its "Poynt-Enabled" SDK and owns Poynt, a local mobile search app. Find out more at breakingdatacorp.com.
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