Austin, Texas [April 6, 2022] (ORIGINAL: GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (“the Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced today that Christopher Olive, a transactional and regulatory attorney with more than two decades of legal experience, has been hired as the Company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, effective April 1, 2022.
“We are thrilled to expand our executive bench with the addition of Chris as our first-ever in-house counsel,” said Alan S. Knitowski, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Phunware. “Chris is an exceptionally experienced and seasoned legal professional with rare and diverse experience and knowledge across a broad range of corporate, finance and trading transactions, markets, compliance and regulatory matters, including blockchain and digital assets.”
Prior to joining Phunware, Chris was a partner for 15 years at Bracewell LLP in Dallas, Texas, an associate at Jones Day and served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His diverse transactional and regulatory experience included representing clients in various capacities in, among other things, complex, bespoke and customized credit facilities, structured financings, swaps and derivatives, insurance finance, corporate acquisitions, financial instrument and commodity purchase and sale and repurchase transactions and related banking, financial and other regulatory matters.
Chris has a BBA in Finance with honors from the University of Miami, a JD from the Southern Methodist University School of Law and an LLM in Banking & Finance Law with distinction from the University of London.
“I am very excited to join Phunware at such an important time for the Company,” said Chris Olive, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Phunware. “I am looking forward to working with the rest of the Phunware leadership team and my other colleagues to help the Company and its affiliates continue on their paths of excellence – accelerating growth in core business lines and markets while embracing new technology and innovation to take our respective business models to the next level, including those specific to digital assets and decentralized finance.”
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Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), an award-winning, fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides companies the products, solutions, data and services necessary to engage, manage and monetize their mobile application portfolios and audiences globally at scale. Phunware’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, loyalty (PhunCoin & PhunToken) and analytics, as well as a mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application and vertical solutions. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with approximately one billion active devices touching its platform each month when operating at scale. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit https://phunware.com, https://phunwallet.com, https://phuncoin.com, https://phuntoken.com, https://lytetechnology.com/, and follow @phunware, @phuncoin and @phuntoken on all social media platforms.