VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Glance Technologies Inc. (“Glance” or the “Company”) (CSE:GET) (OTCQB:GLNNF) (FKT:GJT) announced today that its board of directors has appointed Mr. Jonathan Hoyles as its interim Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Hoyles succeeds Desmond Griffin who has stepped down from these roles and will act as an advisor to Glance subsequent to the transition. The Board will conduct an internal and external search for a permanent replacement.
Mr. Hoyles previously held the role of Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel at Glance.
Prior to joining Glance in November 2017, Mr. Hoyles was Vice President, Legal & General Counsel at the Skidmore Group. While at Skidmore Group (and its predecessor TCG International), Mr. Hoyles was instrumental in both the growth of the Skidmore Group’s business and the sale of Speedy Auto Glass USA and its international franchise operations to Fix Auto World. Mr. Hoyles also worked on the substantial disposition of Skidmore’s ownership stake in GLENTEL Inc. to BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. in 2016.
Mr. Hoyles has an MBA from Queen’s University and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick. Mr. Hoyles previously practised law at two of Canada’s largest law firms: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and Bennett Jones LLP.
“I am excited about Glance’s future and look forward to setting the company on a path to long-term success,” says Jonathan Hoyles. “I thank Desmond Griffin and his wife Angela for all of the hard work and dedication they have put into Glance. We have a tremendously talented team behind us and during this next phase of Glance our team will be focused on further improving our product features, growing our network of merchants and users, and increasing shareholder value.”
“Having been the CEO of Glance for over four and a half years I feel now is an appropriate time to transition”, said Mr. Griffin. “Over the course of working with Jonathan for well over a year, I have been very impressed with his passion, intelligence, knowledge, and hard work. Jonathan has become involved in all areas of the company during his tenure as Chief Commercial Officer and is highly respected amongst the team. I believe Glance is in great hands to move to the next stage of its development as it rollouts out its new products. I am convinced that products like our Real-Time Bill™ and Order-From-Table™ are the future of paying and ordering.”
Speaking on behalf of the board of directors, Mr. Kirk Herrington said, “It has been a pleasure to work with Desmond who brought forth innovative ideas and a real passion for building mobile e-commerce products. Desmond has worked very closely with Jonathan Hoyles in all facets of the business and the board is pleased to have Mr. Hoyles promoted as the interim CEO for this next chapter of Glance’s growth.”
About Glance Technologies Inc.
Glance Technologies is the owner of Glance Pay®, a smartphone application that enables merchants to provide their customers with quick secure payments, innovative ordering capabilities, digital rewards, and better experiences. Glance offers merchants targeted in-app marketing, geo-targeted digital coupons, customer feedback, in-merchant messaging, custom rewards programs, digital receipts, and digital deals.
For more information about Glance, please go to www.glance.tech.
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