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Announcing a New Board Line Up for 4Networking


“Every BIG opportunity starts with a little conversation.” StefanThomas – Network Director

Each time you attend a 4Networking meeting, the opportunity is massive. Not everyone regards it as such.

Let us share 3 people that did
Stef Thomas, Network Director of 4Networking, Stef joined the network on 22nd October 2007 after walking into the launch of 4N Oxford. If he hadn’t walked in that to the launch, would he have become the author of Business Networking for Dummies? Would he have become an international speaker? Unlikely.  He certainly wouldn’t have become Network Director, which he now is.

Or how about Terry Cooper, who came through the door as a visitor at 4N Gordano on the 29th November 2006, with his 30 years of sales and 15 years of PLC Board level experience.  Terry started as a Group Leader before becoming Development Director and now Chairman of 4N.

And let’s talk about arguably the smiliest person in the network, Jen Hinds, who joined the 4N Runcorn team on the 12th November 2009, at her very first meeting. Jen runs her Always Oarsome training company which serves her and us well, and today, we finally officially announce Jen’s appointment to the 4N Board, as Training and OPS Director of 4N.

And what about Pippa Hodge. Previously Ops Director, Pippa has stepped up to steer 4N through lockdown and, instead of this period being disastrous for the network, Pippa made it fantastic. She has led the team to pull the whole network online and continuing to give our members a place to network and to belong.  Today, Pippa rightfully takes up her new role as the first female managing director of 4N.

Mind-blowing.
Three once visitors, now shareholders on the board of 4Networking. Pippa, Jen and Stef will run the network day to day, with Terry and Brad Burton bringing their experience to bear in the background.
The opportunity, for each of us, is to find our own virtual teams to help grow our prospective businesses, by being a positive networker, a positive 4Ner and building a positive future. Anything is possible.
This really means the war for 4N is over, we have survived & evolved from Covid.

We have come through one of the most difficult times in 4N’s existence, but now we enter into a new chapter, with a kinder, more rounded way of moving forward.

Please join us in congratulating Pippa, Jen and Stef on their new appointments and thank you to everyone who has actively and so positively supported us throughout these testing few months.
We will get through this. Together.

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Board of Innovation Opens its Inaugural APAC Office and Appoints JF Legourd Managing Director APAC


Global business design and innovation strategy firm Board of Innovation today announced that it has launched an Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore and appointed Jean-Francois (JF) Legourd as its Managing Director, effective March 1.

JF joins Board of Innovation from Singtel and HaloLife, where he served as Group Director – Strategy, and CEO, respectively. JF will be bringing his experience in corporate strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship to Board of Innovation to accelerate the emergence of Southeast Asian innovative global champions.

Additionally, Board of Innovation will benefit from JF’s past experience as:

• Samsung (APAC) Head of Digital and Regional Strategy Lead
• Samsung (Korea) Chairman Office, Group Strategy
• Gartner (CEB) EMEA Director of Research & Consulting

Jean-Francois holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc from Audencia. He has lived and worked across Korea, ASEAN, South Africa, the UK, and the US for most of his career.

“Joining Board of Innovation is choosing a meaningful impact over a comfortable status quo, walking the talk we so often recommend to others. I feel energized by our mission to grow APAC regional and global champions using our industry experts, proven entrepreneurs, and unafraid innovators,” says JF. “Our first mission will be to cast away the innovation theatre that is creating cynicism and wasting scarce resources. Our second mission will be to build business models from, by, and for the developing world, putting ASEAN in the driver’s seat. Lastly, our overarching mission will be to inspire others to do the same, regardless of their scale.”

“I’m excited to see JF joining our company,” says Philippe De Ridder, CEO of Board of Innovation. “His unique track record in corporate strategy, consulting, and venturing make him an ideal leader to head up and grow our APAC business. Our new hub in Singapore will enable us to better serve our clients in the region.”

About Board of Innovation: Board of Innovation is a business design and innovation strategy firm. For more than 10 years, its consultants have helped Fortune 500 organizations uncover new opportunities for growth by developing innovation strategies, innovation capabilities, and new businesses using their assets and core strengths.

Board of Innovation operates from offices in New York, Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Singapore with clients in health/life sciences (Roche, Novartis), banking/finance (ING, NN), heavy industry (Lafarge Holcim), fast-moving consumer goods/retail (Danone, Estée Lauder), telco (Liberty Global, Telnor), mobility/aviation (KLM, Volkswagen), and more.

Board of Innovation’s long-term mission is to inspire 100 million people to innovate for a better tomorrow. To achieve this goal, its team has built the most comprehensive open-source innovation knowledge base on the web. Boardofinnovation.com publishes tools, guides, in-depth breakdowns of methodologies, how-to articles, and webinars to give you everything you need to develop successful new businesses.

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The New Tool for CISOs To Quantify IT Risks And Solutions Into Actual Figures For The Board


There is currently an operational disconnect between CISOs/CTOs or CIOs and the board or decision-makers. This is primarily caused by speaking different languages; that is, cyber professionals expressing themselves in technological terms, and the board understanding concepts from a purely financial or business perspective. Although each party works towards the same aim – protecting the company from risk – they approach it with a unique parlance that can hinder company responsiveness and leave it open to threats.

Gartner recognises risk management as a key trend of 2019 but translating cyber threats into financial risk can be resource-intensive. It’s the responsibility of the IT side to identify these risks, find solutions, and create budget requests in a format and language that the board immediately recognises.

This helps them to understand the risk, know what they’re being asked to approve, and give the green light without any unnecessary clarifications or delays. Cyber threats constantly evolve and must be addressed quickly; prolonged budget applications only serve to increase the risk.

Recognising and understanding this landscape led to the creation of Boardish. An innovative and revolutionary new tool that changes the way IT professionals, CISOs, CTOs, and CIOs communicate with their board of directors or business decision-makers. It helps to fill the soft skills gap, allowing cyber professionals to quantify IT risks and solutions in terms of their financial impact. Boardish provides clarity by showing the risk mitigation of your solutions, as well as remaining exposure, transforming this data into a proposal with actual figures. Achieving this allusive clarity and bridging the communication gap between IT and the board.

Boardish is the brainchild of Eli Migdal and Hadar Kantor. Eli is an IT and cyber expert who has helped countless clients and businesses to find and implement the right cyber solutions. Hadar has over 19 years’ experience in management and board communication, with an emphasis on management psychology and corporate organisation. Both Eli and Hadar understand the challenges faced by IT managers/CISOs and CTOs and the most effective ways to gain important budget approvals from the board.

Boardish was created as a tool to help improve client understanding, but it became so much greater – evolving into the smart, indispensable tool that helps IT and the board understand each other.

Boardish is currently in beta. It’s desktop-optimised and can be used for free, although this may change as features continue to develop. It doesn’t need to be integrated into any existing systems, and is intuitively designed, making it easy for anyone to get started.

Internal communications and IT budget approvals can be difficult, but Boardish is helping to spark conversations within the companies it serves, allowing IT departments to be better integrated into fundamental decision-making.

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Monily welcomes start-up luminaries to the Board following successful launch of its Shoppa App


Edinburgh (UK) – November 2019 Monily SC Ltd, the maker of Shoppa, is proud to announce Peter Ellen and Ben Corrigan to the Board of Directors following the successful launch of the Shoppa App.

App Launch and nomination
Monily recently launched its Shoppa App with the mission of helping its customers get the best deals whilst minimizing waste on unwanted purchases and services by automating the process behind purchasing. The innovative App, which uses pioneering Machine Learning to process all the customers financial data on their Smartphone, was recently nominated for Mobile Start-up of the Year at the Scottish Start up awards. The App has gained significant downloads since its launch and has commissioned Pilot Fish Media, the Edinburgh based Social Media Agency, to run a Christmas campaign designed to build on its’ initial success. Stephen Gorman CEO of Pilot Fish Media said, “The whole team is excited to be part of the Shoppa story and to play it’s part in its growth story in 2020 and beyond.”

New Board Appointees
Monily welcomes to the Board start up luminaries, Peter Ellen and Ben Corrigan. Peter Ellen of Unicity Ventures, serial entrepreneur and former founder of Maxymser and Fopp Records, has been appointed Chairman. Peter said of his appointment, “Monily has a unique opportunity to join a cohort of companies shaking up financial services industry with disruptive technology and a laser focus on its customers.”  Ben Corrigan joins the Board as a Non-Executive Director, Ben is a former Dragons Den winner while CEO of JoinPouch, a business he recently exited to the Global Savings Group. Adrian James (CEO) said of the appointments, “We are privileged to have Peter and Ben join us in this venture, they bring amazing experience and energy to our business. It is our ambition as a Board to build on these appointments to add more experience to what is already a stellar start up Board.”

About Monily
Monily SC Ltd was founded in 2017 by Adrian James and Roman Popat with their vision is to build smarter Financial services applications that provides utility and value for today’s customer. Based in Edinburgh (UK), the company is backed by several prominent investors and has grown to seven staff from its inception. Monily is part of Scottish Enterprise’s High Growth Ventures program and the RBS Fintech Accelerator.

For more information, press only:
Adrian James
07889229705
Adrian.james@moni.ly
For more information on Product:
www.shoppa.co.uk

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AAC Holdings Finalizing Agreement with Lenders and Finalizing Appointment of New Independent Board Members


BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2019 — AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC) today announced that as a result of continued positive discussions with the Company’s senior secured lenders, the Company expects to enter into an agreement securing additional liquidity and receiving a forbearance from its senior secured lenders regarding certain previous events of default. The Company expects to finalize the agreement with its senior secured lenders next week, although no assurance can be made that an agreement will result from these discussions within that time frame or that an agreement consistent with these discussions will be reached at all.

The Company is also in the process of finalizing the appointment of three additional independent members to its Board of Directors. The new members would join AAC CEO Michael Cartwright, Vaco Holdings CEO Jerry Bostelman, and Burch Investment Group CEO Lucius Burch on the board. Although the Company expects to finalize these appointments next week, no assurance can be made that the Company will be able to finalize any or all of these appointments within that time frame or at all.

About American Addiction Centers
American Addiction Centers is a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment services. We treat clients who are struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. We currently operate substance abuse treatment facilities located throughout the United States. These facilities are focused on delivering effective clinical care and treatment solutions. For more information, please find us at AmericanAddictionCenters.org or follow us on Twitter @AAC_Tweet.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “may,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding AAC Holdings, Inc.’s (collectively with its subsidiaries; “AAC Holdings” or the “Company”) ability to successfully negotiate an agreement securing additional liquidity and receiving a forbearance from its senior secured lenders, and the Company’s ability to appoint three additional independent members to its Board of Directors. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual result or timing to be materially different from the information contained in any forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, without limitation: (i) the Company’s inability to meet the covenants in the Company’s loan documents or lack of borrowing capacity; (ii) the Company’s inability to enter into forbearance agreements and amendments with its lenders with respect to certain events of default on terms acceptable to the Company in a timely matter, or at all; (iii) the Company’s inability to successfully raise capital to meet the Company’s liquidity needs and to allow it to continue to operate as a going concern; (iv) the Company’s inability to finalize the appointment of, and complete onboarding procedures for, one or more additional independent directors to its Board of Directors within the time frame indicated or at all; (v) the Company’s inability to effectively operate its facilities; (vi) the Company’s reliance on its sales and marketing program to continuously attract and enroll clients; (vii) a reduction in reimbursement rates by certain third-party payors for inpatient and outpatient services and point-of-care and definitive lab testing; (viii) the Company’s failure to successfully achieve growth through acquisitions and de novo projects; (ix) risks associated with estimates of the value of accounts receivable or deterioration in collectability of accounts receivable; (x) a failure to achieve anticipated financial results from contemplated and prior acquisitions; (xi) the possibility that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of an acquisition; (xii) the Company’s failure to achieve anticipated financial results from contemplated and prior acquisitions; (xiii) a disruption in the Company’s ability to perform diagnostic laboratory services; (xiv) maintaining compliance with applicable regulatory authorities, licensure and permits to operate the Company’s facilities and laboratories; (xv) a disruption in the Company’s business and reputational and economic risks associated with the civil securities claims brought by shareholders or claims by various parties; (xvi) the Company’s ability to maintain the listing of the Company’s common stock on the NYSE; and (xvii) general economic and market conditions, including conditions in the debt and equity capital markets in particular, as well as other risks discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these factors, we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements in this release will prove to be accurate. Investors should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements.

Contact:
Joy Sutton
Director of Corporate Communications
Office: (615) 727-8407
Cell: (615) 587-7728
JSutton@ContactAAC.com

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