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The Kessler Group’s Scott Shaw Appointed to Board of Directors at edatanetworks

edatanetworks Inc. (edata) announces the appointment of Scott Shaw to its Board of Directors.

Shaw currently serves as the Managing Director, Corporate Development & Special Projects with The Kessler Group in Boston, MA. With more than 20+ years in the financial services sector as a consulting firm managing director, president of an emerging payment technology company and leader of merger and acquisition activities, Shaw brings a wealth of relevant, timely experience to the edata board according to its chairman, W. Daniel Johnson.

“We're thrilled to have Scott join our Board of Directors," said Terry Tietzen, edata's CEO. "His background in dealing with the world’s top financial institutions and card brands including Visa and MasterCard and his proven track record in orchestrating transactions between them will serve our efforts tremendously."

edata, a privately held company since 2000, is changing the world with innovative software solutions. Comprised of long time industry experts in technology, financial services, loyalty marketing, philanthropy and communications, the edata team continues to advance the functionality of proven, patented technologies. Recent developments include a market-inspired and market-tested loyalty system that empowers local merchants in today's global market with local, mobile, search and social solutions.

Shaw joined The Kessler Group in 1990 and was instrumental in helping founder Howard Kessler purchase its predecessor company and create strategic partnerships in the credit card, telecom, payment and consumer finance businesses. After a year spent as president of Aliaswire, an emerging payments company in Cambridge, MA, Shaw rejoined Kessler in October 2010. He holds a BS in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire.

Based in Edmonton, AB, edata is a community-minded, highly creative partner, committed to bringing value to its clients, stakeholders and ultimately, the end users of its products through collaboration and innovation as offered through Next Generation Loyalty (NGL), its wholly owned affiliate. NGL has an agreement with ATB Financial (ATB), a MasterCard issuing financial institution, for the NGL community-based customer loyalty solution. For more information, visit www.nextgenerationloyalty.com.

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