Toronto, ON – August 4, 2016: ARHT Media Inc. (the “Company” or “ARHT”) (TSX-V: ART; OTCQB: ARHTF), creators of digital human holograms called HumaGramsTM, would like to announce the appointment of Deborah Battiston as their new Chief Financial Officer as well as Diane Lai as their new Chief Operating Officer. Both Ms. Battiston and Ms. Lai are seasoned professionals with many years of experience in the corporate sector and are wonderful compliments to ARHT’s growing talent pool.
Deborah Battiston joins ARHT Media with an extensive background in financial management, with over 25 years of experience that includes public companies, mergers & acquisitions as well as tax and financing. Ms. Battiston is no stranger to working in a fast paced and a fast growth environment. She has great experience in developing and streamlining the financial infrastructure of companies, having spearheaded numerous financial teams for a number of successful domestic and international organizations. Deborah has a BA in Economics from the University of Guelph, and holds certified designations as a CPA-CGA as well as an ICD.D, which ensures her lifelong commitment to excellence in the boardroom, a desire to stay current, and to be a more effective and innovative leader.
Ms. Battiston replaces ARHT’s former CFO, Paul Bozoki, who will be moving on to another opportunity. The Company would like to thank Mr. Bozoki for his dedicated service to the organization and wishes him much success in his future endeavours.
Diane Lai is a self-starter and a proven natural leader. She is known to utilize creativity and teamwork to design and execute strategies that create customer value and deliver results. Ms. Lai has over 20 years of global experience having helped both small and large organizations recognize their entrepreneurial spirit, and take new products and services to market. She has been acknowledged many times for successfully helping companies discover their potential – ensuring they can stand out, increase their revenue base and grow their operations globally. Diane began her career at Vodafone in the UK and has run the gamut of technology ventures most recently as the Vice-President of Marketing & IT with 411.ca. Ms. Lai attended the University of Waterloo graduating in 1991 and completed her MBA at Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, Illinois in 2004.
About ARHT Media
ARHT Media Inc. creates HumaGrams™, the most believable and interactive human holograms. HumaGrams™ are generated using patent-pending Augmented Reality Holographic Technology (ARHT™), which is a scalable, repeatable and transportable form of 3D without the use of special glasses. This unique platform makes it possible for people to engage with HumaGrams™, opening up a wide range of applications from interactive retail displays, tradeshow booths, presentations, live shows and concerts. The various can be integrated into multiple forms of proximity and mobile marketing tactics to connect with an audience, drive sales efforts and create memorable experiences.
ARHT Media Inc. was co-founded in 2012, by Rene Bharti (Chairman), and entertainer Paul Anka (Chairman, Board of Advisors). The company is supported by a diverse and seasoned Management team spearheaded by its CEO Paul Duffy, a global entrepreneur and creator of the Digital Human Experience in online, mobile and holographic communications. ARHT team brings decades of experience from fields including entertainment, technology, marketing and finance. Advisors to the company include the likes of Larry King, Jason Bateman, Richard “Skip” Bronson, Michael Bublé, Carlos Slim, Irving Azoff, Dr. Simon Leung and Kevin O’Leary.
ARHT Media trades under the symbol ART on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange and the OTCQB Exchange under the symbol ARHTF.
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