TORONTO, Ontario - Equibit Group, the creator of the Equibit blockchain and blockchain applications for the global securities industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Barnard to the role of Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Barnard will work closely with Chris Horlacher, Chief Executive Officer, Equibit Group, in overseeing the company's marketing efforts in Canada and worldwide.
"Equibit Group represents one of most innovative companies I've had the opportunity to work with, and I'm excited to contribute to a company that is dedicated to bringing real innovation to the securities industry," says Barnard. "What's truly special about this company's efforts is that it's happening in Canada - a country that has produced some of the most innovative companies in the blockchain space."
Prior to joining Equibit Group, Barnard held senior positions across a wide range of leading Canadian technology, financial services and marketing companies, including roles with The Canadian Press, TMX Group, BCE Emergis and Cantel (now Rogers). As Director, Product Development with TMX Equicom (TMX Group's investor relations [IR] firm) he oversaw the development and launch of subscription-based products leveraging the company's IR knowledge, including Investor Scorecards and Waggle. Prior to TMX Group he held the positions of Managing Director for FastChannel Canada and PR Direct with The Canadian Press, and again with TMX Group as Director, Newswire Initiatives. He holds an MBA and a BA in economics from Newfoundland's Memorial University.
"We're thrilled to add a professional of Stephen's caliber to the fast-growing Equibit team," says Chris Horlacher, Chief Executive Officer, Equibit Group. "His experience at leading Canadian organizations like TMX Group, where he developed IR solutions for issuers, perfectly aligns with Equibit Group's mission of revolutionizing the securities industry. He will be an invaluable resource in our efforts to bring new innovation to the equity and debt marketplace. "
About Equibit Group
Equibit Group is applying blockchain technology to establish the world's first peer-to-peer equity and debt marketplace. In much the same way Bitcoin applied digital technology to currency and payments, Equibit eliminates the need for expensive infrastructure and third-party facilitation from depositories or transfer agents. Registration, transfer, settlement and investor relations will all be managed securely and digitally within a decentralized environment. Founded by a former CFO from the securities industry and a team of blockchain development experts, Equibit Group was established to revolutionize the securities industry.