“It’s critical for any public company to have strong, experienced financial leadership around the table,” said Blythe Masters, a board member of the Texas company and its audit committee chair, in a statement Thursday. “We’re thrilled to welcome someone of Todd Ruppert’s stature to the Phunware team.”
Ruppert has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He retired from T. Rowe Price, the global asset management firm with over $1 trillion under management, where he was CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, co-president of T. Rowe Price International and a member of the operating steering committee of parent T. Rowe Price Group.
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He is a Venture Partner at Greenspring Associates, a US-based venture capital firm with over $10 billion under management. He is also the founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields including education, financial services, disruptive technologies, publishing, arts and entertainment and strategy consulting.
He is a board member or advisor to numerous for-profit firms globally. He is also a board member of INSEAD Business School, London’s Royal Parks Foundation, the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“I have spent most of my career at the intersection of financial services and innovation,” Ruppert said.
“I’m honored to play a part in Phunware’s journey as a public company because we are living in a mobile-first world and Phunware’s platform is well-positioned to play a pivotal role in helping large brands engage in true digital transformation.”
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