SOURCE: John Thomas Financial, Inc.

John Thomas Financial, Inc.

April 13, 2010 14:47 ET

John Thomas Financial, Inc. Facilitates Merger

Amber Ready Acquires Direct Marketing Powerhouse CK41 Direct

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  John Thomas Financial, Inc., a New York City based licensed Broker Dealer, announced that it has facilitated a Merger between AMBER Ready, Inc., creator of the wireless Police Emergency Notification System, and CK41 Direct Inc., a leading producer of direct response infomercial campaigns. AMBER Ready will change its name to "Galaxy Media and Marketing Corporation," and will become a publicly held parent company of the two subsidiaries, CK41 Direct and AMBER Ready Inc. 

Gary Savage, formerly CEO of Diane Von Furstenberg Inc. and former COO of Consumer Products at Beecham PLC, was appointed CEO and president of Galaxy Media and Marketing Corporation, the parent company. All CK41 and Amber shareholders will now be shareholders of Galaxy. Gary Savage and Frank Del Vecchio will remain as chief executive officers of their respective companies, CK41 Direct and AMBER Ready.

"John Thomas Financial strives to ensure that the companies it works with are presented with the right opportunities to enhance shareholder value. We are very excited to have been an integral part of this transaction and look forward to the value that these combined entities can achieve for our shareholders," commented  Thomas Belesis, CEO of John Thomas Financial.

About CK41 Direct, Inc.
CK41 Direct is a leading producer of direct response infomercial campaigns. Combining 50 years of expertise in network television and direct marketing know-how, the principals and directors of CK41 learned the direct response TV industry from the ground up. This trial by fire experience has taught CK41 Direct how conventional and unconventional marketing strategies can excel a direct response television campaign. More information can be found at

About AMBER Ready, Inc.
AMBER Ready, Inc. is the creator of the wireless Police Emergency Notification System with 24-hour Emergency Response support. The AMBER Ready program is an innovative technology that helps parents and legal guardians create child profiles and photographs that can be stored on their cell phone or email. The system empowers parents nationwide with all the tools necessary to significantly reduce the amount of time between when a child is determined missing and when an alert is initiated by law enforcement. The website is

About John Thomas Financial
John Thomas Financial is a full-service brokerage firm with corporate headquarters located at 14 Wall Street, 23rd Floor, directly opposite the New York Stock Exchange, in New York City, the financial capital of the world. Its clients include individuals, proprietorships, institutions, corporations, and other business entities. In addition to providing retail brokerage services, the company also furnishes its Financial Consultants with original market statistical analyses on a daily basis. John Thomas Financial also offers underwriting, private placement, merger and acquisition, and other investment banking services. The Firm demonstrates its commitment to clients by emphasizing Financial Consultant accessibility and responsiveness, insistence on integrity and ethical behavior, compliance with industry laws, rules and regulations, and prides itself on exceeding client expectations. Further information about the Firm can be found at or by contacting our strategic business development center at:

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