SURREY, BC--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2015) - DSG GLOBAL INC. (the "Company") (OTC PINK: DSGT), a leading provider of fleet management solutions for the golf industry, is pleased to announce several key changes to the Company's Board of Directors.
The Company's board has been expanded and six new directors were appointed on May 22, 2015. The Company's Board of Directors is now comprised of the following individuals:
Robert Silzer: President, CEO, Director
Robert has over 20 years' experience in the GPS tracking and fleet solutions industries. He is the founder of our subsidiary, DSG TAG Systems Inc. and has served as Chief Executive Officer of DSG TAG Systems since its inception in April 2008. Robert serves as our President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, positions he has held since May 6, 2015.
Mr. Silzer has developed multiple new product concepts and successfully introduced these products to market including an electronic handheld bingo gaming device, the handheld GPS golf units and the a Wi-Fi enabled GPS golf business solution for golf. Prior to establishing DSG TAG, Mr. Silzer and his team designed a total golf solution that addressed the growing needs in Golf Course management. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions different companies with diversified hardware and software platforms, he founded GPS Industries in 1996, serving as its CEO, Chairman and Director until 2007.
Stephen Johnston: Director
Stephen is the founding is the founding Partner of Global Golf Advisors and one of the leading authorities on operational analysis and financial solutions for golf businesses. Mr. Johnston began his career at the accounting firm of Thorne Gunn/Thorne Riddell in Toronto in 1973. He earned his Chartered Accountant designation while with Thorne Riddell in 1976 and became a partner in 1984. His audit experience with major accounts subsequently expanded into real estate, communications and insurance. When the firm became known as KPMG, he continued as an Audit Partner and in 1992 created the KPMG Golf Industry Practice and assumed responsibility as National Director. In 2006 he purchased the KPMG Golf Industry Practice and created Global Golf Advisors Inc., bringing with him the entire staff complement and client files to the new firm.
At Global Golf Advisors, Stephen's focus is developing financial and business solutions for private clubs, public golf courses and resorts, golf communities, investors and lenders. He provides a keen insight for banking and finance solutions arising from his years of advising numerous international financial institutions.
Jason Sugarman: Director
Jason has over 20 years' experience in the finance business with a focus on asset-backed lending and private equity investments. As the founder of two asset management firms and the lead outside investor in numerous financial services companies and real estate projects, he has funded over $1 billion in direct loan and equity placements and currently oversees Valor Group Holdings.
Mr. Sugarman is the founder and currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Valor Group Holdings ($20 Billion AUM diversified financial services company), and as managing partner of Camden Capital, International Tower Group and COR Finance LTD. He serves as a director of Burnham Financial Group, New Olympia Re, VL Life and DSG TAG, and is an advisor and investor in Banc of California (NASDAQ: BANC), COR Securities Holdings (COR Clearing) and Corum Financial Group
James Singerling: Director
James served as the CEO of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), the foremost professional association for managers of membership clubs in the US, from 1990 until his retirement in 2015. In this role, James was credited for elevating the professional role of club managers by creating industry-standard development and certification programs. For over two decades, he spearheaded efforts to adopt the general manager/chief operating officer model at clubs nationwide, raising the qualifications and quality of club managers. Mr. Singerling is also recognized for building new relationships for the industry with federal and state governments and within the association community.
Rupert Wainwright: Director
Rupert has served as president and chief creative of Adore Creative, an integrated advertising and creative services agency with offices in London, Paris, Moscow, Sao Paulo, and Los Angeles. There he leads a talented staff and top tier production professionals to create commercials working with global clients. Adore Creative has built a unparalleled record of winning campaigns for the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup, Reebok, AT&T, Fox Sports One TV, and others.
As a director, Mr. Wainwright has shot all over the world and won awards for such US and International Fortune 500 clients as ATT, Sprint, Honda, Sprite, Walmart, Reebok, Footlocker, Gatorade, McDonalds, Converse, GHI, Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Barilla, BP Disney, Fritos, and his campaign for Reebok won Ad week's highest Award, the Grand Effie, for the most effective advertising campaign of 1992. Mr. Wainwright is also the director of the feature films "The Fog" (2005), which was #1 at the US Box Office opening weekend, and "Stigmata" (1999) produced by MGM, among others. From 1990 to 1998 he was the founder and CEO of the independent production company, Fragile Films.
Keith Westergaard: Director
Keith has over 40 years' experience in real estate finance and development. He is the founder and president of Westergaard Holdings Ltd., a diversified mortgage brokerage, real estate investment, and development company with offices in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Westergaard Holdings Ltd. has operated continuously since 1980.
Its significant projects have included the Gleniffer Lake Resort & Country Club in Central Alberta, a 217 acre condominium recreational & residential land development which included 750 lots, golf course, leisure facilities and marina. Keith is a large investor in DSG TAG Systems.
"The company is very pleased to be working with such an experienced and respected group of individuals, and we look forward to the continued growth and development of the business," commented Robert Silzer, the Company's Chief Executive Officer.
About DSG GLOBAL Inc.
DSG Global Inc., founded in 2008, is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of fleet management solutions for the golf industry, as well as agricultural, government and military fleet applications. The Company is primarily focused on the golf industry where the TAG System is installed on over 10,000 vehicles at 250 courses to enable golf course operators to manage their fleet of golf carts, turf equipment and utility vehicles. The Company is expanding into other markets including agriculture, where the Company has successfully completed beta testing of the TAG System at a large agricultural operation in North America.
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include the following subjects: the Company's expansion into markets outside of the golf industry. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the following: including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; the risk of competition; our ability to find, recruit and retain personnel with knowledge and experience in selling products and services in these new markets; our ability to manage growth; and general market, economic and business conditions. For additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by our forward-looking statements please refer to the Company's current filings, which are available on the Company's EDGAR Profile at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and we expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update forward-looking statements.