MIAMI, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Yippy, Inc. (OTCMKTS:YIPI) ("Yippy" or the "Company"), an enterprise data intelligence company known for its leading EASE 360 enterprise search and insight engine, announced today that Mr. David Weild IV has joined the Board of Directors of the Company as an independent director.
Mr. David Weild IV is the Chairman, CEO and founder of Weild & Co., a New York based investment bank. He is the World's foremost expert on how stock market structure that impacts public companies and capital formation. He was Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and is known for work that inspired a movement in Washington to examine how equity market structure changes can increase the rate of capital formation, entrepreneurship, innovation and quality job creation. As a result of Weild's studies, he is referred to as "The father of the JOBS Act." This Act laid the groundwork for equity crowdfunding, new types of private placements and initial public offerings. It inspired an ongoing bipartisan legislative and policy movement (JOBS Act 2.0 and JOBS Act 3.0) that continues in Washington and at the SEC.
Previously, Mr. Weild ran a leading investment bank and equity capital markets group where he priced over one thousand public equity offerings including the first public offering for Blackrock, the IPOs for Nvidea and Chesapeake Energy and an early offering for Celgene. Mr. Weild is also Chairman Emeritus of Tuesday's Children, the noted charity founded in the wake of 9/11 that under his leadership has made its programs available to support US military widows and orphans.
"I've been thoroughly impressed with Yippy's suite of technology assets including their data intelligence, insight driven search and discovery capabilities. I believe Yippy will displace and become in time the leading go to solution for most major banking institutions, global enterprises, universities, and governments for business and corporate intelligence and compliance. I look forward to working with management and the board to help the Company succeed and provide value to our loyal shareholder base."
"I want to thank David for his endorsement and the acceptance of the appointment to the Board of Directors of Yippy, Inc," stated Richard Granville, CEO, Yippy, Inc. Granville continued, "David is a patriot and a force of good in the world. His passion for technology is only out shinned by his determination to do what is right and just. Without question we are in good hands and I look forward to expanding his role in the company over time. It's a good day here at Yippy."