Sionic Mobile Expands Advisory Board, Adding Veteran Travel and Payments Executives

By: Business Wire 12/5/2017, 2:00:00 PM


ATLANTA -- Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce provider, today announced it has expanded its Advisory Board with the addition of three new members: veteran airline and travel executive, Jeff Potter; payments entrepreneur, Linda Rossetti and global electronic payments innovator, Joe Cohane.

Potter, founder and CEO of Beskapes, brings more than 30 years of experience in the travel and transportation industry including the former CEO of Frontier Airlines, CEO of Surf Air, CEO of Exclusive Resorts, and various positions with McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Pacific Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines. Under his leadership, Frontier Airlines emerged as one of America’s most successful low-cost carriers.

Rossetti, founder and president of Bluestone Payments, is a well-known payments expert, consulting with payments companies and the investment community on numerous strategic opportunities. Prior to establishing Bluestone, she served as the president of third party relationships and the senior vice president of strategic initiatives for Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) and was a founding executive of NOVA (now Elavon). Throughout her payments career, Rossetti has held various sales and management roles, building organizations to create strategic partnerships with clients including financial institutions, national merchants, independent sales organizations and integrated payments providers.

Cohane, partner at Relevant Payment Consulting, brings more than 32 years of international experience in the Electronic Payment Industry with unique knowledge of both the card issuing and merchant acquiring business lines. He played a key role in the development of three successful start-up companies creating valuations in excess of $2.5 billion and was the founder of Veracity Payment Solutions (Vanco) which was recognized as one of the top 50 merchant acquiring companies in North America. Additionally, he has held senior management positions in global processing firms including Citibank, Global Payments, Elavon, U.S. Bancorp and Vanco Payment Solutions.

“Having a strong and engaged advisory board is paramount to Sionic Mobile’s continued growth,” Herman explained. “Jeff’s proven success in the airline industry will be invaluable, as we expand even further into the hospitality and travel industry. And, of course, payments continue to have a vital role in the evolution of Sionic Mobile’s connected commerce platform. Having the unique industry insight and expertise of two widely respected payments executives like Linda and Joe positions the company for explosive growth and ensures we continue to develop and deploy technology that disrupts the current market. I am proud to welcome our newest Advisory Board members and look forward to working with each of them in the coming weeks and months.”

Potter, Rossetti and Cohane will be advising Sionic Mobile Board members Ronald Herman; William E. Clift (retired), CTO, Cingular Wireless; Bill Lamar, CMO (retired), McDonald’s USA; Robert G. Hisaoka, principal, RRR LLC and Patrick Gahan, principal, Alder Asset Management and co-founder Enduring Hearts.

About Sionic Mobile

Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce company, reaches millions of consumers through their vehicle dashboards and through their favorite mobile apps. The Company operates the Mobile Rewards Marketplace® - a digital loyalty co-op where brick-and-mortar merchants deliver offers, perks and rewards to consumers and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale. App partners include top-tier loyalty programs in automotive, travel, mobile phone service and other channels. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives more frequent app usage for partners and increases foot traffic and incremental new revenue to merchants. Merchants pay a small marketing fee when customers pay with their mobile apps. Visit


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