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Kurbo Health Taps Mobile Health Marketing Veteran Mike Zhang as Chief Marketing Officer

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2015

Kurbo Health, which offers the first mobile weight loss program for children and teens, has announced the addition of veteran digital health and mobile marketing expert Mike Zhang as Chief Marketing Officer.

Before joining Kurbo, Zhang held various marketing leadership roles in organizations such as Smart Destinations (mobile travel), AboveStress (mobile app), Health (online wellness), and Procter & Gamble (Women’s Health).

According to Kurbo founder Joanna Strober, Zhang’s hiring signifies the company’s continued commitment to accelerating growth in both B2C and B2B channels.

“We are excited to have Mike on board to lead our consumer marketing effort. One in three kids under 18 are either overweight or obese, yet many parents don’t even realize their kids are struggling with weight-related health and emotional issues. Kurbo can make a difference in the lives of millions of children and families by providing the coaching and support they need,” Strober explained. “With Mike leading marketing, we will be able to extend our message to more people about the life-changing benefits of Kurbo.”

A recent Kurbo pilot study showed that 88% of kids reduced their BMI at a healthy rate after using Kurbo coaching and its mobile app. These kids also reported higher levels of happiness, self-confidence, and self esteem. Moreover, parents said they are fighting less with their kids about food, are less stressed, and that their kids are experiencing higher levels of confidence than before.

Zhang said, “I am excited to join a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and behavioral coaches who are leveraging mobile technology to address challenging personal health issues. Kurbo’s health coaching and mobile app are helping children develop healthy lifestyles that can have a lifelong impact on their wellbeing and happiness.”

About Kurbo Health

Kurbo Health provides the first mobile coaching solution that is designed specifically to help children and families lose weight and develop smarter eating choices. It is based on one of the most advanced weight-management programs from Stanford University, and proven effective in helping kids lose weight and create healthy habits. Kurbo kids and families receive weekly video consults and goal-setting with a trained professional coach via Skype or FaceTime, a mobile app designed to help them track food and exercise on their smartphone, and daily support from a team of experts through emails, text messages, and in-app games and videos. The company has offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. For more information, please visit

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Modus eDiscovery Appoints Brian Kawasaki as Chief Operating Officer to Expand Executive Management Team

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2015

Modus eDiscovery, an evolving DC-based data management company that provides advanced eDiscovery, consulting and managed services to law firms and corporations, announced today the addition of new Chief Operating Officer, Brian Kawasaki, to the Modus executive management team. As COO, Brian will lead all company operations, client services, consulting and technology solutions as part of Modus’ advanced suite of eDiscovery products and services.

Prior to joining Modus, as President of eDiscovery at Advanced Discovery, Brian reengineered the company’s entire product line, operations department and client services team helping generate a 90%+ client satisfaction rating.

Brian states, “I’m really excited to become an integral part of the Modus team. The company’s vision, drive and keen attention to specific customer needs is unparalleled in this crowded industry. I look forward to making some great things happen for Modus and our customers.”

Modus founder and CEO, Abtin Buergari added, “Brian’s personality, vision and business acumen fit nicely into our evolving business model. While his experience and results speak volumes, what makes Brian such a valuable asset to our company is his innate ability to quickly grasp complex issues, develop feasible strategic plans and execute them flawlessly. We look forward to Brian playing an integral role in the continued evolution of our company.”

A Relativity Certified Admin and a Clearwell Certified Admin, Brian has spoken on numerous panels and published webinars and white papers on such topics as Analytics / Predictive Coding, Foreign Language Data and Review workflow, Relativity, eDiscovery lifecycle tracking, customized workflows and early case assessment.

An Arizona native who traveled to Chicago to achieve his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University, Kawasaki presently resides in Los Angeles, CA

About Modus

Modus is an evolving DC-based data management company that helps organizations assess, strategize and leverage critical business intelligence obtained from people, processes, finances and data to optimize legal and enterprise-wide business results. Since its inception in 2008, the company has experienced exponential gains in market share, thought-leadership and financial success by conducting extensive market research and reengineering the company’s products and services to align congruently with specific market needs.

Based upon a core foundation of “listening”, Modus’ advanced suite of eDiscovery, consulting and managed services provide law firms and corporations with advanced business-focused solutions by leveraging critical “discovery intelligence” (i.e. business intelligence”) obtained from multiple constituents to help organizations make better-informed decisions on individual legal matters and enterprise-wide legal operations.

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Former Philadelphia Police Officer Receives Easy Rest Adjustable Bed

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 03, 2015

Leslie Harris, a former Philadelphia Police Officer and former Marine, is the latest winner of a free adjustable bed through Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep System’s monthly Win-A-Bed Sweepstakes. Harris accepted his new queen size adjustable bed on May 27, 2015 at his home in Aldan, Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife, daughter and grandson.

“I won a small amount of money in the lottery many years ago but I’ve never won anything of this value before,” said Harris. He learned of the sweepstakes through a mailing he received. “I entered the contest every time I got one of the mailings, maybe 3 or 4 times in all,” he said. “But I never thought I’d win one,” he added. When he found out that he’d won the bed his first reaction was “It’s about time I won something.”

Harris typically gets four hours of sleep per night, which he attributes to having worked the night shift for so many years. “Once I wake up I have trouble falling back to sleep. It would be nice if I could get a few more hours sleep. I wouldn’t mind that,” Harris stated. “I think my wife will enjoy the bed more than I will,” he added. “She has a lot of health issues and was in two car accidents in the past, so this bed will be very beneficial for her.”

After sleeping on the bed for several nights Harris reported that his wife was indeed enjoying their new adjustable bed and was especially enjoying the built-in massage feature. “She really likes the massage feature and I do too. It’s very relaxing. I also like that I don’t have to prop up pillows anymore to watch television. It’s a good bed and I would recommend it.”

Consumers interested in Easy Rest’s line of adjustable beds can go to their website at to see the sizes and options available. Each month Easy Rest gives away one new adjustable bed to a lucky winner. Almost 500,000 entries are received for each monthly drawing. Winners must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the Continental United States. No purchase is necessary to enter and a purchase will not increase the entrant’s chances of winning. To enter the contest go to

About Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems

Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems is a leading national retailer of adjustable beds whose founders have more than 100 years experience in the adjustable bed business. Since 2007 the company has offered a modern line of high-quality, U.S.-made, electric, adjustable beds and adjustable mattresses to fit every health and comfort requirement, budget or lifestyle. To learn more about Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems, including the health and comfort benefits of its full range of quality beds and mattresses as well as bed sizes, options and features, please visit or call 1-800-217-5206 today.

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Polyflow Appoints New Chief Executive Officer


Polyflow, LLC, the leading manufacturer of spoolable reinforced thermoplastic pipe (RTP) for transporting hydrocarbons, water, and other fluids and gases, today announced that its board of directors has selected Jim Moore as the new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Moore previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Polyflow.

In his new role, Mr. Moore’s primary focus will be creating a culture of superior service quality and operational execution to bring clients the best overall value possible. In addition, Mr. Moore will continue to work closely with the engineering, operations and sales teams to continue Polyflow’s expansion into new regions and product lines.

“After a period of focusing on improvements to Polyflow’s Thermoflex pipe systems and the expansion of our manufacturing capacity, we’re excited to have Jim Moore lead Polyflow into its next chapter,” said Paul McDermott, a member of Polyflow’s board of directors. “With oil and gas prices stabilizing, operators are looking for partners that can bring efficiency and reliability to their operations and we think Jim’s background makes him an excellent fit for these times.”

Prior to joining Polyflow, Mr. Moore leveraged his expertise in operations, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma as a consultant to improve profits of manufacturing companies. Preceding this position, Mr. Moore served as the CEO of PolyPipe, Inc., a plastic pipe manufacturing company, for six years until the company was purchased by Dura-Line Holdings. Working out of their Gainesville, Texas headquarters, he directed all operations, including six manufacturing facilities, and oversaw all marketing, finance, and HR departments, and had full P&L responsibilities.

During this time, he was also a member of the PolyPipe Board of Directors and reported directly to the Chairman, all while increasing profits 100 percent in the first year and exceeding sales projections by two times. During his time as CEO, PolyPipe was nominated in the Top 3 Processors of the Year by Plastics News and was finalist in 2009 and 2010.

“I am honored to be granted the opportunity to lead Polyflow at this vital time. Our premium pipe technology provides us with a unique opportunity to shape the future of upstream and midstream operations,” said Moore. “I look forward to maintaining the strong foundation we have already built at Polyflow, and expanding that to drive sustainable and profitable growth in the years ahead.”

To learn more about Polyflow, please visit:

About Polyflow, LLC:

Polyflow is the leading manufacturer of flexible pipelines for transporting hydrocarbons, even in harsh environments. Polyflow’s Thermoflex piping is lightweight, fast and easy to install and has lower ongoing operating costs than steel pipe, allowing oil and gas exploration and production companies to get wells flowing fast and increase profitability. Polyflow delivers superior service in the field, from modeling, installation and support, to its ExPERT pipeline rehabilitation program.

BPI Sports Names Walt Freese as New President & Chief Executive Officer

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 11, 2014

BPI Sports, the fastest growing sports nutrition company worldwide, has added Walt Freese, a proven consumer products executive, with 35 years of brand building experience, as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. As the former CEO of Stonyfield Farms, Ben & Jerry’s, and Celestial Seasonings, Mr. Freese has accumulated a long track record of building iconic brands while delivering exceptional growth in revenue and earnings. He successfully transformed Ben & Jerry’s from a $ 240 million business into an international juggernaut with over $ 500 million of revenue through the disciplined execution of strategic initiatives, product innovation, transformative marketing strategies and operational improvements that characterize world class organizations.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic company. BPI’s passion for fitness and nutrition permeates the organization from its enthusiastic team, to its high quality, industry leading product portfolio,” said Walt Freese. “It has all the ingredients necessary to become the premier brand in sports nutrition in the US and globally. I look forward to building on the company’s already strong foundation and cutting edge products like 1MR Vortex™, Whey HD™ and Funnbar™. Our goal is to establish BPI as an iconic, global, multi-channel business with unparalleled innovation, that not only includes superior product options for the existing sports nutrition consumer, but also new products that reach historically underserved consumers, distribution channels and markets.”

“We are proud to have Walt join our team. His success building iconic brands has been complemented by a strong focus on operational excellence in marketing, sales, supply chain and all support functions, driving a more efficient and effective organization. Walt will play a huge role in BPI’s worldwide expansion in the years to come,” said James Grage, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder. “His ability to help define and build brands like Ben & Jerry’s will make BPI Sports an even bigger player in today’s growing fitness market.”

Mr. Freese has had great success building both domestic and global businesses. He has experience in public and private companies, as well as private equity. Moreover, with an energizing and transparent leadership style, Walt builds strong teams and high-engagement cultures that give each and every employee a stake in the company’s success. He takes great pride in creating an atmosphere where employees pull together to accomplish great things – and achieve levels some might have thought impossible.

“This is the perfect opportunity to align myself with a company with similar interests and goals,” Mr. Freese added. “I have been a fitness enthusiast since age 12, starting with weight lifting and evolving in to playing football, wrestling and track, competing in triathlons, challenging myself with rock and ice climbing and continuing a rigorous workout schedule six days a week . I continue to workout regularly while incorporating BPI products into my regimen. As the CEO at Ben & Jerry’s, I had a world-class gym built for the company, brought in personal trainers, nutritionists and massage therapists, leading the company to be named the ‘Fittest Company’ in the State of Vermont. This mentality and lifestyle is already instilled within the walls of BPI. The employees live what they preach by taking the products and using the company’s state-of-the-art gym daily. It’s a great atmosphere that I feel very fortunate to be a part of.”

BPI Sports

BPI Sports, based in Hollywood, FL, is a leading developer, formulator and marketer of branded sports nutrition supplements, primary for athletes and bodybuilders, sold through leading specialty retailers and distributors. For additional information, please visit