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Former Redbox Tech Director Joins Kapow Events as Chief Technology Officer

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/14 -- Kapow Events, Chicago's leading corporate events company, today announced that former Redbox Director of Technology, Saad Rehmani, has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.

Rehmani brings to Kapow an extensive knowledge and deep understanding of building, leading, and evolving exceptional technical teams. In his new role, he will focus on improving the client experience by developing a suite of technical services to help companies with every aspect of their corporate event. His first project will be to enhance Kapow's robust invitation platform, which is a critical tool for generating the right event attendance for increased client ROI.

"Over the last two years, Kapow Events has proven itself as a leader in the corporate event space," said Rehmani. "I'm excited to enhance the existing technology platform and provide even more efficiencies for clients from invitations to photo sharing to adding more tools that help make our corporate events more seamless."

As a seasoned technology leader focused on designing and delivering scalable solutions to complex business problems, Rehmani spent four years at Redbox where he was responsible for the software engineering of the kiosks, the company's backend platform systems and the internal applications that power Redbox in the U.S. and Canada. He also contributed to launching Redbox Canada by providing an end-to-end cloud-based technology platform to support entrance into the Canadian market and then its growth from 15,000 to more than 35,000 locations. Rehmani was also awarded numerous patents while working at Redbox, filed in 2012.

"We feel so fortunate that Saad has joined Kapow Events," said Marc Halpin, CEO and Co-founder of Kapow Events. "He brings an impressive depth of experience and expertise that will help Kapow create and evolve technology solutions that benefit our corporate clients and enhance our offering as the one-stop shop for corporate events in Chicago and New York."

Prior to Redbox, Rehmani was the Chief Architect and Applications Architect at Oracle Corporation. Prior to Oracle, he spent more than 15 years working at multiple startups focused on B2B.

Born in Saudi Arabia, Rehmani received a Master's of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. He currently lives in Glen Ellyn with his wife and son.

About Kapow Events:
Launched in 2012, Kapow Events is transforming the way companies engage with their clients, prospects and employees by facilitating unique corporate events that help companies achieve specific business goals. With offices in Chicago and New York City, Kapow hosts hundreds of corporate events each month for some of the country's largest and most established public and private companies such as Accenture, HP, CDW, Google, and more. To learn more, go to http://www.kapowevents.com.

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