"I am looking forward to helping Phunware become a household name on both Wall Street and Main Street,” she said in a statement.
"The company sits at the intersection of mobile, cloud, big data and blockchain and I look forward to contributing to its efforts in becoming the global enterprise platform standard for Fortune 1000 digital transformation initiatives.”
The Phunware board has unanimously approved her appointment as the firm's certified financial expert, including as chair of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee.
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Masters, a graduate of Cambridge University in the UK, is currently an industry partner at the private equity and venture capital firm Motive Partners and is the former CEO of Digital Asset - provider of the world's leading smart contract language DAML - which she led from a startup in 2015 until 2018.
She is Chair Emeritus of the governing board of the Linux Foundation’s open-source Hyperledger Project, International Advisory Board Member of Santander Group, Board Member of OpenBank and Advisory Board Member of the United States Chamber of Digital Commerce, Figure Technologies.
Masters was previously a senior executive at J.P. Morgan, which she left after 27 years in 2014, following the successful sale of the physical commodities business which she built.
She is currently Co-Chair of the Global Fund for Women, Vice Chair of ID2020, Advisory Board Member and past board member of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Board Member of the Feminist Institute, and former Chair of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
"We are incredibly excited and honored to have appointed Blythe to our board of directors,” said Alan S. Knitowski, president, CEO and co-founder of Phunware.
"Her background on Wall Street and her operational credentials and pedigree speak for themselves."
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