Former CEO, Pat Krishnan, to lead all technology operations as Chief Innovation Officer
MIAMI and NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY) today announced that Theodore Farnsworth, HMNY's Chairman of the Board, has been appointed as HMNY's Chief Executive Officer. Farnsworth, founder of HMNY's subsidiary, Zone Technologies, Inc., and creator of the RedZone Map smartphone app, is assuming the chief executive role of HMNY from Pat Krishnan, who is moving into the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer.
"The integration of HMNY and RedZone is continuing at a rapid pace. I am thrilled to take on the chief executive role at HMNY, allowing Pat to focus on being our technology visionary while I focus on growing the company and RedZone's reach," said Farnsworth. "It's important to make these changes now in order to fulfill the company's overall vision, as well as its current and future technology needs," continued Farnsworth.
As both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Farnsworth will lead the company's strategic direction and all day-to-day operations. Mr. Krishnan will drive many technology-related functions of the company, including initiatives related to artificial intelligence and social listening. As Chief Innovation Officer, Mr. Krishnan will be assuming management of RedZone's worldwide technology functions in the United States (Miami, New York and Silicon Valley), India and Israel.
"Being able to dedicate my full time and attention to the company's technology innovation and development will put us on the fast track," said Krishnan. "I believe doing so will enable us to accelerate our proprietary technology output and pursue the further incorporation of predictive analytics, computer learning and artificial intelligence into our RedZone Map application."
About Helios and Matheson
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY) provides information technology consulting, training services, software products and an enhanced suite of services of predictive analytics. With its client roster including Fortune 500 corporations, HMNY focuses mainly on the BFSI and Technology
verticals. HMNY's solutions cover the entire spectrum of IT needs, including applications, data, and infrastructure. HMNY is headquartered in New York, NY and listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol HMNY. For more information, visit us www.hmny.com.
About RedZone Map
RedZone (Zone Technologies, Inc.) is a state-of-the-art mapping and spatial analysis company with operations in the U.S. and Israel. Its eye-opening safety map app enhances mobile GPS navigation by providing advanced proprietary technology to guide travelers to their destinations while avoiding risky areas deemed "red zones," due to high groupings of crime data, with safer routes generally 15% longer. More than that, the app incorporates a social media component allowing for real-time "It's happening now" crime reporting coupled with real time data from over 1,400 local, state, national and global sources. Currently available to iOS and Android users. More information is available on the RedZone Map website.
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Greg Bortkiewicz, 415-359-2306