ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 20, 2018--
(NASDAQ: CDLX), a purchase intelligence platform that makes marketing
more relevant and measurable, today announced that its Chief Legal &
Privacy Officer, Kirk Somers, has been named the 2018 Atlanta Business
Chronicle’s Corporate Counsel of the Year for Small Legal Departments.
The annual Corporate Counsel award honors the achievements of the best
and the brightest internal counsel in Atlanta. Somers is one of only
seven winners announced this year.
“We are proud, but not surprised, that Kirk has been named the Atlanta
Business Chronicle’s Corporate Counsel of the year,” said Scott Grimes,
Cardlytics CEO & Co-Founder. “As a Purchase Intelligence platform that
partners with both banks and marketers, Cardlytics sits between two
worlds of rigorous regulations. Kirk flawlessly navigates both worlds,
helping Cardlytics keep impenetrable, best-in-class privacy standards.
He also played a crucial role in leading Cardlytics to becoming the
first tech IPO in 2018. This recognition is very well deserved.”
Somers has more than 25 years of experience, having begun his legal
career as an attorney in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he tried
over 40 cases. Prior to Cardlytics, Somers was an executive vice
president and chief administrative officer at Think Geek, where he was
responsible for legal, privacy, and human resources. Previously, Somers
led the legal, investor relations, and human resources department for
Concurrent Computer Corporation; served as Assistant General Counsel for
Melita International; and was a Partner with the law firm of Marshall &
Melhorn, LLC. He holds a B.A. in Physics from Cornell University and a
J.D. from Ohio State University.
Winners of the 2018 Atlanta Business Chronicle Corporate Counsel of the
Year Awards will be celebrated during a luncheon on May 9 at the Atlanta
Botanical Garden, and their names will be published in the May 11 issue
of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Cardlytics (NASDAQ: CDLX) uses purchase
intelligence to make marketing more relevant and measurable. We partner
with more than 2,000 financial institutions to run their banking rewards
programs that promote customer loyalty and deepen banking relationships.
In turn, we have a secure view into where and when consumers are
spending their money. We use these insights to help marketers identify,
reach and influence likely buyers at scale, as well as measure the true
sales impact of marketing campaigns. Headquartered in Atlanta,
Cardlytics has offices in London, New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
Learn more at www.cardlytics.com.
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