Phore Appoints Former Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager as CEO to Drive Growth in Expanding Blockchain Industry

Chicago, IL, April 9, 2019 — Phore, a leading blockchain platform, FinTech ecosystem, and B2B services organization, announced today the appointment of former Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager, Mike Trisko, as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, along with other leadership changes.

“I’m very excited to join Phore as Chief Executive Officer,” Trisko said. “I believe Phore has the capability to make a tremendous impact on the industry. The opportunities that lie ahead for Phore as we complete our next-generation architecture, decentralized applications, and deliver complete blockchain solutions are enormous. I look forward to leading Phore’s next chapter and delivering the innovation and execution it will take to be successful.”

Mike Trisko Appointed Phore CEO

Trisko has led dozens of technology projects for organizations ranging from technology startups to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. He has over 25 years’ technology consulting experience in Deloitte Consulting’s IT Mergers and Acquisitions practice, and previously in the technology consulting practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and Andersen Consulting. Trisko has significant experience working in financial services, high tech, and multiple other industries. His past consulting clients include HSBC, Bridgewater Associates, AIG, JP Morgan Invest, MetLife, Dell Technologies, Polycom, Affiliated Computer Services, United Airlines, Abbott Laboratories, Sysco, and the American Medical Association.

Trisko was also one of the founding members at Textura Corporation, a leading player in Construction Contracts and Payment Management cloud services. As Director of Applications and Systems, he led the development team during the initial design, creation, launch, and expansion of its flagship Construction Payment Management (CPM) solution. Textura went on to conduct a successful IPO in 2013, and was acquired by Oracle in 2016 for $663 million. Trisko is listed as an inventor on three software patents related to his innovative work at Textura, and he is intimately familiar with Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Other Phore leadership changes include appointing former Co-CEO, Thomas Ambler, as Chief Operating Officer, and former Co-CEO, Anthony Alleyne, as Chairman. Their leadership and focus on growing the organization remain unchanged.

“This is the perfect time for Mike Trisko to become Phore’s Chief Executive Officer. He is a strong leader with decades of relevant industry and technology experience,” said Thomas Ambler, Chief Operating Officer. “Mike has the ability to take Phore to the next level and beyond, and has the full support of the team.”

“Many of the financial, tracking, and records systems in use today within banking, commerce, supply chain, and healthcare, to name only a few, are using technology that is decades old in some cases,” said Chairman, Anthony Alleyne. “Countless industries, countries and communities will be transformed with more efficient, accurate and trustworthy systems, powered by distributed ledger technology. Mike’s vision, strategy and execution track record is exactly what Phore needs to lead us into the future in this highly competitive and rapidly growing arena.”

About Phore Blockchain: Phore’s mission is to establish and grow free to low-cost decentralized commerce on a global scale by enabling the transfer of value across a scalable, secure ecosystem. The platform supports a variety of applications, ventures and a growing range of capabilities, including reliable and fast transactions that are either transparent or private, rewards for network participation, a decentralized marketplace and programmable smart contracts. Phore Blockchain also offers custom blockchain development services for B2B clients. Learn more at https://phore.io.

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