Yona Shtern, CEO of Hapbee, succeeds Chris Rivera, the Company's founder who helped lay the groundwork for transformative growth
MONTRÉAL, Feb. 17, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Hapbee Technologies, Inc. (TSXV: HAPB) (OTCQB: HAPBF) (FSE: HA1) ("Hapbee" or the "Company"), a leading provider of wellness wearable technology, is pleased to announce that CEO Yona Shtern has been appointed as the Company's new Chairman of the Board ("Chairman"), effective February 16, 2022. Yona will succeed Chris Rivera, the founder who served as Chairman since Hapbee's inception. Mr. Rivera will continue to provide guidance on key strategic initiatives and remain a valuable asset to the Company as a member of the Board of Directors.
While Chairman, Mr. Rivera played an instrumental role in guiding Hapbee to its current stage of development, having helped structure the Company's licensing deal with EMulate Therapeutics, Inc. Among other leadership responsibilities during his tenure as Chairman, Mr. Rivera spearheaded the assembly of Hapbee's board and executive teams, while overseeing signal R&D initiatives.
"Thanks to our dedicated shareholder base and leadership team, Hapbee has advanced rapidly over the last two years," stated Chris Rivera. "I am proud of where the Company stands today and excited at the opportunity which lies ahead for our one-of-a-kind wellness platform. In his role as CEO, Yona has demonstrated excellent leadership and an acute understanding of what is required to successfully commercialize a cutting-edge wellness product. He will make a fantastic Chairman of the Board, and I look forward to working with him and other board members in implementing our aggressive growth strategy."
"I would like to thank Chris for serving as the Company's founding Chairman of the Board and helping to guide it through critical stages," said Yona Shtern, CEO of Hapbee. "He will remain an invaluable member of our board. In addition to my role as CEO, I'm honored to accept the position as Chairman of Hapbee."
With several initiatives underway, the Company expects to provide business development updates in the coming weeks.
Hapbee's Board of Directors
- Yona Shtern - Chairman, Director
- Chris Rivera - Director
- Charles McNerney - Director
- Robert Dzisiak - Director
- Michael Matysik - Director
- Mark Timm - Director
Hapbee is a leading wearable wellness technology platform provider aiming to help people improve their wellbeing and enhance how they feel. The Company is the creator of the Hapbee Headband, which is powered by patented ultra-low radio frequency energy (ulRFE®) technology and delivers low-power electromagnetic signals designed to help improve its users' productivity, recovery, downtime, and sleep. Hapbee has offices in Montreal, Vancouver, Seattle and Phoenix.
Hapbee is available for purchase at Hapbee.com and through authorized Hapbee dealers.
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