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4/8/2015

Press Release - Amos Richards Joins EquityNet as Chief Operating Officer and General Council

The Largest Business Crowdfunding Platform Continues to Expand Its Team

Fayetteville, AR, April 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EquityNet, a leading business crowdfunding platform, is pleased to announce Amos Richards has joined the EquityNet team as Chief Operating Officer and General Council. In his new role, Mr. Richards will be responsible for business strategy and development, partnerships, back office operations, and coordination of the company’s legal and compliance processes.

Mr. Richards’ career began in 1998 when he moved from Fayetteville, AR, to the Atlanta, GA, area during the technology bubble. Soon after relocation, he joined Interland, Inc. (now web.com), working his way into the Chief Security Analyst and System Administrator roles for their Linux farm. In 1999 he moved to Vertical One, Inc., leaving post-bubble/post-acquisition in late 2000 to travel. On returning to Fayetteville he enrolled at the University of Arkansas, from which he took his BSBA with a focus in Economics. After graduating, Mr. Richards worked for A.G. Edwards and Wachovia Securities as a Financial Representative before leaving to go independent, consulting with various companies on finance, risk analysis, internet technology, and serving as the CFO for Restore Humanity, a 501(c)(3).

Mr. Richards returned to the University of Arkansas to attend law school in 2009. While there, he summered as a Judicial Extern for Justice Danielson at the Arkansas Supreme Court, and later at the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office in Criminal Appeals. A contributor to the Bouvier Legal Dictionary, he is also credited with helping to establish the Law and Economics program at the School of Law. Mr. Richards has lectured at the Walton School of Business on topics such as structural finance and economics, and has been invited to lecture at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

“Amos is a fantastic new addition to the EquityNet executive team, and we’re very excited to have someone of his experience and caliber on board,” said Judd Hollas, EquityNet Founder and CEO. “His leadership, astonishing work ethic, and extensive background in various industries are vital to our company as we continue to grow as leaders within the crowdfunding industry.”

On his new appointment, Mr. Richards commented, “I’m delighted to join EquityNet and am proud to be part of such a highly qualified team. EquityNet has helped over 40,000 entrepreneurs raise over $280 million so far, and I’m excited to assist with the development of new initiatives that will expand those numbers exponentially in the months to come. EquityNet’s leadership position within the crowdfunding industry will certainly aid in that endeavor and I look forward to see the results of our hard work and dedication come to fruition.”

This press release was originally published in Globe Newswire.