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Rob Keve Appointed as ComQi's(TM) Executive Chairman

(PresseBox) (New York, NY, ) ComQi, the leading technology provider for advanced Shopper Engagement Technology, today announced the appointment of Rob Keve, founder of the Fizzback Group, as Executive Chairman for the company. Rob will support the management team while overseeing ComQi's Board of Directors. As ComQi continues to build its global footprint in the retail space through revolutionary consumer engagement technology, Rob's experience and insights will be pivotal in the company's growth and development.

Rob has extensive experience in the retail and technology industry as an entrepreneur, CEO and visionary. He is the founder of The Fizzback Group, a technology provider for real-time customer feedback and customer experience management in the retail space. He has held several executive positions for NICE Group, 3K Digital, Tufton Capital and Booz Allen & Hamilton, with particular expertise in business strategy, sales and operations. He received his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and his BA in Philosophy and Bsc in Mathematics from the University of Bristol.

Ajay Chowdhury, ComQi's current Executive Chairman, will step down and join ComQi's advisory board.

Ifti Ifhar, CEO of ComQi said "I am delighted with the appointment of such a respected and accomplished business leader to ComQi's board. Rob is bringing a tremendous amount of experience to our business and many new ideas that will further enhance our strategic position in the marketplace, especially for Passport, our in-store mobile interactive solution. I would also like to thank Ajay for his valuable contributions to ComQi over the last six years and I look forward to continuing to work with him on our advisory board"

Commenting on his new role, Rob Keve said: "This is an exciting time to be joining ComQi with its global client footprint and ground-breaking innovation. Passport is truly unique in the value it brings the retailer as it links the shopper and the retailer during the shopping journey driving incremental sales and feeding valuable analytics back to the retailer. I look forward to helping the company achieve even greater success."


ComQi is a global leader providing a cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision, in-store, using all digital touch-points: digital signage, mobile, video, touch, web, and social networks. ComQi's mission is to deliver an end-to-end solution that is tailored to engage consumers by optimizing communications and marketing strategies that provide the best ROI. Passport, ComQi's mobile solution, is a targeted communication channel between the retailers and the shop­pers, through the stores' displays and the shoppers' smartphones and tablets.

Through the Passport interactions, retailers enhance their marketing campaign for shoppers to experience a unique and personal connection with their brand. Visitors are stimulated by an entertaining digital dialogue, reinforcing the brand identity and the consumer brand relationship. Simultaneously, retailers gain valuable detailed data analytics and business intelligence on the shoppers.

ComQi's hundreds of customers include leading brands around the world, such as Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works, Meijer, H&M/Weekday, Six Flags, AT&T, McDonald's and The Premier League (in the UK), CinemaxX (in Germany), Toys 'R' Us (in China) and Carrefour and Credit Lyonnais (in France).

ComQi has won numerous awards including the Digi Award and Shopper Innovation Award for the Best Digital Signage Product in 2013. It has been voted as the number one global digital signage provider for three years in a row by DailyDOOH and a Tier One player by Frost & Sullivan for the second year in a row.

With over 12 years of expertise and an installed base of more than 400,000 displays worldwide, ComQi is a global company headquartered in New York with offices in Toronto, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.