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IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ShiftPixy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY), a California-based staffing enterprise that designs, manages, and sells access to a disruptive, revolutionary platform that facilitates employment in the rapidly growing Gig Economy, today announced the hiring of Domonic “DJ” Carney as chief financial officer, replacing Patrice Launay who is leaving the company.
A seasoned executive and CPA, Mr. Carney brings to ShiftPixy more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and operations, with particular expertise in strategic planning, SEC reporting, cash flow management and P&L responsibility. Over the course of his impressive career, since serving as senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche in the early 1990s, he has twice served as Chief Financial Officer and has worked with an impressive group of public and private companies, from large corporations to high-growth startups spanning the high technology, contract manufacturing, advanced materials, and energy sectors. Mr. Carney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Accounting from Northeastern University.
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome DJ to the growing ShiftPixy team as our new CFO,” said Scott W. Absher, Chief Executive Officer of ShiftPixy. “In addition to his highly relevant financial, accounting and operational skillset, DJ brings tremendous business acumen in the areas of strategic planning and overall operational excellence. We believe Mr. Carney is the right individual to lead our finance and accounting efforts forward as ShiftPixy enters the next stage of its rapid and exciting growth trajectory.”
Mr. Carney stated, “I’m pleased to be joining ShiftPixy at a key inflection point for the company. ShiftPixy is well positioned for substantial organic revenue growth and near term profitability, all leading to an opportunity for substantial shareholder value creation. I look forward to helping Scott and the team during these exciting times.”
ShiftPixy is a disruptive human capital services enterprise, revolutionizing employment in the Gig Economy by delivering a next-gen platform for workforce management that helps businesses with shift-based employees navigate regulatory mandates, minimize administrative burdens and better connect with a ready-for-hire workforce. With expertise rooted in management’s nearly 25 years of workers’ compensation and compliance programs experience, ShiftPixy adds a needed layer for addressing compliance and continued demands for equitable employment practices in the growing Gig Economy. ShiftPixy’s complete HCM ecosystem is designed to manage regulatory requirements and compliance in such required areas as paid time off (PTO) laws, insurance and workers’ compensation, minimum wage increases, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance.
ShiftPixy Cautionary Statement
The information provided in this release includes forward-looking statements, the achievement or success of which involves risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Although such forward-looking statements are based upon what management of the Company believes are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. If any of the risks or uncertainties, including those set forth below, materialize or if any of the assumptions proves incorrect, the results of ShiftPixy, Inc., could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the nature of our business model; our ability to execute the Company's vision and growth strategy; our ability to attract and retain clients; our ability to assess and manage risks; changes in the law that affect our business and our ability to respond to such changes and incorporate them into our business model, as necessary; our ability to insure against and otherwise effectively manage risks that affect our business; competition; reliance on third-party systems and software; our ability to protect and maintain our intellectual property; and general developments in the economy and financial markets. Statements made in connection with any guidance may refer to financial statements that have not been reviewed or audited. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change, except as required by applicable securities laws. The information in this press release shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD. Further information on these and other factors that could affect the financial results of ShiftPixy, Inc., is included in the filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. These documents are available on the "SEC Filings" subsection of the "Investor Information" section of our website at https://ir.shiftpixy.com/financial-information/sec-filings.
Consistent with the SEC’s April 2013 guidance on using social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to make corporate disclosures and announce key information in compliance with Regulation FD, ShiftPixy is alerting investors and other members of the general public that ShiftPixy will provide updates on operations and progress required to be disclosed under Regulation FD through its social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Investors, potential investors, shareholders and individuals interested in our Company are encouraged to keep informed by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.