Surge Holdings completed a major reorganization merger in April 2018. Before the merger completed, the management team eliminated all convertible debt, strengthened the balance sheets, brought current all SEC filings, and uplisted the Company to the OTCQB.
Surge now has complete control of the marketing arm, the online distribution, the physical merchant network distribution and the payment mechanisms for all of our existing products as well as new products under development. The result is a competitive advantage delivering no-contract communication and financial technology services to the unbanked, under-banked, the overlooked and unhappily banked millennial population. DigitizeIQ and SurgePays situate Surge products in front of customers physically where they shop or through social media.
Led by “ahead of the game” CEO Brian Cox, the management team has been assembled specifically for the Surge journey and committed to sustainable growth utilizing experience, existing systems and scalable human capital.
Surge Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: SURG) a publicly traded company that wholly owns subsidiaries that utilize emerging technologies to improve the quality of life for the unbanked, under-banked, and the overlooked. Current holdings include Telecommunications, Blockchain Fintech Software as a Service (SaaS), Cryptocurrency Asset Mining and Social Media Digital Marketing.
Value-based telecom services offer exponential growth and reoccurring compounding revenue.
Blockchain software applications strategically focused on high revenue transactions for the unbanked.
The technology holdings are categorized below. In addition to these products and subsidiaries, our team will continue to seek out products and or companies in these categories that will increase shareholder value.
Below are summaries of Surge Holdings Telecommunications, Fintech and Blockchain-oriented Technologies products and services. Surge does in fact own other profitable technology subsidiaries. These other companies are strategically supporting the larger subsidiaries while providing R&D along with additional revenue.
Surge Blockchain FinTech
SurgePays is a high revenue product delivery software platform providing all forms of telecom products to corner stores, wireless stores, gas stations and ethnic stores. CEO Brian Cox grew a similar FinTech company from $0 to over $10mil/mo. and intends to lead the charge for the national network buildout. Surge signed with the state of Oklahoma as the preferred vendor to process rural utility payments with a goal of onboarding 10 towns by EOY 2018. The Blockchain FinTech Software as a Service (SaaS) launched in January 2018.
Projects in Development with 2018 Target Launch: SurgeCard (Loadable debit card), Tokenspinner Application (rewards based phone app with Surge Tokens), SurgePays money transfer and remittance.
True Wireless LLC is a licensed ETC wireless carrier in 5 states. Utilizing all 4 major USA wireless backbones, True provides subsidized wireless service to over 60,000 veterans and other qualifying federal programs such as SNAP (EBT) and Medicaid. True is in late stage negotiations to sign a marketing partnership that would open up 20 additional states.
SurgePhone Wireless mined the data from hundreds of millions of dollars in network transactions to create the three most popular plans by demand in the USA. By leveraging control of the marketing, distribution and payments, SurgePhone can offer each of these plans at prices 15% – 40% lower than competitors. SurgePhone Wireless Launched April 2018.
Safe Home Phone is a nationwide home phone alternative. Customers can save 60% or more and keep their same number. Prices start at $9.99 a month!
Projects in Development with 2018 Target Launch: SurgePhone Smartphones (first batch of 20,000 custom Androids arrive in June 2018), Heart Mobile (Wireless service for people with disabilities and the elderly), Contigo Mobile (Hispanic oriented Wireless Service)
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Cox founded his first Telecom company from a spare bedroom in 2004. Leaning on a successful background in collegiate athletics, Brian grew the company organically and through acquisition to the largest privately-owned home phone company in the country. Transitioning to wireless and FinTech (financial technology), Brian has led multi-location organizations of over 1,400 people while achieving over $100s million in revenue. Being a visionary that delivers, Brian led the efforts of selecting the management team with the specific goal of creating an industry leader.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Mr. Nuzzo has founded and guided companies that have been recognized multiple times by Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies annual publication. As an expert in multi-location, multi-national business processing / call center management, Anthony has presided over companies with 100s of employees, millions in revenue while under extremely strict compliance. Mr. Nuzzo has a successful track record of using data to ensure operational excellence while scaling revenue without diminishing returns.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Speck has over fifteen years of experience in accounting including eleven years in public accounting. Most recently, Brian has served as the Brio Financial’s Director of Financial Reporting in support of both public and private clients. Receiving his Master of Science in Accounting from Kean University, Mr. Speck has represented companies in various industries: Technology/Internet, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Food and Beverage, Bio-technology, Software, Medical Device, Entertainment, Hedge Funds and Insurance.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) & Secretary
Mr. Ansani has a background in legal compliance, negotiation, finance, due diligence and audit. David is a corporate expert specializing in administrative back-office accountability while assisting in general business compliance aspects including mergers and acquisitions. He earned a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management/Organizational & Managerial Behavior from the University of Chicago and Juris Doctor from IIT/Chicago-Kent School of Law.
President of Media
Mr. Matzinger is a results-driven entrepreneur for over 20 years focusing on the online and mobile marketing industry. He holds a deep insight into the world of online marketing, including content development, emailing, social media, and performance-based marketing such as CPA, PPC, and CPI. Carter’s main area of focus is driving revenue through affiliates, leads, Google, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat marketing and other revenue growth and expansion in the online ad network sector.
VP of Brand Management
Bringing to Surge Holdings nearly twenty years experience in online marketing, conceptual startups, and branding, Jack serves as Surge Holdings’s VP of Brand Management to style and communicate the rollout of our Blockchain transactions platform and telecom products. Mr. Colton is accredited as the founder and namesake of one of the most-visited Las Vegas tourism websites online and has worked extensively in marketing the hospitality sector, regularly having received media coverage, accolades, and serving as celebrity journalist Robin Leach’s guest columnist for numerous publications. With a strong foundation in overseeing all aspects of digital startups, Jack looks forward to scaling each of our products all the way from concept to mass market with a constant eye towards innovation.
VP of Blockchain Technology
Independent Board Member
Mr. Flores currently sits on the government appointed Illinois Blockchain Taskforce. Manny has held various prominent financial regulatory positions including: Secretary – Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Director – Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Chairman – Illinois Commerce Commission, Alderman – City of Chicago, 1st Ward, and Congressional Aide – U.S. House of Representatives. Manny is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School.
Assistant to the Chairman of the Board
Versatile management veteran with Big Four audit experience (DeLoitte Touche) and extensive experience in driving revenue growth and bottom-line improvements through sound financial management and strategic business planning. While holding multiple CFO level positions with both public and private institutions domestic and international, Gary has a proven track record of strategic and financial planning, capital growth initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, business process improvement, P & L accountability and influencing actions for peak performance and profitability and negotiating solutions and applying best practices.
Strategic Social Responsibility
Drawing from experiences as an Accessibility Marketing Consultant, Public Relations Director and contributing writer for wheel-life.org, Maggie organizes and serves as a liaison for Surge Holdings to the membership of the disability communities with the goal of utilizing our corporate tools to protect and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Some of the significant awards Maggie has received are Ability Awareness Hero of the Year Award recognized by Union Bank and Channel KPBS, Ms. Wheelchair California, Shining Star Award of Excellence recognized by MWCC, Certificate of Recognition recognized by the City of Los Angeles and San Diego Certificate of Recognition recognized by Mayor Jerry Sanders.
It goes without saying that our team at Surge Holdings is focused on revenues, profit and growth of our company.
We hold a belief that we can focus on these things while investing our time, energy and spirit into our local communities by helping those who need it most. The returns we receive back from helping others is a driving force that feeds the core of the human spirit.
When you invest in Surge Holdings, you are not only a stakeholder in the financial aspect of our company, you have joined a group of well-meaning and dedicated people who can accomplish anything.