NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UniRush, LLC, a pioneer and brand leader in financial services that provides members with access to tools that enable them to achieve their personal and financial goals through its Prepaid Visa RushCard, announced today the appointment of Rick Savard as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
Effective immediately, Savard steps into the role held by Rob Rosenblatt, who successfully led the company through a number of pivotal industry partnerships and development of several key products exclusive to RushCard’s members. Savard will oversee the company as it continues on a path of accelerated growth through innovative product offerings. He has been serving as Chairman of UniRush since June 2013.
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Rick to include these crucial leadership roles. We have worked with Rick off and on since 2008 and feel he has the experience and vision to take The RushCard franchise to the next level,” said Russell Simmons, co-founder, UniRush.
Simmons added, “RushCard is a unique company in that it offers financial access and dignity to millions of Americans unserved or underserved by the banking system. Rob has aided greatly to the expansion of our business and in building crucial relationships with consumer and regulatory bodies. We thank him for his incredible passion and dedication. I look forward to working with our new CEO, our fantastic team and partners to continue making RushCard a household name.”
"I am extremely excited at the opportunity to join the RushCard team,” said Savard. “RushCard is a great franchise with a powerful mission. My experience with GPR at NetSpend and then as a provider of processing services at FSV will be extremely beneficial as we chart our companies future course."
Added David Rosenberg, co-founder, UniRush, “The founders have worked with Rick Savard as a consultant and valued board member, and also board Chairman, and are delighted that we were able to persuade a leader of his caliber to return to active management by becoming CEO of our company. He has a proven track record in successfully growing prepaid companies and as a marketer of consumer financial services. We welcome him to the team.”
Savard was CEO of NetSpend from 2004 – 2008. In 2009, he joined the FSV Payments board as a Director and became CEO in 2010, where he led the sale of FSV to U.S. Bank in December of 2012. Previous to NetSpend, he held a number of senior level positions in payments, retail and consumer package goods.
About UniRush, LLC
UniRush, LLC, which helped pioneer the prepaid debit card industry with the Prepaid Visa RushCard one of the first general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards in the marketplace, provides members with access to services that enable them to achieve their personal and financial goals. UniRush offers Americans an array of basic financial services via the RushCard.
To learn more about the RushCard, visit www.rushcard.com or find us at Facebook.com/Rushcard or on Twitter @RushCard.