ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cardlytics, the leader in Card-Linked Marketing, today announced a key executive leadership appointment. The company named Kirk Somers to the newly created position of Chief Legal Officer, underscoring plans for aggressive growth going forward.
Cardlytics has tapped Kirk Somers Esq. to serve as in-house general counsel, beginning July 2014. A legal professional with a spectrum of corporate legal skills and experience, from securities to intellectual property, Mr. Somers joins Cardlytics from Think Geek, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer responsible for legal, HR and facilities. Prior, Kirk was a partner at FisherBroyles and Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs, for Concurrent Computer Corporation. Mr. Somers has also served as the assistant general counsel for Melita International Inc., and started his legal career as an attorney in the U.S. Air Force.
“A Chief Legal Officer is an important addition to Cardlytics at this stage of the company’s growth,” said Scott Grimes, CEO, Cardlytics. “As we extend our products and technology, Kirk’s legal expertise, wealth of knowledge and technical acumen – especially in the area of public company filings – will make him a valuable addition to the team.”
Cardlytics is an advertising & technology company and the leader and pioneer in Card-Linked Marketing. Through partnerships with nearly 400 financial institutions, including Bank of America, Lloyds Banking Group and many others, the company has insight into consumer purchase behavior for 70% of U.S. households and 30% of U.K. households, capturing spending across all stores and categories. Cardlytics’ patented technology allows advertisers to make a direct connection to millions of active buyers through multiple digital platforms, including their online banking and mobile banking applications. Cardlytics is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in London, New York and San Francisco. The company is funded by leading investors in Boston and Silicon Valley, as well as a strategic investment from the world’s leading loyalty company, Aimia.