NEW WAVE HOLDINGS (OTC: NWAV) is a publicly traded holdings company dedicated to development and launch of innovative prepaid products, mobile solutions and merchant services with a focus on socially conscious profitability.
New Wave Prepaid is a wholly owned subsidiary of NWAV that specializes in launching dynamic prepaid solutions with a focus on community and empowerment. As a leader in innovation, we provide a full service solution to those looking to start their own Pre-Paid program.
New Wave Holdings is positioning itself to take advantage of opportunities in this growing market segment and SchoolFuel is in discussions to partner with the only merchant services provider in the country that automatically contributes money toward charities every time a customer pays with a credit or debit card.
As cutting edge technology continues to shape and influence spending habits, New
Wave Holdings has its finger on the pulse of trending moves in this space and looks to incorporate to complement each of its divisions, products and services.
The Global Market for prepaid cards is projected to reach US $2.4 trillion by 2020, with the US being the largest market worldwide. Growth is driven by the introduction of innovative new Prepaid Card Solutions like School Fuel, and rising demand from underbanked consumers.
Chairman/Interim CEO- Mark B. Newbauer- Mr. Newbauer is co-founder of New Wave’s School Fuel program and has a background in both Entertainment and Finance. His mission to create profitable card geared toward charitable contributions led to immersion in the payments industry over the last 5 years, giving birth to the Company’s focus in developing innovative prepaid solutions while cultivating success and overall shareholder value for New Wave. Newbauer is determined, persistent and focused on taking baby steps to harvest big wins for all involved. Newbauer has served as a C-Level executive for the past 7 year and, as CEO of Mike the Pike Productions (www.mikethepike.com), Newbauer successfully fostered an award-winning novella to development as a television series for HBO/Cinemax. Upon successful launch of NWAV’s School Fuel program, the Company will work to identify a CEO with extensive experience in the Payments Industry toward additional opportunities in the marketplace for its shareholder base.
Mr. Devine has a strong background in sales and management, with nearly 5 years in retail management and a strong foundation in leadership and team-building as a baseball coach for children of all ages, from around the world, including an international position coaching baseball for the Dornbirn Indians in Austria.
Prior to New Wave, Mr. Devine was instrumental in launching and managing online sales for a national health supplements brand, which increased overall product expansion and exponential increase in revenues for the company.
As Director, Devine was also responsible for sales, program planning and implementation, as well as staff management for award winning day camp program www.headfirstcamps.com, named by Sports Illustrated For Kids® as “Best Summer Camp Program in Washington D.C.”. He was also instrumental in working with the company’s founders in design of program curriculum and day-to-day operations.
Mr. DiPrima has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. His career includes 40 years of financial accounting in both the public and private sectors. He has held various positions with start-up companies and has served as chief executive officer of MBD Midwest, a holding company for national pack and ship franchises where he managed the development of retail outlets in multiple states. Mr. DiPrima has approximately 18 years working in various positions with publicly traded companies and his accomplishments included guiding several companies through the reverse merger process, raising startup capital and consulting on various mezzanine financings.