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Brightstar Appoints Dan Currie to Lead Its International Handset Protection & Insurance Business

Brightstar, the world’s largest specialized wireless distribution company and leader in diversified services for the wireless industry, today announced that Daniel Currie has joined its mobile device protection subsidiary, eSecuritel, as president of International Sales and Operations. This position reflects eSecuritel’s growing international presence and commitment to providing affordable mobile device protection and replacement to consumers through mobile operators and retailers worldwide.

Dan Currie joins eSecuritel as head of international for Brightstar's mobile insurance division. (Ph ...

Dan Currie joins eSecuritel as head of international for Brightstar's mobile insurance division. (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Currie brings more than 25 years’ experience in international business development and operations leadership, along with an extensive history of successful entrepreneurial ventures to Brightstar. Most recently, he co-founded and served as CEO of SmartRoam Pte Ltd., leading the development and launch of Chat Time, an award-winning low-cost international calling application for smartphones. As the former President and CEO of Asurion Asia, he launched and grew a very large and successful handset insurance business, forging strong relationships with OEMs and major wireless operators throughout the region. He has also served in senior executive roles for high profile companies such as SAP, Commerce One, and Seven Networks.

“Dan Currie’s unique blend of start-up passion and deep experience in the mobile device protection business make him exceptionally qualified to lead the expansion of eSecuritel’s international footprint,” said David Leach, chief executive officer at eSecuritel. “His expertise in growing these services internationally will enable eSecuritel to further leverage Brightstar’s global distribution, logistics, and supply chain capabilities to deliver highly-optimized, integrated mobile protection and replacement solutions to operators and retailers worldwide.”

“Value-added mobile services like handset insurance are poised for strong growth as global smartphone adoption grows, and Brightstar is helping mobile operators and retailers around the globe capitalize on these new opportunities to create customer value,” Currie said. “I look forward to working with David and the entire eSecuritel and Brightstar organizations to continue the success they have already achieved.

About Brightstar

Brightstar is the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading global services company, serving mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators and retailers, with a local presence on six continents. Brightstar’s industry-leading services include value-added distribution, supply chain solutions, handset protection and insurance, buy-back and trade-in solutions, multi-channel retail solutions and financial services. Annual revenues were US$6 billion for the period ended September 30, 2012. The company is ranked #58 on the Forbes 2012 List of America's Largest Private Companies. Brightstar is also the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.brightstarcorp.com.

About eSecuritel

Since 2001, eSecuritel has provided wireless carriers, dealers and resellers with cell phone protection and replacement programs that deliver an unparalleled customer experience to program subscribers. eSecuritel provides phone protection for new, used, or prepaid wireless devices against loss, theft and accidental damage as well as mechanical/electronic failure and malfunction. In addition, eSecuritel has other replacement programs that cover every stage of the handset life cycle, including buyer's remorse, manufacturer's warranty, out-of-warranty and customer retention. eSecuritel is a Brightstar company.

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