As Director of Business Development at Sometrics, Michael Maher is responsible for bringing in new business to the company, directly impacting revenue. He is responsible for both the Sometrics Payment Platform and the GameCoins.com revenue streams. Michael understands many different business verticals and how they relate to Sometrics, as well as a knowledge of new companies and their business initiatives and how they can potentially become future partnerships for Sometrics. The partnerships Michael has put together and executed contracts with include 50+ payment partners(Vindicia, Moneybookers, Paypal), thousands of game publishers(Zynga, Habbo, IMVU, Playdom), advertising partners and strategic GameCoins.com partners(Facebook Credits, BringIt, Hooked Media). Michael is solely responsible for the Facebook Credits deal, which allows Game Coins to be exchanged for Facebook Credits - Game Coins is still the only virtual currency not on Facebook.com that can be exchanged for Credits.
Before joining Sometrics, Michael was a business development consultant at eMedical Lending - a venture backed medical finance company. Prior work experience includes business development roles at E*Trade Financial and AMPRO Financial where he brought in hundreds of millions of dollars of new business.
Michael holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University and a MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business. Michael was on the Dean's List at both universities.
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