CashStar CEO to Moderate Discussion on the State of Closed Loop Gift Card Programs at the Prepaid Expo

CashStar Co-founder and CEO David Stone will moderate a session titled “State of the Market: Closed Loop Programs” at the 2010 Prepaid Expo. Taking place in Las Vegas from February 22-24, the Prepaid Expo is the industry’s largest and longest running conference, bringing together prepaid, stored value and emerging payments professionals to share ideas and develop strategies for the critical issues affecting the sector. The panel will include distinguished retail and industry presenters including Nathan Ehrlich, Senior Manager, Gift Operations, The Home Depot Incentives, Inc.; David Tryder, Director, Interactive and Relationship Marketing, Dunkin Donuts; Tom Boucher, Senior Manager, Gift Cards, Best Buy; and Michael Hustra, VP, Prepaid Category Manager at First Data Corporation.

Closed loop gift card programs are a staple for most organizations, and with new innovations available to retailers, these programs present growing opportunities. This session will explore the latest issues impacting the closed loop prepaid market, with a special focus on the experiences of the country’s biggest merchants. Drawing on his expertise developing digital gifting and incentives programs for leading retailers, Stone will moderate a discussion that will shed light onto the next big growth area for this category.

Who: David Stone, co-founder and CEO, CashStar
What: Panel Session: “State of the Market: Closed Loop Programs”
When: Tuesday, February 23 at 8:45 a.m., in Market Focus 1
Where: Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
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About CashStar, Inc. CashStar is the preferred digital gifting and incentives partner for retailers nationwide. These retail brands leverage CashStar to easily and securely integrate digital gifting strategies to increase sales and customer loyalty. CashStar offers consumers an unmatched personalized eGift experience via email, mobile and social channels. It is the only company to successfully combine an on-demand B2C and B2B digital gifting and incentives platform with innovative multichannel marketing strategies. More than 250 brands are successfully partnering with CashStar to drive incremental sales, increase retention and boost profitability including Best Buy, Chili’s Grill & Bar, CVS/pharmacy, Gap, Pottery Barn, QVC, Staples, Starbucks, T.G.I. Friday’s, The Home Depot, and Williams-Sonoma. To learn more about how CashStar is constantly innovating the way businesses deliver personalized gifting experiences to consumers and partners in the digital world, please visit or e-mail


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