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Rewards Systems

Cardlytics goes local

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Rewards Systems is a local banking rewards platform that helps local merchants connect with new consumers by offering card-linked discounts made available through users’ bank-issued credit or debit cards. By partnering with local banks and credit unions, Rewards Systems allows local merchants to market their goods or services to thousands of banking members throughout Arizona.


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    Ben Huston

    Ben oversees all components of the company’s operations. Prior to founding Rewards Systems, Ben worked for three years as an attorney at Latham and Watkins in San Diego, where he focused on emerging companies. He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Stanford University.

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    Ernie Garcia

    Ernie manages product development at Rewards Systems. He is currently the Treasurer at DriveTime Automotive Group, where he started and oversees the company’s 20-person Quantitative Solutions group and leads the IT Strategy Committee. He has a B.S.E. from Stanford University.

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    Mark Jenkins
    Chief Scientist

    Mark builds the algorithms that make Rewards Systems tick. He has spent the last decade using data to analyze how consumers behave and how companies and customers interact. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The Wharton School and has a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

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    Ernie Souhrada

    Ernie is responsible for network security along with the maintenance of the company’s cloud-based infrastructure. Prior to Rewards Systems, Ernie designed and delivered complex database systems and web-serving platforms for numerous companies, including Sun Microsystems.