ImageWare® Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (“ImageWare” or the “Company”), a leader in biometric identification and authentication, has appointed Gateway Investor Relations, a leading strategic financial communications and capital markets advisory firm to manage its expanded investor relations program initiatives, including providing corporate messaging and other consulting services to the Company.
Gateway will work closely with ImageWare management over the coming months to develop and deploy a comprehensive outreach and communications program.
Activities will include but are not limited to: refining overall company and investment-oriented messaging and corporate positioning, strategic advisory services, and introductions to institutional investors, sell-side analysts and other key influencers in the broader financial community. Gateway will also assist in organizing roadshows and securing invitations to select financial conferences, including its annual Gateway Conference.
“With nearly a trillion dollars being lost to cybercrime annually and a growing need for improved, secure access in the work-from-anywhere economy, ImageWare is sitting at the intersection of several significant market opportunities with major tailwinds,” said Company Chair, President, and CEO Kristin Taylor.
“We’ve begun to deliver the innovation that our law enforcement and public safety customers have requested, by providing a new state-of-the-art Cloud-based software platform specifically engineered for those sectors. In addition to the value within the historical businesses of law enforcement and public safety, we believe the financial, educational, and automotive spaces are rich with opportunity as the need for secure access leveraging biometrics is becoming one of the best ways to validate one’s identity.
The value within our historical business from long-standing customer relationships and defensible, strategic IP has provided us with a great set of tools as we continue to build our vision for the ImageWare of the future: a leading biometric identity authentication company providing a new Cloud-based solution for the domestic and international government, law enforcement and enterprise sectors.
“Knowing that we find ourselves in the midst of an ongoing transformation, we believe the timing is right to redefine our value proposition to the investment community. We have a compelling story that we believe needs to be communicated effectively to a wider audience, which is why we’ve selected Gateway to lead these efforts among other investor relations initiatives.
Their extensive experience in assisting emerging growth companies like ImageWare makes this engagement a clear choice. We look forward to partnering closely with the Gateway team over the coming months as we execute on our broader capital markets initiatives, including our contemplated uplisting to Nasdaq in the not-too-distant future.”