Press release

SMS Assist Names Longtime Leader Marc Shiffman Chief Executive Officer

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, a leading facilities management technology company,
announced today that Marc Shiffman has been named chief executive
officer, effective immediately. With nearly a decade of experience
leading SMS Assist, most recently as president and chief financial
officer, Shiffman has been a driving force behind SMS Assist’s rapid
revenue and profitability growth, and has overseen the development of
market-leading solutions for customers and affiliates. He succeeds
outgoing CEO Taylor Rhodes, who is departing the company to pursue a new

“SMS Assist has gotten to where we are today by staying true to our
founders’ vision, hustling harder than anyone else in the industry, and
continuously reimagining how to best serve our customers and
affiliates,” Shiffman said. “It is my honor to step into this role as
SMS Assist’s CEO. By working together with our entire SMS team to fully
realize the potential of what we’ve started, there’s no limit to what we
can achieve.”

SMS Assist founder and chairman of the board Mike Rothman started the
company with a vision for disrupting facilities management — an often
complicated, costly part of doing business that he knew could be vastly
improved through the application of technology.

“Marc is an impressive, proven executive who has been instrumental in
our success to date,” Rothman said. “I am proud of his accomplishments,
as well as those of the entire SMS Assist team, whose commitment to
excellence has gotten us where we are – a leader in our industry. I look
forward to working with Marc on our next chapter of growth.”

With more than 900 employees today, SMS Assist powers facilities
management services for a diverse roster of Fortune 500 clients through
a growing network of 20,000 affiliate subcontractors. The company’s
technology platform offers customers and affiliates real-time quality
assurance, transparency and cost-containment across more than 186,000
service locations coast to coast.

“SMS Assist has a winning team and with Marc at the helm – with his deep
understanding of the business and his strong ability as a leader – we
will only grow stronger,” said Ryan Hinkle, SMS Assist Board member and
Managing Director for Insight
Venture Partners
. “Marc has an exceptional understanding of our
business, culture and the needs of our employees, customers and
affiliates. We look forward to his leadership as we continue to disrupt
and reinvent this industry.”

SMS Assist enhances how customers experience some of the nation’s
biggest brands, streamlining all aspects of facilities management for
retail and restaurant chains, banks, residential communities, and more.
One of Chicago’s fastest-growing companies, SMS Assist has earned
numerous industry recognitions from the likes of Forbes,
and the Illinois
Technology Association

Before joining SMS Assist, Shiffman worked as a senior executive at
MacAndrews & Forbes-owned-and-operated companies including Revlon,
Coleman and Sunbeam. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in economics
from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA
from The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

About SMS Assist

SMS Assist is on a mission to deliver a better experience in the
facilities management industry. We’re doing this by delivering optimum
levels of quality, timeliness, and cost to more than 186,000 properties
across retail chains, restaurant chains, banks, residential communities,
and more. The industry knows us for our proprietary cloud technology,
easy access to more than 20,000 vetted service providers, and a customer
service organization available 24/7/365. SMS Assist Investors include Pritzker
Group Venture Capital
, Huizenga
Capital Management
, Insight
Venture Partners
and Goldman
Sachs Investment Partners