Monthly Archives: June 2017

Imperative Fund Completes $1.5 Million Funding Round For Tabasco, Mexico Project

Social-Impact Fund completes financing on first community development project – lifting 500 families out of poverty

NEW YORK, June 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Imperative Fund, an Impact Investing company that lifts communities out of poverty in 5 years or less while generating market competitive returns, today announced it has successfully completed the financing for the State of Tabasco, Mexico project – code named Tabasco I. The financing comes on the heals of positive media exposure on Imperative Funds social initiatives – lifting communities out of poverty in 5 years or less while delivering a return on investment.

CEO and Co-Founder, Camilo Galvis commented, “The idea of a 8.5% return in investment banking doesn’t sound like huge returns until you realize that money that was put to work will eliminate poverty conditions for 500 families and ensure the future of their children. It’s about making money while doing good.”

To learn more about how individuals, institutions, funds and banks can participate with the imperative fund please contact Camilo Galvis at or for media inquiries contact Matthew Bird at

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About The Imperative Fund
The Imperative Fund works on sustainably lifting communities out of poverty, in 5 years or less, while recovering 100% of the invested funds and generating market competitive returns. In implementing its model, Imperative aspires to become the most efficient Fund/Company working to bring communities out of poverty. Furthermore, Imperative envisions becoming an outsourcing alternative for governments in their strive to provide access to all the goods and services required to mobilize a community to its next level of social and economic development and environmental sustainability.

By harnessing today’s financial and technological innovation within an open market economy, Imperative’s framework eliminates the association between low-income and poverty. Through a private fund investment strategy built on rigorous by-laws, algorithmic computation and sociological analysis, Imperative bundles social enterprises to deliver a suite of goods and services tailored to the needs of each community.

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Camilo Galvis
CEO & Co-Founder
Imperative Advisors, LLC

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Matthew Bird
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ROK Mobile Appoints former COO John Janes to Chief Executive Officer

LOS ANGELES, May 03, 2017 — ROK Mobile, a MVNO provider who is leading the industry in social-impact benefits bundled with mobile voice, text, and data plans, announced that it has appointed former Chief Operating Officer, John Janes, to Chief Executive Officer.  The decision comes on the heels of transitioning from a management team well-versed in entertainment and media to one with deep backgrounds in wireless telecom, prepaid distribution, and alternative financial services.

With over 20 years of telecom and financial services experience, John joined ROK Mobile as their Chief Operating Officer in 2015.  He was instrumental in delivering on ROK’s go-to-market strategy that spanned telecom, entertainment, operations, marketing and distribution, and included both CDMA and GSM cellular offerings.

ROK Mobile Chairman and Co-Founder, Jonathan Kendrick, commented, “John Janes is someone who has demonstrated extraordinary vision and success throughout his career and we know that his leadership, organizational, and telecom skills will greatly benefit the work we’re doing as we re-launch ROK Mobile into wireless dealers across the U.S. and in the U.K.”

Prior to joining ROK, John served in key management and executive roles at Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile USA, Green Dot Corp. and Wipit, Inc. where Janes managed key business functions spanning strategy, compliance, program development, information technology and operations. John was also instrumental in facilitating the strategic and tactical go-to-market plans to support the development and market launch of the industry’s first nationwide prepaid Monthly Unlimited program, generating prepaid category-leading results with over 5M subscribers and annual revenues in excess of $3B.

“I am honored to be taking the lead and working alongside the best mobile team in the business here at ROK Mobile.  I believe that ROK’s #1 priority is to provide maximum value to our customers.  With our social-impact offers that include life, legal, automotive and communication services bundles we are able to deliver on that commitment in underserved markets in the U.S. and around the world,” commented Janes.

About ROK Mobile
ROK Mobile was founded by seasoned business innovators John Paul DeJoria (John Paul Mitchell Systems, Patron Tequila) and Jonathan Kendrick (British entrepreneur) as a lifestyle wireless company delivering social value added services with wireless plans. ROK Mobile believes consumers should expect more from a carrier, and its plans go beyond standard connectivity services of talk, text and data to include international calling, insurance and other value added services.

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