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Board of Directors


Mr. Cox is an accomplished entrepreneur growing best-in-class companies for over 19 years, including building a company of over 1,300 employees. He began his career in telecom in 2004 when he founded his first prepaid telephone company (CLEC), which, through organic growth and acquisition, became the largest prepaid home phone company in the country before being sold in 2009. Since then, Mr. Cox has owned and directed over $500 million in sales from his fintech/software and telecom companies by utilizing his expertise in underserved consumer markets.

Independent Directors


Mr. May has been a banking professional since 1994 and has established himself as one of the leading convenience store and convenience store wholesaler financiers in the Mid-South through his cultivation of personal relationships. He has been Senior Vice-President of Commercial Banking since 2007 with Landmark Community Bank, a billion-dollar Memphis-based commercial bank, and a bank officer for both community banks and large regional banks over his 27-year banking career.

David N. Keys DIRECTOR

Mr. Keys began his career with Deloitte serving in the audit group. David was the Executive Vice President, CFO, and member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors of American Pacific, a chemical company that was publicly traded on the NASDAQ for many years. He has served various boards, including Wells Fargo Bank of Nevada. Mr. Keys is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).

Laurie Weisberg DIRECTOR

Ms. Laurie Weisberg joins SurgePays’ Board with over 30 years of experience in digital technology, data, and marketing services senior management. Previously, she had been involved in several companies across the technology industry, holding positions including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Sales Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, and board member.   From July 2020 through September 2022, Ms. Weisberg was the Chief Executive Officer for Creatd, Inc., a technology and creator services company. From February 2019 to Jul 2020, she was Chief Sales Officer for Intent, Inc., a company involved in data and digital media advertising. From January 2018 to February 2019, she was Chief Revenue Officer of Thrive Inc., a technology company founded by Arianna Huffington that focused on a new technology platform for health and wellness in the workplace. Before that role, Ms. Weisberg spent six years at Oracle from October 2010 to October 2017, leading commercial for their new data business unit that acquired her previous company for a 31X ROI for private investors. Ms. Weisberg is also the Chief Commercial Officer of Whalar inc, a creator commerce company helping creators, social platforms, and brands drive growth. As part of Creatd, Ms. Weisberg served on the Board as director.

Richard Schurfeld DIRECTOR

Rich Schurfeld joins SurgePays’ Board, having founded Redsson over 20 years ago and where he currently serves as CEO. Redsson has been a sector leader in software-based telecom billing and management while evolving into a Software as a Service (SaaS) product, mainly providing solutions involving the intricacies of public records information. Mr. Schurfeld is a creative-thinking entrepreneur who successfully procures market solutions through the take-charge initiative. Prior to founding Redsson, Mr. Schurfeld worked at Dean Witter enabling him to earn securities licenses 7, 6, 65, 3 and gain valuable experience in the US securities markets. Early in his career, Mr. Schurfeld spent time in the USAF, first as a cadet at the US Air Force Academy and later active duty. Post-military he was first a player, and then later served on the coaching staff of the USA Rugby Men’s National Team including two Rugby World Cups.