Intelligent Systems Announces Appointment of New CFO

NORCROSS, Ga., June 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE:INS) ( announced today that Bonnie L. Herron has decided to step down as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.  Herron, who joined the company almost thirty-four years ago and has been CFO since 1999, will continue with Intelligent Systems in a non-officer role to assist with transition activities and special projects.

The Intelligent Systems’ board of directors has elected Karen J. Reynolds to succeed Herron as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary as of June 22, 2016.  Reynolds has served as CFO of CoreCard Software, Inc., the company’s principal operating business, since September 2015.  Prior to joining CoreCard, she was President and CFO of zBOOST, a privately held technology company, from 2008 until 2015, and has held senior management roles at a number of other technology and services companies over her 25+ year career.    

According to J. Leland Strange, CEO, “Bonnie has been involved in many aspects of the company from the time Quadram Corporation was formed and merged with Intelligent Systems in the early 1980s.  She has been a steady and constant guide over the years; together we have been involved in over 65 corporate transactions, including buying, selling or merging businesses.  I am happy to be able to say she is not 'leaving,' even though she is passing key responsibilities to Karen.  Both Bonnie and Karen have been recognized for their leadership and contribution to the Atlanta technology community.  Bonnie received the Women of the Year in Technology award in 2005 and Karen was recognized as a 2014 Women of the Year Finalist.”

“I have been very fortunate to work with so many great people and companies during my years at ISC and am very appreciative of the board’s support for my desire to take on a reduced and more flexible role at the company,” said Herron. “Having worked with Karen this past year at CoreCard and having known her professionally for more than 15 years, I am confident that her financial and management skills make her the ideal person to take over as our CFO. There couldn’t be a better time to transition to our new roles.”   

For more than 25 years, Karen Reynolds’ career has included executive roles in finance and accounting, strategy, operations and corporate transactions at both entrepreneurial and large corporations in a variety of technology and services industries. A graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in General Management and Accounting, she is also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant. Her complete profile is available at  

About Intelligent Systems Corporation

For over thirty-five years, Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE:INS) has identified, created, operated and grown technology companies.  The company’s principal operations are CoreCard Software, Inc. ( and its affiliate companies. CoreCard designs, develops, and markets a comprehensive suite of software solutions to corporations, financial institutions, retailers and processors to manage their credit and debit cards, prepaid cards, private label cards, fleet cards, loyalty programs, and accounts receivable and small loan transactions.  CoreCard also offers prepaid and credit card processing services using its proprietary software solutions.  Further information is available on the company’s website at or by calling the company at 770/381-2900.

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Bonnie Herron, 770-564-5504
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Source: Intelligent Systems Corporation