SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - Nexmo, the company that enables enterprises and developers to communicate via cloud services simply and seamlessly with any phone globally, today announced key additions to its executive team. The news follows Nexmo's explosive growth and recent $18 million Series C funding. Executive appointments in Marketing, Sales, Product Management and the Asia Pacific Region, position Nexmo to capitalize on its growing global footprint, as it continues to expand international offices, customers and partners.
Coming off of a record breaking 2013, Nexmo is enhancing its industry-leading senior team of mobility and communication experts, with executive hires from Skype, Microsoft and eBay. The expanded team combines for unique leadership in Cloud, mobility and communications, strengthening Nexmo's global expertise and ability to scale.
Recent additions to the Nexmo Executive team include:
Stephan Schirrecker - Nexmo VP Marketing
Schirrecker spent the last 12 years building Microsoft's Cloud business. He scaled the SaaS infrastructure business 10x, launched Office 365 and built the largest and most successful partner ecosystem for the Cloud.
Brian Johnson - Nexmo VP Sales
Johnson has successfully led global sales forces in the communications sector for the last 20 years. He helped grow brands ranging from mBlox to Winstar and PacWest to GE.
Thomas Soulez - Nexmo VP Product Management
Soulez built and ran Billing & Payments and later scaled Business Operations at Skype enabling the business to grow 15x across 100 countries over 8 years.
Woo Kim - Nexmo Head of Asia Pacific (APAC)
Kim accelerated eBay's growth across the Asia Pacific region, expanding the International Marketplace's business and brand awareness across APAC.
"We expect 2014 to be another dramatic growth year for us," said Nexmo CEO Tony Jamous. "To prepare us to build the next generation of global cloud communications and mobility platforms, we have simply rounded out our executive team with some of the best in the industry."
Nexmo connects Cloud applications to billions of phones, enabling businesses to interact instantly with their customers on a global basis. Extending the Cloud experience to any handset, mobile messaging apps such as Line and Viber use Nexmo for their user acquisition and security; Pingdom uses Nexmo for mission critical notifications for its IT monitoring service; and Airbnb utilizes Nexmo to connect hosts with guests safely and instantly.
Nexmo also achieved a staggering run rate of over 2.5 billion Cloud API calls that were placed using the service in 2013. In 2013, Nexmo became the number one enabler of OTT apps. Today, approximately 80 percent of the OTT market now use Nexmo.
Since 2011, Nexmo (www.nexmo.com) has extended the cloud experience to handsets around the world, delivering both high quality messaging and voice capabilities to application developers and enterprises worldwide. High volume communication players such as Line, Viber and Airbnb send millions of messages per month using Nexmo's Cloud API. Nexmo is headquartered in San Francisco, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. The company has received investments from NHN Investment in South Korea, Intel Capital in Silicon Valley and US based Sorenson Capital among others.