SOURCE: Moasis

November 05, 2015 09:00 ET

Location Technology Leader Moasis Appoints New CTO and CRO to Propel Growth and Expand Strategic Relationships

CTO Stephen Kurtzman and CRO Richard Gregory Bring Deep Experience and Expertise in Building Growth Companies in the Online/Mobile Ad Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 05, 2015) - Moasis®, a location technology company that is redefining how brands drive deeper engagement with consumers on mobile devices, today announced it has added two industry veterans to its C-suite to accelerate development of its leading-edge solution that makes mobile advertising simpler and more effective.

Stephen Kurtzman, who has been named Chief Technology Officer, brings over 20 years of leadership experience building and scaling technology platforms at start-up and growth companies in the advertising and location technology industries. Richard Gregory joins Moasis as its Chief Revenue Officer, with more than 15 years' experience developing business models and go-to-market strategies, and building and scaling sales and business development strategies at leading companies such as Google, Spotify, and Quixey.

"With the success of Moasis for Advertisers, we are ideally positioned in our mission to help brands unlock the potential of location technology," said Ryan Golden, CEO and Co-Founder of Moasis. "Stephen and Richard bring the perfect combination of success developing and scaling growth companies in complex and competitive categories along with an advertising industry background. They also possess the business leadership experience required to take our company to the next level, and we are delighted to have them on board."

As Moasis' CTO, Dr. Kurtzman will be responsible for both product management and engineering, further developing the company's technical vision and developing and executing its product strategy. A veteran of the online advertising industry, Dr. Kurtzman founded StarPoint Software in 1996, eventually merging the company to form AdForce (at the time, the key competitor to Doubleclick) which was soon acquired in a $1.5B transaction. Most recently, Dr. Kurtzman led engineering teams at Google responsible for the core capabilities supporting its ads business. He was most recently CEO, President and Founder of LocalMotiv, where he helped develop an early location based mobile advertising solution designed to be easy and effective for small businesses.

As CRO, Mr. Gregory will develop and execute Moasis' revenue acceleration plan, managing sales and operations as well as business development. He was most recently Executive Vice President at application search leader, Quixey, where he was in charge of monetization, business development, M&A's and partnerships. While there he drove 10X revenue growth, propelling Quixey's valuation to $600 million. Prior to Quixey, Mr. Gregory was Regional Vice President with Spotify, where he helped establish the company's commercial presence in the U.S. and several new global markets, growing the service to more than five million subscribers worldwide and driving global ad revenue for its Audio and Display products more than 100% year-over-year. He also spent nearly a decade with Google, dating back to its pre-IPO days, leading the development of search ad markets around the globe in positions of increasing responsibility.

About Moasis

Moasis is a San Francisco based company creating a world where location intelligence enables communications and services to be delivered in fundamentally new ways. Moasis unifies location data management, predictive intelligence, and real time communications delivery technologies into a single closed loop platform so clients can optimize advertising, content, product, and service experiences with real-time location intelligence. Moasis currently provides mobile display advertising solutions for large brands and agencies, and small businesses.

Moasis was established in 2009 and owns patents in 9 countries for its innovative approach to geo-optimization of content that results in engagement rates up to 4X the mobile industry average. For more information visit

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Contact Information

  • For more information, or to set up an interview with Moasis, please contact:
    Kristin Skliba
    C: 650-996-0126