November 22, 2016 15:20 ET

Mike McSherry Joins Hiya Board of Directors

Tech Entrepreneur And Former Swype CEO Adds Invaluable Experience

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - Today, Hiya announced the appointment of Mike McSherry to its Board of Directors. McSherry is a serial tech entrepreneur and has served in the industry for over twenty years with more than half of those years solely focused on mobile networks and technology.

McSherry currently serves as CEO of Xealth, a digital prescribing and analytics platform integrated into healthcare electronic medical records (EMRs). He and his team incubated Xealth at Providence St. Joseph Health while he was an Entrepreneur in Residence.

Prior to Xealth, McSherry was CEO of Swype, an innovative touchscreen keyboard installed on over 1 billion smartphones and tablets, which he sold to Nuance for over $100 million in 2011. McSherry was also co-founder and ran product for Boost Mobile both in the US and Australia. In the US, Boost is now Sprint's prepaid service with several billion in annual revenues. Prior to co-founding Boost, he co-founded Zivo, which was the largest web development company in Australia and New Zealand with over 300 employees. McSherry moved to Australia with Microsoft, where he ran the MSN portal and e-commerce activities. He also held several product roles within Microsoft in the US.

"Mike has an instinctive sense of how to leverage emerging mobile technologies to build innovative and disruptive new services," said Hiya CEO Alex Algard. "Mike is a visionary and proven entrepreneur with a stellar track record. His insights will be invaluable as Hiya continues to innovate and grow."

McSherry is an active angel investor, board member and mentor to startups and non-profits. He received a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Business from William & Mary college in Virginia.

McSherry will be Hiya's third Board Director, serving alongside CEO Algard and Director Geoff Entress.

About Hiya
Hiya provides enhanced caller ID products and services designed to make the phone experience better. With a database of more over 1.5 billion unique numbers globally, Hiya leverages its expansive algorithms to identify unknown calls and monitor phone-based threats for consumers and businesses. Hiya analyzes more than 3.5 billion incoming calls per month, and identified more than 475 million unwanted calls to mobile phones in September 2016. Hiya is available as a consumer app on Google Android and iPhone and is integrated into the phone experience for T-Mobile and Samsung Galaxy S7 users worldwide. For more information, please visit

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