SOURCE: CommerceTel

CommerceTel Corporation

January 18, 2011 05:00 ET

Veteran Technologist and Patent Developer Joins CommerceTel as CTO

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) -   CommerceTel Corporation (OTCBB: MFON), an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Shah as its Chief Technology Officer. Alex brings over 20 years of deep experience in software development, systems design, and technical innovation to the CommerceTel team.

"The mobile industry represents the largest installed base of digital platforms in history," said Shah, who holds over eight patents for his inventions, "and the landscape to invent world changing technology is still very much wide open." Alex continued, "Working with CommerceTel provides an opportunity to combine disruptive technology with industry leading brands in a very exciting space."

Previously, Alex was the Senior Vice President of R&D at Blue Titan, a Draper Fisher funded venture, where he led the development of software tools to manage complex IT integration challenges. Blue Titan acquired VelociGen, a company Alex founded in 1997, whose technology accelerated dynamic web sites, and was a key component of large financial trading systems at Ameritrade, Smith Barney, and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Shah began his career as a visualization engineer for Warner Bros. Feature Animation (Space Jam, The Quest for Camelot, Iron Giant), and The Scripps Research Institute, where his work made the cover of Scientific American in 1992.

"I can't think of a better candidate to lead CommerceTel's technology and intellectual property pursuits," said Dennis Becker, CommerceTel's CEO, of Mr. Shah. "Having Alex join our team is a huge asset in pursuing our vision of pioneering groundbreaking technology in the mobile sector."

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About CommerceTel

CommerceTel is an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and the inventor of C4, a unique, enterprise-grade platform empowering brands to engage mobile consumers via multiple channels. The only system of its kind, C4 is a cloud-based solution providing broad mobile communications and extensive CRM features. It is integrated with multiple tier-one PSTN/ IP carriers and micropayment processing facilities as well as with carrier premium SMS billing systems.

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Contact Information

  • Investor Contacts:
    John Liviakis
    Liviakis Financial Communications
    Phone: 415.389.4670
    Email Contact

    Company Contact:
    Dennis Becker
    CEO CommerceTel Corp.
    Phone: 619.725.0990
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