Quixey Hires Former eBay, Yahoo Executive Sudhir Mohan To Lead Engineering Team
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quixey, The Search Engine for Apps, today announced the hiring of Sudhir Mohan as its Executive Vice President of Engineering. Mohan, a Silicon Valley veteran, brings over 25 years of software product development experience to the company. In his new role, Mohan will be responsible for leading Quixey's world-class engineering and science team and guiding the company's technology innovation and development.
"Sudhir has helped some of Silicon Valley's marquee technology companies develop ever more innovative and intuitive products," said Tomer Kagan, CEO and co-founder of Quixey. "Given our aggressive focus on developing bigger and better products surrounding Functional Search™, the core of our company, Sudhir has the perfect pedigree to extend our technology leadership in exciting new ways."
Formerly, Mohan spent four years at eBay, where he held several management positions in technology. While there, he guided cutting-edge advancement in search, big data analytics and intelligence, personalization, catalog and classification, real-time merchandizing, and yield optimization. Prior to eBay, Mohan spent five years at Yahoo as the technology executive leading vertical search. There, he led the global Vespa platform engineering team to power search in all of Yahoo's consumer websites worldwide, like Mobile, Shopping, Image, Video, News, Local, Finance, Mail, Flickr, and others.
"I'm thrilled to join Quixey and lead the charge on the engineering end as we develop revolutionary products," said Mohan. "The company is at the unique intersection of mobile, search, and apps, which aligns strongly with my vision of technology for the future. Quixey has attracted top-notch engineering talent from across the technology landscape and I'm honored to have the opportunity to work with them to help achieve the company's mission."
Mohan's hire is part of Quixey's aggressive talent acquisition strategy to match the increasing demand for its app search and discovery solutions. In the past year, Quixey hired former Google executive Richard Gregory as EVP of Revenue and former Zynga executive Guru Gowrappan as EVP of Products. Quixey also announced a slew of new partnerships with companies such as Ask.com, Sprint, Microsoft, and DuckDuckGo and the company has scaled from 5 to 80 employees in less than two years. With the additions of Mohan, Gregory, and Gowrappan, Quixey is strongly positioned to grow at an even more rapid pace.
Quixey is The Search Engine for Apps -- searching mobile, desktop, web, and browser apps. Quixey invented a new type of search, Functional Search™, that allows users to find apps by searching for what they want to do. Quixey partners with major app stores, search engines, manufacturers, carriers and web platforms to power app search globally. It also provides Sponsored Apps, allowing apps to target users at the point of discovery. For more information, please visit www.quixey.com.