REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amobee, the company defining mobile advertising, announced today that it has appointed Trevor Healy as its new Chief Executive Officer. Healy, the former Chief Innovation Officer and Board Member of Telefonica Europe PLC, will remain a member of Amobee's board of directors and will continue to work in an advisory capacity with Telefonica worldwide.
As CEO of JAJAH, Trevor was the driving force in growing the Silicon Valley start-up into a global multi-million dollar communications company, which was acquired by Telefonica Europe. Prior to JAJAH, Trevor held executive roles at PayPal Inc., VeriSign, CelNX and Trintech. A serial entrepreneur, he has a proven track record of founding and growing great technology companies, having completed three M&A transactions, a successful IPO and a Secondary on NASDAQ.
The company Founder, Zohar Levkovitz, a recent winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, will remain with Amobee as Founder and Vice Chairman.
"We want to thank Zohar for his years of great contribution and welcome Trevor. Trevor has a proven track record of building great businesses like PayPal, Verisign and Sequoia funded companies like JAJAH, where we backed him in the past," said Haim Sadger, partner at Sequoia Capital. "When Zohar and I discussed the growth trajectory of Amobee, it was clear to us that we had to bolster the team. Trevor was our obvious choice."
"When I told my friends that I was thinking about joining Amobee, they thought I was a crazy to leave the board of one of the largest companies in the world," said Trevor Healy. "But when I told them the customer base and revenue growth – they smiled. Over the years I have come across some amazing companies with growth and marquee customers, but Amobee is in a league of its own. This could be my best move yet."
"Over the past 12 months, Trevor has done an outstanding job helping the company as a board member, and I look forward to continuing the work that we have begun together. Trevor's depth of experience and proven leadership skills will allow us to accelerate our growth and take Amobee to the next level of success," said Zohar Levkovitz, founder of Amobee.
Amobee also announced other recent appointments today to bring in deep experience from the mobile and advertising industry. Mark Strecker, formerly of RIM/Cellmania, MSX, Convade and Seagate, is Amobee's new COO. Steve Hoffman is Amobee's Chief Financial Officer. Steve held C-level positions at Assurz, CelNX, and was a VP at First Data Corporation. Gabi Schindler, formerly of AT&T, Apple and Palmsource joins Amobee as Chief Marketing Officer. Gil Sheinfeld, previously with Amazon.com and Cisco, joins Amobee as VP of Engineering.
Amobee, the company defining mobile advertising, offers comprehensive, end-to-end mobile advertising solutions and services for advertisers, publishers and operators. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, with offices in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US, Amobee enables its large customers to run targeted, leading edge mobile ad campaigns on a global scale with unparalleled ROI. Amobee has financial backing from some of the biggest names in venture capital: Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Globespan Capital, as well as strategic investments from Motorola, Cisco and leading operators, Vodafone and Telefonica. To learn more, please visit www.amobee.com.