MADISON, Wis., Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BDS Mobile announced today that Jim O'Gara has joined the company's leadership team to further develop the Madison Wisconsin-based startup. Founded in 2011, BDS Mobile is launching SmartEmoji™ Technology; a new mobile messaging platform that infuses custom inline emoji for users with value-added offers for brands. The company recently launched buzzMSG, the first app that creates within text custom emoji to share across messaging and social apps. O'Gara comes to BDS Mobile with more than 30 years of operations and sales leadership in the tech industry where among other accomplishments, he developed the first corporate sales team at Apple driving revenue from $0M to $200M in four years.
O'Gara will oversee ongoing operations at BDS Mobile. He will also be responsible for designing and implementing the BDS Mobile strategic plan and driving extensive and sustainable growth. "Jim's tech background combined with his ability to build and grow teams while increasing revenue will ensure BDS Mobile continues to succeed," said William Towell, CEO/Founder BDS Mobile.
Prior to joining BDS Mobile O'Gara served in leadership positions at Synactive and SugarCRM.com where he built a 60-person team to convert IBM's CRM use from Siebel to the SugarCRM platform. O'Gara's tech experience also includes roles at Digital Equipmemt, Informix, AltaVista and FrontRange Solutions. He joined BDS Mobile as an Advisor in 2014.
"BDS Mobile has built a state-of-the-art mobile messaging platform that will give brands exciting new ways to engage with mobile users," said O'Gara. "Mobile marketers are struggling to harness the power of mobile messaging and the huge popularity of emoji. BDS Mobile has the solutions to allow brands direct engagement with this enormous market while providing them clear analytics to measure the return on these efforts."
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