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This week's mobile movers and shakers

Where's Wally
Phil Tottman


Industry / Job Moves / June 13th 2014 at 2:15PM

It’s like Where’s Wally but we tell you where the execs are hiding

The mobile space is booming and companies are expanding all the time, so we’ve whipped up a dedicated feature to keep you updated with new hires.


Shazam has announced that Patricia Parra will take over the role of CMO, and will report to CEO, Rich Riley.

Her duties will include driving the brand vision, dealing with marketing and communications strategies and leading the overall marketing functions of the company.

Riley commented: “There’s no one better than Patricia to translate Shazam’s value for television and other real life use cases and increase engagement among our hundreds of millions of users.

“She will be critical to move into new areas and build upon its existing success.”


Former CEO of Openwave, Mike Mulica, has joined RealNetworks as president of worldwide sales and business development.

He will oversee sales, business development and partnerships for the company – he joins the company at the same time as it combines both its mobile entertainment and RealPlayer group.

Both divisions will now be under the same management team, as Max Pellegrini, president of RealNetworks’ mobile entertainment division, moves into the role of president of products and marketing.

Check out the interview ME had with him recently, here.


Food and drink retail ordering app, GoKart, has offered Dominic Assirati and Laura Roberts the positions of non-executive directors.

Assirati brings with him experience from his role as QA director at King, and Roberts has worked across a number of B2B and B2C roles a Fjord, Turner Broadcasting, Microsoft, and Chrysalis Radio.

Anx Patel, CEO and founder of GoKart, said: “Creative skills and experience like Dominic and Laura’s is priceless, and we are fortunate that they have chosen to join us.”


The new VP of programmatic engineering has been given to Evan Simeone.

He will lead the company’s move into automated guaranteed and programmatic direct, this will complement PubMatic’s continuing focus on the automation of ad transactions via real-time bidding.

More on him in this week's Fill ME In.