SUNNYVALE, Calif. & LONDON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, mBlox announced the appointment of Thomas M. (Tom) Cotney, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cotney brings expertise in revenue growth, global expansion and value-added software platforms in a range of sectors. Cotney joins the company effective immediately and will be responsible for leading mBlox into new growth areas for mobile engagement.
“mBlox has established itself as the global leader in mobile messaging,” explained Simon Duffy, Chairman of mBlox. “Tom’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer positions us to take maximum advantage of the growth opportunities in the mobile sector. Tom will deploy his considerable experience and expertise in building large software and services businesses to accelerate growth in both our core messaging business as well as in Engage, our new service for enabling and managing interactions between enterprises and their customers.”
Cotney will focus on expanding mBlox's global scale and product range, driving growth through geographical expansion into major new markets and new product offerings in the fast growing mobile market. He will drive service efficiencies, and enhance the quality of service for which mBlox is known in the industry.
“I am thrilled to return to Silicon Valley and continue my career in the mobile sector with a company that has the scale and reputation of mBlox,” said Cotney. “Very few of the many players will be long-term players in a competitive market where it's not sufficient to just service demand, but where you need to lead with innovation. I saw the ability to lead the market in the people at mBlox and in the investors behind it. This company will be a power player for the long haul.”
Cotney has held a number of senior positions, most recently as board advisor to Catavolt, Inc., a B2B enterprise mobility company. Prior to that he was the Chief Executive for Air2Web where he successfully transformed the company’s business model before its acquisition by Velti, PLC. Cotney was also the GM of IBM’s business processing outsourcing division in the Americas, and head of its Communications Sector prior to that. Both businesses exceeded $1 billion in revenue. The scale and content, particularly the solution orientation of the business process outsourcing business, are expected to be vital experience sets for mBlox's continued expansion in global markets.
mBlox, the leader in mobile engagement, helps brands, agencies and enterprises create meaningful connections with their customers on mobile devices anytime and anywhere. Our network reaches more than 800 mobile operators around the world and enables businesses to reach 6 billion devices. We make it easy to use interactive text message campaigns, push notifications and geolocation in order to drive revenue, lifetime customer value and ROI.
For more information, please visit www.mblox.com.