Global entrepreneur, executive, and leader in emerging media and technology. Fifteen plus years of mobile, digital, and innovation including being on the launching R&D team for SMS services in USA for Nokia and various mobile operators.
Experience the business World in 20+ countries launching products, services, and business operations. Avid traveler to 30+ countries all the while being an executive, board member, investor, and/or advisor.
Currently Chief Innovation Officer and SVP Business, Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Products, and Operations for BIGfreedom, the innovation and startup group for one of the largestt mortgage firms with over $87BB in our books and close to $4BB in originations.
I'm the founder of annica ventures, an early, late and secondary stage investment vehicle in digital technology, green technology, and social and international impact related platforms.
Most notable experience:
Engineer and industry liason Nokia Wireless Software Solutions responsible for launching (SMS and MMS) text messaging in North America w OEMS and Tier 1 operators.
Weatherista: weather and fashion digital commerce platform - Acquired by Kalpa Ventures of Cisco.
AdLocal: location based advertising and deals mobile ad platform - Acquired by Yahoo Japan!
gBox: 1st social and mobile gifting, distribution, and ad platform - Acquired by Alcone Marketing of Omnicom.
m-Qube: 1st mobile billing and content distribution platform - Acquired by VeriSign.
Industry Evangelist and R&D Engineer - Nokia, launch of SMS services in Americas.