Appoints Armin Gebauer to Lead Company's Mobile and IPTV Business
Other Topics: IPTV Revenue
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September 7, 2006
Industry Veteran Named Vice President, Mobile and Converging
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada -- CodeBaby®, the leading innovator in Virtual
Agent based customer care solutions, today announced the appointment
of industry veteran Armin Gebauer to the position of Vice President
of Mobile and Converging Services. With CodeBaby’s innovative,
on-demand self-care platform, Armin will lead the Company’s direct
sales, channel program and product strategy for the mobile,
converging services and IPTV markets.
depth and experience with telcos and their supplier ecosystem will
be invaluable as we bring CodeBaby’s self-care solutions to wireless
carriers, IPTV players, and telcos in general" said Shaheel Hooda,
CodeBaby CEO. "Armin's leadership, expertise and vision will be a
tremendous asset to our business strategy for this segment and in
serving telecom customers around the world."
"I'm extremely pleased to be joining a company with such a dynamic
business and growth trajectory," said Armin Gebauer. "I'm fully
committed to accelerating the company's success with carriers and
demonstrating the benefits that our Virtual Agents will have in
growing ARPU, differentiating services and improving customer
Armin's business development career spans more than 12 years of
experience in telecommunications, consumer and enterprise
technology, much of it in the U.S. Prior to CodeBaby, Mr. Gebauer
served as Chief Marketing Officer at imForwards, a leading US mobile
content company he co-founded. Mr. Gebauer helped to establish
imForwards as the industry's mobile messaging leader and was
instrumental in achieving a successful exit.
Previous to founding imForwards, Armin served as Vice President of
Sales at Celcorp, an enterprise integration technology company.
During his tenure he directed the company’s sales efforts from
pre-revenue to multi-million dollar annual revenues and growth to 85
employees within two years.
Armin has successfully raised venture capital, led sales teams,
developed strategic alliances and has a strong network within mobile
operators, triple play carriers and telecommunication solution
CodeBaby is the leader in Virtual Agent based self-service
solutions, and enables organizations to integrate state-of-the-art,
interactive 3D characters into Web sites, software, mobile devices,
kiosks, IPTV and eLearning applications. CodeBaby’s Virtual Agents
improve a company’s ability to interact with its customers
cost-effectively, offer a higher level of on-line or on-device
customer care, and make technology more enjoyable and easier to use.
Accolades include placement on Branham Group’s “Top 25 IT Up and
Comers” list in 2004, being named a Finalist in the Red Herring Top
100 Most Innovative Companies list in 2005, and being ranked among
the Top 10 fastest growing companies in Alberta Venture’s Fast 50
list for 2006. Customers include organizations in the
telecommunications, automotive, and education industries, as well as
government agencies. Additional information is available at http://www.codebaby.com..
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