Seasoned technology entrepreneur to drive company's growth and product
leadership in the global mobile market.
TORONTO, Dec. 11 /CNW/ -- Viigo, the Toronto software company behind an
exciting new way to publish, discover and consume content on mobile devices,
announced today that Mark Ruddock has joined the firm as President and CEO,
Mark comes to Viigo from Ventures West, one of Canada's largest private
venture capital companies, where he served as Entrepreneur in Residence.
Mark was the founding CEO of INEA Corporation, a financial software
organization that became a key strategic partner to many of the world's
leading financial institutions. INEA was acquired in June 2005 by Paris-based
Cartesis Group. Following the acquisition Mark joined the Cartesis management
team as Chief Product Officer, where he led the successful integration of the
two companies. Cartesis was subsequently acquired by Business Objects in 2007.
"Mark's hire is a key milestone for Viigo as we seek to accelerate the
expansion of our company and our industry changing product suite," says Jay
Steele, founder and CTO. "Mark and I have worked together for a number of
months in his capacity as EIR at Ventures West, and we've already gained much
from this partnership. I'm thrilled to finally have him on board full time."
"The rise of the Smartphone has created an unprecedented opportunity for
the delivery of powerful and useful services to the palms of people's hands,"
added Ruddock. "Migrating content and services to mobile devices, however,
has historically been a very challenging task. Viigo changes all of that. Our
technology permits rapid mobilization in a way that is wonderfully compelling
to both publishers and end users alike."
Viigo's highly reviewed debut application is currently featured by
Research In Motion (RIM) as a "hot app" on their BlackBerry mobile page, is
showcased in the RIM Built for BlackBerry campaign and is also the "featured
app" on Microsoft's Windows Mobile Owners Circle.
Viigo is a leading developer of mobile application software. The Viigo
Platform not only offers an unparalleled mobile user experience, but provides
companies with the fastest possible way to mobilize content. Tens of thousands
of users across the world already use Viigo every day to enjoy Breaking News,
Sports, Entertainment, Weather, Markets, Blogs or any RSS Feed they want, at
the touch of a button, wherever they are.
Founded in 2004, Viigo is a privately owned company with its corporate
head office in Toronto, Ontario. For more information on Viigo, please visit
the company's website at www.viigo.com. To get Viigo immediately go to
www.getviigo.com from your mobile browser.
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