Vortex Mobile Appoints Former Nokia Exec, Kamar Shah, as Managing Director

- Industry Veteran, Shah joins leading Canadian start up

TORONTO, Nov. 11 /CNW/ - Toronto, Vancouver, London, New York, Los Angeles - Vortex Mobile, recently ranked 17th in Profit Magazine's Hot 50 for Canada's Emerging Growth Companies, has today announced the appointment of mobile industry veteran and former Nokia executive, Kamar Shah as its new Managing Director.

Vortex Mobile currently provides marketing and technology solutions that activate brand communications across the mobile channel, with clients such as Labatt's, Rogers, Dell, Scotiabank and Publicis Modem.

Shah has solidified mobile services and strategy for some of the world's biggest brands, working with industry giants such as Universal, Sony, F1 and Viacom properties. He is also a regular speaker and supporter at Stanford, MEF, 3GSM and CTIA.

Shah comes to Vortex with more than 15 years experience in mobile services, most recently as the Global Head of Industry Marketing at Nokia. Previous roles include Head of Mobile Games, Digital Advertising and Sponsorship, where he launched some of the first mobile services in Europe.

"Vortex presents the perfect opportunity to deliver the types of mobile consumer propositions we have been talking about for years," says Kamar Shah, Managing Director, Vortex Mobile. "We're going to recreate the media toolkit and build meaningful consumer relationships that incorporate mobile messaging, mobile Internet, advertising, ecommerce and social media application development. I'm excited to join the team and marry my industry experience and contacts with the technical expertise at Vortex. Now is the time to truly integrate mobile marketing into marketing campaigns worldwide."

"We are thrilled to have someone with Kamar's experience join the team at Vortex," said Brady Murphy, co-founder Vortex Mobile. "We've seen tremendous success since our conception in 2004 and believe Kamar will be a key player to take us to the next level of business achievement."

Shah joins full time as Managing Director and will focus on Business Development, Sales, and Marketing Strategy.

About Vortex Mobile

A privately held company based in Toronto, Vortex Mobile provides marketing and technology solutions that activate brand communications across the mobile channel. Vortex offers clients a comprehensive new media toolkit for building meaningful consumer relationships including mobile messaging, mobile internet, advertising, mobile and social media application development.

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For further information: For further information: on Vortex Mobile, please visit www.vortexmobile.ca or contact kamar.shah@vortexmobile.ca

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