ATLANTA – Air2Web, a market leader in mobile communications, is pleased to announce an overhaul of its management team. The new team features deep expertise in mobile business process solutions. Air2Web’s focus continues to be on delivering high impact mobile marketing programs to Fortune 1000 companies focused on consumer markets. In addition, the Company plans to rapidly expand into new areas such as customer care.
Thomas (Tom) Cotney, Jr. was hired in July of 2008 as the company’s President and CEO. Prior to joining Air2Web, Mr. Cotney founded Marvin Thomas Partners, Inc. a consulting firm that focuses on software and services business models. He is also a veteran of IBM Global Services, where he managed IBM’s Business Process Outsourcing business in the Americas and managed five of IBM’s ten largest outsourcing relationships. Earlier in his career Mr. Cotney also worked at Apple Computer.
“Going forward, what the industry will need to be successful are people who know how to design compelling business solutions and the ability to deliver them. That means you have to have an executive team with a track record of solution development, customer service and sales execution,” says Mr. Cotney. “That is now what we have in place at Air2Web.”
Curtis Rapp joins Air2Web as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing with responsibility for sales execution, account management and marketing strategy. After successful stints leading sales teams at Omnilink, MAPICS and IBM, Mr. Rapp brings a strong background in executive sales management with a proven track record in channel sales development.
Susan Hedrick joins Air2Web as the Vice President of Development and is responsible for leading the company’s development, platform security and quality assurance organization. Ms. Hedrick has more than 20 years in the software development industry including positions with CheckFree Corporation, Sales Technologies, and BellSouth.
Harvey Scholl joins Air2Web as the Vice President of Operations responsible for managing the company’s worldwide customer-facing technical operations and overseeing Air2Web’s global network operation centers. Mr. Scholl served most recently as Executive Director of Data Systems for AT&T’s Yellowpages.com. Prior posts include MCI, Nortel, Simon & Schuster and Fleetcor.
Robert Kostrinski joins Air2Web as the Chief Financial Officer. Formerly with Grant Thornton, Mr. Kostrinski brings over 25 years of financial experience including a stint as CFO with RBSLynk in Atlanta, GA where he was instrumental in the successful sale of the Company to The Royal Bank of Scotland Group for $525 million.
Jay Sheth, a veteran of the wireless industry, is the sole member of the previous management team. Mr. Sheth, the Senior Vice President of Business Development, continues to run Air2Web’s successful operation in India.
Mr. Cotney says, “We’ve been together as a team now for a few short weeks. In that time, we have dramatically raised the level of system performance and customer service that our current customers are receiving. It’s about time to make some noise in the market place with a new offering. Stay tuned.”
About Air2Web, Inc.
Launched in 1999, Air2Web helps the world’s biggest and best companies harness the power of mobile to connect with their customers. Over the past 10 years, Air2Web has launched thousands of mobile marketing campaigns and integrated mobile technology into strategic business applications for customer care. Air2Web offers companies the tools and technology to promote products and brands, improve the efficiency of customer service and enable mobile transactions, anytime, anywhere. Air2Web is the trusted mobile resource for some of the largest, most influential brands in the world, including AT&T, Procter & Gamble, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, UPS and many more. For more information on Air2Web, visit www.air2web.com.