Motricity Appoints Two Execs as General Managers of Media and Entertainment Sales, Global Carrier Business; Industry Veterans Rex Ishibashi, Daniel Rizer to Focus on Media & Entertainment, Mobile Operator Market Segments.DURHAM, N.C. -- Motricity, the premier provider of mobile content solutions and services to the wireless industry, announced today that it has named two high-profile veterans in the wireless and media industries to two key positions within the company--a direct execution of the company's intent to attract the industry's top leaders to focus on Motricity's market channels of Mobile Operators, MVNOs, Media & Entertainment, Content Providers, Consumer Brands and OEM/OS suppliers.
"The key to Motricity's success lies with our ability to attract the most experienced, talented leaders from the best businesses in the industry," said Ryan Wuerch, Motricity chairman and chief executive officer. "With their impressive industry knowledge and combined experience, Rex Ishibashi and Daniel Rizer strengthen Motricity's drive to cement the leadership position in the mobile content industry."
Rex Ishibashi, a former executive with Electronic Arts and Wired magazine, has been named to the position of general manager of Media and Entertainment Sales. Daniel Rizer, a former Managing Director of the Communications practice at BearingPoint and Partner at IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) Business Consulting Services and Accenture, will serve as general manager of the Global Carrier Business for Motricity.
Ishibashi is widely recognized for his expertise in general management, business development, strategic planning Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. and finance at the convergence of the media, entertainment and high technology industries. He is known as a highly effective manager with experience in corporate, legal and international affairs Noun 1. international affairs - affairs between nations; "you can't really keep up with world affairs by watching television"
affairs - transactions of professional or public interest; "news of current affairs"; "great affairs of state" . Most recently, Ishibashi served as an executive advisor to technology and media companies including Elevation Partners Elevation Partners is a private equity firm that invests in intellectual property and media and entertainment companies. Its founding partners include Roger McNamee, a former founding partner of Silver Lake Partners and Integral Capital Partners; Marc Bodnick, a former founding , Matrix Memory, Kontiki, Linden Lab Linden Lab is a privately held company based in San Francisco, California. Its CEO is Philip Rosedale, former CTO of Real Networks. Mitch Kapor is on the board of directors. The company was founded in 1999. The name comes from Linden Street, the street it was originally based on. , Chow Magazine, Silver Lake Partners Silver Lake Partners is a notable American private equity firm founded in 1999 and headquartered on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California. It focuses its activities in the information technology industry. and Pulse, advising on corporate strategy, business development and fundraising.
Prior to his work as an executive advisor, Ishibashi led Corporate Development for Kontiki, a company that develops and licenses networking software This article is written like a personal reflection or and may require .
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Rizer brings over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to his position at Motricity, expanding on focused expertise in the wireless fields. Rizer has a proven track record that includes success in building and operating businesses, as well as structuring and completing complex deals and solutions.
Most recently, Rizer served as IBM's Next Generation Network/Network Transformation leader of the Americas Group. In this position, Rizer helped to build solution-based business to drive large, complex deals comprised of IBM services, hardware, software and third-party partners, expanding IBM's NGN (Next Generation Networks) An umbrella term for mixed voice and data networks running over the IP protocol. See IP Multimedia Subsystem. , SDP (Session Description Protocol) An IETF protocol that defines a text-based message format for describing a multimedia session. Data such as version number, contact information, broadcast times and audio and video encoding types are included in the message. and BSS/OSS market share while directly contributing to signings and profitability. Rizer also served as the global relationship partner for IBM's Verizon account, with direct responsibility for IBM services across Verizon and Verizon Wireless Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. .
Prior to IBM, Rizer served as managing director of the communications sector strategy practice at BearingPoint, a top provider of strategic consulting, application services See ASP and Web services. , technology solutions and managed services to Global 2000 companies and government organizations. Prior to BearingPoint, Rizer served as a partner in Accenture's telecommunications practice, where he served as a senior strategy representative on an account team for a major U.S. telecommunications client.
Rizer received his Bachelor of Science Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science
bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies in Operations Management from Auburn University, and graduated with a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Boston University. He is based out of Motricity's headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC.
"Industry experts Rex Ishibashi and Daniel Rizer will allow Motricity to build upon its talented leadership team and create a truly dynamic sales force," said Gary Cohen, senior vice president of Global Sales for Motricity. "We are proud to welcome them both to Motricity."
As the world's leading mobile content services and solutions provider, Motricity's technology and solutions enable consumers to receive the right mobile content at the right time, every time. By offering technology and services that unify the mobile content ecosystem, Motricity creates compelling user experiences and delivers more profitable mobile content offerings for partners such as Cingular, Verizon Wireless, China Unicom, O2, Amazon.com, Palm and a network of consumer Web sites, including eReader.com and PalmGear.com. Motricity is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., and has offices in Beijing, London, Munich and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.motricity.com.