SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SoundHound Inc.®, the leading innovator in sound recognition and voice-enabled conversational intelligence technologies, today announced the hire of Michael Zagorsek as VP of Product Marketing. Zagorsek joins the company as it expands market reach across the rapidly growing demand for voice and AI technology and experiences with Hound®, SoundHound Inc.’s voice search and assistant app, powered by the Houndify™ voice recognition and conversational intelligence platform.
Zagorsek joins SoundHound Inc. from Square, where he served as Head of Product Marketing and built the company’s product marketing arm from the ground up. He previously served as VP of Product Marketing at Leap Motion and as Director of Interactive at Apple for five years, where he was responsible for leading product launches, seasonal campaigns, and direct marketing and analytics for apple.com and its retail marketing pages.
In his new role as VP of Product Marketing, Zagorsek is part of the executive team and reports to SoundHound Inc. co-founder and CEO Keyvan Mohajer. He is working on expanding the reach of the company’s core products — SoundHound, Hound, and Houndify — to attract new users and continue building brand awareness.
“I’ve always been passionate about bringing people and technology together,” said Zagorsek. “SoundHound Inc.’s legacy in music recognition is unmatched and, with the introduction of Hound and Houndify, we’re poised to revolutionize how people interact with the world around them. It’s a privilege to be working alongside such a talented team.”
“We’re thrilled to expand our marketing team to raise awareness of our revolutionary Houndify platform, and the Hound consumer app,” said Mohajer. “We were impressed with Michael’s experience at Apple and startups like Square and Leap Motion and he has already become an integral part of our team.”
Known publicly as the company behind SoundHound, the music search, discovery and play app with more than 300 million unique downloads globally, SoundHound Inc. has been in stealth mode with its voice technology and natural language understanding research and development over the last decade. The company has quietly been building the technology ingredients needed to create Hound, a product that elegantly enables fast and accurate voice search when people speak naturally, and the Houndify platform that enables developers to use that technology in their own products.
About SoundHound Inc.:
SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, and every other part of the emerging ‘connected’ world. Our consumer product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning technology to showcase a groundbreaking smartphone experience, and is the first product to leverage and showcase the Houndify platform. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. Through the Houndify platform, we empower developers to be part of the Speech-to-Meaning revolution. Our Mission: Houndify everything.