CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zubie, a mobile and Internet services company focused on maximizing connected car capabilities for consumers and businesses, has announced key additions to its management team. The addition of three proven mobile, Internet and consumer tech leaders optimally positions the company to make significant inroads in the rapidly-growing connected car marketplace.
Zubie is a groundbreaking new platform with the potential to transform virtually every car into a connected car. It combines innovative and useful features for drivers -- location, social sharing, driver scoring, car health, diagnostics -- with an unmatched ability to generate meaningful analytics around driver, trip and car data to foster revenue opportunities in the auto market and related markets such as insurance, resale and maintenance.
With more than 200 million cars on the road today, and billions spent annually on car repairs and insurance, there is a growing demand for capabilities such as usage-based insurance, driving behavior monitoring, predictive vehicle diagnostics and others. Zubie is well-positioned to tap into this market by delivering features that save the consumer money while enabling service providers to better target and reach customers who want to receive meaningful, customized offers.
Zubie has assembled a management team well-positioned to deliver on the promise of the connected car, offering decades of combined expertise in launching and scaling mass-market products spanning Internet, wireless, consumer and big data technology.
Chief Executive Officer Tim Kelly has more than 25 years of experience in technology, mobile and wireless for consumers and small businesses. Kelly is the former president and chief executive for Network Solutions. He led the company through a period of growth and expanding profitability, and in October 2011, drove the successful sale of the company to Web.com. Prior to that, Kelly served in senior leadership roles at Sprint Nextel, including president of the consumer division and chief marketing officer.
Senior Vice President, Channel Operations, Mark Angelino has a decades-long career selling to and serving the enterprise market for companies like HP, Salesforce.com and Sprint. Angelino has amassed a wealth of experience in establishing major strategic partnerships and launching successful sales channels. He served in leadership roles at Sprint Nextel including president, sales and distribution, and president of Sprint Business. Prior to the Sprint Nextel merger, Angelino held several key positions at Nextel.
Zubie Vice President, Product Management, Navin S. Ganeshan is former chief product strategist at Network Solutions, where he was responsible for developing and marketing offerings for the consumer/small business arena.
Ganeshan was most recently chief product and marketing officer at Centrifuge Systems, a big-data analytics company focused on financial fraud and risk, and cyber-security applications. He has more than 20 years' product and marketing experience, and is a former Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Best of Innovations award honoree.
Kelly, Angelino and Ganeshan join an existing leadership team of experienced and skilled executives.
Chief Technology Officer, Ari Silkey has more than 15 years of product development experience in the consumer electronics industry and has, over the course of his career, led the successful development and launch of more than 100 products. Silkey has held senior leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies including Best Buy and Leica Geosystems.
Holly Rapken, Chief Financial Officer, is a seasoned finance executive with 25 years of experience across multiple industries. She spent four years as the CFO for Zave Networks, Inc., an entity that created and operated an incentive platform linking online and mobile coupon placement with in-store redemption, and helped engineer the sale of that company to Google in 2011.
Kelly, Angelino and Ganeshan are based at the company’s offices in Charleston, SC. For more information about Zubie, please visit www.zubie.co.
Zubie is a mobile and Internet services company focused on maximizing connected car capabilities for consumers and businesses. The company, formerly known as GreenLight Connectivity Solutions, was formed in 2012, and is headquartered in Charleston, SC, with operational offices in the Minneapolis area.