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The Leadership Team
Meet the people that are leading the Moovweb team.
Ajay Kapur, CEO & Founder
Ajay has been involved with mobile since 2002, when he left his job investing in startups to write apps for the first smartphones. The mobile companies he founded have created apps downloaded by tens of millions of users and have generated billions of page views. He grew up in SF Bay Area and earned an MBA from Stanford and bachelor’s degrees in physics and CS from UC Berkeley.
Tony Russo, Chief Operating and Financial Officer
Tony has been building and managing technology companies for nearly 30 years. Prior to Moovweb, Tony was CFO at Efficient Frontier, a search, display and social campaign management solutions provider which reached nearly $100 million in revenue prior to its half billion dollar sale to Adobe. A California transplant, Tony grew up in Brooklyn. He holds a BA in Quantitative Studies from Johns Hopkins and MBA from Stanford.
Ishan Anand, Director of New Products
Ishan has been launching mobile products for the iPhone since the day it was released, and his work has been featured on TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and LifeHacker. Prior to Moovweb, Ishan worked at Digidesign and his expertise was in multi-threaded real-time systems programming for the computer music industry. Ishan holds dual-degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from MIT, and is a Siebel Scholar.
Mitch Bishop, Chief Marketing Officer
Mitch is in charge of global marketing strategy and execution, which includes product marketing, lead generation and thought leadership initiatives. Prior to Moovweb, Mitch headed up marketing, the online store and community efforts at DotNetNuke, the world's leading open source WCMS for the Microsoft ecosystem. Mitch also led marketing for iRise, the world's leading software visualization company, where he helped grow revenue and the customer base more than tenfold. He has many years of marketing and sales experience building successful software businesses at Scopus, Sybase, Wind River Systems and Ingres. Mitch holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Connecticut. He also has a long history in motor sports and sits on the governing council of the non-profit International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) based in Watkins Glen, NY.
Hampton Catlin, Vice President of Technology
Hampton is the original creator of Wikipedia Mobile (m.wikipedia.org) and is also the creator of several other successful iPhone applications with over 10 million downloads. He is also the mastermind behind Moovweb's crazy new technologies to mobilize the web. Furthermore, he is the inventor of Sass, the world's first CSS pre-processor, and the Haml markup language.
Tarun Desikan, Vice President of Product
Tarun is responsible for the development and execution of Moovweb's product vision. Before joining Moovweb, Tarun was a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, working with Fortune 500 High Tech and Telecom clients on their business strategies. Tarun was also an early employee at Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) where he was part of the technology team that built the world’s first photonic integrated circuits. He has a Masters in EE and an MBA from Stanford.
Richard Lo, Chief Revenue Officer
Richard brings 25 years of operating experience in early stage, venture-backed companies, as well as a number of the technology industry's largest organizations. Prior to joining Moovweb, Richard led sales and business development for NetBase Solutions and ran enterprise sales at i365, a Seagate company. He joined i365 through the company's acquisition of MetaLINCS, where he was the vice president of field operations. Richard was also vice president of worldwide sales for Trigo Technologies, the leader in product information management. Trigo was acquired by IBM in 2004 and became the foundation for IBM’s very successful and fast growing Master Data Management software business. Richard also held executive management positions at several innovative companies including Verity (IPO in 1995) and Brightware (acquired by Firepond). Richard holds a B.S.E.E. with honors from the University of the Pacific and was captain of the Collegiate Crew team.
Laurent Meynier, Vice President of Business Development
Laurent is responsible for business development & fostering our partner ecosystem. Prior to Moovweb, Laurent was a founding member of several startups including a comparison shopping engine, a private incubator and the CEO/Founder of Reveal Technology and Olliance. Laurent was also at Foundation Capital and an early employee at WR Hambrecht+Co, where he was responsible for the Open Source practice. He has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford.
Phil Mueller, Vice President of Customer Success
Phil is responsible for leading the Moovweb services team. Phil is a veteran of four start-ups, including three cloud based SaaS companies in the B2B enterprise space. Having worked at Responsys for the largest companies in the world as both an individual contributor and executive leader, Phil brings a vast amount of client services experience to Moovweb, including customer success, technical execution and team building.