We recently announced the appointment of finance and technology industry veteran, Ali Byrd, as our Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Byrd will assume a key position in the overall management of the company, leading finance and strategic planning efforts and managing investor relationships.
“With more than 100 major brands on our client roster and a headcount that has tripled in the past year, our company is growing at an incredible pace,” said Vivek Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO of Movable Ink. “Ali brings a balance of finance, technology and business development experience to our executive team, and will be an invaluable resource as we continue to revolutionize the email marketing space and grow as a company.”
Mr. Byrd has nearly 20 years of experience in technology, corporate development and finance. Prior to joining Movable Ink, Byrd served as Senior Vice President at SecondMarket, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of secondary transactions in the U.S. and Europe. Previous to his role at SecondMarket, Byrd was a Vice President at LimeWire, where he drove monetization of the company’s user base and helped lead the company’s expansion into the paid digital music market. Earlier in his career, Byrd was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and before that, he spent nearly a decade at Microsoft.
“I believe that Movable Ink’s technology is unmatched in the marketplace, and as brands continue to seek new ways to break through the inbox clutter, we have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us,” said Byrd. “I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this team, and to help this innovative company continue to grow.”
We recently announced the appointment of Adam Stambleck as Vice President of Client Experience. With more than a decade of email marketing industry experience in progressive client services roles, he will lead our Client Experience team and program, and will work closely with the world’s leading brands to implement ROI-focused Agile Email Marketing campaigns.
“Adam is a stand-out Client Experience leader, who is not only immersed and experienced in the world of email marketing, but is also deeply passionate about delivering exceptional experiences to the marketers he works with every day,” said Vivek Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO, Movable Ink. “We are thrilled to have an executive of Adam’s caliber join the team, and are excited about the contributions he will make to the success of our clients, his team, and the company.”
Mr. Stambleck joins Movable Ink from top ranked email service provider Yesmail Interactive, where as Vice President of Account Management, he was responsible for retaining and growing client accounts, and played a key role in the build out of the company’s New York office and operations. Stambleck’s client roster at Yesmail Interactive included household brands such as Google, Avon, eBay, Darden Restaurants, Scholastic, and Panasonic. Prior to Yesmail, Stambleck was Associate Director of Account Management for the direct marketing agency Paradysz.
“Movable Ink is bringing real innovation to email marketing, and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the world’s elite brands to help them take the concept of personalization to a whole new level,” said Stambleck. “With Agile Email Marketing, brands have the ability to better reach, engage, and deliver value to their customers, ultimately creating memorable experiences and driving ROI for their companies.”
Today we announced that product strategy and experience design veteran,Jason Valdina, has joined the company as Vice President of Product. In this new role, he will lead Movable Ink’s product strategy, design and development efforts, as well as further expand integration efforts with strategic partners.
“Movable Ink’s clients are on the leading edge of targeted brand marketing, so when it came to bolstering our executive team on the product front, we wanted someone as obsessed with customer experience as our clients are,” said Vivek Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO of Movable Ink. “With his vast expertise in product user experience and a vision for the future of marketing technology, Jason fits that description to a T.”
Mr. Valdina has more than 15 years of experience as a customer-centric product leader devoted to some of the biggest names in the Fortune 500. Prior to Movable Ink, Valdina served as the Head of Customer Experience for LivePerson, a leading provider of online intelligent engagement solutions, where he was intimately involved with the design and development of the company’s next-generation behavioral marketing and analytics platform.
“Today’s customers are more dynamic than ever; they are constantly on the move and in this media-saturated landscape, it is getting harder and harder to get their attention. Movable Ink’s technology enables marketers to break through the noise by driving unprecedented levels of contextual relevancy to a staple of everyday communication—email,” said Valdina. “I’m inspired by what this company has already achieved and am honored to be a part of the next phase of growth.”