Mobile veteran to expand Verve’s innovation pipeline and develop market-leading product offerings that fuse the best in hardware, software, services and consumer experiences
NEW YORK, NY – January 4, 2016 – Verve Mobile, the leader in location-based mobile advertising, today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Ollila to the position of general manager and chief of staff of Verve’s innovation and new products group. In this role, Ollila will work closely with Verve’s president and chief innovation officer, Tom Kenney, to grow the company’s world-class innovation team focused on advancing the evolution of mobile location advertising.
Prior to this, Ollila was at Nokia where he held a variety of senior roles, including leading the smart devices long term roadmap and innovation portfolio. He played an integral role in the development and roll-out of Nokia’s services, ranging from games, app stores, photo and video sharing and new publisher intake tools, with global reach in the hundreds of millions of handsets. Ollila was also a core member of the deal team between Nokia and Microsoft in the strategic agreement in 2011 managing product requirements. During Ollila’s tenure, he delivered many first-of-their-kind, industry-winning services and solutions, and, most recently, was responsible for complementary products in connected devices. [Read more…]