Former VP Mobile at Vonage, Gavin Macomber Joins Calgary-based Shuffle Ventures to Optimize Product, Marketing and Business Strategy
CALGARY, Alberta – March 22, 2016 – Shuffle Ventures, the developer of smart mobile communications apps that enable individuals to connect with the world while protecting their personal privacy, announced that Gavin Macomber, former VP of Mobile Strategy at Vonage, has joined the company as a key advisory board member.
“We are very pleased to have Gavin Macomber join the Shuffle team,” said Craig Collet, Founder & CEO of Shuffle Ventures. “Gavin brings a wealth of experience in the mobile communications space and has proven success launching and growing mobile app companies – from startup to billion dollar brands.”
Gavin has more than 20 years of product marketing, management and strategy experience building innovative, consumer-focused, mobile products and services for early-stage and mid-size companies. He currently works as an advisor and consultant on enhancing mobile and Web product marketing strategies, including product roadmaps, business development, strategic partnerships, channel development, digital strategy and acquisition, customer insights and experience, content marketing as well as social media.
Prior to consulting, Gavin was VP, Mobile Strategy and Next Generation Products at Vonage, where he was responsible for the launch of Vonage Mobile, the company’s flagship mobile product which achieved in excess of 3 million downloads in its first 12 months in market. Prior to Vonage, Gavin was Co-Founder and EVP, Marketing and Business Development at MobileSphere, a Boston-based mobile and e-commerce company he helped grow to $10 million in annual revenue. During his career, Gavin has conceived and built several successful direct-to-consumer businesses, disrupting markets and acquiring hundreds of thousands of revenue generating customers.
“Shuffle Ventures is at the forefront of the emerging mobile privacy era, and I’m excited to help grow the brand and introduce Shuffle to millions of smartphone users in North America and beyond,” said Gavin Macomber. “While many of us rely on separate emails to keep our work, personal and social lives separate, we only have one mobile phone number. Shuffle is developing innovative solutions that enable you keep your mobile number personal, private and protected.”
About Shuffle Ventures
Shuffle Ventures develops smart mobile communications apps that push the boundaries of mobile communication so individuals can connect with the world while protecting their personal privacy. The company’s first app, Shuffle, launched in the U.S. and Canadian App Store in mid-2015 and now has users in over 35 countries. Adding a much needed layer of privacy on your smartphone, Shuffle enables you to create multiple phone numbers and email aliases so you don’t need to share your private contact details online or with people you just met.
The Shuffle app for iOS is available for download from the Apple Store, with an Android version coming soon. Shuffle is available for download all over the world, with options currently available for U.S. and Canadian phone numbers.
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