New hires in mobile apps: InMobi, Motorola Mobility and more

Hiring in the mobile apps sector was up this week with 20 new hires between 13 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, InMobi reported the most activity with six new hires. The highest profile hires of the week were Jeff Lanctot who joined the Placed advisory board, David Kenny who joined SessionM’s board of directors, Chris Gregan who joined PlayFirst as Chief Architect, and Punit Soni who is now VP of product at Motorola Mobility.

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If you want to know who else is hiring, the Inside Network Job Board showcases current openings with the industry’s leading companies.


  • Stephen Grillos, QA Manager — Grillos was lead quality assurance engineer at Zynga.
  • Alex Peterson, QA Engineer — Peterson was formerly QA engineer at frog.

EA PopCap Games

  • Mark Bell, IT Support Agent — Bell worked at Bell I.T Services, SPAR, CRANN and TCD before joining PopCap.


  • Andrea Carolina Albano, QA Testing — Albano was previously ABAP junior developer at Capgemini.


  • Michael Wright, Partner Manager, North America — Wright’s title was previously business development, sprout platform at InMobi.
  • Rubbal Sidhu, Software Developer — Sidhu earned his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  • Prashant Gupta, Software Developer Engineer — Gupta joins InMobi from Omang Technologies.
  • Anshul Srivastava, Software Development Engineer — Srivastava graduated as an Integrated Master of Science at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
  • Andy Wibbels, Director of Digital Marketing — Wibbels was director of marketing & communications at Keas.
  • Rajeev Raman Tiwari, Associate Ad Operation — Tiwari was formerly Italian language analyst at CMC Ltd.

Millennial Media

  • Alison Merlino, Regional Vice President, Northeast — Merlino worked at and before joining Millennial Media.

Motorola Mobility

  • Punit Soni, VP of product — Soni was Group Product Manager at Google before taking over his new role at Motorola Mobility.


  • Will Wilson, Web & Community Manager — Wilson was deputy editor at Pocket Gamer.


  • Jeff Lanctot, Advisory Board Member — Lanctot is also the global chief media officer of interactive marketing agency Razorfish.


  • Chris Gregan, Chief Architect — Gregan has over 14 years of experience developing advanced software products in the games and eCommerce industries.

Pocket Gems

  • Nitin Garg, Mobile Engineer — Garg comes to Pocket Gems from his previous position as the founder/CEO at BloodConnect.


  • David Kenny, Board of Directors Member — Kenny is also chairman and CEO of The Weather Channel Companies.


  • Camille Krakow, Office Team — Krakow previously worked at Riverstone Residential Group.


  • Shirley Okiyama, Junior Associate Data Analyst — Okiyama used to work at ShortForm and ING before joining TinyCo.


  • Rick Thome, Account Executive — Thome was account executive at Specific Media.