mobi’s exceptional executive management team has a deep, supported knowledge of business process optimization, industry requirements, software development processes and operations management.
The mobi.Executives understands the changing dynamics of vertical markets and the need for rigorous cost control in everything from software development to operational process design. Their talents combined help the mobi.Team to optimize each mobi product to meet operational demands and executive decision-making to drive success.
Benjamin Bromberg, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bromberg has responsibility for all mobi operations, including Sales, Finance, Professional Services, Development and IT. Mr. Bromberg has over 15 years of experience in the software and telecommunications industries. He is also the founder of BB Advisors, a firm that provides executive financial and operating services to private equity firms and hedge funds.
Prior to starting BB Advisors, he was Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy for Talk America, a telecommunications company providing voice and data services. Talk America was purchased for $250 million by Cavalier Telephone. Prior to Talk America, Mr. Bromberg ran the pre-sales and professional services team for EventMonitor, a software company that provides real-time analytical infrastructure to hedge funds and proprietary trading desks. Prior to EventMonitor, he was an investment banker in the Global Telecommunications group at Salomon Brothers Inc.
Mr. Bromberg received an MBA from Hardvard Business School and a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
John F. Pence, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Pence is a native of Austin, Texas with over 20 years of accounting, finance and transaction experience, serving as a part of management and as an advisor across numerous industries. His focus is heavily on financial and investor relations for mobi.
Prior to joining the executive team at mobi, Mr. Pence served in various senior leadership roles with Freescale Semiconductor, including Chief Financial Officer for EMEA, based in Toulouse, France. During his tenure at Freescale, Mr. Pence helped to successfully separate Motorola’s $6 billion and 25,000 employee Semiconductor Products Division through an IPO. He subsequently contributed to $11 billion of shareholder value creation as a result of the largest technology, private-equity transaction in history with a consortium led by the Blackstone Group. In addition Mr. Pence worked for Baxter Brinkmann International Corporation, as SVP, responsible for leading the finance and accounting organizations of mature diversified consumer products companies. He has worked for Allied Riser Communications, an early stage broadband services provider. While at Allied Riser Communications, he assisted in completing eight separate venture, IPO, debt and convertible financing transactions and four acquisitions as its VP of Corporate Finance.
Mr. Pence has a BBA degree with honors in Accounting and Finance from The University of Texas in Austin. He is also a CPA.
Greg Gray, Vice President of Sales
Mr. Gray leads mobi’s sales organization, directing strategies to bring mobi products successfully to market. As VP of Sales, he is responsible for Strategic Channel Partner development, Joint Channel sales activities, and Customer Relationship Management.
Prior to joining mobi, Mr. Gray was a co-founder and Managing Director at Mobyz, a wireless applications company and key strategic partner of Nokia. Prior to Mobyz, Mr. Gray was a Managing Director for SE-Technologies, Inc, where he directed US sales efforts. Mr. Gray also ran sales for the OEM division of Digital Computer Integration and has served as Vice President of Marketing for Global Computing Consultants.
Ken Kolchier, Vice President of Development
Mr. Kolchier leads mobi’s product development team and has 15 years of diverse experience working with a broad range of technologies in business, web, client-server, and enterprise environments. He drives the creative vision and development path for future mobi products, as well as building, supporting and shaping the development team as they strategize, implement, and launch products.
Prior to joining mobi’s executive team, Mr. Kolchier worked directly with and led teams using standard enterprise technology stacks and a variety of other language sets (including Java, .NET, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, and more) as a Technical Principal for the US West Coast at ThoughtWorks. He is exceptionally adept at architecting and solving multi-platform, multi-technology integration problems and guiding disparate components into a cohesive system, all while utilizing Agile development processes. Mr. Kolchier led over 20 teams and projects while at Thoughtworks and most recently spearheaded efforts to expose a legacy medical-content data model and replace legacy software at Zynx Health, which helped form industry-wide standards for API integration. He has also worked in a variety of vertical domains from telecommunications to logistics, finance, medical, and more.
Mr. Kolchier mastered many college curriculums at various California universities. He is also a seasoned speaker at various prominent technology conferences, with a variety of industry memberships and certifications.
Eric Anderson, Vice President of Product Delivery
Mr. Anderson is a 'leader of change' who uses agile best practices to help organizations deliver business value through the creation of working software. As VP of Product Delivery at mobi, he is responsible for the product, development and testing teams who support mobi’s extensive product line.
Prior to joining the executive team at mobi, he held several senior leadership positions for product, software and services firms over the last 10 years, most recently as a Client Executive/Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks Inc., Mr. Anderson has a developed expertise in leading organizational transformation with progressive companies - specifically companies who seek to engage IT/IS as a business solution provider by utilizing lean concepts and the frequent delivery of functional software.
Mr. Anderson received a BS in Biology/Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He is also an agile-certified Scrum Master.
Bryan Karp, Vice President of Operations
Mr. Karp has 17+ years of experience in fleet management and workforce optimization for service-and-delivery companies. As VP of Operations, he is solely responsible for customer support, professional services, hosted operations and is also a primary contributor to new sales. Mr. Karp is keenly aware of all problems facing fleet management organizations as he has been consulting developing GPS solutions since 1996.
Mr. Karp has been a part of mobi practically since its inception. Mr. Karp started his tenure with the mobi product suite leading dispatch operations for a large broadband company in the midwest. Through his direction, the broadband company implemented a full scale quota management system which delivered significant improvement that reduced the time to install new service and respond to service calls. Not to be satisfied with analysis and support alone, he taught himself C++ and Oracle to better communicate with the development team. This led Mr. Karp to further leadership roles in services and support for the mobile and dispatch product line. Mr. Karp then progressed to run the product management team and subsequently the pre-sales and services teams.
Mr. Karp’s extensive experience with the product line in his tenure at mobi make him perfect for all things operations.