Damian Evans Joins Ontela Team As Vice President of Engineering

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New Executive Joins As Wireless Startup Tops 35 Employees

Wireless industry executive Damian Evans has joined Seattle startup Ontela to lead its fast growing engineering team. Evans, who most recently brought tremendous success to the Qpass division of Amdocs, joins Ontela at a critical juncture. The company announced $10.3 million in additional venture backing in May, and has been growing rapidly to support new customers, including Alltel Wireless.

"Ontela is lucky to get an executive of Damian's experience and caliber," said Dan Shapiro, CEO of Ontela. "After a six month search led by Anderson Search Partners, Damian was the clear choice for the role. We couldn't be happier."

"I approached the Ontela team after I heard about their early customer successes," said Evans, who joined the company on August 18th. "Once I saw the product, I was hooked. It's just that easy to get photos off the phone - take a picture, and they appear like magic on the computer. Then when I met the engineering team, it sealed the deal. The technical talent here is absolutely first rate and growing fast. Helping the team develop is going to be really fun!"

About Ontela

Ontela provides technology infrastructure to wireless carriers that allows consumers to unlock the photos in their camera phones. Currently available on carrier networks including Cellular South, Alltel, Cincinnati Bell, and nTelos, PicDeck™ technology allows consumers to automatically save their photos to their PC, email address, and/or favorite imaging web sites. Ontela is backed by Steamboat Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, Hunt Ventures, and Voyager Capital and headquartered in Seattle, WA. For more information, visit http://www.ontela.com.

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Rob Newton
Ontela, Inc.
(206) 940-7942
rob @ ontela.com


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